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6:17 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Council approves permit for tatoo parlor

Commerce – The City of Commerce will soon be getting a tattoo parlor and piercing studio.

The Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday recommended approval for a conditional use permit at 1001 Main Street, which was approved by the City Council.

The building has reportedly been vacant for several years. The building was constructed for the purpose of being a tattoo parlor, and at one point, such a business was in operation but closed and has been vacant since.

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KETR Local
10:31 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Greenville man convicted of child pornography

Greenville – A local man could see a long prison term after being convicted of child pornography charges. A Greenville man has been convicted on all charges involving an indictment charging transporting, shipping and possession of child pornography. The charges stem from an undercover FBI agent downloading the pornographic images from his computer in September, 2006. He's pleaded guilty to the charges last month and faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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KETR Local
10:27 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Ordinance changed for open containers

Commerce – Business owners in Downtown Commerce will now have to seek permission prior to any public event in which open containers will be allowed.

The Commerce City Council Tuesday approved the ordinance, which nullifies the 2005 Corridor Ordinance written by former city staff members that was believed to allowed open containers in the downtown area.

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KETR Local Sportscasts
10:26 am
Wed September 17, 2008

KETR Sportscast 9-17-08

commerce – Witten, Romo, and the new Cowboys stadium...Rangers win...Hurrican Ike affects Houston sports...two A&M-Commerce volleyball players earn weekly honors...LSS basketball media day announced, and more.

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KETR Local
6:14 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Commerce approves tax rate and budget

Commerce – The City of Commerce has approved the City's property tax rate and budget for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

The City Council agreed Tuesday upon a budget, with an estimated revenue of $9,544,427, and expenditures of $9,557,724.

The Council also approved a total proposed tax rate of $.736000 per $100 valuation. Of the total tax rate, $.587830 is the maintenance and operations rate, and $.148170 is the interest and sinking rate.

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KETR Local
2:48 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Chase injures police officer, suspect still on loose

Royse City, Greenville – A traffic stop on Interstate 30 in Rockwall County leads to a high speed chase, and two people two people - including a police officer - hospitalized.

The event occurred Tuesday evening where a motorcycle was pulled over by a Rockwall County Sheriff's Deputy for no license plate. While dispatch was called, the biker fled.

Rockwall County deputies and Royse City police units joined in pursuit and later Greenville and Hunt County officers took up the chase.

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KETR Local
1:44 am
Wed September 17, 2008

A.C. Williams Elementary project update

Commerce – The new A.C. Williams Elementary School in Commerce is beginning to take shape as contractors are now in their fourth month of construction.

The Commerce School Board Monday received an update on the project, which addressed the recent placement of all concrete grade beams, and current pavement of the front parent drop-off area.

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KETR Local Sportscasts
10:25 am
Tue September 16, 2008

KETR Sportscast 9-16-08

KETR Sportscast 9-16-08

commerce – Updates on the Cowboys win over Philly, the Rangers win over Detroit, Lions volleyball and cross country, and Hurricane Ike's impact on football in Houston.

Click the mp3 icon above to listen.

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KETR Local
9:58 am
Tue September 16, 2008

Faulty gas pumps in Greenville

KETR Local
6:01 am
Tue September 16, 2008

CISD to receive six new buses

Commerce – The Commerce Independent School District anxiously awaits the arrival of a much needed addition to its bus fleet.

Beginning Tuesday, the District will receive two new school buses, both equipped with cameras and air conditioning, with four more buses to arrive by weeks end.

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