News http://ketr.org en 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 Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County http://ketr.org/post/downtown-cooper-hit-hard-winds-new-warning-sirens-coming-delta-county <p>The editor of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Review/235331373169352?rf=100496846676253">Cooper Review</a>, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm.&nbsp; Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56815 at http://ketr.org Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County Cuellar: Failure 'not an option' on border crisis http://ketr.org/post/cuellar-failure-not-option-border-crisis <p>The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas’ southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn’t taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.</p><p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said this week that the coming days will be critical if Congress is serious about addressing the tens of thousands of Central Americans coming into Texas illegally. Federal lawmakers are a week away from adjourning for the month of August.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:47 +0000 Julián Aguilar - The Texas Tribune 56805 at http://ketr.org Cuellar: Failure 'not an option' on border crisis East Side Square in Cooper sustains heavy wind damage http://ketr.org/post/east-side-square-cooper-sustains-heavy-wind-damage <p>Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:04 +0000 Cindy Roller 56785 at http://ketr.org East Side Square in Cooper sustains heavy wind damage Animals seized from shelter in Wolfe City http://ketr.org/post/animals-seized-shelter-wolfe-city <p>The Texas SPCA and Hunt County Constable Terry Jones removed approximately 200 animals from the Frank Barchard Memorial Shelter in Wolfe City Wednesday morning, alleging poor housing conditions, sick animals and contaminated water.</p><p></p><p>“Many of the dogs are being cruelly confined in kennels and pens outdoors and inside a building on the property and many of the animals appear to be suffering from open wounds, eye discharge and other issues,” the SPCA said in a press release. “The water provided to many of the animals appears to be contaminated.”</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:35:49 +0000 Greenville Herald-Banner 56776 at http://ketr.org Animals seized from shelter in Wolfe City 'Bras for Cause' kickoff event Aug. 21 http://ketr.org/post/bras-cause-kickoff-event-aug-21 <p>Start creating your designer bras for "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bras-for-the-Cause-Greenville-Texas/100254690036187">Bras for the Cause</a>."&nbsp; Pud Kearns with <a href="http://www.housewarmersusa.com/greenville/">Housewarmers of Greenville</a> says the kickoff event is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21 at Landon Winery in Greenville, and the "Bras for the Cause" auction for the Hunt Memorial Hospital District breast-cancer facility is Thursday, October 9. &nbsp; The theme this year is "Brazinga!"</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56722 at http://ketr.org 'Bras for Cause' kickoff event Aug. 21 Drinking water systems draw federal concerns http://ketr.org/post/drinking-water-systems-draw-federal-concerns <p>More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas — nearly 4.5 percent of the state's regulated public water systems — have quality issues that haven’t been adequately addressed, federal officials <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.texastribune.org/media/documents/EPA_TCEQ_letter.pdf" target="_blank">told</a> the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. That is the highest percentage in the nation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:44:05 +0000 Neena Satija - The Texas Tribune 56749 at http://ketr.org Drinking water systems draw federal concerns Police continue investigation into elderly resident's death http://ketr.org/post/police-continue-investigation-elderly-residents-death <p>The Greenville Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly local resident, whose body was discovered in a cemetery over the weekend.</p><p></p><p>A memorial service is set Thursday for Robert Younger, 86, of Greenville.</p><p></p><p>Few details had been released as of Tuesday evening concerning the circumstances of Younger’s death.</p><p></p><p></p><p>City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said a cause of death had not been determined, pending the results of an autopsy.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:16 +0000 Brad Kellar 56748 at http://ketr.org Police continue investigation into elderly resident's death