The East Texan

The Holiday Gala ushers in the holiday season

Ayobami Olayiowla, Staff Reporter December 11, 2019

The Holiday Gala is an annual holiday celebration that took place December 6 & 7 in the Finney Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebration has a multitude of performances put on by the students...

DeVaunghta Johnson (left) was crowned 2018 Homecoming King, and Camille Rivera (right) was crowned 2018 Homecoming Queen.

2018 A&M-Commerce Homecoming Queen seeks community ties

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor November 15, 2018
The fun and excitement surrounding the annual Homecoming celebration may have come and gone, but Homecoming Queen Camille Rivera has just begun her work in the role she won.
Students feed a piglet at the petting zoo. East Texan Photo | John Parsons

National Night Out held at A&M-Commerce

John Parsons, Staff Reporter October 26, 2018
Residential Living and Learning and the University Police Department (UPD) teamed up to host National Night Out Oct. 23 in the Phase II courtyard. The event included hot dogs, a live band, a petting zoo, airbrush tattoos and bungee jumping.
Bob Templeton graduated from A&M-Commerce (then East Texas State University) in 1973 with a degree in photojournalism.

Journalism alumnus remembers ups, downs during his career ahead of retirement

John Parsons, Staff Reporter October 16, 2018
Bob Templeton, faculty adviser for Midland College’s student publications and former assistant editor of The East Texan, returned to his alma mater for the annual Texas Community College Journalism Association convention, hosted by A&M - Commerce. He took some time to reflect on his journalism career ahead of retiring next year.
Members of Sigma Chi Fraternity had a ground breaking ceremony for a proposed educational center Oct. 14, 2017. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC smugmug

Fraternity to begin construction on education center after delays

Jordan Ader, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018
The Zeta Eta chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity will begin construction of their long-awaited educational center on Lee St. next to A&M-Commerce within the coming months.
President Mark Rudin and Fred Fuentes talk with a member of Kappa Delta Chi at the Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff.  East Texan Photo | Acacia Munoz

Hispanic organizations show off culture in annual celebration

Charla Nalls, Staff Reporter October 5, 2018
Latin American student organizations have come together with S.E.E.D.S to host a month of events for Hispanic Heritage Month where they can showcase the culture of the different Latin American countries.
The Morris Recreation Center installed turf on the MAC courts over the summer. East Texan Photo | Kylah Roach

New turf on MAC courts inspires outdoor activities

Kylah Roach , Staff Reporter September 14, 2018
After student concerns about the flooring on the MAC courts, turf has been laid. This change also presents the chance for more outdoor activities.
Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Lion Food Pantry launches first full semester on campus

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor September 5, 2018
The Lion Food Pantry is open to all student begins it's first full semester on campus this fall and its first opening is in mid-September.
State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

State Democratic candidates host town hall in Commerce

Christian Aleman, Co-Editor June 29, 2018
Two state democratic candidates held a town hall in on campus to discuss issues like education and taxes.
Prairie Crossing will only be available to Honors College, Regent Scholars, and graduate students next semester.

Upperclassmen face limited on-campus housing next semester

Landon Williams, Staff Reporter April 11, 2018

By Landon Williams | Staff Reporter There are some shifts coming to the A&M – Commerce housing system starting in the fall. Upperclassmen will be designated to stay in West Halls, Smith Hall,...

As the stadium lights shine down, Lions head coach Colby Carthel holds the championship trophy high above his head in celebration with his players. Carthel has brought the football program from consecutive 1-9 seasons before his arrival to three consecutive conference championships and, seen here, a national championship.

Lions 2018 schedule announced: How do you top a national championship?

BJ Laudermilk, Sports Editor March 29, 2018

BJ Laudermilk | Sports Editor Just months after a 37-27 victory over West Florida in the National Championship game, the A&M-Commerce Lions football team has learned their 2018 slate of opponents. With...

Photo Courtesy | Michael Barera

President Keck responds to concerns over administrative pay raises

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer March 9, 2018

Christian Aleman and Todd Kleiboer | Co-Editors The A&M - Commerce Faculty Senate met with upper administration members  during its monthly meeting March 6 to discuss the concern of administration...

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