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More Flee California Wine Country As Deadly Wildfires Spread

Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET Thousands more people were fleeing their homes as some of the worst wildfires in California's history continued to sweep through wine country, leaving a trail of smoldering destruction and a death toll that authorities say has reached 31. Firefighters were locked in a fight with the wind-whipped blazes, but after days of struggle, they appeared to still be far from containing the flames. In fact, the fires that have burned since Sunday in Napa, Sonoma, Solano,...

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Greenville – 29 year old Commerce man Charles Parrish has been sentenced to concurrent 20 year sentences for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping. Parrish pled guilty in January to both charges in connection with a hold up of the New Way store in Commerce in October 2003. Parrish allegedly used a knife while holding a person hostage while committing the act.

Commerce –

The City of Commerce
PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, April 7th, 2005, marks the 30th anniversary of the day that KETR began broadcasting to the Commerce community from the first floor of the Journalism and Graphic Arts Building on the Texas A&M University-Commerce Campus; and

WHEREAS, when KETR first hit the airwaves in 1975, it radiated at only 10,000 watts and because of a state appropriation, had a total cost of $57,000; and

Bill Powers and Mark Chapman talk about old times and "the good ole' days" of radio.

Now serving as A&M-Commerce Sports Information Director, Bill has been an on-air personality with KETR for the better part of 15 years, and can be heard broadcasting every men's and women's away basketball games. Mark Chapman can be heard every night from 7pm to 11pm hosting The Art of Sound on 88.9 KETR.

KETR traffic secretary Deborah Smith and General Manager Vicki Holloway inspect the prizes given away at KETR's 30th Aniiversary reception, while Art of Sound host Mark Chapman looks on.

Door prizes were given away as a special "Thanks" to everyone for showing their support for KETR.

Attendees enjoy cake and conversation at KETR's 30th Anniversary reception.

Door prizes were given away as a "Thanks" for everyone's support. KETR also managed to find a few generous souls who pledged their ongoing support for KETR. We couldn't do it without the help of people like you.

KETR General Manager Vicki Holloway has a word with Bluegrass Special host Bill Ogden.

You can catch the Bluegrass Special with Railroad Bill every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm on 88.9 KETR.

KETR General Manager cuts the KETR anniversary cake.

With KETR celebrating 30 years, the station seeks to bring new programming to the public, but also emphasizes that KETR is listener supported, and urges you to make your contribution today, so KETR can bring you another 30 years of excellence in serving Northeast Texas.

Commerce – The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team hit the court tonight to face Tarleton State in the second round of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Tip off is set for 8 o'clock tonight, with live play-by-play coverage beginning at 7:45 here on 88-9. The championship game is set for 7:30 Saturday.


Texas A&M-University-Commerce President Keith McFarland stops by to celebrate KETR's anniversary.

Each month Dr. McFarland joins us on A&M-Commerce Today to fill us in on everything happening at the University.

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