christmas http://ketr.org en Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas http://ketr.org/post/carol-taylor-shooting-anvil-christmas <p>One more tip of the cap to Christmas, as we discuss how Christmas was celebrated in Hunt County in the late 19th Century, after the Civil War and Reconstruction.&nbsp; Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says one highlight of the community Christmas Day celebration was "shooting the anvil," which definitely would not meet safety standards today.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47493 at http://ketr.org Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas Rev. Johnson: Santa Claus is real http://ketr.org/post/rev-johnson-santa-claus-real <p>First Baptist Church pastor Dr. Jeff Johnson describes how he used the historical figure of Saint Nicholas to talk to his young daughters about Santa Claus.&nbsp; This program originally aired on KETR Monday, Dec. 23.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47494 at http://ketr.org Rev. Johnson: Santa Claus is real The 16 rules for the Christmas family tamaleada http://ketr.org/post/16-rules-christmas-family-tamaleada <p>Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides&nbsp;of San Antonio describes the joys and tribulations of the Christmas <em>tamaleada</em>. It's a labor of love and female bonding, but like any family event, there are unwritten rules.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:28:32 +0000 Yvette Benavides 47230 at http://ketr.org The 16 rules for the Christmas family tamaleada Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event http://ketr.org/post/carol-taylor-christmas-used-be-community-event <p>Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says in the years after the Civil War, people in Hunt County used to celebrate Christmas as a community, with a large Christmas tree in the county seat of Greenville.&nbsp; Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent.&nbsp; A large crowd of people would gather&nbsp; on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47192 at http://ketr.org Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event Englert: Commercialization of Christmas is not new http://ketr.org/post/englert-commercialization-christmas-not-new <p><a href="http://www.fumccommerce.org/">First United Methodist Church</a> of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says we've heard complaints about the commercialization of Christmas for a very long time, and it's up to each of us to change our ways of observing Christmas if we want it to be different.&nbsp; Other holiday topics: Santa Claus and the "war on Christmas."</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 47046 at http://ketr.org Englert: Commercialization of Christmas is not new Kearns: A busy Christmas weekend in Greenville http://ketr.org/post/kearns-busy-christmas-weekend-greenville <p>Pud Kearns of <a href="http://housewarmersusa.com/New%20Franchisee%20website/local.html">Housewarmers of Greenville </a>says newcomers and long-time citizens alike will find plenty of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Housewarmers-of-Greenville/130644703626896">Christmas activities </a>this weekend in Greenville, including the annual Christmas Parade tonight at 7, a Jazzy Classic Christmas at the Central Christian Church in downtown Greenville at 5:30&nbsp;p.m. Saturday, and&nbsp;the Park Street Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday from 3-7 p.m.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46891 at http://ketr.org Kearns: A busy Christmas weekend in Greenville Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas http://ketr.org/post/rev-valarie-englert-focus-whats-most-important-christmas <p><a href="http://www.fumccommerce.org/">First United Methodist Church </a>of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says a sermon from the Old Testmament on the "refiner's fire" helped her learn to focus on the essence of Christmas.&nbsp; She recommends a book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Unplug-Christmas-Machine-Complete-Putting/dp/0688109616">"Unplug the Christmas Machine."</a></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46569 at http://ketr.org Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas Holiday Train Coming to Greenville http://ketr.org/post/holiday-train-coming-greenville <p><span style='line-height: 115%; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;' lang="EN">Greenville is going to be one of&nbsp;the destinations on the 12<sup>th</sup> Annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:10:25 +0000 Brad Kellar 29957 at http://ketr.org Holiday Train Coming to Greenville More Details Emerging on Grapevine Shooting http://ketr.org/post/more-details-emerging-grapevine-shooting <p>A family friend of the man who killed six family members and then turned the gun on himself says that he didn&rsquo;t like that his estranged wife was doing well. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Cooper Welch 14237 at http://ketr.org More Details on Christmas Shooting http://ketr.org/post/more-details-christmas-shooting <p>Recordings of a 911 call from a Grapevine apartment have been released by police. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 cwelch 14178 at http://ketr.org