Commerce http://ketr.org en One arrested following crash investigation http://ketr.org/post/one-arrested-following-crash-investigation <p></p><p>One person has been arrested in connection with a two-vehicle crash that injured three people last week.</p><p>According to a press release, Commerce Police Department responded to a call around 2 p.m. on May 7 of a two-vehicle crash in the area of Highway 24 and Highway 50. According to investigators, a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 50 was struck from behind by another vehicle traveling at a high speed in the same direction. Alcohol is expected to have played a part in the crash.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:41:34 +0000 Daniel Starks 53506 at http://ketr.org One arrested following crash investigation Operation 'Cold Spell' nets 23 defendants in jail http://ketr.org/post/operation-cold-spell-nets-23-defendants-jail <p>23 defendants have been taken into custody and are facing charges ranging from Manufacturing and Delivery of Marijuana, Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Fire Arm Smuggling.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:35:03 +0000 Press Release 50318 at http://ketr.org Operation 'Cold Spell' nets 23 defendants in jail Commerce food pantry seeks more space http://ketr.org/post/commerce-food-pantry-seeks-more-space <p>The local food bank that serves Commerce needs more room. Commerce Food Pantry Inc. board president Dennis White told the city council at a Jan. 21 meeting that the agency has outgrown its current space, according to a report in The Commerce Journal.</p><p>White told the council that Commerce Food Pantry serves 45-50 families weekly, or about 200 people monthly. The food bank is open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church on Monroe Street.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:35:08 +0000 Mark Haslett 48773 at http://ketr.org Commerce food pantry seeks more space Mayor Ballotti: Phase 1 of streets project near completion http://ketr.org/post/mayor-ballotti-phase-1-streets-project-near-completion <p>Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Phase 1 of the city's street improvement project is nearing completion.&nbsp; And he says important progress is being made on the plans to locate a <a href="http://www.tipitinas.com/">Tipitina's</a> music venue in the old A.L. Day Elementary School.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46044 at http://ketr.org Mayor Ballotti: Phase 1 of streets project near completion Ben and Jerry bring sweetness to Mayo Speaker Series http://ketr.org/post/ben-and-jerry-bring-sweetness-mayo-speaker-series <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:15.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben &amp; Jerry’s Ice Cream spoke at Ferguson Auditorium at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce on November 12 as part of the William L. Mayo Prestigious Speaker Series. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:15.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:06:00 +0000 Sydni Walker and Taelor Duckworth 45702 at http://ketr.org Ben and Jerry bring sweetness to Mayo Speaker Series NE Texas churches strive to reach 'nones' http://ketr.org/post/ne-texas-churches-strive-reach-nones <p>First Baptist Church of Commerce pastor Dr. Jeff Johnson discusses the phenomenon of the "nones," those who profess no religion, on the latest edition of the Blacklands Cafe.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 44320 at http://ketr.org NE Texas churches strive to reach 'nones' Loud 'explosions' reported across region http://ketr.org/post/loud-explosions-reported-across-region <p>Social media exploded late Saturday night with reports of &#39;loud explosions&#39;&nbsp; and &#39;gun shots&#39; being heard across the region.</p><p>At about 11:20 Saturday night, a large &quot;boom&quot; was heard in Commerce and nearby areas. With a secondary explosion 30 minutes later. Social media was buzzing with many people wondering what was going on, with some fearing potential meteors or even earthquakes.</p><p>After receiving many calls, Commerce Fire and Police Departments were unable to locate any damage, or fires of any sort.</p><p>The cause? Tannerite.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 07:03:43 +0000 Daniel Starks 43847 at http://ketr.org Loud 'explosions' reported across region Commerce mayor discusses streets project http://ketr.org/post/commerce-mayor-discusses-streets-project <p>Commerce mayor John Ballotti joins KETR's John Mark Dempsey for a discussion about the Commerce streets project and economic development in the city. It's the first installation of KETR's Blacklands Cafe, a news magazine feature heard during Morning Edition. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:29:53 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 42932 at http://ketr.org Commerce mayor discusses streets project Medicare change would affect three area hospitals http://ketr.org/post/medicare-change-would-affect-three-area-hospitals <p>A federal agency’s recommendation for Medicare could spell trouble for the hospitals in Bonham, Commerce and Winnsboro.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:12:11 +0000 Mark Haslett 42735 at http://ketr.org Medicare change would affect three area hospitals Hearing slated in Commerce murder case http://ketr.org/post/hearing-slated-commerce-murder-case <p>A hearing is scheduled this week in connection with an upcoming murder trial. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:37:16 +0000 Brad Kellar & Brad 41764 at http://ketr.org Hearing slated in Commerce murder case