Walker's Legacy Continues at Texas A&M-Commerce

Nov 21, 2017
Laurie White King


Sam Walker completed his 17th season as Texas A&M-Commerce men’s basketball head coach last season. He has been involved with the program for 25 years; over a quarter of A&M Commerce’s basketball history. Walker began his coaching career  as a student assistant at Sam Houston State (1989-91) and Navarro Junior College (1987-88). The 1991 Sam Houston State graduate earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health and master’s degree in health and physical education from East Texas State in 1993.

The national unemployment rate dipped below 4 percent in October, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some things are best left broken, as cruel as that sounds- some problems should be left open and unsolved. This episode explores stories about broken people, things and relationships that simply don't need to be repaired- and why they should be left behind.

Lions Hungry After Landmark Playoff Road Victory

Nov 20, 2017
Lion Athletics

Senior defensive back Yusef Sterling-Lowe is noticeably pacing the aisle of the plane shortly before takeoff. He’s trying to figure out how to get seating in the first-class section of the team’s chartered flight. As you can imagine these coveted seats are especially popular but left tackle Jared Machorro is seated comfortably in the first row.

CASA Hunt County

Lori Cope, the director of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hunt County, says 19 children were adopted at the Hunt County Courthouse on November 17 as part of National Adoption Day (and Month).  Most of them were adopted by their foster parents.  Lori says recently a 17-year-old was adopted by a Hunt County couple one day before he became an adult at 18.  Several Christmas-oriented events are benefiting CASA: The Festival of Trees at Greenville Floral on Lee Street in downtown Greenville; the Altrusa Christ

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about their upcoming playoff matchup, and wrapping up the regular season with a win. McMurray also visits with forward junior defensive back Chris Smith, and head volleyball coach Craig Case.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Lion Athletics

Lions Playoffs Travel Journal: KETR's Jasmine Baker is following the Lions on their journey through the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship. Baker is following the experience of senior offensive lineman Jared Machorro and freshman running back Carandal Hale.

Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Tune in this week and listen to a couple of old friends talk about everything from catching trophy blue catfish to the current stage of the white tail rut here in north east Texas. David Hanson is a regular on the show, most listeners know him and many have spent time on the water fishing with him. David has spent the past several days hunting deer and gives not only some catfish catching tips but some very current news concerning the whitetail rut.


Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese reflects on the recent decline in movie-theater attendance, and discusses two developments designed to boost theaters, "Movie Pass" and surge pricing.

AgriLife Extension Agent Johanna Hicks of Hopkins County demonstrates how easy holiday decorating and meal preparations can be during the Christmas Joys program held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Delta County Civic Center.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

AgriLife Extension Club of Delta County was provided a special 2017 Christmas Joys program by Hopkins County AgriLife Extension agent Johanna Hicks.

At the previous gathering she provided helpful tips for holiday crafts, gift-giving, and recipes at the Delta County Civic Center. Everything from simple Apple Pie Danish Biscuits to colorful wreaths made of Mason jar lids were demonstrated to those in attendance.

eteran Eddie Cavanaugh stands and salutes as his name is called in recognition by the NHS students.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The annual Veteran’s Day program hosted by the Cooper High School National Honor Society is always special event extended from the school district to the community.

The Mighty Maroon Band performed moving and emotional pieces including the National Anthem, Armed Forces Salute, Amazing Grace last Friday, Nov. 10. Performing TAPS was Gabriel Rowe and Mercedes Valdez.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce annual lighted Christmas parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is time to start planning as the annual Christmas Parade and Blue and Red Santa festivities are just a few weeks away.

This year’s Delta County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade theme will be Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The lighted parade lineup will begin at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and the route wraps around the Square starting at 6 p.m.

Spirit of Giving event grows more and more each year in Delta County.
Cooper Review

It’s almost Christmas which means it’s time for the Sixth Annual Spirit of Giving. This community outreach program was started six years ago to give back to the Delta County community.

The Spirit of Giving will be on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center in Cooper, Texas. There will have stations set up with toys, blankets, and household items. There will also be a drawing for bicycles at 10:30 a.m. Each child and adult that attends will be given tickets and then will get to go shopping at the stations or enter a ticket in the bicycle drawing.

Texas A&M College of Science

Dr. Kent Montgomery, the director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, discusses a recent interstellar visitor to the solar system, an asteroid from another star.  It may be the first object from the orbit of another star to enter the domain of the Earth's sun.  And it may have been traveling for millions of years.

USDA photo
USDA photo

Food insecurity among children in Fannin County exceeds the national average.