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3:26 am
Sat August 2, 2008

McBroom of A&M-Commerce appointed<BR>to Caddo Museum Board

Dr. Randy McBroom of Texas A&M University-Commerce has been appointed to the board of directors of the proposed Valley of the Caddo Museum and Cultural Center.

McBroom, who serves as Assistant to the President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, is a Fannin County representative on the board.

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KETR Local
10:24 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Reward offered for information in Greenville burglary

Greenville – A reward is offered in connection to a Greenville burglary. Up to $1000 can be claimed for information leading to the arrests of the person or persons responsible for a burglary at a building in the 4600 block of King Street. The crime occurred between 5 p.m. June 9 and 8:30 a.m. June 10. Information can be made anonymously by calling Hunt County Crime Stoppers at 903-457-2929 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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

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KETR Local
2:20 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Commerce ISD not seeking rollback election

Commerce – The Commerce School Board will not be seeking a rollback election this year. The news comes as other area school districts are also deciding whether to raise rates to help pay for things like deferred maintenance, employee raises and the increased cost of gas.

Rather than approach voters about raising taxes, Commerce ISD decided to fund a portion of the 2008-09 general operations budgets from the District's fund balance (savings account).

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KETR Local
9:57 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Texas A&M University-Commerce football team<BR>picked preseason No. 1 in LSC North Divsion

Danny Kambel, Sports Information Director

Commerce – Coming off a share of the Lone Star Conference North Division title in 2007, the coaches and Sports Information Directors of the LSC, as well as interested media representatives, the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is picked to win the Lone Star Conference North Division in a pre-season poll announced on Thursday.

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KETR Local
6:44 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Crime report released for Royse City

Royse City – A recent report by the Royse City Police Department shows crime is up significantly for the first six months of the year when compared to the same time period last year.

Royse City Police Chief Tom Shelton says typically the city's crime rate is very low, however, recent numbers show burglaries, thefts and auto thefts have increased considerably.

Shelton believes a majority of those numbers are because of the city's growth, and lack of growth from its police department.

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Commerce Fire Department
6:37 am
Thu July 31, 2008

New Commerce Fire Chief in first week on job

COMMERCE – The Commerce Fire Department welcomed its newest member to the city this week. Fire Chief Brian McNevin began his duties Monday.

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KETR Local
6:31 am
Thu July 31, 2008

Road closures Thursday and Friday in Greenville

Greenville – The City of Greenville Thursday and Friday will be blocking off roadways to resurface portions of several streets.

Streets to be resurfaced Thursday include Main Street from Airhart to Alpha; Bourland Street from King to Wesley; Henry Street from Wesley to Johnson; Jordan Street from Stonewall to Johnson; Crockett Street from Wesley to Stonewall; Division Street from Stonewall to Johnson; Hillcrest Avenue from Wesley to Stonewall.

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KETR Local
9:03 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Tax free holiday approaching

The time is approaching to save on sales taxes in Texas. For three days, August 15 - 17, shoppers can take a break from local sales taxes during the annual sales tax holiday. The event has been moved from the first week of August to the third week of the month due to the later start of the fall semester in several school districts. Layway plans are again being offered to take advantage of the holiday.

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

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KETR Local
9:02 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Local charter school students to house new facility

Greenville – Some charter school students will be in a new location this year. Plans are calling for the seventh through twelfth grade students at the Phoenix Charter School in Greenville to use the former home of the Paris Junior College - Greenville Center. Paris Junior College had recently put the building up for sale as it prepares to move to its new location next to the Greenville High School.

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

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KETR Local
1:38 am
Wed July 30, 2008

University scholarship applications available

Community college students at four schools in the North and Northeast Texas regions are eligible for scholarships to attend Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Students at Paris Junior College, Navarro County College, Trinity Valley Community College, Eastfield, and Grayson County College planning to transfer to A&M-Commerce may apply for the scholarships. The $1,000 Rising to the Challenge scholarships are financially need-based and are for the 2008-2009 school year.

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