Troopers ticketing fewer overall, but more Hispanics

16 hours ago
The number of Hispanics receiving traffic citations from state police has doubled in the last five years.
Tom Michael KRTS

The share of Hispanics receiving traffic citations from state police has doubled in the last five years, even as the total number of tickets written and total number issued to whites have dropped significantly, according to Texas Department of Public Safety data on non-commercial drivers.

With Texas swing, Cruz tests home-state strength

16 hours ago
Ted Cruz swung through Texas visiting Kingwood, Fort Worth, and Tyler.

Ted Cruz didn’t have to work too hard to excite the Tea Party crowd gathered in this Houston suburb, a friendly audience that erupted with adulation at every turn of his stump speech.

Addressing an auditorium on Thursday evening that included his parents, the Republican U.S. senator described how groups like this one, the Kingwood Tea Party, were critical to his come-from-behind victory in the 2012 Senate race — and how he would need their support again for the 2016 presidential election.

Grandma stars Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner.
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This week on Movie Picks with Alice Reese, Alice reviews A Walk in the Woods, Grandma, and Phoenix.

Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership discusses the "myth of multitasking," in which we may kid ourselves that we're able to do several things at once, and do them all well.  One strategy for making better use of your time is to have only one priority every day; while you may do other things, the priority is the one thing that must be done and be done well.

Gov. Abbott to visit Mexico, meet with President

Sep 3, 2015
Governor Abbott is headed to Mexico this Labor Day Weekend.

Gov. Greg Abbott will travel to Mexico City on Sunday to meet with Mexican officials in his first international trip as governor.

Abbott and a small delegation of Texas officials are scheduled to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas and other Mexican officials to discuss the “deep cultural and economic ties” between Texas and Mexico, according to a press release from Abbott’s office.

Cruz opens Texas swing with warning for rivals

Sep 3, 2015
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns rivals that his support base in Texas could hinder their own progress in the state.

Ted Cruz opened a daylong swing through his home state Thursday with a warning for other presidential candidates looking to make Texas a part of their campaign calculus.

"We’ve got a tremendous base of support here, and so they may discover a difficult path," the Republican U.S. senator told reporters before a raucous rally at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Lunch at the Delta County Public Library returns on Sept. 16 at noon.
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

Lunch at the Library will resume again at the Delta County Public Library beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16.

On the menu is baked potatoes, salad, dessert and tea. Call to reserve a plate 903-395-4575.

Burn ban extended for Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray has opted to extend the burn ban for an additional 14 day due to an increased the grass fire risk.

Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Local and Statewide law enforcement will be expressing a moment of respect to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth at 11 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 4 – at the exact time his funeral is set to begin. Law enforcement will do so by turning on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute in taking a stand together as issued by Governor Greg Abbott.

Doctors Creek Unit shelters flooded following recent rains.
Inv Ryan Brown / Delta County Sheriff's office

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs would like citizens to be informed of low interest loans for agricultural losses due to the Spring storms and flooding. Invoked in this time frame are losses incurred from May 4 to June 22, 2015.

Local law enforcement, Enloe State Bank and HWY 24 Lumber and Feed donate window unit air conditions to those in need in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Law Enforcement including the Sheriff’s officers, Constable and local Department of Public Safety with the donation of 20 window unit air conditioners from Enloe State Bank and its President Anita Moody and donation of installation and supplies by HWY 24 Lumber and Feed and its owner Jason Ingram (both pictured middle) will be able to help several local citizens, by providing them with these units at no cost to help with utilities and cooling in the Texas heat.

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville and Bras for the Cause says it's time to start fashioning creative entries for the annual event, Thursday evening, October 8 in downtown Greenville.  The artfully designed bras receive votes for $1 each, and last year the event raised $109,000 for cancer programs at the Hunt Regional Medical Center.

The Lions are seeking a second consecutive Lone Star Conference Championnship. A&M-Commerce celebrated the 2014 title at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 1 following a 91-13 defeat of McMurry.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

There was a time in college football when a talented corps of wide receivers was considered a luxury. Nice, but not essential. Now, teams flourish or fail based on their ability to keep up with the pass-happy pace of today’s game.

Cuellar: House will pass bill lifting crude export ban

Sep 2, 2015
Even with a busy upcoming legislative session, Texas Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) thinks the U.S. House will pass a lift on the country's 40-year ban on crude oil exports.
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A Texas Democrat says he believes the U.S. House will pass legislation lifting the country’s 40-year-old ban on most crude oil exports — even amid a frenzy of activity in the upcoming session.

“The House is going to pass it,” U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, of Laredo, said Wednesday in an interview.

Perry campaign has no staff in New Hampshire

Sep 2, 2015
A former staffer of Perry's claims the former Texas governor has no staff in New Hampshire for his presidential campaign.

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Rick Perry's presidential campaign has lost its entire staff in New Hampshire, according to a former top adviser there to the former governor.

"There is no staff in New Hampshire," Mike Dennehy said Wednesday, a day after word spread that one of Perry's remaining staffers in the Granite State had defected to Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign.