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City of Greenville
9:25 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Longer wait to go splash

Splash Kingdom says Greenville will need a new service road before they can build the waterpark on its Greenville location.
Brad Kellar

Local water park fans will have to wait an extra year before hitting the slides and lazy river.

Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Thursday night that the company’s Greenville water park will not open this summer as planned.

While work has been underway at the site along the Interstate 30 service road for more than a month, although Thursday’s announcement indicated that landscaping is about all which has been completed.

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A&M-Commerce
6:55 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Burton named women's basketball coach

lionathletics.com

A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey announced on Thursday the hiring of current McKinney Boyd High School boys coach Jason Burton as the eighth women's basketball coach in the history of the program at a press conference on the A&M-Commerce campus.

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Severe weather
6:33 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured

KETR

A severe weather system that struck Northeast Texas on the evening of April 3 resulted in several small tornadoes, along with high winds and large hail. Multiple structures were damaged and several injuries were reported throughout the region.

Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.

Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Unionization of college athletes could affect Division II

Ryan Ivey
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

  

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says unionization of college football and basketball players, as a court has approved for athletes at Northwestern University of the Big Ten, could eventually affect NCAA Division II athletic programs, such as A&M-Commerce.

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Hopkins County
5:16 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

North Hopkins ISD considering $5 million elementary extension

Hopkins County will vote on whether to expanded their elementary school on May 10th.
KETR / ketr.org

Residents of the Northern Hopkins County area will be asked to vote on whether the school district should use $5 million in bonds to extend the elementary wing of the school on the May 10th ballot.

NHISD Superintendent Donna George is excited at the prospect of expanding the elementary school.

NHISD trustees voted on Feb. 27 to call for a bond election for a new elementary classroom addition to help with space issues. George explained it will help with district growth over the last two years.

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Delta County
4:53 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Scammers contacting Lamar Electric members

If you you recieve a suspious phone call from your electrical service provider it may be a scam.
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In Texas, there has been a recent problem with scammers contacting electric cooperative customers posing as cooperative employees to try to get money and personal information.

They are primarily targeting the elderly, but have been targeting businesses as well.

They scam the customers by first calling them to inform the customer they are behind on a payment, then saying there is a truck on its way to their house to disconnect power if they did not pay it over the phone or go to Wal-mart and send them the money.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

STAAR testing this week ... and 'a new way of doing school'

Blake Cooper
Credit Commerce ISD

With STAAR testing underway this week, Commerce Independent School District superintendent Blake Cooper says the state legislature made progress in reducing the number of standardized tests for secondary students from 15 per year to five, and he hopes similar progress will be made for elementary-age children in the next legislative session.  And Blake says the Commerce ISD is now part of the Texas High Performing S

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Art in the Evening
5:20 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Ms. Fortner by day, Ms. Brene’ by night

Madelyn Brene' Fortner aims to make her mark in the world through her music.
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We all must embrace the realization that you have to be a caterpillar before you can become a butterfly.

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City of Greenville
4:37 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Remembering 'The Game'

In 1949, the Greenville Majors had a exhibition contest with the New York Yankees and beat them 4-3.
KETR / ketr.org

Almost 65 years ago, the former Greenville Majors played the most legendary baseball game in local history.

The April 10, 1949 exhibition contest between the Majors and the New York Yankees, which the Majors won 4-3, will be remembered during a special event next week.

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Delta County
4:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

30 East Music Festival exceeds expectations

The 30 EAst Music Festival had over 1,000 people turnout at Celebration Plaza.
Cindy Roller

While the weather might have delayed the annual 30 East Music Festival in Sulphur Springs last weekend, the event made a huge comeback Saturday with clear skies and over 1,000 people in attendance.

“I fully expect this to be even bigger next year,” said Sulphur Springs City Manager, Marc Maxwell.

Some of the performing artists included natives of Cooper: Lauren Taylor, Amanda Goodman-Pruitt, Koe Wetzel & the Konvicts, Emily Elbert, Hannah Kirby, Kate Hearne Band, Ducado Vega and Zenya Vi, and The Effinays.

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