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12:18 am
Wed July 16, 2008

Hunt County political legend dies

Hunt County – A Hunt County political legend has passed away. Funeral services have been scheduled for Bonnie Lois Cagle, the City of Quinlan's first woman mayor. Cagle died Monday morning at a Terrell hospital, she was 82. Cagle was first elected Mayor of Quinlan in 1991 and served two terms in the position. Cagle was also a member of the Hunt County Fair Board and Hunt County Appraisal District Board and was a past member of numerous area organizations.

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KETR Local
12:17 am
Wed July 16, 2008

New City Manager in first week on job

Commerce – The newest employee to the City of Commerce is familiarizing himself with the community. Dion Miller was appointed to the City Manager's post two weeks ago, and began work on Monday.

Miller has served as City Manager in Azle, Assistant City Manager in Killeen and most recently Mineola City Manager. He says he's experienced several types of governments, but prefers and is more accustomed to the council-manager style Commerce uses.

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KETR Local
10:37 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Texas A&M University-Commerce announces<BR>hiring of new head volleyball coach

Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce announced Monday the hiring of Mark Pryor as the new head volleyball coach.

"I am excited about the opportunity here at Texas A&M Commerce. There is a lot of work to be done, but it seems that the infrastructure from previous head coach Gwen Weatherford is in place for this program to be competitive within the Lone Star Conference and in this region," said Pryor. "This is a great opportunity for my family and I."

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KETR Local
6:46 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Guilty plea entered in DVD bootleg case

Hunt County – A guilty plea has been entered in connection to a DVD bootleg case. Jesse Rodriguez of Lone Oak has pleaded guilty to selling bootleg CDs and DVDs at an area flea market. He was one of three people indicted on felony labeling charges following raids last summer on booths at the Quinlan Trade Days sale. Rodriguez was sentenced to 90 days in the Hunt County Jail and was fined $500.

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

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KETR Local
6:11 am
Tue July 15, 2008

Commerce School Board accepts Superintendent's resignation

Commerce – The Commerce School Board has accepted the resignation of Superintendent Mike Roberts.

The resignation, along with an exit agreement, was conducted during a closed door executive session Monday night as part of a special meeting called by the District.

No comments were given as to why Roberts stepped down, nor has any information been released as to why he was placed on paid administrative leave last month. Robert's exit comes just after one year on the job.

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KETR Local
11:05 am
Mon July 14, 2008

Texas A&M University-Commerce hires volleyball coach

Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce announced Monday the hiring of Mark Pryor as the new head volleyball coach.

I am excited about the opportunity here at Texas A&M Commerce. There is a lot of work to be done, but it seems that the infrastructure from previous head coach Gwen Weatherford is in place for this program to be competitive within the Lone Star Conference and in this region, said Pryor. This is a great opportunity for my family and I.

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KETR Local
7:57 am
Mon July 14, 2008

Guilty plea could be entered in felony labeling case

Hunt County – A guilty plea could be entered Monday in connection to bootleg DVD's. A trial is scheduled to begin Monday for Jesse Rodriguez of Lone Oak, one of three people indicted on felony labeling charges following raids last summer on booths at the Quinlan Trade Days sale. Rodriguez was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in connection to charges of selling allegedly bootleg music and movie merchandise at the flea market. The court's docket indicates Rodriguez might enter a guilty plea instead of going to trial.

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KETR Local
7:52 am
Mon July 14, 2008

CISD Superintendent could be stepping down

Commerce – After just over one year of service, Commerce Independent School District Superintendent Mike Roberts could be stepping down from his post.

The District has called a special meeting for Monday evening, which includes a closed door executive session to consider the acceptance of Superintendent Robert's resignation and an exit agreement with Roberts.

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KETR Local
9:31 am
Sun July 13, 2008

National 55 mph speed limit? How it impacts us

With national gas prices topping $4.00 a gallon, consumers are being forced to change their driving habits. Those habits could become law if congress agrees to implement a national 55 mph speed limit.

David Greene works with the Fuel Economy Information Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. The organization works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding fuel economy.

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