Hunt County – Hunt County has named a new Fire Marshall. Current Hunt County employee Richard Hill was chosen by the Commissioner's Court as both Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Coordinator Monday.
Hill will be the first permanent Fire Marshall since Dorsey Driggers retired in September.
Commerce – The Commerce Municipal Court is offering warrant amnesty through March 2nd. The program will allow anyone with an outstanding warrant a chance to clear their name and pay fines at a discounted rate. An outstanding fine could be reduced anywhere from 10 to 50 percent in an effort to move outstanding cases off the dockets.
A warrant listing page is available through the City of Commerce's website at www.commerce-tx.com.
Sulphur Springs – Services were held Saturday for a 3 year old boy killed earlier this month in a Sulphur Springs house fire. Donations have been pouring in to help the family of Caden West to rebuild after the fire took their home and everything in it.
Commerce, TX – In 1929, Cujoe and Kathleen Bickham set up their floral business at 2001 Live Oak, behind Memorial Stadium. On Friday, demoliton began on the first location of Bickham Floral, Commerce's second longest business under the same name.
Commerce, TX – The warmup for the new NASCAR season was held Saturday night at Daytona. Jeff Gordon finished last at the Budweiser shootout while Jimmie Johnson finished fourth.
If you're a big fan of those drivers, then you're in the same camp with Texas A&M University-Commerce President Keith McFarland. The North Carolina native grew up as a fan of stock car racing and is the owner of two classic cars.
KETR was there live for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus. If you missed it, click ON THE PICTURE of the new MSC for on-demand audio of the event.
The new student center will be the culmination of years of work for many people. Check back often on 88.9 KETR and online at ketr.org as we track the progress of construction, bring you the latest architectural drawings, and eventually bring the ribbon-cutting ceremonies to you live.
Commerce, TX – It was standing room only on both floors of the Science building atrium for the groundbreaking program of the new Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Due to a rare Friday session of the Texas Legislature, TAMU-C President Dr. Keith McFarland was in Austin. Interim Provost Dr. Frank Ashley and Congressman Ralph Hall, who knew Rayburn, were among the speakers.
Commerce – It was Dancing with the Stars last night at the 98th Annual Commerce Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Business and political leaders in Commerce met to award outstanding service to the community, change members of the Commerce Chamber Board of Directors, and have a good time.
Four couples exhibited several dances throughout the evening, such as the Fox Trot, the Rumba, the Jitterbug, and more as the entertainment for the evening.