Keck Appointed Interim President at A & M-Commerce
May06

Keck Appointed Interim President at A & M-Commerce

College Station, TX – John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, announced today that Dr. Ray M.  Keck has been appointed Interim President at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Keck succeeds Dr. Dan Jones, who served as President at A&M-Commerce from 2008 until he passed away April 29. Since 2001, Dr. Keck has served as the fifth president of Texas A&M International University in Laredo, where he worked...

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Top Awards Presented At SSHS All-Sports Banquet
May06

Top Awards Presented At SSHS All-Sports Banquet

Golfer Brody Blackmon and track and cross country distance runner Jacob Gatewood shared the Forrest Gregg MVP Award for a Wildcat and volleyball and softball player Sarah Womack got the Forrest Gregg MVP Award for a Lady Cat at the Wildcat All-Sports Banquet Thursday night. Football, soccer and cross country player Tanner Ramirez won the James Cameron Fighting Heart Award for a Wildcat. Basketball senior Lexie Moore and volleyball...

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Daehn’s Essay Chosen by Nursing Leadership Group
May05

Daehn’s Essay Chosen by Nursing Leadership Group

Forty-six (46) essays with the topic “Caring is the Essence of Nursing” were submitted by high school students in the area. The essays were written as a precursor to National Nurses Week 2016. Miranda Daehn’s essay was chosen as the top essay (see below) by the Nursing Leadership group at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Miranda is in the Heath Science program at Sulphur Springs High School and recently decided to enter the health...

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FFA Project Show Auction Results
May04

FFA Project Show Auction Results

The Sulphur Springs High School Future Farmers of America held an auction on Saturday April 30 at the Arena of the Hopkins County Civic Center. Fourty-four (44) projects were sold by SSHS FFA members, and the Sulphur Springs chapter surpassed last year’s sales by an impressive amount. Alex Robinson sponsored by J&J Meat Market sold a Drum Grill with T-Shirt and BEEF Decal to L. Looney of CNB for $40.80. The Agricultural...

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Rains High School FFA Fundraiser Crawfish Boil
May04
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Two Como-Pickton art students win
May04

Two Como-Pickton art students win

Two Como-Pickton students came away with first place ribbons in the Annual Heritage Park Art Show last weekend. Junior, Beatriz Olvera won with her detailed scratch art work of a lion. Marbella Santivanez, Junior, won with her multi-media colored pencil and ink work of an elephant.  Congratulations to these two talented Como-Pickton Eagles!   Share...

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SSISD Board Names Angela Edwards Principal for Bowie Primary School; Board Incumbents Take Oath
May03

SSISD Board Names Angela Edwards Principal for Bowie Primary School; Board Incumbents Take Oath

Tuesday at noon, Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board incumbents were sworn in for new terms, new officers for the board were elected and Angela Edwards was named Principal of Bowie Primary School. Mrs. Edwards will begin her duties as principal on July 28, 2016. She is currently at Bowie as the Academic Specialist. She has also taught on the elementary level in the local district. Unopposed for re-election, the trio...

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Sulphur Bluff’s Davis Qualified for State Track Meet Pole Vault Competition
May03

Sulphur Bluff’s Davis Qualified for State Track Meet Pole Vault Competition

Ricky Davis of Sulphur Bluff qualified for the State Track Meet by winning the pole vault at the regional track meet this past weekend in Stephenville. Davis vaulted 11 feet to win the event. Others did well representing Sulphur Bluff but did not qualify for state. Thomas Coberley, who participated in three events at regional, made it to the finals in the triple jump and finished eighth. Coberley was also fifth in regional in the...

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Texas A & M-Commerce Awarded $1.6 Million to Fund New Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Medicine Growth
May03

Texas A & M-Commerce Awarded $1.6 Million to Fund New Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Medicine Growth

By Julia Gessner COMMERCE, TX—Texas A&M University-Commerce is honored to be awarded $1.6 million from the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) for the purchase of specialized scientific equipment for the new Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Medicine (BIRR) and recruitment of a new professor and two new assistant professors to conduct research in the institute. The innovative research, headed by A&M-Commerce...

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Regional Track Wrap-up
May02

Regional Track Wrap-up

Wildcats Track Coach Matt Young said distance runner Jacob Gatewood capped off a sensational season competing in the 3200-meter run and 1600-meter run at the regional track meet Friday and Saturday at UT Arlington. Coach Young knew the competition was tough and he hoped Gatewood could finish among the top six. In the 3200-meter run Friday, Gatewood challenged the best runners and was at 4:49 half way through. Coach Young said that was...

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