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Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says spring travel brings more concern for transmission of the Zika mosquito-borne virus.  On another topic, Kim reflects on a system at a Florida emergency center that has reduced its caseload by 60 percent in four months.

Matt Meinke and Hannah Kirby pause for an obligatory selfie at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Hannah Kirby, former contestant on NBC's "The Voice,"  is still riding high on the motivation and fan boost she received from her television experience. Her debut Fire In My Soul album continues to garner the talented Sulphur Springs resident some much deserved attention.

Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama at KETR on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Sarah Northam

Market forces can start with producers and consumers alike. Frederick Luis Aldama says that when it comes to depictions of Latino culture, the top-down and bottom-up dynamics can have different goals. 

NETO Executive Director Beverly Logan spoke before Franklin County Commissioners Court earlier in 2015.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Eleven former Northeast Texas Opportunities, Inc. (NETO) employees were indicted in federal court on March 1. As a non-profit organization NETO is a program that assists the low-income and elderly with nutrition and transportation services including the operation of the Headstart program.

Frederick Luis Aldama, at left, visited KETR on March 10. Also pictured are KETR's Matt Meinke, center, and Mark Haslett, right.
Sarah Northam

Frederick Luis Aldama, who recently spoke on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, says that Latino culture and mainstream culture in the United States are converging in new and important ways. Aldama also points out that Latino culture in the U.S. is itself increasingly diverse.

Sharonfeldt.com
Sharonfeldt.com

Our commentator on books, Sharon Feldt, reviews Rock With Wings, a novel by Anne Hillerman on the modern-day life of the Navajo people.  Hillerman continues a theme established by her father, Tony Hillerman.  Sharon also discusses Alice I Have Been, a novel by Melanie Benjamin based on the real life of Alice Liddell Har

Cargazing.com
Cargazing.com

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce, who writes the nationally syndicated Cargazing column, says the Lincoln MKX luxury SUV is the first Lincoln to truly impress him in its design and engineering in a long time.  Derek also reviews a new Ford Mustang GT, the Honda Fit subcompact, and the Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup.

Seth Vanover and David Hanson (pictured) join Luke this week to talk about catfish at Lakes Fork & Tawakoni.
Luke Clayton

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson www.littledsguideservice.com  is Luke's guest this week. Rising water has put the catfish in a big time biting mode. Tune in and listen to David and Luke discuss how to catch them.    

Housewarmers of Greenville
Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the coming of spring brings many activities to Greenville.  The YMCA hosts a spring break camp for children this week.  The Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum hosts its annual Easter egg hunt for adults in the dark at 7:30 Friday night (March 18).  Tickets are limited.  The "Remember For Me

Cameran Nelson performing live.
Bling Johnson

A relative newcomer to the Texas music scene, Cameran Nelson pulls from his life experiences to create his brand of Texas country. He has lived across the state: everywhere from the Gulf Coast, to Northeast Texas, and his current home in the Hill Country, and he's always counting down to the next live show.

Promotional Photo / Broad Green Pictures

This week on Movie Picks, Alice reviews Knight of Cups and gives us quick previews of a few other movies. Also this week, Alice had a lot to say, and some of it didn't make it to radio, but it all is right here online.

Knight of Cups:

City of Greenville
City of Greenville

The general manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, Kevin Banks, says with 70 percent of the required funds raised in the "numb butts" campaign, the new seats for the auditorium will be ordered next week.  They'll replace the original seats in the more-than-75-year-old venue.  Shows coming up in the GMA include Grammy-winning singer Mike Farris as part of the Greenville Entertainment Series tonight (Friday, March 11); "Celtic Fire," an Irish-music program with the Dallas Symphony Orchest

The Lions' new softball facility features a blue infleld and a Texas-sized logo in the outfield.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Texas A&M University-Commerce softball program is only playing its second season, but the Lions are already one of the better teams in NCAA Division II.

Junior Afflatus Club gives to Maroon & Gray Foundation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Junior Afflatus Club took partial proceeds of ticket sales from the Tour of Homes conducted in December and donated money back to the community in the form of help for the Maroon & Gray Foundation, Delta County Public Library and the Delta Hope House.

Delta County has started the process in seeking funding for damages caused by flooding.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has begun the process to declare a local state of disaster for damages suffered on Dec. 26, 2015. As proclaimed in a letter from Delta County Judge Jason Murray, the County has “suffered widespread or severe damage or loss of (or there is imminent threat of same) resulting from extremely heavy rains and localized flooding.”

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