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10:58 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Commerce political forum

Commerce, TX –

The Commerce political forum, held May 1st and heard on KETR, had no shortage of supporters for the bond issue to replace A.C. Williams Elementary School.

Favoring the bond issue were place 1 Commerce City Council candidate Janice Harrison and place 2 candidate Richard Hill. Wyman Williams, speaking for supporters of the bond issue, said the time was never better to do this. That's due to action in the Texas Legislature to reduce school finance property tax rates.

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KETR Local
10:56 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Commerce political forum

Commerce, TX –

The Commerce political forum, held May 1st and heard on KETR, had no shortage of supporters for the bond issue to replace A.C. Williams Elementary School.

Favoring the bond issue were place 1 Commerce City Council candidate Janice Harrison and place 2 candidate Richard Hill. Wyman Williams, speaking for supporters of the bond issue, said the time was never better to do this. That's due to action in the Texas Legislature to reduce school finance property tax rates.

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KETR Local
10:27 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Big bust in Cumby

Cumby – Police in Cumby Monday seized $223,000 and nearly 13 pounds of cocaine. Two women and a man from Michigan were taken into custody after police found the cash and drugs in the trunk of their car after a routine traffic stop. Police said all three will be charged unless one of them claims the cocaine during questioning.

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KETR Local
3:51 am
Tue May 1, 2007

Adam Ward found competent to stand trial

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KETR Local
9:23 am
Mon April 30, 2007

Early voting underway

Texas – Early voting has started for the May municipal, school, and state elections. Statewide, voters will decide whether or not to allow the legislature to go over the state's spending cap, providing $14 billion to local school districts to complete the new public school financing plan. The measure will also include passing property tax cuts on to elderly and disabled homeowners who now have their property taxes frozen.

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KETR Local
3:53 am
Mon April 30, 2007

Adam Ward delusional says psychiatrist

Greenville – Dr. Kristi Compton, a forensic psychologist hired by Ward's defense team testified Monday that Ward suffered from a "shared psychotic disorder" which he received from his father and that Ward's mental status might improve if he was removed from access to the father and placed in an environment where he could receive treatment and medications.

Compton said while Ward "factually" understands the trial process in which he is involved, he does not have a "rational" understanding.

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KETR Local
7:42 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Bonham man convicted for child abuse

Fannin County – A Fannin County jury has given a man 36 years in prison for the beating of a 6 year old boy. Honorio Arezano Baez has been convicted of first degree injury of a child, which Assistant Fannin County Attorney Brad Setterberg described as outright torture, according to The Paris News.

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KETR Local
7:40 am
Fri April 27, 2007

New Chief Appraiser named

Hunt County – Hunt County has named a new Chief Appraiser. Current Rockwall County Deputy Chief Appraiser Brent South will become the new Chief Appraiser for Hunt County. South has worked in a variety of appraisal positions since 1998, including roles in Smith and Dallas Counties.

South will start the job in June. He replaces long-time Hunt County Appraiser Mildred Compton, who announced her retirement in January.

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3:53 pm
Thu April 26, 2007

A&M-Commerce celebrates women's basketball

Hundreds gathered to honor the record setting season of the Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team. Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Keith McFarland congratulated the Lions women's basketball team for their record-setting season. The 2006-2007 team was the first in school history to reach the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

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KETR Local
9:46 am
Thu April 26, 2007

Campbell Store robber in jail

Campbell – A man alleged to have robbed the Campbell Store at gunpoint Monday is scheduled for a court hearing today.

Joshua Robinson is being held on $150,000 bond for aggravated robbery. Robinson is alleged to have robbed the Campbell Store shortly after 10am Monday. Greenville Police Chief Harold Roseberry responded to the call, and after being given a description of the suspect's vehicle, located the car at the Dream Lodge Motel in Greenville. Roseberry held Robinson at gunpoint until sheriff's deputies arrived.

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