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1:28 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Parking needed at Greenville aviation college

KETR Local
1:27 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Weekend fire at contaminated Greenville plant

Greenville – A fire heavily damages the remains of a contaminated plant in Greenville. Hay bales and tires inside the former ESCO manufacturing plant in the Ardis Heights area ignited and did damage to the interior Saturday. The Greenville Fire Department was on the scene for at least six hours attempting to put out the final hot spots. The cause is under investigation. Plans have been in place to perform a clean-up of contaminated soil near the building, with additional funding being sought to demolish the building itself in the future.

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KETR Local
2:42 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Lamar County Crime Stoppers seeks information

Lamar County – Lamar County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 in helping solve a burglary case that occurred over the July 4 weekend.

The crime occurred on FM 195 near Blossum, where unknown persons reportedly forced entry into a residence and removed several items including a big screen TV and a complete home theater.

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KETR Local
2:25 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Rains ISD raises rates, seeks bond election

Rains County – The Rains School Board will not raise its maintenance and operation (M&O) tax rate for the upcoming school year. The decision was made during a special board meeting last week.

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KETR Local
2:22 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Sulphur Springs Main Street project on track

Sulphur Springs – The Sulphur Springs Main Street project remains both on schedule and on budget according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. Maxwell presented a progress report to the City Council last week.

Crews have nearly completed pouring all concrete for the project. Underground drainage improvements are also being made. Lighting and trees are expected to be incorporated into the project sometime this month with bricks for the street itself to arrive in September.

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KETR Local
10:14 am
Fri August 8, 2008

New trial sought in recent drunk driving case

KETR Local
10:09 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Local programs to aid area students

The organization Christians Make a Difference will be handing out free gift cards, certificates for haircuts and basic school supplies to students of the Commerce Independent School District.

The event takes place Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon at the Norris Community Center in Commerce, located at 1007 Ross St. Students must be accompanied by a parent who can validate their enrollment in CISD. A form of identification must also be provided.

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KETR Local
8:01 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Arraignment held in area game room robbery

Quinlan – An arraignment has been held in an area game room robbery. Willis Wilkin Langley of Lewisville was indicted last month by the Hunt County grand jury in connection with an incident in May at the Gray House Game Room in Quinlan. He entered a not guilty plea Thursday during an arraignment hearing. A tentative trial date has been set for Oct. 6. Langley was arrested on May 28 following the reported robbery.

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

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KETR Local
7:25 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Local man caught with possession of ID's, insurance cards

Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs business owner is arrested after police find he unlawfully possessed the personal information of hundreds of people.

The materials were found by the Sulphur Springs Police Department Tuesday after a search warrant was run at 112 Como Street. The owner of the house, Damon Dugan, was arrested after police found hundreds of photocopies of driver's licenses and insurance cards.

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KETR Local
6:34 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Summer Commencement at A&M-Commerce Saturday

Commerce – Summer Commencement at Texas A&M University-Commerce will be held tomorrow in the Field House with new president Dr. Dan Jones to present the degrees.

Ceremonies for undergraduate students will be at 10 a.m. with graduation for master's and doctoral students at 2 p.m.

Speaking at the ceremonies will be Dr. Michael McKinney, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.

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