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BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their upcoming playoff matchup, and wrapping up the regular season with a win. McMurray also visits with forward junior defensive back Chris Smith, and head volleyball coach Craig Case.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

Lions Playoffs Travel Journal: KETR's Jasmine Baker is following the Lions on their journey through the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship. Baker is following the experience of senior offensive lineman Jared Machorro and freshman running back Carandal Hale.

Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Tune in this week and listen to a couple of old friends talk about everything from catching trophy blue catfish to the current stage of the white tail rut here in north east Texas. David Hanson is a regular on the show, most listeners know him and many have spent time on the water fishing with him. David has spent the past several days hunting deer and gives not only some catfish catching tips but some very current news concerning the whitetail rut.

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Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese reflects on the recent decline in movie-theater attendance, and discusses two developments designed to boost theaters, "Movie Pass" and surge pricing.

AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks of Hopkins County demonstrates how easy holiday decorating and meal preparations can be during the Christmas Joys program held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Delta County Civic Center.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

AgriLife Extension Club of Delta County was provided a special 2017 Christmas Joys program by Hopkins County AgriLife Extension agent Johanna Hicks.

At the previous gathering she provided helpful tips for holiday crafts, gift-giving, and recipes at the Delta County Civic Center. Everything from simple Apple Pie Danish Biscuits to colorful wreaths made of Mason jar lids were demonstrated to those in attendance.

eteran Eddie Cavanaugh stands and salutes as his name is called in recognition by the NHS students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The annual Veteran’s Day program hosted by the Cooper High School National Honor Society is always special event extended from the school district to the community.

The Mighty Maroon Band performed moving and emotional pieces including the National Anthem, Armed Forces Salute, Amazing Grace last Friday, Nov. 10. Performing TAPS was Gabriel Rowe and Mercedes Valdez.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce annual lighted Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is time to start planning as the annual Christmas Parade and Blue and Red Santa festivities are just a few weeks away.

This year’s Delta County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade theme will be Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The lighted parade lineup will begin at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and the route wraps around the Square starting at 6 p.m.

Spirit of Giving event grows more and more each year in Delta County.
Cooper Review

It’s almost Christmas which means it’s time for the Sixth Annual Spirit of Giving. This community outreach program was started six years ago to give back to the Delta County community.

The Spirit of Giving will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center in Cooper, Texas. There will have stations set up with toys, blankets, and household items. There will also be a drawing for bicycles at 10:30 a.m. Each child and adult that attends will be given tickets and then will get to go shopping at the stations or enter a ticket in the bicycle drawing.

Texas A&M College of Science

Dr. Kent Montgomery, the director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, discusses a recent interstellar visitor to the solar system, an asteroid from another star.  It may be the first object from the orbit of another star to enter the domain of the Earth's sun.  And it may have been traveling for millions of years.

USDA photo
USDA photo

Food insecurity among children in Fannin County exceeds the national average.

Texas A&M University

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says 10.3 percent of Hunt County residents over the age of 20 have diabetes.  She is conducting a "Do Well, Be Well" clinic for helping control diabetes through diet and exercise from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday (November 17).

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

A nearly decade-long land dispute between the Federal Bureau of Land Management and private property owners along the Red River has ended in a settlement favoring the landowners.  

While national numbers for hate crime were up in 2016, numbers for Texas showed a slight drop.

The Oak Ridge Boys at Texas A&M University-Commerce (Left to Right) Joe Bonsall, ETSU Alumni Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban.
Brittany Gryder/Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications

Texas A&M University Commerce hosted the country and gospel quartet The Oak Ridge Boys for the Distinguished Alumni Ceremony recognizing 1966 graduate Duane Allen.  KETR's Notably Texan was on hand for the opportunity to speak with the music icon.

Grammy-Award-winning musician and producer Brad Davis will resume hosting the monthly Songwriters Showcase at Luigi's restaurant in Commerce at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21.  Singer-songwriters present their original songs at the event.  Brad says he continues to work on a new television version of the "Louisiana Hayride," which he thinks will debut in mid-2018.

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