Jeremy Bellamy performing live in the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

A lifelong love of music has inspired Commerce resident Jeremy Bellamy to pursue his dreams of writing and singing original songs. His young voice already sounds like that of an established rocker: powerful, gritty and full of energy. Bellamy is also learning to collaborate on music with other artists, namely the members of his newfound Garland band Livirian.

Hunt County Historical Commission Chairman Carol Taylor relates the story of Etta Booth Mayo, the wife of Texas A&M University-Commerce founder Professor William L. Mayo, who in 1916 led her two daughters and a group of Boy Scouts on a hike from Commerce to Greenville, then Wylie, and on to Dallas and back.

Early voting will continue through Nov. 4.

Early voting for the Nov. 8 elections began on Oct. 24 and will continue through Nov. 4.

Commerce Community Cares

The president of Commerce Community Cares, Janis Stroope, and longtime board member Dick Latson say the local charitable organization is again seeking to raise $27,500 this year after coming just short of that goal in the last campaign year.  CCC provides funding to 14 community organizations in Commerce.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover  (  joins Luke this weeks and talks about the change in the crappie catching pattern and bow hunting deer. 

Lions-Rams Rivalry Has Recent History Of High Drama

Oct 21, 2016
Things can get wild when "Old E.T." lines up against Angelo State.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

We focus on the conference rivalry between the No. 9 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions and the Angelo State Rams this week. This will be the 48th time both teams meet on the field. The last six meetings between the schools have been exceptionally close, with none decided by more than five points.


Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews the new Tom Cruise action picture, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," the follow-up to his 2012 thriller in the same role.  Alice also reviews another action movie, "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck. Alice says action fans should enjoy both movies.

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Allison Faber and Nancy Baker spoke at the "Texas Women in Politics" forum on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Oct. 18.
Mark Haslett

So, you think you know your Texas women's history?

Pop quiz: When did Texas women get the right to serve on a jury? Why was Texas the only Southern state to ratify, without later rescinding, the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment?

Cooper Elementary Principal Lynn Byrd, Junior High Principal Julie Silman and High School Principal Richard Roan were all honored at Monday night's Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting for Principal Appreciation Month.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Elementary, Junior High and High School Principals at Cooper Independent School District were given appreciation at Monday night’s regular Board meeting. Lynn Byrd, Julie Silman and Richard Roan were presented certificates by Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger and Board of Trustees President Thomas Darden as well as framed art as a gift.

“We have three awesome principals!” said Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger. “We appreciate your hard work, how you care about the students and do what is best for our kids. You are doing a fantastic job.” Darden agreed with Hohenberger in celebration of Principal Appreciation Month.

During the Superintendent’s Report, Hohenberger reported that enrollment is holding steady in the 820 range.

Delta Hope House Operations Director Laura Gillean, Distribution Director Ethel Nethery and Treasurer Patricia Smith are praised by with the NTFB auditor, Suzie Hayes.
Courtesy Photo / Delta Hope House

Delta Hope House passed its annual audit from the North Texas Food Bank.

The Delta Hope House Operations Director is Laura Gillean, Distribution Director is Ethel Nethery, and Treasurer is Patricia Smith.

Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The 2016 Pecan Fest is an annual event held in Pecan Gap, Texas.

The Pecan Fest kicked off with the parade down Main Street. There were fire trucks, cars, tractors, horse and buggies, hay wagons and more in the parade.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The first ever Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival was deemed a “huge success” or in other words it was a "cotton pickin' good time" by organizers and the over 1,000 attending filling the Square in Cooper.

CASA, Hunt County

Lori Cope, the director of CASA (the Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County, says the organization recently received 14 new cases, involving 25 children.  In Hunt County, CASA is now serving 168 children.  She says CASA needs more volunteers to visit with the children and act as their advocate in court proceedings.  Lori says drug abuse is a major reason why children are placed in foster

Texas State Historical Association

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss and the chairman of the Hunt County Transportation Steering Committee, Dee Hilton, discuss the $24.4 million road bond election Nov.

Housing developments, like this one in Frisco, are gradually popping up to the north and east of metro Dallas.
Shelly Kofler / KERA News

In most places, saving up money for a down payment on a house can take several years. That’s not quite true for Northeast Texas, where saving up for a down payment, based on median earnings and median home prices, typically factors out to about a year and a quarter.