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Listen as we talk to Texas A&M-University President Dr. Keith McFarland in this month's episode of A&M-Commerce Today.

Commerce – A stabbing victim in Commerce last week is doing well and back at school. The stabbing occurred as a fight broke out at a party on the A&M-Commerce campus last week. Campus police are investigating the incident where 2 people were injured with a knife, and a shooting that occurred later at Mitchell Hall, while Commerce Police are investigating a robbery at the West Gate apartment complex in Commerce that may be linked to the incident.

Commerce – An exciting weekend for A&M-Commerce basketball as the Lions come up with the Lone Star Conference Championship. Friday night showed tournament MVP Jermart Miller getting fouled on a 3 point shot with 1.7 seconds left to play and the Lions trailing Tarleton State 67 to 65. Miller stepped up to the line before the 3,500 person crown, and sunk 3 consecutive free throws to hand the Lions the victory in dramatic fashion.

Greenville – 29 year old Commerce man Charles Parrish has been sentenced to concurrent 20 year sentences for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping. Parrish pled guilty in January to both charges in connection with a hold up of the New Way store in Commerce in October 2003. Parrish allegedly used a knife while holding a person hostage while committing the act.

Commerce –

The City of Commerce
PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, April 7th, 2005, marks the 30th anniversary of the day that KETR began broadcasting to the Commerce community from the first floor of the Journalism and Graphic Arts Building on the Texas A&M University-Commerce Campus; and

WHEREAS, when KETR first hit the airwaves in 1975, it radiated at only 10,000 watts and because of a state appropriation, had a total cost of $57,000; and

Bill Powers and Mark Chapman talk about old times and "the good ole' days" of radio.

Now serving as A&M-Commerce Sports Information Director, Bill has been an on-air personality with KETR for the better part of 15 years, and can be heard broadcasting every men's and women's away basketball games. Mark Chapman can be heard every night from 7pm to 11pm hosting The Art of Sound on 88.9 KETR.

KETR traffic secretary Deborah Smith and General Manager Vicki Holloway inspect the prizes given away at KETR's 30th Aniiversary reception, while Art of Sound host Mark Chapman looks on.

Door prizes were given away as a special "Thanks" to everyone for showing their support for KETR.

Attendees enjoy cake and conversation at KETR's 30th Anniversary reception.

Door prizes were given away as a "Thanks" for everyone's support. KETR also managed to find a few generous souls who pledged their ongoing support for KETR. We couldn't do it without the help of people like you.

KETR General Manager Vicki Holloway has a word with Bluegrass Special host Bill Ogden.

You can catch the Bluegrass Special with Railroad Bill every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm on 88.9 KETR.

KETR General Manager cuts the KETR anniversary cake.

With KETR celebrating 30 years, the station seeks to bring new programming to the public, but also emphasizes that KETR is listener supported, and urges you to make your contribution today, so KETR can bring you another 30 years of excellence in serving Northeast Texas.

Commerce – The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team hit the court tonight to face Tarleton State in the second round of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Tip off is set for 8 o'clock tonight, with live play-by-play coverage beginning at 7:45 here on 88-9. The championship game is set for 7:30 Saturday.


Texas A&M-University-Commerce President Keith McFarland stops by to celebrate KETR's anniversary.

Each month Dr. McFarland joins us on A&M-Commerce Today to fill us in on everything happening at the University.

Mark Chapman traps Bill Ogden in conversation, and Twila Scroggins looks on with sympathy.

With both Mark Chapman and Bill Ogden having been on the KETR airwaves for over 15 years, there's plenty about which to reminisce.

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