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Northeast Texas Children's Museum
Northeast Texas Children's Museum

The mayor of Commerce, Dr. John Ballotti, says the city is close to landing a new industry thanks to the efforts of the Economic Development Committee, led by Bonnie Hunter.  The industry, Polara Engineering, is based in California and is a maker of traffic-light switches among other products.

Mabel Wheat, legendary former milkshake maker at Miller's Ole Soda Fountain, passes away in Cooper, Texas.
File Photo by Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Don’t cry over spilled milk. Legendary milkshake maker Mabel Wheat would not want tears from her fan club. The 93-year old passed away in Cooper on Wednesday, April 22 in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mabel Wheat spent over 60 years behind the vintage counter as a milkshake maker for Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper, Texas dishing out life advice and cheering for the Texas Rangers along with her famous “Purple Cows and Redhots.”

Study: Gas activities 'most likely' caused Texas quakes

Apr 22, 2015
A study released is saying that gas activities, such as fracking, "most likely" caused the recent earthquakes in North Texas.
NPR

Gas industry activity “most likely” triggered a series of earthquakes that shook two North Texas towns from late 2013 through early 2014, new peer-reviewed research shows.

Collin County DA's replacements picked in Paxton probe

Apr 22, 2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is currently being investigated for violating state securities law.
TPR

Two Houston attorneys have been appointed to replace Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis in any potential prosecution of Attorney General Ken Paxton for violating state securities law.

The Texas Rangers are currently investigating Paxton, whose relationship with Willis has raised questions about how Collin County would handle the case.

Senate committee backs Hazlewood program changes

Apr 22, 2015
Senate Bill 1735 tightens eligibility rules and trims benefits for the Hazlewood Act.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Looking to rein in the growing costs of a state college tuition program that benefits thousands of military veterans and children of veterans, a Texas Senate panel on Wednesday backed a plan that would tighten eligibility rules and slightly trim benefits.

Senate Bill 1735, approved in a 5-1 vote by the Senate Higher Education Committee, comes after public universities in Texas raised alarm about lost revenue from tuition exemptions under the Hazlewood Act.

Severe weather is possible across an area stretching from the Texas Panhandle to Northeast Texas.
NWS

Severe thunderstorms, and possibly even tornadoes, are possible tonight across much of Texas, particularly in an area that runs from the southern Texas Panhandle though North Texas and Northeast Texas.

The National Weather Service forecasts a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across parts of the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley. "The greatest risk will be across northern Texas," a National Weather Service statement said. "The main threats will be very large hail and damaging winds, with a few tornadoes possible, as well."

Collin DA requests recusal from Paxton investigation

Apr 22, 2015
 Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis has asked to step aside as the Texas Rangers begin investigating whether his friend and business partner Attorney General Ken Paxton should be criminally prosecuted for violating state securities laws.
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Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis has asked to step aside as the Texas Rangers begin investigating whether his friend and business partner Attorney General Ken Paxton should be criminally prosecuted for violating state securities laws.  

Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says Camp Sweeney, near Gainesville, helped nine Hunt County children with diabetes last summer.  Camp Sweeney is one of the agencies that receive funding from the United Way.

Easter Sunday in New Orleans, 2009.
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Louisiana's Big Easy is known for it's Mardi Gras celebrations, but many are unaware that the city is also a hot spot to visit for Easter. Mary Clark recently went back to New Orleans for the first time in 35 years, and enjoyed her time in this unique city.

Seniors who fail state exams may have chance at diploma

Apr 21, 2015
The House approved Senate Bill 149, which would exempt high school seniors who meet certain requirements from having to pass all five state exams to qualify to graduate.
NPR

Thousands of high school seniors who haven't passed the required state exams are close to getting a chance at a diploma anyway under a measure advancing in the Texas Legislature.

Known for her Grammy award winning Terri Hendrix has released 14 albums in 20 years. She has written a book and created a non-profit organization dedicated music and art. This was her first time in Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Crossroads Music Company attendees got a double take this weekend as Grammy award winners Terri Hendrix along with longtime music collaborator legendary steel guitar player and music producer Lloyd Maines gave not only a toe-tapping performance at Saturday night’s concert but offered ticket holders a special unplugged singers/songwriters workshop on the art of crafting a song on Sunday afternoon at Sulphur Springs City Hall Chamber Listening Room.

The Herald-Banner is hosting a political forum this evening featuring the contested races for mayor and Places 1 and 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Landmark on Lee Street, 2920 Lee Street in downtown Greenville.
Greenville Herald-Banner

The upcoming municipal election will decide who will get to sit in four seats on the Greenville City Council, with early voting to start in less than a week.

Places 1, 5 and 6 on the council, along with the mayor’s post, are on the ballot.

The Herald-Banner is hosting a political forum this evening featuring the contested races for mayor and Places 1 and 5. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Landmark on Lee Street, 2920 Lee Street in downtown Greenville.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says his department hosts organized programs directed by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to educate students on the subject. The Department of Counseling, Pyschology and Special Education will host a conference in honor of Dr. Ruth Ann White on the subject in November.  Dr.

First responders survey the accident which occurred early Monday morning on State Highway 24 in Delta County.
Constable Ben Snow / Delta County Sheriff's Office

A one vehicle accident on State Highway 24 near Jernigan’s Creek led to the arrest of the 26-year old driver Dorsey Self for possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University

KETR's wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses an article on the basics of health and fitness. Velvete, the operator of Fire and Ice in Commerce, says the focus should be on feeling good, rather than losing weight.

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