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Delta County
2:13 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

UPDATE: Participants in Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative increase

The gobbler exhibits the characteristic red, white and blue head, the black-tipped breast feathers and copper/bronze iridescence.
Credit John Heidecker / National Wild Turkey Federation

The interest in the Sulphur River Eastern Turkey Cooperative has grown according to Steve Favre of Riverview Farms in Lake Creek, Texas, who is spearheading the project.

“The project has been received well by the community in both Delta and Lamar Counties,” reports Steve Favre. “The cooperative has grown from 15,000 acres before to over 22,000 acres and still growing today.”

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Texas Government
12:40 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Bill would allow deadly force in defense of teachers, students, property

State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van)
Credit State of Texas

A bill filed by State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van) has received national attention because if passed, it would allow school teachers to use deadly force against students in a variety of situations.

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A&M-Commerce
10:36 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Lions open softball season with sweep of St. Ed's

December Rivers' home run won the first softball game in school history.
Credit lionathletics.com

Texas A&M University-Commerce started its first-ever softball season by winning both games of a doubleheader against St. Edward's University, 3-0 and 9-4, on the newly finished John Cain Family Softball Field. Pitcher Aundria Romero had the season’s first shutout and December Rivers went 3-for-6 with a game-winning 3-run homer in the first game.

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Delta County
8:27 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Two vehicles collide on cold morning in construction zone of SH 24

Two-vehicle accident slowed State Highway 24 traffic through the construction zone.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

A two-vehicle accident slowed traffic through the construction zone of State Highway 24 between Klondike and Commerce this morning at approximately 7 a.m. in the 24 degrees temperatures. Responding was Cooper Fire and Rescue trucks, Enloe Volunteer Fire Department, Delta County Sheriff’s officers, Constable Ben Snow and Highway Patrol Trooper Archie Crittenden.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Taking stock, as Black History Month begins

Black History Month
Credit Harris County Public Library

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce school board member and the president of the Hunt County African-American Leadership Conference, reflects on the beginning of Black History Month.

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Notably Texan
4:47 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Austin band brings the funk on new album

Album artwork for the latest T Bird and The Breaks release "Harmonizm"
Laura Garcia/www.tbirdandthebreaks.com

Since Moving to Austin in 2007, Massachusetts native Tim Crane constructed the outstanding ensemble T Bird and The Breaks, whose sound encompasses hip-hop, rock, soul, and plenty of funk.

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Texas Education
3:51 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

School choice supporters rally at Capitol

As pressure mounts for Texas lawmakers to pass a private school voucher program, educators, parents, students and other advocates gathered today at the Capitol.
Credit KUT

Updated, Friday, 2:09 p.m.:

State Sen. Donna Campbell and Land Commissioner George P. Bush were among the speakers who addressed a gathering of school choice supporters Friday just outside the Texas Capitol.

The crowd filling the south steps of the Capitol included students, educators and other school choice advocates donning yellow scarves and holding signs with messages like "Choice Means Hope."

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
3:49 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Alice is thrilled by 'Black Sea'

Jude Law stars in 'Black Sea,' a story about an undersea treasure hunt.
Credit Focus Features

This week Alice takes a look at Black or White, a story about a little girl in the middle of a custody battle between her grandparents who are played by Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, Black Sea, a thriller by award-winning director

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Outdoors
11:38 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Fishing the coastal water of Rockport

Bart Payne speaks with Luke this week about some techniques for fishing Trout and Redfish along the coastal waters of Rockport.
Credit Luke Clayton; www.legendpoppingcorks.com / www.legendpoppingcorks.com

Luke visits with his long time friend Bart Payne who has spent many years fishing the coastal waters around Rockport. Bart details his favorite and most productive method of catching Trout and Redfish. Payne is also involved with a line of specialty corks designed to help with fishing on the coast - www.legendpoppingcorks.com.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Want children to sleep better? Be sure salmon and tuna are in their diet

Wellness wheel
Credit McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, proprietor of Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, says recent research shows that low DHA blood levels in children contribute to poor sleep habits, as well as resulting behavioral problems.  Cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna and natural supplements with Omega 3 acids are helpful in raising DHA levels.  The same dietary advice is go

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A&M-Commerce
3:25 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Lion Women roar back to stun TWU 73-61 in OT

A&M-Commerce Lion Gabby Scott scored 16 points last night and played for 36 minutes.
Credit lionathletics.com

Despite trailing for the vast majority of the game, A&M-Commerce women's basketball (10-7; 4-3 in LSC) came back in an overtime thriller to hand the Texas Woman's Pioneers (12-8; 5-4 in LSC) a 73-61 defeat.

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A&M-Commerce
3:21 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

No. 8 Rams stifle No. 25 Lions 79-63 Wednesday

A&M Commerce Lion Eddie Leal goes up for a block.
Credit lionathletics.com

Leading by three points at the half, No. 25 Angelo State stifled No. 25 A&M-Commerce defensively and showed off the NCAA's most efficient offense in the second half as the Rams ended the Lions six-game winning streak with a 79-63 Wednesday night in Lone Star Conference action in the Junnell Center.

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Cooper
2:30 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Fleeing felon arrested, community tips help solve foot chase

Devona Denise Dysart and Quades Williams were each arrested on Wednesday in Cooper.
Credit Delta County Sheriff's office

After two days of fleeing from local law enforcement Quades Williams was caught and arrested by the Delta County Sheriff’s officers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He is being charged with felony forgery, felony evading arrest and Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest as well as harassment warrants from Lamar County. Reports state he was also currently on parole, warrants for violation are anticipated.

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Greenville
2:17 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Filing begins for city elections

Councilman Dan Perkins filed for the office of mayor of Greenville on Wednesday.
Credit Courtesy Photo

Filing for the May 9 municipal elections in Greenville got off to a fast start Wednesday, with three candidates officially throwing their hats into the ring, seeking spots on the Greenville City Council.

Several more people have taken the first steps to becoming a candidate, by obtaining the paperwork needed to formally file their campaigns.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Historical Commission approves Chennault marker in Chinese

Gen. Claire Chennault
Credit aviation-history.com

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the state historical commission has okayed a Chinese historical marker for the childhood home of Gen. Claire Chennault, on Monroe Street in Commerce.  The market will actually be written in two Chinese dialects, and will be placed alongside the existing marker in English.  It's believed the market in Chinese will be the first in Texas.  Chennault organized the "Flying Tigers" to help the Republic of China fight the Japanese prior to American involvement in World War II.

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