UIL realignment
10:57 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Commerce reclassified to 2A by UIL

Commerce ISD was reclassified as a 2A school Thursday morning by the UIL in Texas.

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Theft
8:53 am
Thu February 2, 2012

One of two suspects admits to railroad tampering

GREENVILLE - A Commerce man has pleaded guilty to causing thousands of dollars in damage to railroad tracks in Hunt County.

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Texas Department of Agriculture
8:51 am
Thu February 2, 2012

TDA seeks partnerships to feed kids this summer

Seal of the Texas Department of Agriculture

AUSTIN — As part of an ongoing effort to promote nutrition and fight childhood food insecurity, the Texas Department of Agriculture is seeking partner organizations to raise awareness of the federally funded Summer Nutrition Programs.

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Murder case
8:50 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Two Hunt County residents plead not guilty to murder

GREENVILLE - George Steven Cook of Greenville and Melanie Smith of Wills Point will be back in court later this month for interim hearings in their trials.

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Breakdown with Bob Aikin
8:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Breakdown with Bob Aikin

This week's Breakdown is over the Super Bowl and National politics.

A&M-Commerce Athletics
7:04 am
Thu February 2, 2012

A&M-C signs more than a dozen football players

COMMERCE - February 1st was National Signing Day, and around the nation college football fans are getting their first glimpse into the future of their teams. 

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The Scorpion's Honey
7:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

The Scorpion's Honey : A Panic Attack

It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.  Right?

Delta County
6:15 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Delta County citizens speak out against FSA closing

Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs Juan M. Garcia answered the questions of those in attendance at the FSA meeting Tuesday morning.
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

COOPER - Opinions against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed office consolidation the Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) were aired during a public meeting Tuesday morning at the First Baptist Church in Cooper. 

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Peggy Lowe joined Harvest Public Media in 2011, returning to the Midwest after 22 years as a journalist in Denver and Southern California. Most recently she was at The Orange County Register, where she was a multimedia producer and writer. In Denver she worked for The Associated Press, The Denver Post and the late, great Rocky Mountain News. She was on the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of Columbine. Peggy was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2008-09. She is from O'Neill, the Irish Capital of Nebraska, and now lives in Kansas City. Based at KCUR, Peggy is the analyst for The Harvest Network and often reports for Harvest Public Media.

Election 2012
11:01 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Sour Economy Has Nevada Looking For New Jackpot

The site of the demolished Frontier casino sits vacant on the Las Vegas Strip in December. Construction of a new hotel and casino, the Las Vegas Plaza, has been delayed until economic conditions improve.
Isaac Brekken AP

Originally published on Thu February 2, 2012 4:35 am

It's noon on the Las Vegas Strip, and the barker outside O'Shea's Casino is hard at work.

"Twenty-four-hour happy hour, 24-hour $5 blackjack and 24-hour beer pong action going on right here today," he says. Dressed in a lime green tuxedo, he's doing his best to get tourists to come in.

Despite the recession, nearly 39 million visitors came to the city last year, the second-highest number in Las Vegas history. The problem is those tourists don't have as much money as they once did.

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