Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on the health benefits of hugging, which among other things, reduces pain, depression and stress, decreases the heart rate, and lessens worry of mortality.

Starfire approves
Kevin Jefferies

Three days of jam-packed events wrapped up Sunday June 5th as Fan Expo Dallas came to a close. The event continues to grow and this year also included several after-parties at various locations and Marvel legend Stan Lee even threw out the first pitch for the Texas Rangers Saturday night.

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

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics director Tim McMurray says his department has reviewed its policies and procedures following the dismissal of  Baylor head football coach Art Briles resulting from the program's handling of sexual-assault allegations against Baylor players.  Tim says a Lone Star Conference media day will take place in Midland-Odessa on Thursday, July 28 to welcome the University of Texas-Permian Basin, Panhandle State and Western New Mexico to the conference.  The three schools will begin play this fall.  Tim also says t

Wonder Girl having fun!
Kevin Jefferies

Saturday is usually the biggest day each year for the Dallas Fan Expo, and this year was no different as thousands of fans gathered in downtown Dallas to celebrate their love of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, horror, pop culture, and more.

Luke talks Bass fishing at Lake Fork with Larry Large this week
Luke Clayton; Larry Large

Veteran Lake Fork guide Larry Large ( joins Luke today and discusses white bass fishing at Fork. A decade or so ago, white bass were extremely scarce at Lake Fork but in the past few years, these prolific spawners have gained a strong foothold. Savvy anglers like Large are still catching plenty of largemouth bass but now, there is an abundant "food fish" that is usually more than willing to bite! 

Harley Quinn and the Joker cosplay
Jennifer Miller

Fan Expo Dallas (or the Dallas Comic-Con as some call the event) is in full swing this weekend, running through Sunday evening, June 5th. The event has grown dramatically over the past few years and now hosts tens of thousands of fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, pop culture, and more.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews two new romance-oriented movies coming out this weekend: "Me Before You," based on the best-selling novel by Jo Jo Moyes and starring "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clark; and "Maggie's Plan," which stars Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the organization will offer its Summer Lunch Program for children in Commerce, Lone Oak and Quinlan as well as Greenville this summer.  Lunches will be provided free of charge at the First Presbyterian Church and another site yet to be determined in Commerce and at Community Seeds in Lone Oak.  The "Mobile Learning Cafe," a refurbished school bus, will serve ch

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

Summer nights are great for star gazing, and Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium, comments on an article citing the top six astronomical events of the summer.

Boys & GIrls Club
Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas, in Commerce, Greenville and Rockwall, will offer a "Summer Brain Gain" program this summer to prevent learning loss while the children are away from school.  In Commerce, the Boys & Girls Club will meet at the A.C. Williams Elementary School and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our books commentator, Sharon Feldt of Sulphur Springs, reviews two best-sellers, The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Meyer.  Signature is the story of a woman who is a gifted botanist, whose study of science leads her to spiritual awareness.  Life in a Jar is the true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved more than 2,500 Jewish child

Clients of Capt. David Dillman show off their Galveston Bay catch

This week Luke takes us to the upper Texas Coast, to Eagle Point Fishing Camp ( to visit with long time speckled trout guide Capt. David Dillman. David was the first angler to make trout fishing using live croakers for bait popular. Today's show will most definitely help you plan your next fishing trip to Galveston Bay System.  

Jeri Pickering
Delta County Sheriff's Office

Jeri Pickering, a former agricultural science teacher at Cooper High School, was arrested on May 18 on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student. Pickering was booked into the Delta County Jail and released on a $20,000 bond later that day.

Linked In
Linked In

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says citizens of Hunt County reported seeing "airships" in the sky during the week of April 13-19, 1897.  In fact, people throughout the middle part of the country reported seeing the mysterious aircraft.  The appearance of the airships was unexplained, but it is believed they were dirigibles, which had existed for a quite some time prior to 1897, but had not been widely

Drivers are reminded of warning lights on school buses.

“Use your head, stop when the lights are red.” While school bus safety week is actually in October with the recent flooded road conditions and construction drivers are once again being reminded to be aware school buses are continuing to drop off and pick up students as the school year is winding to a close.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “for twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus – the greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus.”