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3:21 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike approaching, residents be advised

Commerce – The University Police Department is ensuring that safety is a top priority as Texas A&M University-Commerce prepares to receive up to 136 hurricane evacuees.

Officers will be present at the shelter area around the clock while evacuees are on campus to ensure the security of the facility, as well as the safety of evacuees, A&M-Commerce students, faculty, and staff.

The UPD would like to remind everyone that the remnants of Hurricane Ike are predicted to hit the Commerce area on Saturday during the afternoon or evening hours.

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KETR Local
10:04 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Two arrested in Hunt County shooting

KETR Local
6:41 am
Thu September 11, 2008

University, City and County prepare for Hurricane Ike

The City of Commerce and Texas A&M University-Commerce are preparing to receive evacuees of Hurricane Ike.

Both Berry Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus and the Commerce Middle School are capable of housing up to 300 evacuees.

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KETR Local
6:15 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Crime stoppers seek burglary suspect(s)

Greenville – Hunt County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to 1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a burglary of a residence in Greenville.

The crime occurred in the 3500 block of Caddo Street between July 26 and August 9. The suspect or suspects forcible entered a residence through ha back door and removed a DVD player, DVD's, a surround sound system, a PSP game system, jewelry, and a window air conditioner unit.

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KETR Local
5:55 am
Thu September 11, 2008

Citizens on Patrol program proves beneficial

Greenville – After one month of service, the Citizens on Patrol program in Greenville is seeing very positive results.

The volunteer organization is for residents who've already completed the Citizens Police Academy, and wish to volunteer at least 12 hours each month with the Greenville Police Department.

Volunteers, who range from 20 to 60 years of age, are paired together and accompanied by a Greenville Police Officer who monitor and assist if need be.

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KETR Local
6:52 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Work on former ESCO plant to begin

Greenville – Work to clean contaminated soil is set to begin in northeast Greenville. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the agency's contractors have set up shop in Ardis Heights, as the effort of contamination from the former ESCO plant is about to begin. Evacuations of the surrounding neighborhood could get underway today, with demolition and remediation of the plant itself to come later. The plant was formally listed last week as a Superfund clean-up site, as one of the most polluted contaminated waste properties in Texas.

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KETR Local
6:50 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Greenville school bus collision Tuesday

Greenville – A school bus collision was reported in Greenville Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Greenville Independent School District says none of the students were believed to have suffered any significant injuries. Seven students were transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation as a precaution, with at least one of the students complaining of back pain. It was the second school bus accident for the District in less than a week.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports.

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KETR Local
3:17 am
Wed September 10, 2008

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KETR Local
12:53 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Rally Round Greenville to be held this month

Greenville – Plans are being finalized for several area events to take place later this month.

The Rally Round Greenville festival is slated to begin Friday, September 19 with a Kick-Off Concert, featuring Billy Joe Shaver.

The Kenneth Threadgill Concert, to take place Saturday, September 20, will feature Guy Clark, Terri Hendrix and Max Stalling.

The three day event will also include the OmniSYS Cotton Patch Classic Bicycle Race and Tour, a barbeque and chili cook off, as well as food and arts and crafts vendors.

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KETR Local
10:29 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Greenville names Parks and Recreation Director

Greenville – The City of Greenville has named Colby VanGundy as its Director of Parks and Recreation.

According to City Manager Steven Alexander, VanGundy has been serving as Interim Director of Parks and Recreation since March.

VanGundy is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. He joined the City of Greenville as the Recreation Manager in October 2007.

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