John Mark Dempsey http://ketr.org en 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 Eight myths of good nutrition http://ketr.org/post/eight-myths-good-nutrition <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commmerce assistant professor of health and human performance Dr. Stacy Bishop gives his views on a recent Huffington Post article, <a href="http://Eight myths of good nutrition">"Eight Things Nutrition Experts Wish You'd Stop Saying About Food."</a></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55638 at http://ketr.org Eight myths of good nutrition North Monroe St. project begins; Black Angus Grill progresses http://ketr.org/post/north-monroe-st-project-begins-black-angus-grill-progresses <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce </a>Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says, now that the state has cleared the way, long-awaited work on paving Monroe Street north of Live Oak is beginning.&nbsp; And the mayor says the work is progressing on the Black Angus Grill, a steak restaurant going into the former Mi Casita location in the Live Oak Street shopping center.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55543 at http://ketr.org North Monroe St. project begins; Black Angus Grill progresses Updates on Greenville's Crossroads Mall, Innovation First http://ketr.org/post/updates-greenvilles-crossroads-mall-innovation-first <p><a href="http://www.heraldbanner.com/">Herald-Banner </a>and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses plans for the renovation of the <a href="http://crossroadsmalltx.com/">Crossroads Mall </a>and the expansion of the <a href="http://www.innovationfirst.com/">Innovation First International</a> technology company.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55484 at http://ketr.org Updates on Greenville's Crossroads Mall, Innovation First KETR streaming on iTunes Radio http://ketr.org/post/ketr-streaming-itunes-radio <p>KETR General Manger Jerrod Knight says KETR is now available for streaming on iTunes Radio, meaning listeners are able to hear the station anywhere in the world.&nbsp; And Jerrod says KETR.org now reaches about 12-15,000 people per week.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55423 at http://ketr.org KETR streaming on iTunes Radio Mayor of Commerce on murals, splash park, girl's softball tourney http://ketr.org/post/mayor-commerce-murals-splash-park-girls-softball-tourney <p><a href="http://commercetx.org/">Commerce</a> Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses the murals now being created in downtown Commerce, the consideration of a children's splash park or other options for downtown, and the upcoming Dixie Youth Softball girls' state tournaments coming up July 11-12.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55370 at http://ketr.org Mayor of Commerce on murals, splash park, girl's softball tourney