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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd discusses the recent flooding in the city, which led to Bonham being declared a state and federal disaster area.  Because water is still standing, the city will spray for mosquitoes this week.  And the mayor says Bonham has hired a new city manager, Sean Pate, a native of Gladewater, to succeed Bill Shipp.

Luke speaks of post-flood fishing on Lake Fork with Seth Vanover this week, as well as sharing insights on Luke's upcoming book on hunting wild hogs.
Luke Clayton

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover joins Luke this week for an update on Lake Fork fishing, post flood and Luke talks about some of the things he has learned while in the process of writing his new book on hunting wild hogs.

The Bookworm Box presents a signing of Grey by E L James.
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Calling fans of provocative romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at The Bookworm Box will be an exclusive opportunity to meet E L James, author of Grey, the newest novel.

Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series. It stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Legendary Pictures

This week on Movie Picks with Alice Reese, Alice reviews Jurassic World, Heaven Knows What, and Love & Mercy.

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Wyman Williams, long-time proprietor of Williams Motors in Commerce, discusses new online services for buying used cars, as described in a U.S. News article.  And Wyman says used-car buyers should beware of cars that have damaged in the recent flooding in various parts of Texas.

Road maintenance is a major responsibility of Texas Counties.
StateImpact Texas

An effort to overhaul the county revenue system in Texas didn't get very far in the 2015 Texas Legislature. Lonnie Hunt, a former Houston County judge and current County Relations Officer for the Texas Association of Counties, says that he understands the frustration with the high property taxes that fund county budgets. However, he also points out that Texans pay more in sales taxes than in property taxes.    

UT reviewing claims that basketball players cheated

Jun 11, 2015
Walker transferred to Oakland University in Michigan.
University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is reviewing several allegations of cheating or academic noncompliance by former basketball players during the tenure of former men's coach Rick Barnes, school officials confirmed Wednesday.

The school has also notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association about the allegations, which were first raised publicly in a Wednesday article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Driver walks away from rollover accident.
Constable Ben Snow

Driver Mathew Sikes, 27, was fortunate to walk away from this rollover accident on State Highway 24 Saturday just past Highway 19 intersection.

Abbott signs 'Pastor Protection Act' into law

Jun 11, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB #2065 into law today. Sen. Craig Estes R-Wichita Falls and Rep. Scott Sanford R-McKinney authored the bill.
NPR

Editor's note: This story has been updated with comment from state Rep. Celia Israel.

Gov. Greg Abbott, who signed a bill Thursday that allows clergy members to refuse to conduct marriages that violate their beliefs, said that "pastors now have the freedom to exercise their First Amendment rights."

A Sulphur Springs police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting at Pacific Park early Monday morning. A 26-year old Jonathan Young died after being shot multiple times at 2 a.m. in the park, and authorities have yet to name a motive for the crime.

The annual Hot-Air Balloon Rally and Glow is set for the 2015 Hopkins County Dairy Festival.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Just Moo it” over to Hopkins County to celebrate the start of the annual Dairy Festival this Friday and Saturday nights with the glow of 30 some usually-shaped hot air balloons at Shannon Oaks Church grounds located on I-30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

City of Cooper discusses alcohol ordinances.
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While the item was tabled, the Cooper City Council spent considerable time discussing ordinances for alcohol sales before issuing permits.

Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs
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On a second attempt Delta County accepted an agreement with the local Red Cross to provide a shelter, in situations deemed necessary by Emergency Management authorities.

Delta County ranchers will need to keep their cattle fenced in with the county being declared Closed Range by Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

During a recent meeting of the Delta County Commissioners Court Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith offered his input on the recent research his officers, Delta County Attorney Jay Garrett, Delta County Clerk Jane Jones and residents have assisted in coming to a firm conclusion on the status of the County being a closed range.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce archivist emeritus Jim Conrad discusses the book "Empire of Cotton" by Sven Beckert, and the era of cotton as the dominant product of the Texas economy.  Jim also represents the Friends of the Commerce Public Library, and he reminds us that the annual Summer Reading Program for children is underway at the library, with weekly meetin

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