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KETR Local
10:55 am
Wed July 2, 2008

One injured in two vehicle crash

A two vehicle accident severely injures one person Tuesday morning. The head-on collision between the 18-wheeler and sport utility vehicle also caused a spill of diesel fuel, which was quickly contained. The SUV was southbound on FM 1565 when it swerved into the northbound lanes in front of the tractor trailer, hitting the front of the vehicle and ending up in the ditch. The driver of the SUV was transported by helicopter to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The man's identity and condition were not immediately available.

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KETR Local
6:10 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Commerce hires City Manager

Commerce – After a three month search, The City of Commerce has hired its next City Manager. Dion Miller will become only the third City Manager in Commerce in the past 22 years.

The City didn't have to look far in its nationwide search for Miller, who most recently served as City Manager of Mineola, a city of about six thousand residents just an hour southeast of Commerce.

Prior to his time in Mineola, Miller served as the Assistant City Manager in Killeen, and as City Manager in Azle.

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KETR Local
10:55 am
Tue July 1, 2008

"Orange" level air pollution watch Tuesday

Those with breathing difficulties are urged to take the proper precautions today. For the third time in about a month, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is warning of potentially poor air quality, by placing area counties under a level orange air pollution watch. Residents who may have difficulties breathing due to asthma or other conditions are again being urged to take extra precautions when venturing outside today.

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

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KETR Local
10:53 am
Tue July 1, 2008

More problems at Hunt County gas pumps

Quinlan – There's more problems at the gas pumps in Hunt County. Pumps at the Quick Save station in Quinlan were recently found to be out of compliance for the second time this year, according to a report from the Texas Department of Agriculture. The pumps were found to be providing a short measure in excess of tolerance , according to the report, which means consumers using the pump would not get all the gasoline or other fuel indicated by the pump.

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KETR Local
10:05 am
Tue July 1, 2008

SURRMA making progress in first year

It's been nearly six months since the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority (SURMMA) has been chartered.

Comprised of Hunt, Hopkins, Delta and Lamar Counties, the SURRMA committee, overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation, helps speed up highway and other transportation projects in the region.

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KETR Local
3:18 am
Tue July 1, 2008

No action taken regarding CISD Superintendent

Commerce – The Commerce School District has taken no action to the issues regarding Superintendent Mike Roberts.

That decision was made following a special meeting Monday, where board members were to consider an investigation into the Superintendent's performance of duties, conduct and employment contract with the District.

As of now, Roberts will remain on paid administrative leave. No additional comments were released and no future meeting concerning the Superintendent has been scheduled.

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KETR Local
10:35 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Electric bills are about to go up again in Greenville.

Greenville – Electric bills are about to go up again in Greenville. GEUS, the local electric utility system, has announced it will be raising the fuel adjustment charge it passes on to customers again, starting Tuesday. The charge is blamed on increasing natural gas prices coupled with a higher electric load due to above average temperatures in June. Charges will increase from 5.6 cents/kWh to 7.4 cents.

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

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KETR Local
10:34 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Lone Oak to hire new Police Chief

Lone Oak – The City of Lone Oak is about to get a new Police Chief. The Lone Oak City Council is scheduled Tuesday during a special session to consider hiring Wade Kern as the new police chief, 12 days after it accepted the resignation of former Police Chief Neil Dent. There were also reports that Mike Roach, the only other paid police officer, had resigned as well. The Council has requested the assistance of the Hunt County Sheriff's Office in dealing with law enforcement during the interim.

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KETR Local
12:27 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Final round of mosquito spraying this week

Commerce – The City of Commerce beginning Monday will be spraying insecticide to help control the mosquito population. Spraying, to take place through Thursday of this week, will begin at 7 p.m. each night. This is the third and final city-wide spray the city will be conducting this summer.

While the product sprayed is of low toxicity to people and pets, direct contact should be avoided. Residents are advised to stay indoors when the spray truck is in your area.

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Movies
1:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2008

Win tickets to the Voodoo Music Experience!




VOODOO is back in the Downtown New Orleans City park, with three full days of music and over 100 bands.

This year's Voodoo Experience line-up features over 100 bands including Nine Inch Nails, the Stone Temple Pilots, and R.E.M just to name a few. For the full line-up go to www.thetenthritual.com.

Now you can get a chance to pick up tickets to Voodoo 2008.

WHEN: 3 days, October 24, 25 & 26, 2008.

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