The Band Of Heathens (left to right) Scott Davis (bass), Gordy Quist (vocals/guitar), Trevor Nealon (keyboards), Ed Jurdi (vocals/guitar), Richard Millsap (drums)
Greg Giannukos

More than 10 years have passed since the core members first played together at an Austin nightclub, which led to the creation of The Band Of Heathens. Their fifth studio-created album, Duende, deftly mixes genres and highlights the outfit's latest evolution.

A South Texas sailor was among those killed when a civilian container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of Japan Saturday.  

88.9 KETR’s Summer Fundraising Drive is taking place now - July 1st!

Texas State Historical Association

Harry Turner, deacon of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church and a member of the Commerce Community Action Program (C-CAP), says the annual Juneteenth celebration will be at the Ivory Moore Park on the east side of Commerce from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday (June 24).  Juneteenth (officially June 19) celebrates the announcement on June 19, 1865 in Galveston that the slaves had been freed.

James Lynch of WirelessTraps
Luke Clayton

The topic of Luke's outdoors show this week is trapping wild hogs and James Lynch with WirelessTraps ( is this week's guest. Tune in and learn how to catch numbers of hogs the wireless way.

The effort to move a controversial Confederate statue from the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris will have to wait. 

Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, discusses the recent re-opening of the cardiac catheterization lab at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. With the new cath lab, Hunt Regional will be able to able to care for patients suffering a heart attack who otherwise would have to be taken to another facility. 


San Antonio-based food maker Wildly LLC and grocery  chain Trader Joe’s have recalled their lines of grain-free granola due to potential Listeria contamination. 

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham provides advice for working in the hot summer weather. Among other tips, Sarah says people should acclimate themselves gradually to the hot temperatures, limiting their exposure to it on the first day, and then gradually working longer hours.

USDA Flickr

Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes comments on an article that says many people are confused about nutrition, with so much seemingly conflicting information in circulation.

Carmen Ponder and S. Lee Merritt in Dallas on June 13.
Mark Haslett

Carmen Ponder, the Texas A&M University-Commerce student who was arrested by Commerce police during a controversial series of events on May 20, will not face any criminal charges as a result of the incident. Ponder's attorney, Dallas-based S. Lee Merritt, announced at a press conference this morning that Hunt County prosecutors will drop the case. Ponder had been charged with resisting or evading arrest or detention, a Class A misdemeanor.

Negotiations continue between the city's attorneys and Chief Crews' legal representation, City Manager Darrek Ferrell said.
Mark Haslett

An attorney hired by the City of Commerce to investigate a highly publicized road-rage incident has told local officials that Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews was not the driver who confronted a Texas A&M University-Commerce student in the parking lot of the local Walmart on May 20. However, many questions remain regarding the incident that ended with police arresting Carmen Ponder, 26, of a Dallas, a senior at A&M-Commerce.

City of Bonham

Emily Porter, president of the Bonham Economic Development Corporation, says a sheet-metal manufacturer, Tong Ren International, a Chinese company, is moving its plan in Melissa to Bonham.  And she reports that a new Dairy Queen franchise is being built in Bonham and will probably be open by the end of the summer.

The 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday at noon to commence activities for the week-long event.

At the Coronation Pageant held at the SSHS Auditorium on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the reigning 2016 Queen Sadie Evans passed her crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed.

Deport Mayor Faces Felony Theft Charges

Jun 12, 2017

The mayor of the Lamar County town of Deport has been accused of using city funds to pay for personal items.