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Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Hunt Regional Healthcare registered nutritionist Sally Rhodes comments on a recent article about "juicing," a popular diet trend in which the dieter relies on juice for sustenance five out of every seven days.   While fruit and vegetable juices have their place, Sally doesn't recommend such a restricted diet.

Cooper Review
Cooper Review

Cooper Mayor Scott Stegall discusses the requirements for a $350,000 Texas Department of Agriculture grant the city may seek.  The grant is for some sort of new development, and the city is welcoming ideas for what that might be.  The city would have to match 5 percent of the grant, or about $17,500.  And Diane Stegall, the chairman of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation, says the organization is going forward with plans for a new mural in downtown Cooper telling the story

A note opposing the ordinance was left in a men's room at City Hall in Rockwall.
Kevin Jefferies

An ordinance to restrict bathrooms based on the sex listed on one’s birth certificate failed to make it to a vote Monday May 2nd in Rockwall. The ordinance introduced by Mayor Jim Pruitt had no other support from the council. Many transgender people and their allies gathered to voice their opposition to the ordinance and saw their wishes fulfilled with the proposal failing…but why it failed may still give pause.

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391)  joins Luke and gives a current update on the red hot blue catfish bite currently underway at Lake Tawakoni. David and Luke, both long time outdoor cooks, divulge some of their favorite methods of making tasty BBQ from venison and wild hogs.

May 15 Marks Centennial Of Notorious Waco Lynching

May 14, 2016
The photo depicts the crowd shortly before the May 15, 1916, lynching began.
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One hundred years ago today, Jesse Washington, an eighteen-year-old African-American man, was burned at the stake in Waco.

Wyman Williams will be the next mayor of Commerce.
Mark Haslett

The City of Commerce is set to get a new mayor next week. Wyman Williams won the mayoral election last Saturday, and he’s scheduled to be sworn in before the city council begins its regular meeting next Tuesday evening.

CASA Denton County
CASA Denton County

Lori Cope, director of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Hunt County (CASA), says the number of cases on CASA's agenda has increased from 145 on April 1 to 186 as of May 6.  CASA volunteers represent children in foster care during court proceedings.  She says increasing pressure on Child Protective Services (CPS) is adding to CASA's  caselist.  And so, she says CASA is in urgent need of more volunteers.

On Saturday, May 7 City of Cooper, Cooper ISD Board of Trustees and the MUD director positions were unofficially decided in their respective elections.

For the City of Cooper: unofficially the three incumbents will retain their two-year positions on the City Council following the race Saturday. Willie “Bear” Wilkins earned 84 votes, JoAnn Preas had 68 votes and David Phillips received 67 votes. Thirty-five votes were placed in favor of newcomer to the race, Amanda L'Esperance. The City has opted to canvas the votes on Tuesday, May 17. The meeting will be begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Agenda items include statement of officer to elected officials, oath of office to elected officials and elect a Mayor Pro Tem.

Dr. Darin Jolly
Courtesy Photo / NHISD

North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees with assistance from Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services recently announced the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent as East Texas native Dr. Darin Jolly. He will be replacing the retiring Donna George. The final decision is set for Thursday, June 2.

Red Henderson Post 483 seeks volunteers to place flags for Memorial Day.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is time to pay tribute to the military in Delta County for the Memorial Day weekend. The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483, of Cooper, Texas, will again be placing flags on several cemeteries in the County on Saturday, May 28 starting at 9 a.m. 

Post Commander Gary Thompson said they have 1,100 American Flags to be placed in the Oaklawn Cemetery and surrounding rural Delta County cemeteries.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Commerce mayor-elect Wyman Williams says it's important that the city continue its efforts to upgrade substandard housing or demolish dilapidated buildings.  He says those efforts, which have resulted in around 100 buildings being torn down, contribute to industrial development in the city.  Williams says he'll also be making the case to Commerce citizens, and Texas A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students that shopping in Commerce boosts the city's tax revenue and will make Commerce a better place in which to live and work.

Penningtongroup.com
Penningtongroup.com

Randy Pennington, business consultant, CEO of Pennington Group in Dallas, and ET/Texas A&M-Commerce alumnus, says in a recent blog post that respect is missing from our political discourse.  Randy says the idea has taken hold that someone who disagrees with us politically must be a bad person.  As a business advisor, Randy says we must look to find areas of agreement with those who disagree with us.

The new Bonham High School campus is set to be built next to the existing one.
Bonham ISD

On May 7, Bonham Independent School District voters approved a bond proposal valued at about $30 million to construct a new high school campus. The vote passed 977-456 – a roughly two-to-one margin. As a result, property taxes will go up for homeowners aged 64 years and younger. For example, people owning a home valued at $90,000 would pay a little more than $150 in taxes annually. Homeowners 65 and older would be exempt under the state homestead exemption.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Brad Kellar, Greenville Herald-Banner reporter and KETR news contributor, discusses plans for the new Bottlecap Alley Icehouse and Grill, at Wesley and Eastland in Greenville.  And Brad reports that the city of Greenville's Ja-Lu municipal swimming will open again on Saturday, June 4th, but it could be the final year of operation for the pool due to maintenance concerns.

A note opposing the ordinance was left in a men's room at City Hall in Rockwall.
Kevin Jefferies

A proposed "bathroom bill" in Rockwall was introduced at a May 2 public meeting, but failed to receive the support from the city council to bring the measure to a vote. 

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