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Collin County has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade and a half. While that's good for developers and business, it's proving to be upsetting for County Sheriff Jim Skinner, who says that the county's rapid population growth makes patrolling with a small department is putting the public and deputies at risk.

Medical News Today

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent, relates value of the body mass index (BMI) and waist size in assessing overall health.  The American Heart Association recommends waist sizes of 35 inches or less for women and 40 inches for less for men.

Jeff Rice
Luke Clayton

Jeff Rice, owner of The Buck and Bass Ranch near Lake Fork, joins Luke this week and discusses the process necessary to successfully film and edit a hunt. Jeff has several excellent hunting videos posted on buckandbassranch.com. Tune in and learn how easy it is to create your own "outdoor shows". 

Howard Gregg Diamond operated a clinic in Paris as well as Sherman, both of which did business as Diamondback Pain and Wellness.
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A Sherman doctor indicted in connection with the death of a Sulphur Springs person and six others will remain in jail for the time being.

Customers line up at the jerky bar at Buc-ee's in New Braunfels, Texas. Buc-ee's bills itself as the largest convenience store in the world and sells 37 different kinds of jerky.
John Burnett

It will be a little longer before Northeast Texans can roll into Royse City for some minor-league baseball and grab a bag of beaver nuggets on the way home. A proposed baseball stadium scheduled to begin operations next summer has pushed that date to 2019. And a planned Buc-ee’s convenience store location has bumped its opening from 2019 to 2020.

Texas A&M Energy Institute

Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and the interim dean of the College of Business, Dr. Dale Funderburk, discusses legendary investor Warren Buffett's decision to buy the Texas energy company Oncor, and Buffet's other major investments in Texas. "When we invest in Texas, we invest big," Buffett said.  Also, we discuss the booming oil-export market in Texas, now that U.S.

Hannah Kirby and Notably Texan Host Matt Meinke in the KETR Studios.
Jerrod Knight

She captured the hearts of television viewers on Season 8 of NBC's The Voice. Now, Hannah Kirby is refining her music and set to play a gig with the largest band she's ever assembled.

A private twin-engine plane crashed near Tyler Pounds Regional Airport this morning. Both the pilot and passenger died after a Piper PA-31 went down shortly after takeoff. 

Grand Saline Police Chief Justin Collins has been placed on administrative leave following complaints filed by all six officers on the force. 

Recently elected Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy discusses the current clean-up efforts in the city, which he says are designed to improve the city's image.  Community members are volunteering on the third Saturday of each month for cleanup efforts, and so the next opportunity will be this Saturday (July 15).

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Official photo

State Senator Bob Hall has filed a bill for the upcoming special legislative session aimed at removing local-level regulations regarding trees on private property in Texas. 

First Presbyterian Church

Jim Deaton of the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce says the church's Summer Creative Arts and Music Camp (SCAMP) begins Monday, July 17.  The camp is for children in the first through the sixth grade.  The SCAMP program features art, instruments, choir, movement and drama instruction for kids.  The registration fee is $20.

Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver, at left, held a town hall meeting in Paris on July 11. VanDeaver is touring the district in adavnce of next week's special session of the Texas Legislature.
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Texas State Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) spoke to and took questions from about 50 people at a town hall meeting in Paris on Tuesday evening. The event was hosted at Paris Junior College’s Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center at 2400 Clarksville St.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

A small strip of Fannin County under abnormally dry, conditions is all that remains of a drought that has nagged the region for almost a year.  The latest report by the Texas Water Development Board is evidence that drenching summer storms have polished off almost all of the drought  that at the beginning of the year had reached extreme conditions in much of the region. 

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce and a member of the Commerce school board, relates plans for "Commerce Strong" at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 9 in downtown Commerce.  He describes it as "an event for reconciliation and healing" following the recent incident involving former Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews, a female African-American A&M-Commerce student and others.

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