John Mark Dempsey http://ketr.org en 'Shop Commerce' campaign, October 5-11 http://ketr.org/post/shop-commerce-campaign-october-5-11 <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and Commerce school board member Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses a campaign involving the University, the city of Commerce, and the Commerce ISD to encourage University faculty, staff, students and others to shop in Commerce, October 5-11.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56938 at http://ketr.org 'Shop Commerce' campaign, October 5-11 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion http://ketr.org/post/100-years-ago-greenville-hosts-confederate-vets-reunion <p><a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission</a> chairman Carol Taylor discusses the Texas Confederate Veterans Reunion, held in Greenville the week of July 28,1914, 100 years ago.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56903 at http://ketr.org 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County http://ketr.org/post/downtown-cooper-hit-hard-winds-new-warning-sirens-coming-delta-county <p>The editor of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Review/235331373169352?rf=100496846676253">Cooper Review</a>, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm.&nbsp; Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56815 at http://ketr.org Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County 'Bras for Cause' kickoff event Aug. 21 http://ketr.org/post/bras-cause-kickoff-event-aug-21 <p>Start creating your designer bras for "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bras-for-the-Cause-Greenville-Texas/100254690036187">Bras for the Cause</a>."&nbsp; Pud Kearns with <a href="http://www.housewarmersusa.com/greenville/">Housewarmers of Greenville</a> says the kickoff event is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21 at Landon Winery in Greenville, and the "Bras for the Cause" auction for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District breast-cancer facility is Thursday, October 9. &nbsp; The theme this year is "Brazinga!"</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56722 at http://ketr.org 'Bras for Cause' kickoff event Aug. 21 Community Seeds training new welders http://ketr.org/post/community-seeds-training-new-welders <p>The executive director of Lone Oak-based <a href="http://www.cseeds.org/">Community Seeds</a>, Bert Cooper, says his faith-based organization is training people to become welders.&nbsp; Welding is a much-sought-after skill in the economy.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56650 at http://ketr.org Community Seeds training new welders Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety http://ketr.org/post/texas-economy-continues-shine-concerns-voiced-employee-safety <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, in most respects, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, as expressed in a recent<a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/business/databases/20140615-economic-snapshot.ece"> Dallas Morning News article,</a> but a&nbsp; <a href="http://apps.texastribune.org/hurting-for-work/">Texas Tribune article</a> expresses concerns over worker-safety regulations in the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56594 at http://ketr.org Texas economy continues to shine, but concerns voiced on employee safety Upgrade coming for Commerce airport; Dickey's Barbecue opening soon http://ketr.org/post/upgrade-coming-commerce-airport-dickeys-barbecue-opening-soon <p>Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses work that will begin soon to make improvements to the runway at <a href="http://commercetx.org/contact-form/353-2/">Commerce Municipal Airport</a>, north of the city, and the long-range plans for the airport.&nbsp; The mayor also discusses the opening soon of<a href="https://www.dickeys.com/"> Dickey's Barbecue</a>, in the old Chicken Express building.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56577 at http://ketr.org Upgrade coming for Commerce airport; Dickey's Barbecue opening soon 'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce http://ketr.org/post/godspell-july-8-13-am-commerce <p>"Godspell," a rock musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, will be presented in the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/universityplayhouse">University Playhouse</a> at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce July 8-13.&nbsp; Reservations can be made at (903) 886-5900.&nbsp; Theatre faculty member Samantha Grace and cast member Baylor Bendele discuss the production on the Blacklands Cafe.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55804 at http://ketr.org 'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce New shows in July at the A&M-C Planetarium http://ketr.org/post/new-shows-july-am-c-planetarium <p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55748 at http://ketr.org New shows in July at the A&M-C Planetarium Ground broken at new emergency-care facility in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/ground-broken-new-emergency-care-facility-commerce <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/HeraldBanner">Herald-Banner </a>and <a href="http://www.commercejournal.com/">Commerce Journal</a> editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the progress on several new restaurants coming to Greenville, including the Cotton Patch Cafe, <a href="http://www.justpie.net/index.html">Ain't Just Pies</a> and a new McDonald's, plus announced plans for Burger King and Golden Chick.&nbsp; Also, Caleb discusses the timetable for construction of the new <a href="http://www.huntregional.org/">Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center</a> in Commerce.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55697 at http://ketr.org Ground broken at new emergency-care facility in Commerce