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Tylar Brown, Entertainment Editor April 5, 2021

The Planetarium will be hosting “Beyond the Sun” on April 2 and 9 starting at 7 p.m.  Celeste is fighting her sleep in her room by reading a book. She receives an unexpected visit from the...

Lion house calls seeks to break stigma

Brianna Patt, Managing Editor April 5, 2021

Lion House Calls started three years ago when Adam Metts, staff counselor and assistant director of training and supervision, first arrived at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  For him, the idea...

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Emergency aid granted to students due to COVID are not taxable

John Parsons, Co-Editor in Chief March 31, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on funding provided by the CARES Act and the COVID Relief Act. Everyone with questions should contact a qualified tax expert. IRS explains student...

A&M-Commerce to co-host MALES summit with Dallas College

Brianna Patt, Managing Editor March 29, 2021

Texas A&M University-Commerce and Dallas College will co-host the 2021 MALES Summit: Men at Work to help male students discover pathways to success in school, their careers and life. The summit...

George Floyd Memorial Foundation Internship Recipients

A&M-Commerce Students Receive George Floyd Memorial Internships

Brianna Patt, Managing Editor March 15, 2021

The spring 2021 George Floyd Memorial Foundation interns were Trey McNac, Tony Roberson, Christian Standifer, Warren Terry, Sir Charles Miles-Frost and Tyler Hicks. Some of them spoke about what they...

Student Service Fee funding meetings to be held

Student Service Fee funding meetings to be held

March 8, 2021

From the Office of the VP for Student Success & Dean of Students: Please be advised that the Texas A&M University-Commerce Student Service Fee Advisory Committee will hold meetings to review...

Trout Bout Fishing In Greenville

Tylar Brown, Entertainment Editor March 4, 2021

Greenville Parks and Recreation Center had their Trout Bout Fishing Event Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The recreation center planned several events for kids this month, but the winter storm created...

Women’s History Month kicks off with HERstory exhibit

Jocyln Ventura, Co-Editor in Chief March 1, 2021

Texas A&M University-Commerce will kick start Women’s History Month with the HERstory exhibit on March 5. Women’s History Month was first introduced in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28,...

The grave site of Dr. William Mayo, founder of the institution that has become Texas A&M University-Commerce

A brrry cold morning in Commerce

John Parsons, Co-Editor in Chief February 14, 2021

  Texas A&M University-Commerce woke to a strange white substance on the ground with temperatures in the teens. The 9:30 a.m. temperature was 18 degrees with a wind chill of 3 degrees....

Clery Act Opens Records On Campus Crime

Elvis Corona, Staff Reporter February 8, 2021

The 1986 murder of Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, in her own dormitory room led to passage of the Clery Act in 1990.  That legislation aimed to provide communities with full...

Tractor Supply Company storefront

Tractor Supply Company is coming to Commerce

John Parsons, Co-Editor in Chief February 1, 2021

  A Tractor Supply Company retail store will be opening in Commerce early 2022 on Live Oak west of SH 24 according to Howdy Lisenbee, city manager for Commerce, and confirmed by Abby Brown,...

The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020 taken about 30 minutes after sunset as seen from the boat ramp of Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was the first time in 800 years for Jupiter, Saturn and Earth to align during the hours of darkness. The two gas giants came within 0.1º of each other. The next alignment will occur in about 20 years.

The ‘Great Conjunction’ of 2020

John Parsons, Editor December 21, 2020

Jupiter and Saturn – the two biggest planets in our solar system – will appear within 0.1º of each other during the hours of darkness Dec. 21 for the first time since before dawn March 4, 1226. The...

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