The East Texan

City sidewalk construction nears completion

Sidewalk construction just off Live Oak Street.

Joseph Miller, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2019

Joseph Miller | Opinion Editor The sidewalks along Maple Street and the south side of Live Oak Street in Commerce are nearing completion. The sidewalks along the streets came from a grant in 2015, but the project was held and extended until a plan could be done with Toole Design Group (TDG). TDG was the design group behind ...

Heritage House remodeling ‘basically complete’

The Heritage House was originally built in 1927. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC Marketing Communications

Brianna Patt, Web Editor

January 29, 2019

Brianna Patt | Web Editor The president’s home (Heritage House) recently underwent remodeling for current university president Mark Rudin. “Once the decision was made for the President and his family to live in the Heritage Home,” Vice President for Business and Administration Alicia ...

University budget, civil rights, elections set first SGA spring meeting

University budget, civil rights, elections set first SGA spring meeting

Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 28, 2019

Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor The university budget, civil rights rules, and election board candidates were on the agenda at the first Student Government Association spring meeting Jan. 23. Vice President for Business and Administration Alicia Currin and Chief Budget Officer Tina Livingst...

A&M-Commerce Observatory holds lunar eclipse viewing


Todd Kleiboer, Co-Editor

January 23, 2019

By Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editor Well over 100 people gathered at the A&M-Commerce Observatory and withstood the cold to witness a total lunar eclipse, or “super blood wolf moon”, Jan. 20. “The turnout was a lot more than we expected,” Dr. Kurtis Williams, astronomy professor and att...

A&M-Commerce students involved in traffic accident

November 27, 2018

Five A&M-Commerce students were involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident, which sent three to the hospital, near the TAMUC Animal Science Education Farm Nov. 27. According to Derek Preas, the three students hospitalized are in stable condition at regional hospitals. This story will be up...

Future of Berry Hall uncertain

Berry Hall. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC SmugMug

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018

By John Parsons | Staff Reporter Berry Hall, located west of campus, had 200 beds, became uninhabitable due to the lack of air conditioning, has an uncertain future. The buildings and parking lot are being used as storage facilities. The air conditioning was donated to the university’s Child...

Mugs on the square

Mugs has special offers several discounts for its customer

Lauryn Harris

November 20, 2018

Known as a message sent from God, Kelsey Lytle and her mother Becky Thompson restored the building in downtown Commerce, TX. On October 4, 2017, this building opened to the public as Mugs on the square, a quaint coffee shop.   Raised in Royse City, TX, Becky Thompson and her husband started a veterinari...

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson speaks on social issues, possible solutions

Vice President of Media Relations and Community Noah Nelson (left) sat down with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (right).

Phil Boulware, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

By Phil Boulware | Staff Reporter Georgetown University sociology professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visited A&M-Commerce this past Election Day in the Ferguson auditorium to promote his latest book “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Ra...

Honoring All Who Have Served

On Nov. 8, Veterans gathered to honor fellow soldiers on campus

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

The Marine Corps JROTC retired colors during a 4 p.m. ceremony

Hunt County, Statewide, 2018 Midterm Election Recap

I Voted Today sticker following Hunt County Voters casting their ballot for the 2018 Mid-Term Election | Photo by Tyler McDonough

Tyler McDonough, Sr. Sports Reporter

November 8, 2018

By Tyler McDonough | Sr. Sports Reporter In one of the most watched United States midterm elections, incumbents across the state of Texas did very well, with many seats being up for election statewide and locally, including names such as Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. John Ratcliffe. One of the...

Retirements, relocations cut into library staff

James G. Gee Library. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC Smugmug

Bailea Elam, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2018

Bailea Elam | Staff Reporter At the beginning of this semester, students began to take notice of the decrease in staff within the James G. Gee Library with loud comments made in the Bistro section about the unusual lack of authoritative presence in the building. A search of current and previous library s...

Veterans’ Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

Veterans' Vigil to be held on campus Nov. 8

John Parsons, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The 27th annual Veterans' Vigil is set for Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center beginning at 9 a.m.

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