School Board Trustee Steps Down After Miss Black Texas DisputeA board member with the Commerce ISD stepped down Tuesday morning in the wake of a dispute with a former Miss Black Texas. Michael Beane was involved in a confrontation with Carmen Ponder last month.
Commerce Police Chief Resigns After Run-In With Beauty QueenFollowing a controversial arrest of a former Miss Black Texas, Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews unexpectedly resigned Monday.
Charges Dropped Against Miss Black Texas In Commerce ArrestCharges have been dropped against Miss Black Texas 2016 a day after an East Texas police chief was cleared of wrongdoing in her arrest.
Outside Probe Clears Police Chief In Miss Black Texas ArrestThe Fort Worth law firm Lynn, Ross and Gannaway found no evidence that Chief Crews made any racial statements to Ponder or to anyone else.