An SUV crosses the crosswalk near Texas A&M University-Commerce.
George Hale

State officials have approved a plan to upgrade crosswalks in Commerce, less than a month after a truck hit and seriously injured a student.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says she recently found herself in a stressful moment reflecting on the coming of her favorite season, fall, and suddenly realized that she was relaxed and smiling.  She used this revelation to write a recent blog and newspaper column on the importance of mindfulness, of appreciating each moment of life.

Northeast Texas Still Exceptionally Low-Crime

Oct 11, 2016

If you feel safe living in Northeast Texas, you have good reason. The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report shows that towns in Fannin, Hunt, Lamar, Rockwall, and other counties are well below the national crime rate average.

Nationally, violent crimes averaged about 6 incidents per 10,000 people in 2014 (the latest data from the FBI). In towns such as Commerce, Bonham, Paris, Greenville, and Sulphur Springs, violent crime occurs less than once per 1,000 people annually.


Byron Taylor, the president of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and Susan Spoonemore, the chamber communications director, guest on the Blacklands Cafe.  They says the recent growth of retail businesses and restaurants in Greenville will continue, with the opening soon of Hobby Lobby, Panda Express, Rib Crib and others.  The Chamber plans its second "Downtown Stroll" on Saturday evening, November 12.

Monday morning saw a two fatality incident on State Highway 19 near Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The community of North Hopkins is grieving after an early Monday morning head-on accident that occurred on a curve of State Highway 19 near White Oak Creek. Both the driver of the Hopkins County Special Ed Co-Op School Bus, Perry Evans, 52, of Sulphur Springs and the driver of the white Ford Mustang, Larry Resindez, 33, of Como were pronounced dead at the scene. No children were on the bus at the time of the incident. 

According to the reports Resindez, who was traveling north bound, veered into the oncoming lane of traffic striking the bus head-on.

Bras for the Cause

Pud Kearns, with Housewarmers of Greenville, says "Bras for the Cause" takes place Thursday night (October 13) in downtown Greenville.  This year's event has a Texas theme, "B4TC (Bras for the Cause), Ya'll."  The artfully and humorously decorated bras will be submitted today (Monday, Oct.

Sunday, October 9: Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Available starting at 7pm ET that evening. Live data will begin to appear at 9pm ET.


Midwestern State University rallied late to defeat Texas A&M University-Commerce 26-25 at Memorial Stadium in Commerce in a matchup of two teams ranked in the top 10 in NCAA Division II. The Lions (4-1, 3-1 Lone Star Conference) entered the game ranked no. 4 nationally, while Mustangs (5-0, 4-0) began play ranked no. 7.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

Luke is headed to Kansas for his annual archery deer hunt. Before the hunt, back at home, he prepared several tasty recipes to enjoy in his Kansas Camp. Tune in this week and learn how Luke saves cooking time when hunting!

Lions head football coach Colby Carthel.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel spoke with KETR in advance of this week's big game against Midwestern State University.

Cornel West at A&M-Commerce: Transcript

Oct 7, 2016
Cornel West, right, and Texas A&M University-Commerce Director of Media Relations Noah Nelson, left, on Sept. 28.
Mark Haslett

Cornel West spoke to a packed house at Ferguson Auditorium on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce on Sept. 28. 

Lions-Mustangs Rivalry Rising 'To The Top'

Oct 7, 2016
The Lions and Mustangs have dominated the Lone Star Conference in recent years.

When Texas A&M University-Commerce and Midwestern State University kick off against each other this Saturday, they'll be renewing a rivalry that's become one of the most heated in NCAA Division II football.

Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese critiques "The Birth of a Nation," based on the true story of Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in the pre-Civil War South.  Alice also reviews "The Girl on the Train," a drama based on a best-selling novel.

Main Street is glowing with the sights and sounds of people and business following a lengthy revitalization.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The City of Sulphur Springs received the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the City Spirit category during the Texas Municipal League 104th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Austin Convention Center.

It is on behalf of the City’s downtown - Celebration District.

“It is such an honor to receive this award. Thankful for our town and the people in it,” said City of Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass.

Delta County law enforcement had help from a drone camera owned by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office drone, made a drug bust last Friday.

Over the skies of Delta County a drone camera was being used to help identify the illegal growth of marijuana near the north central area of the County near the Enloe Community. Local law enforcement was able to obtain several images of the illegal plants.