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Ellis Defeats Bruner In Board Of Education Race

May 25, 2016
Keven Ellis defeated Mary Lou Bruner, who almost won the GOP nomination in March with 48 percent of the vote.
The Texas Tribune

In a stunning comeback, State Board of Education hopeful Keven Ellis won Tuesday's District 9 Republican primary runoff over Mary Lou Bruner, who drew national attention for social media posts touting far-right conspiracy theories and other fringe views. 

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Jeep.com

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce, who writes the syndicated Cargazing column that appears in the Herald-Banner, recently test drove a Jeep Wrangler.  Derek says the Jeep Wrangler has stayed entirely true to its roots as a military vehicle first produced during World War II.  And Derek also recently drove the hybrid vehicles, the new Toyota Prius and the BMW X5.

Constable Race Decided

May 24, 2016
Marshall Lynch will take office as the new Delta County Constable on Jan. 1.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County citizens came out for the Constable race run-off election held Tuesday putting a new face behind the badge after seven years with Marshall Lynch.

The early voting numbers showed a considerable lead with 73 percent for Lynch as he faced incumbent Ben Snow.

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Texastribune.org

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk comments on an article reporting that Speaker of the House Joe Straus has sent a letter to members of the state legislature telling them to prepare for a leaner budget in the 2017-18 biennium because of the downtown in oil prices.  State Comptroller Glen Hegar is somewhat more optimistic, pointing out how well Texas has weathered the downturn to date.  In another article, economist Dr.

Luke Clayton
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he discusses some current fishing tips, divulges his favorite Dutch Kettle cobbler recipe and.... talks a bit about a new trend in the outdoors, "Tiny Houses".

First place winner was returning fisherman Johnny Ward, Jr. with a stringer weight of 84.30 pounds and biggest catfish winner with 24.60 pounds.
Gracie Young / Friends of Doctors Creek

The Friends of Doctors Creek Park Inc. hosted another good catfish tournament this past Saturday at Cooper Lake. A dozen boats were entered into the day-long event, despite a bit of a breeze on the water.

First place winner was returning fisherman Johnny Ward Jr. with a stringer weight of 84.30 pounds and biggest catfish winner with 24.60 pounds. Second place went to Charlie Walker with a stringer weight of 48.50 pounds and big catfish weight of 21.35 pounds. Taking third was Brian Dorner with a stringer weight of 36.55 pounds and big catfish of 11.40 pounds. The lady fisherman winner was Carol Larkin with a stringer weight of 32.10 pounds and big catfish of 7.4 pounds.

Sprinkler system repairs were recently done on the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the weather delays, the beautification of the Square in Cooper is well on its way to the next step with the generous donations received for the special fund.

According to Kaywin Conley of Kay’s Korner the sprinkler system was installed by Four Seasons, and she is awaiting clear skies to display more flowering plants around the structure to which she is providing at her cost. She is making note of other town squares in neighboring cities for inspiration. She is looking to make the Square an attraction for the community and visitors.

Splash Kingdom
Splash Kingdom

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville discusses her recent tour of the Splash Kingdom water park on Interstate 30 in Greenville, which is expected to open to the public on Friday (May 28).  Pud says the park will be larger than she expected, and with a wider selection of food items.  Pud also describes a new city of Greenville tourism brochure she and Kevin Banks, general manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, have created.

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theniceguysmovie.com

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese enjoyed "The Nice Guys" and "Love & Friendship," although the two new comedies are at the low-and-high ends of the spectrum.  "The Nice Guys" stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in a '70s-style "buddy-cop" movie.  "Love & Friendship" stars Kate Beckinsale and Choloe Sevigny and is an adaptation of one of Jane Austen's least-known novels, "Lady Susan."

Keven Ellis defeated Mary Lou Bruner, who almost won the GOP nomination in March with 48 percent of the vote.
The Texas Tribune

By this time next week, the people of Texas Senate District 1 should have a new senator-elect. Runoff elections statewide are next Tuesday. In the KETR listening area, Senate District 1 includes Paris and Lamar County, as well as Red River, Franklin and Wood counties. Most of the District is in the Ark-La-Tex region. District 1 includes Texarkana as well as Tyler and Longview.

Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Sarah Latham has been writing a blog and a series of columns in the Herald-Banner of her experience in changing her diet for the better.  The tips include making a weekly plan, eating a "rainbow" of foods, and drinking lots of water.

Allegations Of Fearmongering In Education Board Runoff

May 18, 2016
Keven Ellis defeated Mary Lou Bruner, who almost won the GOP nomination in March with 48 percent of the vote.
The Texas Tribune

Today’s schoolchildren favor socialism over the free market. Common Core educational standards — banned in Texas — have crept into the classroom. And Texas schools should “teach the knowledge and skills that made the United States the leader of the world,” including cursive, phonics and multiplication tables. 

Robinson Found Not Guilty

May 18, 2016
Deanna Jo Robinson
Greenville Herald-Banner

Deanna Jo Robinson was found not guilty of a charge of interference with child custody.

Testimony during a trial Tuesday in the 354th District Court revealed Robinson was never formally served with the court order that was the focus of the indictment, prior to her arrest in March 2015 which was the subject of a widely-circulated video.

Greenville Animal Hospital
Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on article reporting that rabies in household pets is becoming more common.  San Antonio reported its first case of a dog with rabies in 30 years last summer, and early this year six people and eight pets came in contact with a rabid dog at Zilker Park in Austin.  Dr.

Guy Clark
NPR

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark died this morning at his home in Nashville. He was 74.

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