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Bitcoin has billionaires now. So everybody's suddenly paying a lot more attention to it. The problem is, not a lot of people actually know what Bitcoin is. And whether being rich with it is really being rich or it's like having Monopoly money up to your ears is still a question we're trying to answer.

Texas A&M Engineering

Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media in Greenville, makes increasing use of drones to shoot overhead video for his clients.  While Derek says drones have become practical for many purposes, there are considerable safety and privacy concerns.

In this week's show, Luke discusses the study currently underway to use sodium nitrite to control (kill) wild hogs.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke discusses the study currently underway to use sodium nitrite to control (kill) wild hogs. In preparation for an upcoming magazine article on the topic of controlling wild hog numbers, Luke has some insights into the study of the use of sodium nitrite, the preservative used in curing ham and bacon.

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NPR Photo

I’ll let you in on a secret that doesn’t seem to make it to everyone in journalism school anymore ‒‒ we’re not here to make you comfortable. We’re not here to make you feel safe. We’re also not here to provoke you to action. We’re here to tell you what’s important to know. And we’re here to tell you when some well-dressed huckster with a charming smile is really quietly greasing you with snake oil.

Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith commends Jail Administrator Sue Ann Johnson for passing standards for fifth year in row.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County passed the Jail Standards for the fifth year in a row. Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith credited Jail Administrator Sue Ann Johnson with the success.

In a recent meeting of the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees it was announced the District received a “perfect score” for the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST).

Board President Thomas Darden gave credit to the CISD business office for the success.

“It was a perfect score,” said CISD Board President Thomas Darden. “We are doing a good job.”

Performing the drawing as a neutral party was Cooper Review staff writer Kalynn McKee.
Grace Crabb / Delta County

There was a drawing for the places on the ballot held on Monday morning, Dec. 18, 2017 at the Delta County Clerk’s office following the deadline to be on the election ballot on Dec. 11, 2017.

Running for Delta County Judge will be incumbent Jason Murray, who will be listed first on the ballot, against Bonnie Hobbs, who’s currently serving as Delta County Treasurer.

Interstate Mechanic Shop owner Chuck Sickles donates to Constable Marshall Lynch.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In a recent Delta County Commissioners Court, the inkind donation of $500 from Interstate Mechanic Shop owner Chuck Sickles to vehicle repair for the Delta County Constable's car was unanimously accepted. Constable Marshall Lynch graciously accepted the offer on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from the newly expanded establishment in Cooper.

Effective December 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CDT, Delta County Judge Jason Murray has lifted the Outdoor Burning Ban implemented on December 4, 2017. The drought conditions that prompted the implementation of the burning ban has lessened with recent precipitation, which has lowered the fire danger rating for Delta County.

Hostiles movie, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new Western "Hostiles" starring Christian Bale reminds her of the great Westerns made by director John Ford, including "The Searchers" and "Cheyenne Autumn."  Alice also admires "The Post," the story of the Washington Post during the time of the Pentagon Papers, directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

O'Rourke Brings Campaign To Northeast Texas

Jan 4, 2018
About 100 people attended a campaign event in Greenville for U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat who is running to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican.
Mark Haslett

It’s next to impossible to talk about Beto O’Rourke without talking about Ted Cruz. The sitting Republican senator is the reason O’Rourke’s candidacy has caught real fire. Left-leaning publications like Mother Jones have not been shy about anointing O’Rourke as the great Blue hope; more centrist publications, like Vanity Fair, have dared to use the K-word to describe him: “Kennedyesque.”

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

Quinlan ISD

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the Celeste ISD recently donated a used bus to the UW, and she hopes it will become a second Mobile Learning Cafe operating in the northern part of Hunt County this summer.  The existing Mobile Learning Cafe is operated in conjunction with the Quinlan ISD and provides meals and educational enrichment activities for children in the summer.  Frances also says the ramp-building program of the Golden K Kiwanis in Greenville is the latest program adopted by the United

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Researchers at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are testing whether barley could become an all-in-one crop in the cattle industry. Barley could make a good grazing alternative, but researchers are looking for a kind of magic bullet ‒‒ a line of barley that would be ideal for both feed and forage for beef and dairy cattle statewide.

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Texas is one of five states to have more than 10 percent of its voting age population behind bars for felony convictions, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts that looks at the rise in felony incarcerations between 1980 and 2010.

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