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10:27 am
Tue March 28, 2006

Area news

Northeast Texas – A DWI indictment has been handed down to Community High School coach Benny Ray Smith by the Hunt County Grand Jury. It marks the fourth time Smith has been arrested for drunk driving.

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KETR Local
10:28 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Cooper mother of ten loses home to fire

Cooper – A fund has been set up for a Cooper mother of ten children whose home was destroyed by fire Saturday. Marilyn Nichols is a single mother that has adopted many children over the years and had ten living at the home in Cooper. The youngest, a 2-month-old, was killed in the fire and a four-year-old was taken by Careflight to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with burns.

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KETR Local
10:26 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Illegal gambling sweep in Hunt County

Hunt County – A county-wide sweep was conducted Friday in Hunt County targeting illegal gambling parlors. In total, 13 establishments with around 380 machines were targeted in the sweep.

Three of those establishments were located in the Commerce City limits. Over 50 officers were deployed just after noon Friday to execute search warrants on those establishments in Commerce. Commerce PD, University Police, and the TABC teamed up the sweep that shut down 90 illegal machines in the three locations.

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1:50 pm
Fri March 24, 2006

The Parent's Journal

The Parent's Journal can be heard every Friday at 4:00pm and Sunday at 7am.

The Parent's Journal with Bobbi Conner is a weekly national radio series for parents, grandparents, and others who care for and about children.

This is not a program that dispenses "quick-fix" solutions on child rearing, but rather a program that is designed to help parents understand how children develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

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KETR Local
10:18 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Unintended wastewater discharge in Commerce

Commerce – The City of Commerce wastewater treatment plant experienced an unauthorized discharge of an estimated 200,000 gallons of domestic wastewater to the South Sulphur River as a result of heavy rains last weekend. The potentially affected area is located along the eastern edge of Farm to Market 3218 and a short distance east along the feeder branch of the South Sulphur River within a .2 mile wide strip of floodplain between the feeder branch and the treatment plant.

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KETR Local
10:17 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Big Event tomorrow!

Commerce – The Big Event is tomorrow in Commerce. It will be the eighth year the City of Commerce and Texas A&M University-Commerce have come together to improve the appearance, facilities, and safety of Commerce.

The Big Event will go from 9am to 1pm tomorrow. Some of the planned projects will be painting the lampposts downtown, beautifying the shores of Gee Lake, picking up litter, and planting flowers in various places throughout the city.

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KETR Local
9:57 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Man back before Wills Point City Council after arrest last month for disruption

Wills Point – A man arrested last month for disrupting a Wills Point City Council meeting returned to the council during regular session last week to calmly address his issues before the council. The Wills Point Chronicle reports the former resident James Lunsford has made accusations against Councilman Mike Jones, saying Jones molested him as a child in the late 80's and early 90's.

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KETR Local
9:56 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Area counties on list of nation's fastest growing

Northeast Texas – A few local counties have made the list of the nation's fastest growing counties. A recurring name on the list, Rockwall County has retained its position as third fastest growing county in the nation, and the fastest growing county in Texas. Rockwall posted a 46.1% growth last year.

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Movies
10:16 am
Wed March 22, 2006

<h2>POWER PLEDGE DAY</h2>

Join us all day Sunday as we air special programming from American Public Media for KETR's Power Pledge Day. A special episode of Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (right) is just one of the reasons to tune in to 88.9 KETR-FM this Sunday.

KETR POWER PLEDGE DAY

KETR Staff will be here all day answering phones and asking for support from you, the listener. Public Radio relies on the generous support of listeners in order to bring unique, quality programming to the air waves.

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KETR Local
9:59 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Poison Prevention Week in Commerce

Commerce – The Commerce City Council in regular session last night presented a proclamation recognizing Poison Prevention Week. Mayor Sheryl Zelhart said the week is meant to raise awareness over many poisons, but especially those in the household.

ZELHART: With our increasing dependence on household chemicals, we need to be ever-diligent and aware of the hazardouse nature of those chemicals, and we need to make sure that they are stored properly and that children do not have access to them.

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