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Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, describes the reaction of Hunt County citizens to the the declaration of war that brought the U.S. into World War I in the spring of 1917.  A crowd of 5,000 gathered to hear Gov. James Ferguson speak at the old Hunt County Courthouse and to show support for the war, as a giant U.S. flag was raised.

Luke has spent a lifetime hunting and fishing and still enjoys being outdoors as much as he did as a youngster. Here Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) and Luke are pictured with a wild boar taken near Lake Fork while hunting with their friend Jeff Rice.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke tells about his early days in the outdoors and how hunting and fishing has changed through the years. 

(Left to right) Paul Nipper, Austin Lowrance and Kristopher Schoen performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Alabama native Paul Nipper's job led him to Austin about 6 years ago. Shortly thereafter, a literal wrong turn led him to a Doug Moreland songwriters circle one night, where his passion for songwriting encouraged him to form his own band.

Calling NE Texas Food Poets: Whataburger Rewards Wordsmiths

May 12, 2017
To celebrate National Burger Month until May 24, aspiring poets can tag Whataburger on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with poems up to 70 words for the chance to win free Whataburger for a year and a $500 Ticketmaster gift card.
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When it comes to Whataburger, Texans have been known to make grand, artistic gestures. And often, the San Antonio-based burger chain will reward flattery with free food.

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Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says the comedy "Snatched" with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn has its share of big laughs, but is not the equal of Schumer's smash hit "Trainwreck."  It's Goldie Hawn's first movie role in 15 years, playing Schumer's mother as they're kidnapped in South America.

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A bill by Texas State Sen. Bryan Hughes has gotten national attention. Supporters say the bill that defines detention conditions for some immigrant families is necessary; detractors say such facilities amount to "baby jails."

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State Sen. Bob Hall has proposed a bill that could, by extension of its anti-steroid policy, keep transgender athletes out of interscholastic sports. Listen to Mark Haslett's report below.

Newly elected City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy
Cooper Review

Last Saturday at the end of the 2017 Election Day saw a new City of Cooper Mayor following at total of 305 votes cast of the 1,205 registered voters. Darren Braddy received 139 votes (52 of those were early votes).

In a plurality election the candidate with the most votes is elected into office.

On his page Darren Braddy for Mayor of Cooper he expressed his love for this town and will rely on his 25 years of experience managing (people, budgets, etc.). He noted he wasn’t afraid of getting in and doing what needs to be done.

May 29 Deadline Looms For Texas Budget

May 11, 2017
The Legislature will see a special session if it  doesn’t pass a state budget by May 29.
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Most of the corded telephones in the Delta County Courthouse have had issues following a recent the lightning storm.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court heard from InTouch by CumbyTel on the options necessary to fix the phone system which was permanently damaged lightning in a recent storm. It was suggested to do a replacement with $8,000 to cover new phones (with digital labels) and new wiring and motherboard.

Opening day set for Friday, May 19 for the 2nd Beginnings Resource Center in Cooper, Texas.
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Laura Gillean of the Delta Hope House and Cooper Community Support has just announced her newest endeavor – 2nd Beginnings Resource Center. The 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to help with educational and the well-being of the community growth of Delta County residents.

The Center will be located at 410 SE 4th St., Cooper, Texas 75432.

Cooper High School Librarian Lisa Chambliss shows the Trustees Blake Randle, Mandy Freeman, Kregg Slakey and Board President Thomas Darden the 3D printer creations.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees recently met for a regular meeting.

Librarian Lisa Chambliss gave a demonstration of the Go Center and Maker Space areas with a tour. They presented a student created video. The center has a college readiness room and 3D printer. 

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Derek Price, author of the syndicated "Cargazing" column which appears in the Herald-Banner, recently participated in the Texas Auto Roundup at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, and says the Alpha Romeo Giluia was named the "Car of Texas."  Derek says he was also very impressed by the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan as a family vehicle.

If you live in Leonard and have not yet received your monthly water bill, you’re far from alone. 

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President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has sparked no shortage of backlash. While Democrats have called the firing "downright Nixonian," Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn pounced on what he says is the Democrats’ wanting to have their cake and eat it too.

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