Jerrod Knight http://ketr.org en KD ladies okay after blaze http://ketr.org/post/kd-ladies-okay-after-blaze <p>The Commerce fire department was dispatched to the Kappa Delta sorority house on the campus of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce at 7:45 on Friday night to extinguish a fire.</p><p>According to sources, the blaze was limited to a single first-floor room which has been unoccupied this semester.</p><p>All of the students evacuated the building without incident. The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage is not yet known, though occupants are being allowed to return to their rooms.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:09:37 +0000 Jerrod Knight 52043 at http://ketr.org KD ladies okay after blaze Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' http://ketr.org/post/hall-stem-programs-vital-our-nations-future <p>Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, <em>The President's Perspective</em>.</p><p>Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:18:57 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51572 at http://ketr.org Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future' Join or renew your membership today! http://ketr.org/post/join-or-renew-your-membership-today <p>You count on 88.9 KETR for the latest local and national news, up-to-the-minute weather information, and some of the best music around. We count on you for support.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:25:12 +0000 Jerrod Knight 51497 at http://ketr.org Join or renew your membership today! NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise" http://ketr.org/post/nerdwallet-greenville-among-top-10-texas-cities-rise <p>This week, consumer finance website <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/" target="_blank">NerdWallet</a> crunched some numbers from <a href="http://martinprosperity.org/media/Mega%20Regions_Insight_14-03-05.pdf" target="_blank">a study</a> by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.</p><p>Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, <a href="http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/2014/cities-on-the-rise-texas/" target="_blank">according to this post</a>, were:</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:52:11 +0000 Jerrod Knight 50915 at http://ketr.org NerdWallet: Greenville among top 10 Texas "Cities on the Rise" Commerce Middle School students safe in NYC after explosion http://ketr.org/post/commerce-middle-school-students-safe-nyc-after-explosion <p>All of the traveling Commerce Middle School students are safe and accounted for after a building collapse and fire in East Harlem brought Manhattan&nbsp; to high alert on Wednesday</p><p>These traveling seventh grade Tigers are wrapping up the last date of a five day field trip that stopped in Washington D.C. and New York City’s Manhattan Island.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:36:29 +0000 Jerrod Knight 50574 at http://ketr.org Commerce Middle School students safe in NYC after explosion KETR staff awarded for news, sports, production http://ketr.org/post/ketr-staff-awarded-news-sports-production <p>Each year, the <a href="http://www.tapb.org/" target="_blank">Texas Associated Press Broadcasters</a> conducts a professionally-judged competition to evaluate stations who subscribe to AP services on a number of different facets of news and information broadcasting. This year, KETR comes away with five first-place awards, four second-place awards, and two honorable mentions.</p><p><strong>Categories and Awards</strong></p><p><strong>Reporter</strong></p><p>Second place: KETR News Director Mark Haslett</p><p><strong>Documentary</strong></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:06:01 +0000 Jerrod Knight 50305 at http://ketr.org KETR staff awarded for news, sports, production U.S. Navy Band chooses Commerce as tour stop http://ketr.org/post/us-navy-band-chooses-commerce-tour-stop <p>Each year, the U.S. Navy Band tours throughout specified regions of the country, reaching audiences that do not generally get to see these musical ensembles perform on a regular basis. On February 19th, Commerce, Texas, will be host to the band, one of 22 cities chosen as part of this year's outreach.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:35:12 +0000 Jerrod Knight 49263 at http://ketr.org U.S. Navy Band chooses Commerce as tour stop Beef recall affecting Texas stores http://ketr.org/post/beef-recall-affecting-texas-stores <p>Fort Worth beef processor PFP Enterprises is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef after the company inadvertently failed to hold product that tested positive for various strains of E. coli.</p><p>The tainted beef appears to have been distributed to Brookshire's and Walmart stores throughout the state of Texas, as well as other retail stores and restaurants. Businesses in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico may also have received the now-recalled product.</p><p>The following products are being recalled:</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:34:23 +0000 Jerrod Knight 49259 at http://ketr.org Beef recall affecting Texas stores Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money' http://ketr.org/post/jones-college-degree-never-wasted-money <p>In January, the Wall Street Journal published two separate pieces that took aim at "bureaucratic bloat," the questionable value of a college degree, and other presumed ills of higher education. Today, Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Jerrod Knight 48997 at http://ketr.org Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money' Citizens to be honored at MLK Awards Celebration http://ketr.org/post/citizens-be-honored-mlk-awards-celebration <p>On Sunday afternoon, January 19<sup>th</sup>, the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce will once again host the 2014 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration, promoting leadership by example.</p><p>The Hunt County African American Leadership Conference event is a vehicle through which to underscore individual commitments to tenets generally associated with the legacy of Dr. King, and to recognize those individuals publicly.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:45:41 +0000 Jerrod Knight 47951 at http://ketr.org Citizens to be honored at MLK Awards Celebration