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This buck is trailing a doe and in the middle of the rut. There is not a better time to be out hunting than during the breeding season when the bucks are on the prowl.
Luke Clayton

Luke travels out to far west Texas on a deer hunt with his friends Steven Ray and Larry Weishuhn. Steven invented the Rattling Forks ( www.rattlingforks.com ) and he puts them to use bringing in some big bucks this past week. The show is recorded from the deer camp and while hunting. Luke "takes you with him" this week.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M University-Commerce interim dean of the College of Business and economics professor, says the likely Federal Reserve interest rate hike December 14 will probably be the first of several in the coming new year. Dr. Funderburk says the effect on average people will not be immediate, but will eventually be felt in mortgage rates and for other loans. But he says the effect will be helpful for people with low-risk investments, such as certificates of deposit.

Lions, Greyhounds Tip Off Tonight

Dec 8, 2016
Head Coach Sam Walker and the Lions have their first Lone Star Conference road game tonight.
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Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team earned its first conference win on Dec. 3 with a 73-60 victory over Midwestern State University. The win brings the Lions to 7-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. A&M-Commerce is currently tied for fourth in the LSC standings. The Lions are currently 7-1, their best start to a season since 2013-14.

Cindy Roller

Sarah Dacus, community development specialist with the city of Sulphur Springs , says the downtown "Celebration District" will host a number of Christmas and holiday-oriented events Saturday. The events include a holiday marketplace; the Northeast Texas Choral Society presenting a concert of holiday music at 3 p.m.; "Fill the Trolley," accepting donations of toys for children from 5 to 7, with a donated toy as the admission to a concert by Matt Dunn at 7 p.m. in City Hall; and a showing of ...

Robert Earl Keen
Darren Carroll/ Darren Carroll Photography

Robert Earl Keen's musical road truly does seem to go on forever, as entailed in the lyrics to one of his synonymous songs. His campy, 1994 "Merry Christmas From The Family" song grew a life of it's own, and became a seasonal tour for the Houston native.

Lion Women Riding High Into ENMU Game

Dec 7, 2016
Lauren Parker and the Lions have had a good month of December.
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team will be bringing a perfect Lone Star Conference record into Portales, N.M., for a 6:30 p.m. Thursday night game against Eastern New Mexico University.

Vet Ranch

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital , says dogs and cats are living longer because of better nutrition and veterinary care. But she says it's not always easy to tell when dogs and cats are getting older, and she says older pets should see the vet twice a year, instead of annually.

Rick Parent

Rick Parent is readying the former A.L. Day Elementary School building on Commerce's east side as the Tipitina's Creative Co-op, through an agreement between the city of Commerce and Tipitina's Foundation of New Orleans. Rick says the building will host artistic and musical activities when it receives a certificate of occupancy, which he hopes will be soon.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham begins a series of " Technology Talks " at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (December 7) at 2217 Washington Street in downtown Greenville. The series will help people who are new to digital devices such as smart phones and laptops learn how to get the most out of them.

Need a study break? The Field House will be rocking, as the women and men are facing Midwestern State today.
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's and men's basketball teams return to the Field House today with a doubleheader against Midwestern State University. The women’s game will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the men's game around 4 p.m.

Deer, duck, and crappie all on the topic list today
Garett Gabriel - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whitetail_Deer.jpg / https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whitetail_Deer.jpg

This week, Luke is talking about hunting the whitetail rut. The second split of duck season also opens this weekend and there is a bit of duck hunting talk mixed in. Also, barn door size crappie are biting well at Lake O' The Pines and guide Seth Vanover ( www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com ) has been hammering them. Luke is covering lots of bases this week but with some very current, useful information.

The U.S. energy grid.
The U.S. energy grid. / National Renewable Energy Laboratory

State Senator Bob Hall (R-2) is drumming up support for a Texas initiative to protect against electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attacks.

Bill Kirchen
Cliff Goldfarb (Used by permission from Red House Records)

"Hot Rod Lincoln" was the song that put Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen on the map in the 1970's, a time which guitarist and singer/songwriter Bill Kirchen recalls fondly. Now a solo artist, Bill has lived in Austin since 2011 and just reunited with musical partner Austin De Lone on their new Transatlanticana album .

Mrs. Claus and Santa visited residents last year at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity Director Anna Davis is announcing the plans for the Annual Christmas Drive. They will be collecting general and specific items for their residents for Christmas. “We appreciate everything the family of Cooper and Delta County can do for our residents,” said Activity Director Anna Davis, on the Angel Tree gifts.

North Hopkins ISD Beta Club members Brittany Aguinaga, Hollie Stidham, Christian Mattock, Colton Ross and Aaron Stanley fill grocery carts full of food donations last Friday outside of the Delta Hope House. The school delivered 1.3 tons of donated food.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta Hope House receives record breaking donations The Thanksgiving holiday season has been overwhelmingly special for the volunteers at the Delta Hope House in Cooper, Texas. Friday, Nov. 18 was beyond ordinary – it was extraordinary – as they received 1.3 tons of donated food from North Hopkins Independent School District’s Beta Club “Block the Door” event. Students were challenged to bring enough canned items as well as flour, sugar, jelly and peanut butter to block the classroom door of a teacher.

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