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McKinney Police Sergeant Audrey Lee Palmer was charged Thursday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing his wife in their home after a date night. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife

On today's Blacklands Cafe, outtakes with three of our regulars, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor, discussing the somewhat mixed reaction to the entry of the U.S. into World War I, 100 years ago; Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and interim dean of business Dr. Dale Funderburk, commenting on the importance of transportation to the ranking of Texas as the no.1 state for business by CEO magazine; and A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr.

Lamar Electric Cooperative
Lamar Electric Cooperative

If you’re a resident in Lamar County and a customer of the Lamar Electric Cooperative and you lost power between Wednesday and Thursday, it was snakes that did it. 

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman says the results of the state legislative session were not good for public schools.  He says the legislature has reduced direct state funding to public schools by $1.2 billion, in hopes that rising home values will increase local property-tax revenues and offset the cut.

The city of Dallas will get $330 million towards water and wastewater systems improvements in several counties. 

Ramon Michael Hutchinson
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updated, May 31, 2017, 4 p.m.

Three people are dead following a surreal gun battle yesterday evening at the Nissan Dealership in Greenville.

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd reflects on news that Bonham is no. 217 on the list of the top 250 towns in Texas to buy a home, according to analysis provided by LendEDU.  Caddo Mills is no. 156, Greenville is no. 221 and Leonard is no. 249.  The study reviewed data on 1,000 Texas towns and based the rankings on three criteria: the median income to home value ratio; a five-year population forecast; and a five-year income forecast.

Amazon.com

Texas A&M-Commerce student C.J. Davidson has published a novel, "A Daughter's Curse," which she says was inspired by her own difficult childhood and she hopes will be an inspiration to other young people who are the victims of domestic violence.  

Black Bear hunting with Larry Large this week
Luke Clayton

This week Luke visits with his long time friend, guide Larry Large, and talks about hunting black bear in Colorado. The ranch Larry has under lease is literally crawling with bear and Luke and Larry discuss the different ways they hunt them. To learn more about the bear hunts, visit www.huntingeasttexas.com or contact Large at 970-819-3464.

After the renovations to Main Street Sulphur Springs, Texas
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group was back at the drawing board this week for the City of Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell brought Lockwood on in 2007 as the designing force behind the successful renovations to downtown and Celebration District and Plaza.

Disney

Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadmen Tell No Tales" is better than the last couple of movies in the five-part series.  Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom return and Alice says it would be a fitting end to the series, but she doubts that will be the case.

Carmen Ponder, 23, a student at Texas A&M University-Commerce, was arrested by Commerce police on May 20.
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Updated, May 26, 4:10 p.m.

Commerce Chief of Police Kerry Crews is on administrative leave following the controversial arrest of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student, who alleges that her race played the determining factor in her arrest.

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids Summer  visit summerfood.org.
Cooper Review

Summer break will be starting. The Cooper Independent School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program.

Post members EJ Cates and Diane Bosscher post the colors before placing smaller flags on headstones.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 will be placing flags at 14 Delta County cemeteries starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Aggies Invent

The director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, Dr. Kent Montgomery, considers an article in Astronomy magazine on the efforts to send people to Mars.  NASA plans to land a crew on Mars in 2030 and the private company Space X even sooner, in 2024.  In fact, six companies are designing prototypes of habitats for living on Mars that are scheduled for completion next year.  Dr.

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