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12:08 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Police: Heath was invading home when shot

Law enforcement officials responded to a fatal shooting in Commerce on Jan. 13.
Credit Kevin Jefferies / KETR

Commerce police said in a Jan. 16 statement that Corey Dominic Heath, 23, of Commerce, was shot on Jan. 13 while attempting a home invasion and robbery.

Heath, 23, of Commerce, died from gunshot wounds on Jan. 13, police said. Officers responding to a call of a possible shooting found Heath dead on the property of Lamplight Lodge Apartments, 1300 Moore St., at about 1 p.m., police said.

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A&M-Commerce
11:53 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Artist to create wood sculpture using collaborative process

Artist Patrick Daugherty specializes in sculptures made from wood.
stickwork.net

Beginning January 17, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host sculptor Patrick Dougherty on campus. Dougherty was commissioned last year to create a piece for the university which he will construct during his visit. He will also hold a lecture on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Radio: 'Life in the ol' boy yet'

Jerrod Knight, the general manager of KETR, discusses the current state of the radio industry, which is stronger than many realize, according to a recent article.  Another article reports that music downloads on iTunes are declining as listeners shift to Pandora and other streaming music services.

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Delta County
1:57 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Two suspects apprehended following manhunt

April Ann Morris and Jacob Earl Donahue are behind bars at the Delta County Jail following the manhunt when they fled the scene.
Credit Delta County Sheriff's office

An extensive manhunt this morning caused a lockdown at Cooper ISD campuses as Delta County Sheriff’s officers and several other local law enforcement agencies searched for suspects fleeing from a burglary scene west of Cooper.

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A&M-Commerce
12:19 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Lions rout Cameron, 86-53

The Lions improved to 2-1 in Lone Star Conference play.
lionathletics.com

Darrell Williams recorded his fourth consecutive 20 point game with a game-high 25 points to lead all scorers as A&M-Commerce reeled off its 10th win in the last 11 games with a decisive 86-53 win over Cameron in the Field House in the Lions Lone Star Conference home opener Wednesday night.

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A&M-Commerce
12:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Cameron holds on to tip Lions, 65-64

A&M-Commerce rallied late, but Cameron held on to win by a point.
lionathletics.com

The Lion women (7-6 overall; 2-2 in LSC) saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday after a gutsy comeback-effort fell short, with the Cameron Aggies (5-7 overall; 2-1 in LSC) narrowly escaping with a 65-64 win.

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Delta County
11:33 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Judge Jason Murray presides over first meeting of 2015

Delta County Commissioners (from left) Precinct 4 Mark Brantley, Precinct 3 Loyd Vandygriff, Judge Jason Murray, Precinct 2 Gary Anderson and Precinct 1 Rip Templeton start the 2015 year with regular business Monday.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Judge Jason Murray presided over his first regular meeting on Monday. Topping the discussion of agenda was a resolution for Charles Edwards of Hayter Engineering to consider the community development through BLOCK program – aimed at low income citizens determined by a prior door-to-door survey. Edwards also presented a Disaster Relief grant (with the denial of the FEMA relief). The Court accepted the recommendation and the resolution.

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Delta County
11:29 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Success for 4-H participants in Consumer Decision Making contest

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Credit Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. 

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Northeast Texas
10:53 am
Thu January 15, 2015

CASA for KIDS receives National Certification

CASA for KIDS of Delta, Red River and Lamar Counties has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.

The CASA for KIDS of Delta, Red River and Lamar Counties has just announced their award for certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.  This recognizes their compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

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Delta County
10:34 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Sulphur River focus of Eastern Turkey restocking project

Texas Parks and Wildlife help increase the population of the Eastern turkey.
Credit TPWD

The Eastern Turkey was once numerous in East Texas. But rapid changes in habitat caused the population to quickly decline.

According to Steve Favre of Riverview Farms in Lake Creek, Texas the Texas Parks and Wildlife have reopened the Eastern Turkey Restoration Program, deeming it the Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative. He is seeking owners and operators of acreage near the North Sulphur River between Sulphur Bluff and State Highways 19 and 24 at Lake Creek to stock Eastern Turkeys.

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Blacklands Corridor
9:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

NETEX assigns executive director, cuts ties with Public Werks

Harley Davis speaks during a discussion at the NETEX Board meeting Wednesday at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board met Wednesday afternoon at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs. NETEX Chairman Sam Young stated while no immediate formal action was taken during the meeting, they have no ties with Public Werks and were in the process of establishing a release.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

One tip for a more successful 2015: Define 'better'

Randy Pennington
Credit Pennington Group

Randy Pennington, CEO of Pennington Group, business advisor and East Texas State/Texas A&M-Commerce alumnus and his "Five Friends" offer tips for a better 2015.  One of the tips: define what you mean by "better."

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A&M-Commerce
4:54 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Lions open home conference schedule against Aggies

The Lions are 1-1 in Lone Star Conference play.
Credit lionathletics.com

The Lions, fresh off of their 87-71 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville, will return to the Field House for their Lone Star Conference home opener against Cameron Wednesday with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Fast-break Points About A&M-Commerce

- The Lions are coming off of an 87-71 win on the road at Kingsville ... Darrell Williams scored his second straight 20-point scoring game with 26 points ... LaDon Carnegie followed with 24 points.

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A&M-Commerce
4:51 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Williams wins weekly honors for second time

Darrell Williams is among the Lone Star Conference's top players in the 2014-15 season.
lionathletics.com

A&M-Commerce senior forward Darrell Williams picked up his second Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after averaging 25 points per game and 17 rebounds per game in a pair of Lion weeks last week.

Williams, a Chicago, Ill., native notched back-to-back 20 point scoring games with 24 points and 26 points in a pair of Lion wins during the week.  The senior paced the A&M-Commerce with 24 points and a staggering 21 rebounds in a 91-61 win over Arlington Baptist.

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A&M-Commerce
4:45 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Women look to keep win streak alive vs. Cameron

The Lions are 3-1 in January.
Credit lionathletics.com

The Lion women (7-5 overall; 2-1 in LSC) continue their lengthy defense of the Field House this Wednesday, when they will put their three-game winning streak on the line against the visiting Cameron Aggies (4-7 overall; 1-1 in LSC).

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