The Dallas Wings (6-5) decimated the Los Angeles Sparks (9-3) Friday, 101-72, at the College Park Center.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with fishing guru Seth Vanover ( and discusses summer patterns for catching crappie.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the special effects and the acting in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" are good, but the script is disappointing.  It's the fifth movie in the "Jurassic" series and stars Chris Pratt.  Alice says a hidden summer gem is "Breath," a coming-of-age surfing movie set in 1970s Australia.

Louis Velasquez
Louis Velasquez

The CEO of hunger advocacy group Feeding Texas is hammering the U.S. House over Thursday's passing of its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. 

The Tyler Independent School District tabled a decision over whether to rename Robert E. Lee High School. 

The view across Duck Cove in Lake Tawakoni's Waco Bay.
Brittany Gryder

It's been over two decades since Cody's ex-girlfriend Carey Mae Parker disappeared. But even after all these years, Carey is very much on Cody's mind. 

Hunt County Public Art

Derek Price with Hunt County Public Art says the organization is seeking proposals from area artists for projects in 2019.  The organization pays artists to create works of art in public places.  

Updated June 20, 2018, 2:44 p.m.: The driver in the story below has been identified as 30-year-old Matthias Slaughter of Garland. He is being held at the Hunt County Detention Center on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant, driving while intoxicated, evading arrest,  and resisting arrest.

Texas A&M-Commerce

Dr. Thomas Newsome, associate vice president and dean of students at Texas A&M-Commerce, and Helena Hortman, director of the A&M-Commerce Children's Learning Center, say the Center is taking applications for children to attend the center in the fall.  The applications are available on the center's website.  The center is funded by student-service fees and A&M-Commerce students pay a reduced fee for their children to attend. 


The Texas Tribune asked every Texas member of Congress whether they support the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that is separating families at the U.S./Mexico border.

The state’s  two Republican senators, Jon Cornyn and Ted Cruz, said no. U.S. Reps. From Districts 4 and 5 – John Ratcliffe and Jeb Hensarling, respectively – did not answer.

The Texas Rangers are looking into the death of a Dallas man who died while being booked into the Hopkins County Jail early Tuesday morning. 

Adam Frazier

Alabaman Rodney Smith Jr., the man crisscrossing the U.S. to mow lawns for free for the elderly and disabled, made it to Texas Tuesday. But he’s not the only person mowing Texas lawns for a good cause.

CHAOS Kids, Commerce Police Department, Facebook

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the CHAOS Kids program for tweens and teens is underway again this summer.  The Commerce Police Department conducts the program under the leadership of Angela Price.  It provides youngsters with projects that are useful the community. 

UPDATE: June 19, 2018, This story has been edited to add information about Texas firefighter suicides.

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says she is seeing a major increase in distemper in dogs.  Dr. McCreary estimates the number of distemper cases has perhaps doubled in the past couple of years.  She said distemper was almost considered a thing of the past when she was in vet school, but it has returned in this area because too many people do not vaccinate their pets.  Dr. McCreary says the disease is almost always fatal.