News http://ketr.org en Mr. Whitetail; Lake Fork fishing http://ketr.org/post/mr-whitetail-lake-fork-fishing <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luke's guests this week are Larry </span>Weishuhn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Mr. Whitetail) and Lake Fork fishing guide Seth </span>Vanover<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tune in for a fun 15 </span>minues<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of interesting and entertaining outdoor talk.</span></div> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Kevin Jefferies & Luke Clayton 56146 at http://ketr.org Mr. Whitetail; Lake Fork fishing 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' worth the ticket http://ketr.org/post/dawn-planet-apes-worth-ticket <p>Alice Reese says that "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" has a bit more heart and a lot more brain than the average summer blockbuster - making it appealing for fans of drama as well as action.</p><p>Also this week: Alice reviews two art-house films - the psycho-thriller "Coherence" and the cerebral, sexy "Venus in Fur."</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:33:51 +0000 Mark Haslett 56169 at http://ketr.org 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' worth the ticket Sulphur Springs to celebrate City Hall centennial http://ketr.org/post/sulphur-springs-celebrate-city-hall-centennial <p>Sulphur Springs City Hall will be hosting a grand opening and 100 Year Anniversary of building on Tuesday, July 15, 10 a.m. This date was chosen for the significance to the building’s history – July 15 will be the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. Post Office’s building dedication in 1914.</p><p>As part of the renovations, the city added a modern board room, a corridor with circular windows for displaying local art and a large porch on the south side. The expansion constructed to the west of building is approximately 5,000-square feet.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:46:56 +0000 Cindy Roller 56124 at http://ketr.org Sulphur Springs to celebrate City Hall centennial Photos: Tall in the saddle at the Cooper Rodeo http://ketr.org/post/photos-tall-saddle-cooper-rodeo Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:36:22 +0000 Cindy Roller 56112 at http://ketr.org Photos: Tall in the saddle at the Cooper Rodeo Rodeo and frontier days return to Ladonia http://ketr.org/post/rodeo-and-frontier-days-return-ladonia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>49th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual </span>Ladonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rodeo and Frontier Days will commence this Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. The rodeo kicks off at 8:30 p.m. at Eastman Arena on Hwy 64 featuring nine events with an added $4500 and is sanctioned by the </span>UPRA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>CPRA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>CRRA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:01:08 +0000 Cindy Roller 56111 at http://ketr.org Rodeo and frontier days return to Ladonia Ranchers organization approves added charge on cattle sales http://ketr.org/post/ranchers-organization-approves-added-charge-cattle-sales <p>Every time a cow is sold in Texas, a dollar of that sale goes to industry groups that use it to promote and research beef. It’s part of a national program called the “beef checkoff,” and that charge will now rise to two dollars in Texas after a statewide vote by cattle owners.</p><p>The vote to raise the fee passed by nearly 67 percent. The results were announced Wednesday and hailed by agriculture and cattle industry groups, who say the money is needed to keep beef competitive.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:15:28 +0000 Mose Buchele - StateImpact Texas 56103 at http://ketr.org Ranchers organization approves added charge on cattle sales Outgoing UT president's status a 'political football' http://ketr.org/post/outgoing-ut-presidents-status-political-football <p>In the end, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers got his wish.</p><p></p><p>Despite outgoing University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s demand last week that Powers agree to an October resignation or be fired this week, on Wednesday the two ended up settling on Powers’ own proposed exit date — one roughly 11 months away.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Powers called that timeline more “graceful.”</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:07:57 +0000 Reeve Hamilton - The Texas Tribune 56102 at http://ketr.org Outgoing UT president's status a 'political football' Perry, Obama discuss solutions to immigration crisis http://ketr.org/post/perry-obama-discuss-solutions-immigration-crisis <p>President Obama on Wednesday said his meeting with Gov. Rick Perry in Dallas was constructive and that the governor’s concern over the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Lone Star State’s swath of the border were valid.<br /><br />But Obama also reiterated his belief that Republican opposition to immigration reform has fueled the influx of illegal migration into Texas. And he urged Perry to pressure the Texas congressional delegation to support a supplemental funding request for $3.7 billion to address the immigration surge in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:40 +0000 Julian Aguilar - The Texas Tribune 56101 at http://ketr.org Perry, Obama discuss solutions to immigration crisis UT-Austin president to resign next summer http://ketr.org/post/ut-austin-president-resign-next-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco </span>Cigarroa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015. Last week, </span>Cigarroa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had asked Powers to resign or face firing at Thursday's board of regents meeting. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's the full statement:&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:45:16 +0000 Reeve Hamilton - The Texas Tribune 56062 at http://ketr.org UT-Austin president to resign next summer In border crisis, Perry finds political advantage http://ketr.org/post/border-crisis-perry-finds-political-advantage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even if you believe that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Perry’s motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute with the federal government makes for good politics.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:38:30 +0000 Ross Ramsey - The Texas Tribune 56049 at http://ketr.org In border crisis, Perry finds political advantage