Cindy Roller, Cooper Review

The assistant chief of the Cooper Fire Department Tanner Crutcher says the department now has 18 fire fighters, but needs 25 to be fully staffed.  Only four volunteers were available to fight a recent two-story house fire in Cooper.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, live near Cooper, be in good physical condition, and be able to pass a background check.  Prospective volunteers may pick up an application at Cooper City Hall.  Also on this program is Cooper Review

An insurance agent from Sulphur Springs is being accused of stealing clients’ money by not actually providing auto insurance coverage she was selling. 

Paris voters defeated a measure that would have ended city funding of the Paris Economic Development Corporation.

A typically low-turnout, off-year election saw Paris residents cast their support behind the local economic development group, while voters across Texas approved a slate of constitutional amendments.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pets caught up in disasters such as the recent hurricanes and wildfires often have to be moved to locations in distant locations of the country because shelters are already full nearby.  Dr. McCreary says many rescued pets are never reclaimed by their owners, and foster pet hosts often end up keeping the pets.


Republican State Sen. Bryan Hughes says he will not seek to replace U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling in the fifth Congressional District.

Northeast Texas Trail

Jack Neal, the executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, says the trail extends 130 miles from Farmersville on the west through 19 towns and seven counties to New Boston on the east. It follows the former right-of-way along the Union Pacific and Chaparral railroads.  The trail is available for hikers, horseback riders and bicycle riders, some of it paved within city limits.  Other parts of the trail have a fine gravel surface. Access to the trail is free.


On Nov. 7, Texas voters will decide what to do with seven proposed amendments to the state Constitution. It is an uncommonly uncontroversial set of bills that have generated almost no enemies.

Here’s a rundown of what those propositions are and what they mean.

The Texas State Association of Fire Fighters is asking the City of Sulphur Springs to open the city fire department’s operations to public scrutiny. 

On Tuesday, Texas voters will decide whether to approve seven amendments to the state Constitution. One measure, Proposition 2, looks to make it easier for Texas homeowners to borrow against home equity. The proposition lowers fees for tapping into home equity loans and lowers financial limits on borrowers who want to refinance.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article on how forgiving someone who has caused us harm actually helps to reduce our stress. She says writing in a journal about the process of forgiving can bring about new thoughts on the situation.

2017 Senior Day: Lions Shutout UT Permian Basin 52-0

Nov 4, 2017
Drew Ivery

Memorial Stadium was busy Saturday as Texas A&M-Commerce (8-1, 6-1) took on UT-Permian Basin (2-8, 1-6). The Lions hosted Senior Day and the field dedication for Coach Ernest Hawkins. It sent their 21 seniors off with one last win at the newly minted, Ernest Hawkins Field at Memorial Stadium, 52-0.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletics Director Tim McMurray chats with Lions head coaches and gives a look ahead towards basketball season next week. McMurray talks with head football coach Colby Carthel, mew men's basketball head coach Jaret von Rosenberg, and women's basketball head coach Jason Burton. McMurray also talks about Lions sporting events going on this weekend.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Alan Cain, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Whitetail Deer program leader, with a spike buck he took with Airforce Texas big bore air rifle
Eric Henderson with Adventures Afield

Luke's guest this week is Mr. Alan Cain, Whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Alan and Ellis Powell, also with TPWD, recently used big bore air rifles to do a bit of research into the effectiveness of big bore air rifles for harvesting game.

Retired Veteran Jim Batchelor is raising awareness for The 22 Standing Campaign.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 22 Standing Campaign –  represented by retired veteran Jim Batchelor of Cooper –  is raising awareness for the 22 veterans across the country a day that take their own lives as a result of wounds physical or mental sustained in war. 22 a day is 22 too many.

Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says the winter months are a good time for indoor gardening.  Herbs and spices such as basil, oregano, chives, dill and rosemary grow especially well inside.  Byron says they can be grown in a plastic wash pan, placed in a south window that receives a lot of sun.