News http://ketr.org en 'Shop Commerce' campaign, October 5-11 http://ketr.org/post/shop-commerce-campaign-october-5-11 <p>Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and Commerce school board member Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses a campaign involving the University, the city of Commerce, and the Commerce ISD to encourage University faculty, staff, students and others to shop in Commerce, October 5-11.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56938 at http://ketr.org 'Shop Commerce' campaign, October 5-11 Public-private partnership creates mural http://ketr.org/post/public-private-partnership-creates-mural <p><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406579285397_4702" style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;">There’s a little more vim, vigor and vitality in downtown Commerce with the addition of the Dr Pepper mural located at 1123 Main Street. Created through a partnership between the City of Commerce, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce, the artwork was dedicated in an afternoon ceremony on July 25. The mural is the first of three to be painted in the city’s downtown.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:41 +0000 Texas A&M University - Commerce 56950 at http://ketr.org Public-private partnership creates mural Campaigns test conventional wisdom with summer ads http://ketr.org/post/campaigns-test-conventional-wisdom-summer-ads <p>Texans heading to the movies to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be surprised to see Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, pop up on the screen. Seated in his own crowded theater, a smiling Abbott speaks directly to a camera to his left, while those around him stare straight ahead as if watching a film and oblivious to Abbott’s pitch.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:22:08 +0000 Aman Batheja - The Texas Tribune 56949 at http://ketr.org Campaigns test conventional wisdom with summer ads Alternative to Marvin Nichols: Raising Wright Patman Lake http://ketr.org/post/alternative-marvin-nichols-raising-wright-patman-lake <p>Walt Sears of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District considers raising water levels at Wright Patman&nbsp;Lake, along with using existing water at Toledo Bend Reservoir, a "viable option" for meeting the Dallas area's future water needs without building the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservior.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:06:30 +0000 Mark Haslett 56935 at http://ketr.org Alternative to Marvin Nichols: Raising Wright Patman Lake Grand jury issues intoxication assault indictment http://ketr.org/post/grand-jury-issues-intoxication-assault-indictment <p></p><p>A local man has been indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated and causing a crash which injured three people in Commerce.</p><p></p><p>Willie Doss Jr., 44, of Greenville, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle, with a second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon regarding the incident in May.</p><p></p><p>The Hunt County grand jury issued the indictment Friday, as it began its six month term of serving the 354th District Court.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 56914 at http://ketr.org Grand jury issues intoxication assault indictment City waiting on new street repair numbers http://ketr.org/post/city-waiting-new-street-repair-numbers <p></p><p>The City of Greenville is hoping for some good news this week, as a second set of bids are opened on the 2014 Street Improvement Program.</p><p></p><p>Only two bids were received last month, after the first time the current year’s effort was advertised, and both came in above the projected budget for the job.</p><p></p><p>The bids are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, after which they will opened and evaluated by the city staff, before they are presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 56915 at http://ketr.org City waiting on new street repair numbers 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion http://ketr.org/post/100-years-ago-greenville-hosts-confederate-vets-reunion <p><a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission</a> chairman Carol Taylor discusses the Texas Confederate Veterans Reunion, held in Greenville the week of July 28,1914, 100 years ago.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56903 at http://ketr.org 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion Seized animals staying in McKinney pending July 31 hearing http://ketr.org/post/seized-animals-staying-mckinney-pending-july-31-hearing <p><strong>Haslett: </strong>The Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter in Wolfe City is the only no-kill animal shelter in Hunt County. The future of that operation is in doubt. On Wednesday, all animals in the care of the shelter were seized in a cooperative effort involving Hunt County law enforcement and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas.</p><p><strong>Davies: </strong>There were 222 animals seized, and that’s 166 dogs, 43 cats, 14 kittens and 13 puppies.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:12:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 56857 at http://ketr.org Seized animals staying in McKinney pending July 31 hearing Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash http://ketr.org/post/denton-fracking-ban-could-spur-wider-legal-clash <p>Debbie Ingram understands the importance of Texas’ oil and gas industry, and she enjoys the look of a lit-up drilling rig rising in the nighttime sky.</p><p></p><p>But a few months of living about 400 feet from a natural gas well — the source of a cacophony of noises and nauseating fumes that, at times, have overtaken her brick house — prompted her to join hundreds of others pushing back against the industry in this North Texas city.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:28:30 +0000 Jim Malewitz - The Texas Tribune 56851 at http://ketr.org Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash Join us for a "possum dog" tale http://ketr.org/post/join-us-possum-dog-tale <p>This week, storyteller deluxe Sam Tanner tells about the old days growing up on the&nbsp;blackland&nbsp;prairies and shares a bit of humor with his 'possum dog' tale. Luke wraps things up with some fishing tips.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 Kevin Jefferies & Luke Clayton 56833 at http://ketr.org Join us for a "possum dog" tale