Mark Haslett http://ketr.org en Dallas Cowboys star, East Texas native Newhouse dies http://ketr.org/post/dallas-cowboys-star-east-texas-native-newhouse-dies <p>Robert Newhouse, a standout on the Dallas Cowboys teams of the Tom Landry era, died on July 22 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he had been receiving treatment for heart disease. He was 64. Newhouse suffered a stroke in 2010. Arrangements for a funeral in Dallas are pending.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:22 +0000 Mark Haslett 56727 at http://ketr.org Dallas Cowboys star, East Texas native Newhouse dies Savoy booster club treasurer accused of stealing http://ketr.org/post/savoy-booster-club-treasurer-accused-stealing <p>The former treasurer of the Savoy Athletic Booster Club is facing charges of theft and embezzlement.</p><p>KXII-TV reported that Linda Berube, 45, was arrested on July 11 and charged with one count of theft of $1,500 to $20,000 and three counts of forgery of a financial instrument.</p><p>Savoy Police Chief Kevin Cheairs told KXII that the charges refer to events alleged to have occurred between June 2012 and May 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Berube was booked into the Fannin County jail on July 11 and released later that day on a $4,000 bond.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:48:38 +0000 Mark Haslett 56670 at http://ketr.org Savoy booster club treasurer accused of stealing Gas-line strike on Monroe St. causes midday scramble http://ketr.org/post/gas-line-strike-monroe-st-causes-midday-scramble <p><strong>UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.</strong> - The line has been capped and people are now allowed back into the previously secured area.</p><p><strong>Original article, with edits:</strong></p><p>A gas line was struck and ruptured on Monroe St. in Commerce on July 21 at about 10:40 a.m. The incident occurred just across the street from the Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce campus, near Hall of Languages and Binnion Hall. Work crews have been engaged on Monroe Street for months.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:45:52 +0000 Mark Haslett 56600 at http://ketr.org Gas-line strike on Monroe St. causes midday scramble State seeking public input on conservation priorities http://ketr.org/post/state-seeking-public-input-conservation-priorities <p>Last year, Texas voters approved the allocation of $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to pay for water projects. Proposition 6 won fairly handily, but many from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum had concerns about the new water fund. Transparency and accountability were mentioned. And even supporters of the measure cautioned against over-investing in certain types of projects. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:42:34 +0000 Mark Haslett 56597 at http://ketr.org State seeking public input on conservation priorities Driver in I-30 crash identified as Winnsboro man http://ketr.org/post/driver-i-30-crash-identified-winnsboro-man <p>A motorist who was killed in a highway accident on July 11 has been identified by authorities as Matthew Murphy, 44, of Winnsboro.</p><p>According to the Greenville Herald-Banner, Murphy also had an 8-year-old passenger. The child was taken to a Dallas-area hospital via helicopter on Friday, but privacy regulations prevent authorities from releasing information on his identity or condition.</p><p>Murphy, who was driving a Ford F-250, collided with an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. The driver of the 18-wheeler, Mukesh Patel, 52, from Plainfield, Ind., was not injured.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:22:33 +0000 Mark Haslett 56274 at http://ketr.org Driver in I-30 crash identified as Winnsboro man Girl, 3, found dead in pool http://ketr.org/post/girl-3-found-dead-pool <p>A Fannin County child who went missing late yesterday morning was later found dead in a neighbor’s swimming pool.</p><p>KXII-TV reports that 3-year-old Alyssa Stephens was discovered on a property just east of Whitewright. Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies searched the area around the girl’s home yesterday after Stephens had been reported missing. Officers didn’t notice the body in the pool at first because the dark waters of the pool obscured their view, according to KXII’s report.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:11:47 +0000 Mark Haslett 56273 at http://ketr.org Girl, 3, found dead in pool Most rain, coolest temps expected Thursday http://ketr.org/post/most-rain-coolest-temps-expected-thursday <p>A change in the weather will blow into Texas on Monday evening, though the much-anticipated cool front won't be here until later this week.</p><p>Chances for rain begin late this afternoon and will continue throughout the week. Current forecasts predict Tuesday afternoon high temperatures around 90 and Wednesday afternoon highs around 85.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:47:11 +0000 Mark Haslett 56272 at http://ketr.org Most rain, coolest temps expected Thursday 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' worth the ticket http://ketr.org/post/dawn-planet-apes-worth-ticket <p>Alice Reese says that "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" has a bit more heart and a lot more brain than the average summer blockbuster - making it appealing for fans of drama as well as action.</p><p>Also this week: Alice reviews two art-house films - the psycho-thriller "Coherence" and the cerebral, sexy "Venus in Fur."</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:33:51 +0000 Mark Haslett 56169 at http://ketr.org 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' worth the ticket Scattered showers, isolated t-storms possible through July 3 http://ketr.org/post/scattered-showers-isolated-t-storms-possible-through-july-3 <p>It's not exactly the most dramatic weather system ever to blow in from the northwest, but here it comes anyway.</p><p>The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day on July 2 and July 3, with the chance decreasing to 20 percent overnight. High temperatures are expected around 90, with lows in the low 70s. Winds should be light and variable and any storms are not expected to be severe.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:18:33 +0000 Mark Haslett 55726 at http://ketr.org Scattered showers, isolated t-storms possible through July 3 Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes http://ketr.org/post/boat-draining-now-mandatory-all-texas-lakes <p>Draining boats after use on Texas lakes is more than just a good idea – effective today, it’s state law.</p><p>The new regulation is part of Texas’ ongoing effort to stop the spread of zebra mussels. The invasive creatures have been slowed, but not stopped, in their progress into Texas waters.</p><p>Zebra mussels entered the United States through the Great Lakes in 1988. They have been spreading across the continent mainly though the transfer of waters containing developing mussels, which are invisible to the naked eye. The mussels were first identified in Texas in 2009.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:39:46 +0000 Mark Haslett 55711 at http://ketr.org Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes