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A&M-Commerce
5:43 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Lions travel for yet another clash of contenders

Head coach Colby Carthel and the Lions have a 5-0 record in Lone Star Conference play.
lionathletics.com

The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team, ranked no. 22 nationally among NCAA Division II teams, rolls into Wichita Falls looking to knock off Midwestern State. The Lions hope to defeat the Mustangs on the road for the first time since 1998 and clinch the outright Lone Star Conference championship at 7 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on KETR.

1st and 10

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Hunt County
5:26 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

SPCA investigating Commerce Animal Shelter

Texas Politics
4:10 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

In TV airtime, a candidate looks invincible

Greg Abbott is the current Texas State Attorney General.
Credit NPR

It would take more than 10 days to watch all the ad spots on broadcast television that the campaign of Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Texas governor, has bought from July to Election Day.

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Texas Education
2:05 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Review of social studies texts approaches final decision

Credit NPR

Two hours into a meeting called to parse revisions to new social studies textbooks for Texas schoolchildren — and a month before the deadline for final approval — the State Board of Education found itself confronting a tricky question. 

Was Sam Houston a liberal? 

Board member Pat Hardy believed that Houston, hero of the Texas revolution and two-time president of the Texas Republic, might balk at the description. 

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Outdoors
11:22 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Training hunting dogs to trail wounded deer

Jeremy Moore speaks with Luke about training dogs for deer hunting.
Credit Luke Clayton

Luke visits with Jeremy Moore and learns about training just about any type dog to trail wounded deer. Tune in an learn how easy it is to refine the built in trailing instincts in your dog!

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Sulphur Springs
8:17 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Fifth Annual Photo Walk announces winners

First Place and People's Choice Winner Malorie Padron

This year’s top photo exemplifies how being a good photographer is not just about having the most expensive equipment, but the eye for the art of photography.

It was a difficult decision for the judges but the Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photo Walk is announcing the winners of the fifth annual event sponsored by the Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance.

Taking the First Place ribbon was fifth-year participant photographer Malorie Padron of Sulphur Springs with her entry highlighting the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and America flag flown over Celebration Plaza. Padron said she usually uses her Canon EOS 35mm camera but this year she used her cell phone camera.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Bob Wills Fiddle Contest' Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in downtown Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville looks ahead to the Bob Wills Fiddle Contest in downtown Greenville, the weekend of October 31-November 2, and also has tips on the best Halloween pumpkin patches around Hunt County.

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Sulphur Springs
12:21 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Report: Hopkins County investigator arrested

Daniel Winn
Credit Hopkins County

A Hopkins County investigator has been arrested by local sheriff's deputies, according to a report by Tyler-based KLTV.

Investigator Daniel Madison Winn was arrested on Oct. 22 and charged with tampering with evidence with the intent to impair an investigation, the report said. Bond has been set at $25,000, the report said.

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Delta County
11:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Enloe hosts Annual Hayride event

Take a short ride to Enloe for the Community Hayride and Hot Dog Roast this Saturday and visit all of its spooky residents including this bike rider in front of Larry and Donna King's home.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Saturday, Oct 25th  Enloe Community Center will hosts its annual hayride, hot dog roast, Halloween Costume Contest … all rolled into one.

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Chiggerfest
10:56 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Chasing Chiggers out of Delta County

Chasing the chiggers...
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

A nice crowd helped chase the chiggers out of Delta County for the  21st Annual Chiggerfest this past Saturday. The day-long event began with the Chigger mascot and Chigger "in training" being chased out of town for the start of the 5K/2 mile run.

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Hunt County
7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

City officials, citizens conflict over municipal animal shelter

Over 50 people attended the Oct. 21 city council meeting, during which the mayor and council refused to hear comments regarding the city's municipal animal shelter.
Caleb Slinkard The Commerce Journal

The ongoing criticism of the City of Commerce’s municipal animal shelter – and the refusal of local officials to allow public comment on the topic at the Oct. 21 city council meeting – has many people in Commerce frustrated and angry.

More than 50 members and supporters of the No Kill Hunt County group, an organization dedicated to making all shelters in the county no-kill shelters, attended the meeting to protest what they said were poor conditions at the Commerce Animal Shelter and alleged mistreatment of the animals by shelter personnel, according to the Commerce Journal.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Commerce Public Libary offers Family Literacy Nights, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Commerce Public Library director Nan Clay says the library now offers Family Literacy Night activities on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., in addition to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes at the same time.

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Texas Government
4:02 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

No Halloween hearing for Perry

Governor Perry's scheduled hearing has been moved to November 6th.
Credit NPR

Gov. Rick Perry won't be making a Halloween court appearance after all.

The Oct. 31 hearing that had been scheduled in Perry's criminal case has been rescheduled for Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., a court employee confirmed.

Perry will be attending the hearing because his legal team is raising an evidentiary issue and visiting Judge Bert Richardson has ruled that requires the governor's presence.

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2014 Elections
3:14 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Early voting continues through Oct. 31

NPR

Early voting began Monday Oct. 20 and will end Oct. 31.

Polling locations and times:

Collin County

Collin County Elections (Main Early Voting Location)

2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney

Texas Star Bank

402 W. White St., Anna        

Oct 27-Oct 31 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. only     

Farmersville City Hall

205 S Main St., Farmersville  

Oct 20-24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. only

Josephine City Hall

108 West Hubbard, Josephine           

Oct 20-24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. only

Lavon City Hall

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Texas Weather
2:56 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Forecasters: Autumn, winter to arrive eventually, at some point

NWS

Current forecasts for Northeast Texas predict that this weekend’s weather will feature afternoon high temperatures in the mid 80s. The extended outlook for the region says that early trick-or-treaters on Halloween will take to their neighborhood streets with temperatures in the low 70s.

When will seasonably cool weather settle into the region for more than a day or two? Soon, say meteorologists. Just not yet.

Although predictions favor a weak El Niño to develop over the next couple months, forecasters say there’s a good chance for a wet, cool winter.

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