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This is the entrance to the famous YO RANCH  in Mountain Home, Texas
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week and visit with Debbie Hagebusch, Director of Tourism for the famous Y.O. Ranch in Texas  (www.yoranchheadquarters.com) . 

The Y.O. Ranch was established in 1880 by Charles Schreiner and encompassed over one-half million acres. The Y.O. introduced exotic animals for hunting back around 1950 and now and Texas is "the" destination for hunting animals such as Axis and Fallow deer, blackbuck antelope and a host of other animals. 

William Stewart of Ben Franklin lost his life in this one vehicle accident in Delta County.
DCSO

While traveling back from Cooper, a pickup driven by William Stewart drifted off to the side of Farm-to-Market 1533 early Thursday morning. It is believed he was returning to his home in Ben Franklin.

Gregory Riccardo Wylie, of Dallas
DCSO

During a traffic stop on Thursday night for speeding on State Highway 24 two miles east of Cooper, Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy Tanner Steward went to arrest Gregory Riccardo Wylie, of Dallas, for outstanding parole violation warrants.

According to the report in an attempt to detain the suspect fled running on foot into a cotton field.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Finding Dory," the follow-up to 2003's "Finding Nemo," is a worthy successor and lives up to the high standard animated-movie maker Pixar.  Alice finds "Central Intelligence," a buddy comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart, very funny, but says it deserves an R rating instead of the PG-13 it received.

Sally Rhodes, Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist, discusses summer nutrition needs for children, particularly those involved in sports.  She recommends a number of alternatives to fast food, and says water is generally better for hydration than sports drinks.  Sally also reflects on an article recommending that

A photo of a live Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me recording.
Jerry Schulman Photography

We have great news for 88.9 KETR listeners! Your station is adding four new programs:

In a continuation of our recent visit with Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Tim McMurray, he says the newly adopted core values of the department are: Passion, respect, innovation, discipline and enthusiasm, which spell the acronym PRIDE.  The department has also adopted a vision statement which includes the values of compliance, student-athlete success, a championship culture, responsible resource allocation, equity and diversity, and communication.  With new corporate partner Under Armour, Tim says fans will see major differen

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling and Commerce school board member Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says the board had 31 applications for the Commerce ISD superintendent's job, as of the week of June 6.  The review of the applications will begin Monday, June 20.  Blake Cooper recently retired as superintendent. 

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, discusses the "Friend to Friend" event from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday (June 18) at the First Christian Church, 1101 Sycamore Street in Commerce.  The free event will include brunch, child care, a tour of Hunt Regional Healthcare's Tubby Adkission Mobile Mammography Unit.  The "Friend to Friend" event promotes awareness and prevention of breast cancer and cervical cancer.

Tiny Homes have become hugely popular the past few years. This week, Luke visits with Shawn Ballard, owner of Diamond Park Homes (www.diamondparkhomes.com) in Alba, Texas and learns about the advantages of living "smaller". Shawn also shares a recent Fork fishing trip where he landed several species. 

Mark Farner, lead singer and lead guitarist of the iconic 1970s rock band Grand Funk Railroad, plays a solo show Saturday night (June 11) at the Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.  In this extended interview, we talk about Farner's days with Grand Funk, his writing of Grand Funk's signature hit, "I'm Your Captain," the legendary 1971 concert at New York's Shea Stadium, his strong Christian faith and his concern over the state of the media culture today.

For 25 years Celebration Plaza has been filling with onlookers for the free Independence Day concert.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In one of her final actions as Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell recently invited the public to attend the 25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration in Sulphur Springs. The event is highlighted by the Sulphur Springs Symphony Concert and Fireworks Show which will be Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m.

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds of Lone Oak, a faith-based social services program, will start a new training class for welders in mid-June.  Also, Community Seeds is in need of instructors for GED and Certified Nurses Assistant training programs.

Madame Mayor Emily Glass was sworn into office by City Secretary Gale Roberts.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There were a multitude of honors at Tuesday night’s City of Sulphur Springs Council meeting. The gavel was passed from Madame Mayor Kayla Price Mitchell to newly re-elected Emily Glass. Councilman Clay Walker was named Mayor Pro Tem. Councilman Freddie Taylor and Glass were both sworn into office by City Secretary Gale Roberts.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says Meador Auto Group has donated a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu to auction as a fund raiser.  The chamber is selling 300 raffle tickets at $25 per ticket, and the winner will be selected at the Chamber's Fourth of July celebration at Centennial Park, Saturday evening, July 2.  Paul says a "Welcome to Commerce" event for Texas A&M University-Commerce interim president Dr. Ray Keck will be held at the Ben E. Keith building Thursday evening, June 16.

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