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This Prius crashed into a home in Greenville as the result of a multi-county high speed pursuit Wednesday evening.
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Local Hunt, Hopkins and Delta County and other law enforcement went into action Wednesday evening at approximately 6 p.m. in pursuit of a vehicle moving at a high velocity. It was reportedly the driver of a Toyota Prius.

Family violence program rules under review

Apr 1, 2015
Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound)
KUT

Too much red tape is delaying funding for shelters and programs that help victims of family violence in Texas, threatening to disrupt the services they offer, according to one state senator who wants to loosen state law to get money approved more quickly. 

Ironically, state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is among Texas lawmakers leading the charge to tighten up state contracting oversight amid a wave of scandals involving various state agencies. 

Spitzer challenged as HIV funding shifted to abstinence

Apr 1, 2015
Rep. Stuart Spitzer, R-Kaufman, successfully pushed an amendment to move $3 million from HIV and STD prevention programs to pay for abstinence education.
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Seven hours into Tuesday's debate on the House's $210 billion two-year budget, things got first heated and then uncomfortable as state Rep. Stuart Spitzer, R-Kaufman, successfully pushed an amendment to move $3 million from HIV and STD prevention programs to pay for abstinence education.  

A line of opponents gathered behind the podium as Spitzer laid out his amendment and proceeded to grill, quiz and challenge the lawmaker on his motives. 

Texas House passes budget draft after all-night debate

Apr 1, 2015
Senate Bill 19 got some major revising at a committee today.
StateImpact Texas

After 18 hours of debate that veered from polite disagreements to an angry outburst, the Texas House tentatively passed a $210 billion two-year budget early Wednesday morning with a 141 to 5 vote.  

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Celeste Prather-Young of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Hunt County and Holly Robinson of the Child Advocacy Center tell us that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Celeste says 83 percent of CASA cases are related to methamphetamine abuse. 

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Texas A&M University-Commerce archivist emeritus Dr. Jim Conrad discusses the book Reporting for Duty, Sir, a biography of ambassador Fletcher Warren, by Mary Ann Phillips of Wolfe City.  The book is available in the Commerce Public Library and the Gee Library at A&M-Commerce.  Warren served as ambassador to Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and Turkey, and later served on the faculty of East Texas State College.

First responders evaluate a 3-car accident on State Highway 24 South.
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Multiple injuries resulted from a three-car accident this morning occurring at approximately 10 a.m. on State Highway 24 South near Farm-to-Market Road 3132. Drivers from a compact Chevy car, a GM car and a Ford car were transported to the hospital by EMS following the accident.

Campbell Soup's production site in Paris recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
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Campbell Soup Co. said it has started a voluntary early-retirement program for certain U.S.-based salaried employees as part of its efforts to reduce costs, according to a Nasdaq.com report.

Campbell operates a production facility in Paris, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2014. The Paris location, one of three domestic production facilities for the multinational corporation, employs more than 900 people.

Airborne, antibiotic-resistant bacteria DNA connected to feedlots

Mar 30, 2015
Much of the nation's beef comes from animals fattened at feedlots in the southwestern Great Plains.
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After years spent studying the dust that blows across the southern Great Plains, Phil Smith no longer looks at the dark haboobs that routinely rise over Lubbock without a healthy dose of apprehension. 

In a study slated for publication next month, he and Texas Tech University colleague Greg Mayer may have made their biggest discovery yet: DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cattle feedlots is airborne.   

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says there will be an opportunity to meet Jaime Donegan, the director of this Greenville Follies, tonight from 6-9 at the Fletcher Warren Center on Highway 69 East.  The Follies, a professionally produced stage show featuring local amateur performers, will be Friday and Saturday, April 24-25 this year at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium.  Pud also reports that the Greenville Farmers Market will be open fo

Captain Mike Williams with a Gulf of Mexico catch.
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Captain Mike Williams joins Luke this week to talk about catching black drum during the annual drum run at Galveston. 

Senate panel sets sights on in-state tuition law

Mar 27, 2015
Last fiscal year, the Hazlewood program cost state universities $169 million in lost tuition.
NPR

The push to repeal a 2001 law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities is returning to the legislative spotlight, but on an unusual stage.

Home features Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez.
DreamWorks

This week Alice watched Home, with Jim Parsons and Rihanna, Get Hard, the buddy-comedy starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart,

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Community Seeds director Bert Cooper says the Lone Oak-faith-based organization is waiting for USDA approval of the drawings for the incubator commercial kitchen so that construction can begin.  The kitchen will allow people to develop food products for sale, and provide training in food preparation.  Also, Bert says this year's Greenville Follies stage show will benefit Community Seeds.  The Follies are scheduled for April 24-25.

Spyche performed live during her visit to the KETR Studios.
Matt Meinke

Since relocating to Texas from Washington D.C., singer/songwriter Spyche (pronounced "Spike") has found a happy home amongst the players and music lovers of The Lone Star State. This talented multi-instrumentalist has discovered herself in high demand from other bands, yet still finds time to self-release her own music as well.

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