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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Report on proposed USDA med facility set for Thursday

Dr. John Ballotti

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says Adams Engineering will report Thursday on a feasibility study for a U.S.

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Outdoors
11:24 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Fishing Destinations

Some trophy freshwater redfish from Lake Calaveras
Luke Clayton, Steve Nixon

Luke speaks with San Antonia area guide Steve Nixon of www.sanantoniofishingguides.com and Captain Mike Williams, who leads fishing trips into the Gulf of Mexico from Galveston.

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Hunt County
8:08 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Sheriff's SWAT team called out twice on same night

Brock Garner
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called out twice within a few hours Wednesday night; once on a reported gunman with an assault rifle who turned out to be a “Right To Carry” activist, and then to a hostage situation in which a Dallas County man was allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint.

Brock Dickerson Garner, 35, of Balch Springs remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail Thursday evening, charged with aggravated kidnapping/using hostage as shield in the latter incident. Bond had not yet been set in the case.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:43 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Summer fun, summer sad with 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'Fault in Our Stars'

Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley star in "The Fault in Our Stars."
wordandfilm.com

This week, Alice gives thumbs up to an action movie - "Edge of Tomorrow" - and two very different love stories: "The Fault in Our Stars" and "Words and Pictures."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Economic giants Smith, Keynes -- opposites in philosophy -- shared same birthday

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says Adam Smith, the great advocate of free markets, and John Maynard Keynes, the father of "Keynesian economics," in which government manages the economy, still dominate economic debate today.  Both celebrated June 5 as their birthday.

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A&M-Commerce
4:14 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Hundreds gather for vigil following tragedy

Texas A&M University-Commerce

On the night of June 4, people from the Texas A&M University-Commerce extended community gathered for a candlelight vigil to mourn and rejoice in fellowship for Devin Oliver and Aubree Butts who are no longer with us and for Zenobia Winbush and La’Tisha Hearne who are healing. What started as a very dark day for the Lion family was lit up, not just by candlelight, but by love and compassion for all four women.

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Greenville
9:50 am
Thu June 5, 2014

I-30 accident results in one death

Officials said the driver of the pickup was headed the wrong way in the eastbound lanes.
Greenville Herald-Banner

Update: The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that Landon B. Dyer, 28, of Sulphur Springs, was driving on the wrong side of Highway I-30 Eastbound when his 2010 Chevy Silverado collided with an 18-wheeler at approximately 2:30 a.m., killing him. The driver of the truck, who was not identified by press time, was in stable condition in a local hospital. He was driving a trailer for D.A.T., an Alabama-based company.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

'Cat Coalition' targets male cats

Commerce Humane Association president Jody McIntier says the organization is working with the "Cat Coalition" to offer free neutering of all male cats.  The effort is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted kittens.

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A&M-Commerce
4:06 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Butts, Oliver remembered by KETR's Chitwood

Devin Oliver
lionathletics.com

In Commerce, people in the university community knew Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver as friends and classmates. KETR listeners across Northeast Texas knew the two young women as important parts of the backcourt of the Lions basketball team.

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Delta County
1:58 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Cooper buildings vandalized

Credit Cindy Roller

The Delta County Sheriff’s office is enlisting the watchful eyes of the Cooper community to help solve a rash of graffiti cases. Suspects seem to be targeting abandoned buildings and using black spray paint to create large markings in most cases what looks to be initials. 

Areas that have been vandalized in the past few weeks have been behind Henslee Hardware, the former Hope House, a structure on 10th street and the former Paris Regional Medical Center both at the back of the building and near the roof. 

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