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Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of the College of Business, says it's easy to be confused by conflicting views of the economy, often offered by renowned economists themselves.  But Dr. Funderburk says there are some basic ways of analyzing the economy that will help you to make your own judgment of how things stand.

Dalton Domino
Charlie Stout

He has moved around over the years, but the state of Texas (Lubbock in particular) always seems to bring Dalton Domino back home. Currently based in Dallas, Domino's music career continues to flourish with the release of his sophomore album Corners.

It’s been nearly a decade since the U.S. housing market crash. Home values nationally have been on a steady upward climb for months. But the aftershocks of the housing crisis have a few ripples to work through. 

Collin Co. Voters To Decide On School Funding Initiatives

May 4, 2017
Voters in the Princeton Independent School District will vote on a proposition to issue bonds for nearly $100,000 for school buildings and property.
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In the upcoming May 6 elections, voters in Collin County will choose whether or not to raise property taxes by $0.12 per $100 to improve school properties in the area. Municipalities and school districts around Collin County will elect public officials. And voters in Princeton and Lavon will decide on local ballot measures to fund public projects.

Cooper Review

With early voting wrapped up for the 2017 City Election, of the 1,205 registered voters inside the City of Cooper limits only 108 had cast their early votes at the Cooper ISD administration building. In comparison there were 200 total votes in the last City election.

Election Day is this Saturday, May 6 at City Hall, located at 91 North Side Square in Cooper from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.Vying for the position of Mayor of Cooper will be Joseph Flanery, Amanda L’Esperance, Carl Reel, Darren Braddy and Galen Kimbrell (as listed on the ballot).

Pastor Eugene Adams kneels on the Delta County Courthouse steps.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County citizens will gather on the Delta County Courthouse steps to once again observe the National Day of Prayer at noon in Cooper, Texas.

Everyone is invited to attend this event organized by Pastor Eugene Adams of Pacio Baptist Church, who will be leading the hour long service along with several other community pastors and leaders.

Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says members of non-profit boards and others interested in working with non-profit organizations are invited to the annual training session for United Way board members at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.  The event takes place at the Senior Citizens Center in Greenville at 4912 Lee Street.  Frances says a new Little Library will open this week at the Norris Community Center in Commerce.

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs and a children's author, says the Silver Leos writers' group will host a writing workshop from 8 to 5 this Saturday in the Rayburn Student Center at Texas A&M-Commerce.

Commerce Public Library

Amy Stark of the Commerce Public Library board of directors says the library has much more to offer than stacks of books.  "Storytime" for preschool children is at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, and a summer reading program for children will begin in June.  Amy says the library is collecting 400 pounds of plastic caps and lids that will be converted to a bench for Authors' Park next to the library.

Austin singer-songwriter Seela
Seela Misra

Seela is an example of what makes Austin music so great. She moved to Texas from Canada for a change of pace more than 20 years ago, and was drawn into the scene thanks to the warm welcome she received from surrounding music makers.

You may have seen the signs at banks and outside municipal offices in Fannin County that say ‘No Excuse for Child Abuse.’ That message seems to have gone somewhat unheeded. 

Several homes along U.S. Hwy. 69 in Rains County were damaged or destroyed.
Mark Haslett

The same tornado that ripped through Van Zandt County on April 29 continued into Rains County, where the path of the storm passed just east of the Emory city limits.

Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says she and others in Hunt County Pets Alive regularly transport shelter pets to New York and Wisconsin, where they find new homes.  She says people are needed in Hunt County to provide temporary foster homes for shelter pets while they're waiting to be transported.

Four tornadoes struck Van Zandt County, with two of those causing damage in Henderson County and Rains County.
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Updated Sunday April 30, 8:35 p.m.

Four people died in Van Zandt County, dozens of people were injured and widespread major property damage occurred as a result of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms that roared through East Texas on Saturday night. Authorities in Van Zandt County said Sunday afternoon that two other people are still unaccounted for. A total of four tornadoes struck Van Zandt County, with one of those tornadoes also doing damage in Henderson County and another of the tornadoes traveling all the way through Rains County.

Gear Luke used for his "pack in" backwoods hog hunt.
Luke Clayton

Luke joins us this week from the backwoods where he has been hunting hog. He'll have some hunting tips as well as some advice on cooking up some delicious wild hog.

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