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Clients of Capt. David Dillman show off their Galveston Bay catch
www.eaglepointfishingcamp.com

This week Luke takes us to the upper Texas Coast, to Eagle Point Fishing Camp (www.eaglepointfishingcamp.com) to visit with long time speckled trout guide Capt. David Dillman. David was the first angler to make trout fishing using live croakers for bait popular. Today's show will most definitely help you plan your next fishing trip to Galveston Bay System.  

Jeri Pickering
Delta County Sheriff's Office

Jeri Pickering, a former agricultural science teacher at Cooper High School, was arrested on May 18 on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student. Pickering was booked into the Delta County Jail and released on a $20,000 bond later that day.

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Linked In

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says citizens of Hunt County reported seeing "airships" in the sky during the week of April 13-19, 1897.  In fact, people throughout the middle part of the country reported seeing the mysterious aircraft.  The appearance of the airships was unexplained, but it is believed they were dirigibles, which had existed for a quite some time prior to 1897, but had not been widely

Drivers are reminded of warning lights on school buses.
OHSP

“Use your head, stop when the lights are red.” While school bus safety week is actually in October with the recent flooded road conditions and construction drivers are once again being reminded to be aware school buses are continuing to drop off and pick up students as the school year is winding to a close.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “for twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus – the greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus.”

May 25 marks anniversary of Tyler lynching

May 26, 2016

May 25 marks the anniversary of a lynching that happened in Tyler in 1912. Guest columnist and historian E.R. Bills describes the events leading up to the lynching of Dan Davis. 

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stjhs.org

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says May is both Mental Health Month and Stroke Awareness Month.  "FAST" is the acronym to remember when responding to stroke: "F," take note of facial drooping; "A," be aware of weakness

Mickey Barker
Mickey Barker / Facebook

Following Tuesday night’s Republican runoff election Mickey Barker earned the most votes to be named the new Precinct 1 Commissioner in Hopkins County.

“It was an enlightening experience. I enjoyed meeting lots of people. This was definitely a combined effort – I couldn’t have done this without the help of my family, friends and neighbors,” said Mickey Barker at his election night watch party with his wife, Susie of nearly 30 years by his side supporting him. “I also truly appreciate the endorsements of [former opponents] Ray Fouse and Pat Chase.”

Keli Aiken
Greenville Herald-Banner

Hunt County has elected its first female state district judge. Keli Aiken was elected as the next judge of the 354th District Court, winning Tuesday’s Republican Party primary runoff election over challenger Craig Black in both Hunt and Rains counties.

Ellis Defeats Bruner In Board Of Education Race

May 25, 2016
Keven Ellis defeated Mary Lou Bruner, who almost won the GOP nomination in March with 48 percent of the vote.
The Texas Tribune

In a stunning comeback, State Board of Education hopeful Keven Ellis won Tuesday's District 9 Republican primary runoff over Mary Lou Bruner, who drew national attention for social media posts touting far-right conspiracy theories and other fringe views. 

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Jeep.com

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce, who writes the syndicated Cargazing column that appears in the Herald-Banner, recently test drove a Jeep Wrangler.  Derek says the Jeep Wrangler has stayed entirely true to its roots as a military vehicle first produced during World War II.  And Derek also recently drove the hybrid vehicles, the new Toyota Prius and the BMW X5.

Constable Race Decided

May 24, 2016
Marshall Lynch will take office as the new Delta County Constable on Jan. 1.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County citizens came out for the Constable race run-off election held Tuesday putting a new face behind the badge after seven years with Marshall Lynch.

The early voting numbers showed a considerable lead with 73 percent for Lynch as he faced incumbent Ben Snow.

Texastribune.org
Texastribune.org

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk comments on an article reporting that Speaker of the House Joe Straus has sent a letter to members of the state legislature telling them to prepare for a leaner budget in the 2017-18 biennium because of the downtown in oil prices.  State Comptroller Glen Hegar is somewhat more optimistic, pointing out how well Texas has weathered the downturn to date.  In another article, economist Dr.

Luke Clayton
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he discusses some current fishing tips, divulges his favorite Dutch Kettle cobbler recipe and.... talks a bit about a new trend in the outdoors, "Tiny Houses".

First place winner was returning fisherman Johnny Ward, Jr. with a stringer weight of 84.30 pounds and biggest catfish winner with 24.60 pounds.
Gracie Young / Friends of Doctors Creek

The Friends of Doctors Creek Park Inc. hosted another good catfish tournament this past Saturday at Cooper Lake. A dozen boats were entered into the day-long event, despite a bit of a breeze on the water.

First place winner was returning fisherman Johnny Ward Jr. with a stringer weight of 84.30 pounds and biggest catfish winner with 24.60 pounds. Second place went to Charlie Walker with a stringer weight of 48.50 pounds and big catfish weight of 21.35 pounds. Taking third was Brian Dorner with a stringer weight of 36.55 pounds and big catfish of 11.40 pounds. The lady fisherman winner was Carol Larkin with a stringer weight of 32.10 pounds and big catfish of 7.4 pounds.

Sprinkler system repairs were recently done on the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the weather delays, the beautification of the Square in Cooper is well on its way to the next step with the generous donations received for the special fund.

According to Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner the sprinkler system was installed by Four Seasons, and she is awaiting clear skies to display more flowering plants around the structure to which she is providing at her cost. She is making note of other town squares in neighboring cities for inspiration. She is looking to make the Square an attraction for the community and visitors.

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