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Randy Pennington, CEO of Pennington Group in Dallas, and ET/A&M-Commerce alumnus, is one of the "Five Friends" of business consultant, who each recently discussed the "one mistake everyone makes."  The one mistake Randy says everyone makes is "confusing being busy with being productive."

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Centers in Commerce and Greenville, says one in four deaths of children one to four years old is due to drowning.  Kim says parents and other adults should never be more than an arms length away from children in the water.

Derek Price of Hunt County Public Art says the organization is taking applications for projects to be completed in 2017.  Artists will be paid for their work, depending on the size of the projects and the number of projects.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 19.

Two mosquitoes captured in Commerce have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, a news release from the city said today. The virus was detected in the insects in Texas Department of State Health Services laboratories, to which cities routinely send samples for testing. 

No human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Commerce or elsewhere in Hunt County.

Texas A&M University-Commerce interim president Dr. Ray Keck plans to live in Heritage House, the building which was home to school presidents Samuel Whitley, James Gee and Whitney Halladay. The move is part of Keck's drive to strengthen the recent development of campus life at A&M-Commerce.

A Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department investigation into the death of former university president Dr. Dan Jones has confirmed that his death was the result of suicide.

Mayor Blake Cooper relates the history of Emory, its economic characteristics, and his hopes for the future of the city.

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the decision of voters in Great Britain to leave the European Union, or Brexit, will have a significant effect on the Texas economy.   Dr.

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says in the early days of Greenville and Hunt County, Independence Day was celebrated with a big barbecue.  But after the Civil War, the Fourth of July was not observed for many years until 1898, following the end of the Spanish-American War.

Join Luke this week and learn some catfish catching tips from Lake Tawakoni. Earlier this week Luke joined his longtime friend catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) for a morning of fast action catfishing. Listen and learn how to catch lots of catifsh and remain cool..IN THE SHADE!

Every summer since 2013, Texas A&M University-Commerce students have had the opportunity to tour, on a university-sponsored trip, sites in Alabama relevant to the Civil Rights Movement. Perhaps more importantly, the tours have also included presentations by and conversations with activists and others who experienced that era. 

Book lovers, rejoice. There are plans to bring some today’s brightest writers to give presentations at Texas A&M University-Commerce as part of a speaker series to begin this fall.

Mayor Doug Williams relates the history of Lone Oak, its economic characteristics, and his hopes for the future of the city.

Hometown Rollcall is a summer feature of KETR in which we visit with leaders of cities in the KETR listening area.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says adults and children will enjoy "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)," a Disney movie directed by Steven Spielberg.  And Alice says "The Legend of Tarzan" is faithful to the original Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, unlike the Johnny Weissmuller "Tarzan" movies of the '30s and '40s.

Kevin Banks, general manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, says the Greenville Family Theater presents "Meet Me In St.

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