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City Manager Darrek Ferrell, attorney Julia Gannaway and Mayor Wyman Williams presented to attendees at the June 26 meeting.
Mark Haslett

City of Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews will resign and accept an administrative job with the City of Commerce, city officials announced Monday evening.

Carmen Ponder was arrested on May 20 in the parking lot of the Commerce Wal-Mart.
still image from video provided by City of Commerce

The City of Commerce plans to hold a public meeting tonight in order to share the findings of an internal investigation of the role of Chief of Police Kerry Crews in the arrest of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student. The meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m., and is scheduled to include a public presentation, followed by a private session to discuss the city’s plans for Crews. The meeting has been scheduled to happen at the First Baptist Church, located at 1401 Washington St.

Greenville YMCA

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville reflects on the reopening of the Greenville YMCA, which was hit hard by a storm in January, collapsing the exterior wall and roof of the indoor pool.  Now, the facility has reopened, with an outdoor pool for the time being, although Pud says there are plans to add an inflatable enclosure.

Catfish guide David Hanson with a good eating channel catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) and discusses catching channel catfish over holes baited with soured grain. Fishing "baited holes" is a sure fire way of concentration channel catfish during the summer months on any lake with a healthy population of catfish.

Frankie Lee (left) and Peyton Stilling (right) performing a duet at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Rising music stars Frankie Lee and Peyton Stilling each possess a youthful talent that might make you question what you were doing with your life at 15 to 17 years old. 

Paramount.com

Abraham Lincoln supposedly once was asked his opinion of some cultural production, and replied, "People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like."  Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth in the series, will please fans of the series.

The SPCA of Texas Thursday announced the seizure of more than five dozen fighting birds and alleged cockfighting paraphernalia from a van Tuesday night.

Three year old Dominic even helps with clean-up duties at Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

12.5 volunteers. 3 chainsaws. 5 trimmers. 4 trailer loads of trees and two cases of poison ivy. According to volunteer Jennifer Dwyer there were 12 and half volunteers helping on Saturday morning at Simmons Cemetery's clean-up in Ben Franklin, Texas. The half was Dwyer’s lovely three-year old grandson, who also help with tree trimming.

Cooper Clean-Up Crew’s first “Yard of the Month” winner is Misty Scott. She lives at 150 West Waco in Cooper. Pictured with her is Colton Wilson and on the bicycle is William Moore.
Carmen Chessher / Cooper Clean-Up Crew

Cooper Clean-Up Crew’s first “Yard of the Month” winner is Misty Scott, who lives at 150 West Waco in Cooper. She was presented with a gift certificate to The Silver Skillet as a token of appreciation for the work she is doing with her yard.

Cooper Clean-Up Crew organizer Carmen Chessher reported 24 volunteers last Saturday for the monthly project day.

The Enloe parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 5 p.m.
Enloe Museum / Facebook

The community of Enloe will be hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1. The parade draws crowds from all around and is open to anyone.  All participants in the parade should begin to line up at the vacant lot across from the community center at 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Historical Marker on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
Google Maps

After over three years of work and documentation the Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker. Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. will be the dedication held to unveil the marker, which has been recorded as a Texas Historic Preservation Cemetery by Texas Historical Commission in Austin.

Donna Thomason will retain her position on the City Council for Cooper. She was sworn in by Mayor Darren Braddy.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was his first time to preside over a Cooper City Council Meeting, one of his first actions new Mayor Darren Braddy swore Donna Thomason back onto position. After accepting the resignation of JoAnn Preas, Thomason was appointed to the unexpired term before a full council.

Delta County Chamber of Commerce has updated their website deltacounty.org
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has been under construction. However, it has seen much needed progress. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has been working to update it deltacounty.org website – giving it many enhancements.

2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 58th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival recently crowned a new Queen at the pageant held Saturday evening. Reigning Queen Sadie Evans passed the crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed following a week of activities and contests. Reed is the daughter of Shane and Kori Reed and was sponsored by Mothers Culture Club and The Propane Company.

Bras for the Cause

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville, and one of the "Big Boobs" who are the leaders of the annual Bras for the Cause event, says the theme of this year's event is "Lifter Upper." Bras for the Cause is committing to fund a $500,000 4-D CT scanner for the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville that would provide extremely precise cross-section images used in diagnosing all forms of cancer.

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