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Photo by NASA
Photo by NASA

Skies should be clear Monday morning and afternoon, when Northeast Texas experiences a rare solar eclipse. Mostly sunny skies with a very low chance of rain mean good viewing; temperatures should be between 75 and 95 throughout the course of the eclipse.

Luke discusses cooking on the trail and basic navigational tools
Luke Clayton

Six Flags Over Texas, the Arlington-based amusement park whose very name has sought to pay tribute to Texas' multi-sovereign history, announced Friday that it will no longer fly non-U.S. flags.

Calhoun singer Tim Locke performing "Blinders On" at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Dallas band Calhoun's sound bridges the gap between pop and old school alternative, and features the vocal range of singer Tim Locke. They've retained the same lineup for more than 5 years, and the band mates still love writing, recording and performing together.

Texas farmers paid less to operate their farms last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says "Logan Lucky" is a great comeback for Stephen Soderbergh, the director of "Ocean's Eleven" and other hits, who had previously announced his retirement.  She says the comedy centered on a heist at a major NASCAR race is very well-written.  "The Hitman's Bodyguard," an action/adventure/comedy with a very high body count, stars Samuel L. Jackson.

The spillway at Cooper Lake is releasing 2,729 cubic feet of water per second.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

As the flash flooding from the weekend storms recedes, Cooper Lake is rewarded again with an abundance of water. It is currently 3.81 feet above full pool.

Congressman John Ratcliffe presented the Delta County Sheriff's Office with the flag of the United States of America has been flown over the Capitol as a token of appreciation for their work and service.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Congressman John Ratcliffe made a special visit to Cooper, Texas on Monday to honor the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, expressing his appreciation for the work the local law enforcement does for the community and giving his support to the officers for putting their own lives at risk each day to protect citizens.

Official photo
Official photo

A survey by the Texas Tribune finds that several Texas members of Congress oppose President Trump’s assertion that both left-wing and right-wing activists were to blame for last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.

But half of the state’s federal lawmakers have chosen to remain mum.

First at the scene Delta County Deputy Tanner Steward and Delta County Constable Marshall Lynch along with Deputy Elmo Robinson examine the wreckage of the Dodge pickup.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

A multi-vehicle wreck on State Highway 19 Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, claimed another life and caused injuries. A witness to the incident, who had been stopped on the shoulder, said the driver of the older model Dodge pickup had been traveling north on SH 19 and within minutes he saw the same pickup traveling back south again.

Senior Center Resources and Public Transit

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, discusses The Connection, a service of the Senior Resource Center and Public Transit in Greenville.  The Connection provides a shuttle service for all citizens of Hunt County.  Arrangements for travel should be made a day in advances.  In addition to providing transportation within the county, the shuttle goes to the DART rail station in Rowlett, where riders can travel to Dallas or as far as Fort Worth.

The Bonham City Council Monday unanimously adopted an eight year plan to deal with growth in the city and region. 

NASA

The director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, Dr. Kent Montgomery, says the solar eclipse Monday (August 21) will be the first seen in the continental U.S. since 1979.  Dr. Montgomery says the eclipse will be about 80 percent viewable in Hunt County, starting at about 1 p.m. Monday.  The nearest place to Texas to view the eclipse in its entirety is Missouri or Nebraska.

Texas State Historical Association

Emily Porter, the president of the Bonham Economic Development Corporation, says representatives of the city recently attended the Sunbelt Builders conference in Dallas to promote the building of affordable housing in the city.  Emily says Bonham, like many other small cities, is in need of more housing for middle-income people.

Senate Bill 6, the bill requiring cities in Texas to hold a public vote before annexing surrounding properties was approved mainly along party lines yesterday. The 21 to 10 vote in the state Senate approves changes made in the House. 

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