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Hunt County
4:12 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Seven years later.. still no answers to disappearance

Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

It has been seven years since a woman who lived just outside of Wolfe City apparently walked away from her home, never to be seen again.

The 2007 disappearance of Lisa Chandler remains one of the more baffling mysteries in Hunt County, because no evidence has surfaced indicating what happened to her.

“This is still an open investigation,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks. “No new leads have developed since last year. However, we are still hunting for clues that will lead us to Lisa.”

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Blacklands Corridor
4:03 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Meeting attendees reject 'Northeast Gateway' toll road

Activists present anti-toll road literature and petitions to vistors at the Sept. 22 public meeting in Rockwall.
Mark Haslett

The latest in a series of public meetings presenting the possibility of a new toll road in the region was held in Rockwall last night. KETR’s Mark Haslett reports.

Audio transcript

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Commerce Police
1:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Arrests made in kidnapping/robbery case

Kavrin Massey, left, and Tyran Wilson were arrested Monday in connection with a kidnapping and robbery which occurred on Friday, September 19th in Commerce.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Denison boasts art, history and culture

Denison proudly proclaims it's status as the birthplace of Dwight D. Einenhower
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

From their vibrant, artful downtown area, to nearby Eisenhower State Park, Denison serves as an ideal weekend destination.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Community Seeds starts 'incubator kitchen,' new welders training program

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, says the faith-based organization has received the necessary architectural and design approval for its incubator kitchen, which will allow people to prepare and market food.  Community Seeds also has started its fall welders training class.  Bert says people trained in welding are in great demand.

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Texas Politics
3:56 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Analysis: Contenders' dreams of political buzzer shots

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards in 1992.

Before every election, trailing candidates often start talking about winning campaigns of the past — from Abraham Lincoln to Ann Richards — that were running behind at this point and surged to victory. The candidates in front have the opposite view: Those turnarounds are nightmare material.

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A&M-Commerce
1:28 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Liu honored; Lions knocking on door of Top 25

A&M-Commerce RB Joe Bergeron, head coach Colby Carthel and LB Tu'u Lui address the media following the Lions' 55-20 defeat of A&M-Kingsville on Sept. 20.

Texas A&M University-Commerce senior linebacker Tu’u Liu has been named Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week. A&M-Commerce defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville 55-20 at AT&T Stadium on Sept. 20.  Liu snatched two interceptions against the Javelinas. Both interceptions were on passes that Liu tipped, then caught.

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Blacklands Corridor
8:11 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Toll road meeting tonight in Rockwall

Credit NCTCOG

After a meeting was shut down earlier this month due to overcrowding, state transportation officials are going to try again Monday to present information regarding a possible toll road through the region between Greenville and Garland, as well as other issues.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has scheduled the public meeting at the Rockwall High School Performing Arts Center at The Utley Middle School campus. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Monday, with the public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.

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A&M-Commerce
7:39 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Lions romp past Kingsville at AT&T Stadium

Toni Palu flies in to sack Texas A&M-Kingsville quarterback Trey Mitchell for a 10-yard loss during Texas A&M University-Commerce's 55-20 victory on Saturday in Arlington.
Credit Laurie White King / Greenville Herald-Banner

The A&M-Commerce football team retained the Chennault Cup for the third consecutive year following a 55-20 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville following a stingy defensive performance highlighted by two interceptions including one returned for a score from senior linebacker Tu'u Lui.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

A&M-C will host Thursday night football game again in 2015

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Ryan Ivey says the recent Thursday night home game against East Texas Baptist was so successful, with more than 6,000 in attendance, that A&M-Commerce will host a Thursday night game against next season, against NCAA Division II power Adams State of Colorado.  And Ryan says the Lone Star Conference has been having some preliminary discussions with the non-football Heartland Conference about a merger. 

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A&M-Commerce
10:06 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Live blog: Lions vs. Javelinas at the Jerrydome

A&M-Commerce

Welcome to the 2014 Lone Star Football Festival from AT&T Stadium in Arlington!

Final score   Lions 55, Javelinas 20. #wearelions

4q 1:24  Javs get a TD in garbage time...no big deal.

4q 7:04   By the way, Brock Callaway said that Martinez 43-yard field goal had another 10 yards in it. Nice to have a good kicker in the mix. Lions lead 55-13.

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Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program
11:41 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Tigers fall to Melissa at Cardinal Stadium

After a win last week, the Commerce Tigers fell to the Melissa Cardinals in Melissa.

Other scores across the region:

Pattonville Prairiland - 7
Cooper - 30
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McKinney Boyd - 46
Flower Mound - 6
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Paris - 34
Palestine - 13

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Notably Texan
4:52 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Reverend Horton Heat shows no signs of cooling down

Left to Right: Guitarist and singer Jim Heath aka Reverend Horton Heat, drummer Scott Churilla, and upright bassist Jimbo Wallace
Gene Ambo

For almost 30 years, Jim Heath has been creating unique rockabilly sounds under the moniker of Reverend Horton Heat. Fromhis  humble beginnings in Dallas' Deep Ellum district, to song placement in video games and thousands of live performances,  "The Rev" has carved his stage name into the pillars of Texas music and beyond.

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Commerce
4:09 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Police receive armed robbery report

Commerce police have issued a statement saying that a Commerce resident reported being robbed near the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 19.

The man reported that while he was walking in the 2400 block of Campbell Street, he was approached by two unidentified black men, police said. One of the men displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, according to the report. The victim was walked to an ATM on the university campus, where he was made to withdraw cash, police said. 

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Lamar County
3:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

'Roxton Saturday Night' celebrating 10-year anniversary

Locals and visitors mingle during the 2012 Roxton Saturday Night.
provided image

Roxton resident Sandra Johnson describes a little about the annual "Roxton Saturday Night" festival, which is set to entertain Northeast Texans for a tenth year this weekend. This year's headline musical artist is Stacy Musgrove, who is scheduled to take the stage in downtown Roxton at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20.

Press release from Roxton Saturday Night organizers:

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