Post numerical addresses in case of fire emergency
Many homes (and businesses) in the City of Commerce and our county fire district do not have a numerical address clearly posted on the building or near the street.
Skatepark would provide more activities for children
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Commerce skatepark Project. The group of individuals involved with this project is devoted to seeing that our children and young adults have a safe place to ride their skateboards.
Local skatepark a win-win for skaters, business owners
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of opinion articles examining the benefits of the proposed skatepark in Commerce. This week’s opinion piece will focus on the community benefits of building a skatepark in Commerce.
One of the most obvious community benefits of building a concrete skatepark is reducing the amount of skaters using streets, public stairs, railings and benches by giving them a safe place to participate in their sport.
School district correct to move to new principal
Part of a high school principal’s job is to be a morally upright example for their students to follow.
When former Commerce High School Principal Adam Rupert was arrested on Nov. 14, 2012 for driving while intoxicated, he lost that example.
Skatepark proves to be a huge benefit to local youth
The Commerce Parks Foundation has been working diligently over the past two years to raise enough funds to build a skatepark in Commerce.
Getting out of spring break alive
Spring break should be a time for students to get away from their classes, forget about research papers and have a good time.
Testing isn’t everything
The third part of this series deals with two topics that have become the lightning rods for debate this session — testing and accountability.
Examining solutions and resolutions
My intention in last week’s column was to provide the citizens of Commerce with a short list of city entities requesting funding from the City Council.
Commerce must evolve if it is to survive and grow
From the Mayor’s Desk:
On Nov. 24, 1859, Charles Darwin published, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.” By the time the sixth edition was printed in 1872 the title was shortened to “The Origins of Species.” It is certainly not my intent to retry The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes trial of 1925, or to enter the debate between the Bible and Darwin. However, I use these examples of the proposition of evolution and perhaps the most important court case concerning evolution to be adjudicated in the United States as metaphors for the changes proposed for Commerce.
Will legislature move forward on school equity issue?
The first phase of the School Finance Lawsuit wrapped up last Monday and we will now wait to see which court it will go to on appeal. Here are a few basic facts about the reasons for the lawsuit that five different plaintiff groups, along with one intervener group, felt compelled to file against the Texas Education Agency.
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