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  • The 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will celebrate the art and tradition of storytelling in the rural West, presenting first-hand narratives wrought from personal experience and told in verse, song, film, visual art, new media, and prose.
  • The 11th Annual Cotton Belt Regional Railroad Symposium will be held on Friday evening and Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2016, in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. This is a free, public event to share, document, preserve, and celebrate the legacy and experiences of the employees and families connected to the railroads throughout the Ark-La-Tex-oma region. Commerce Union Depot, circa 1910 - Commerce Public Library Collection.

  • Former Carolina Panthers cornerback Dante Wesley hosted an NFL Kickoff Party at Park Place Motorcars Arlington recently to benefit the Incarnation House, an after school program for homeless high school students.
  • Ron and Helen Eckard of Yuba City, California will be featured in the upcoming October exhibit at the Creative Arts Center. An opening reception is planned for Friday, October 7 from 5 :00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Ron and Helen previously exhibited here in 2013 to rave reviews and multiple sales.
  • 1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24. James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean's premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list
  • The Fannin County Commissioners Court meet in regular session to dig a little dirt, answer a legal question, and adopt a budget for 2016-17