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11:36 am
Fri February 25, 2011

The Lead; Friday, February 25, 2011

A&M-Commerce Student Body President Taylor Fore joins the program to discuss the issue in the Texas Legislature of concealed handguns on college campuses.

The Lead; Friday, February 25, 2011

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9:39 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Additional census figures show mainly growth


– The Northeast Texas region experienced slow to moderate growth over the past decade, according to the latest figures by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Earlier this week, we reported that Hunt County had experienced a 12 percent gain in population over the past decade.

Elsewhere throughout the region, Hopkins County grew by 3,201 residents, or ten percent, for a total of 35,161. The City of Sulphur Springs added fewer than 900 residents for about a six percent jump to 15,449. Cumby grew by 161, while Como added 81 residents.

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9:38 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Fore speaks on guns on campus legislation


Commerce – As a vote nears to possibly give Texas college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, a local student representative gives his take.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Student Body President Taylor Fore says that while he sees both sides of the argument, he and the rest of the Student Senate feel that allowing concealed handguns on campus would not be conducive to the student learning environment.

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9:37 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Grand Jury to meet Friday in Greenville


Greenville – The current edition of the Hunt County grand jury meets Friday, but two local homicides will not be addressed.

Sheriff Randy Meeks says the investigation involving the death of Michael Joe Nix, of Quinlan, has been concluded. But data is not ready yet for presentation to the Grand Jury. Nix was the victim of a shooting death in February 2010 at a West Tawakoni residence.

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9:36 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Petition filed to remove Greenville City Attorney


Greenville – The committee that circulated the petition, consisting of two former city council members and two former mayors, turned in the document Wednesday.

According to committee member Jerry J. Ransom, they collected approximately 500 signatures.

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KETR Local
6:12 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Bank seeks liquidation of Williams Motors in Commerce


Commerce – Another local General Motors dealership could face closure as a bank has sought to end its chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday with the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Dallas between Williams Motors in Commerce and representatives with Mt. Pleasant-based Guaranty Bond Bank. If a motion is granted to end bankruptcy protection, it could lead to the immediate liquidation of the business.

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4:09 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Celeste ISD superintendent to step down


Celeste – The top administrator at Celeste ISD is stepping down to take the same role at a Central Texas school district.

Celeste ISD Superintendent Collin Clark announced his resignation Tuesday. The Greenville Herald-Banner reports Clark will become superintendent of Cameron ISD.

Clark, who is in his 10th year as superintendent, is a former principal with the district. He graduated from Celeste High School in 1976, according to the newspaper. Clark's final day at Celeste is March 31.

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10:47 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Major road project to begin this summer


Greenville – Crews are nearing the start of rebuilding Traders Road in Greenville, which runs between Jack Finney Boulevard and Wesley Street.

Approximately 5,000 vehicles travel on the roadway each day, but it has never been upgraded from its originally paved condition. Plans call for one 12-foot wide lane in either direction and a ten foot improved shoulder on either side.

Engineering is nearly complete, with construction set for this summer.

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8:49 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Fiery crash in Van Zandt County kills three


Canton – Three people are dead following a fiery head-on collision along Highway 19 near Canton.

Witnesses say when the truck and car hit Wednesday afternoon, the truck erupted into flames. A man and woman in the truck were trapped inside and died on the scene.

They were identified as 43 year old Francisco Puga and 60 year old Kathleen Shue, both of Athens. Authorities say the person in the car, 19 year old Sebastian Ostoin of Canton was also killed.

It's unclear how the accident occurred.

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8:40 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Search for chase suspect enters second day


Hopkins County – The search continued Thursday morning in Hopkins County for a woman who fled the scene following a high speed chase early yesterday morning.

The chase ended near the Dike/Flora communities when the suspect driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned. He was arrested for burglary of a habitation and evading arrest with a vehicle. His name had not been released at last report.

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