KETR Local
10:20 am
Mon April 4, 2011

New top administrator named at Celeste ISD


Celeste – The Celeste ISD Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Ricky Beadles to the superintendent's post.

Beadles has previously served as superintendent for Sulphur Bluff ISD. He's also been principal at several local high schools, including Celeste, Caddo Mills and Cooper.

Beadles began his career with the Commerce ISD which involved an 11 year stint as Middle School principal and a coach.

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KETR Local
10:14 am
Mon April 4, 2011

I-30 Overpass project nears demolition phase


Greenville – More changes and perhaps more headaches await motorists traveling near the busiest intersection in Hunt County.

Officials on Thursday are scheduled to begin the next phase of the State Highway 34/Wesley Street Overpass project across Interstate 30.

Crews are to begin the demolition of the existing overpass and traffic will be detoured onto an adjacent turnaround bridge, located on the east side of the overpass.

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KETR Local
10:13 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Jury selection set in Greenville felony theft case


Greenville – Richard Lee Fuller, of Wolfe City, is alleged to have stolen swords and sheaths in Greenville in May 2010. The items stolen are valued at between $1,500 and $20,000.

Four witnesses have been subpoenaed to testify in the case, including Wolfe City Police Chief Jimmy Doolin.

Prosecutors are hoping that if Fuller is found guilty, they can use his previous convictions to enhance the potential sentence he would receive. Fuller shows eight previous felony convictions for burglary, escape and forgery.

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KETR Local
9:23 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Suspected drugs found at Hunt County residence


Quinlan – A search warrant at a suspected drug house in South Hunt County leads to the arrest of five people, three of whom stopped by during the raid to purchase drugs.

Officers had been suspicious of a high volume dealer on Dove Drive south of Quinlan since last year.

The homeowner had previously denied any involvement when approached by deputies. But on Saturday, law enforcement returned with a search and arrest warrant and found more than 9 grams of believed methamphetamine.

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KETR Local
5:17 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Student jobs available this summer from TxDot


Paris – The Texas Department of Transportation, Paris District, is accepting applications from qualified students for summer job opportunities locally.

Students can apply for Summer Engineering Techs and Summer Maintenance Techs positions through April 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Positions are available in Cooper, Greenville, Paris, Sherman, and Sulphur Springs. There are a limited number of positions available.

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KETR Podcasts
2:15 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

The Lead: Friday, April 1, 2011

A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones and Wyman Williams discuss the University's 1996 merger with the A&M System. Our Friday feature highlights local commuters and high gas prices.

The Lead: Friday, April 1, 2011

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KETR Local
10:36 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Local highway to honor service members


Austin – House lawmakers have approved a bill to name a portion of State Highway 243 in Van Zandt County as the Veterans Memorial Parkway in honor of those who have served. The section of road will run between State Highway 198 and State Highway 64.

The bill was authored by District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), who serves the citizens of Van Zandt, Hunt and Rains counties.

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KETR Local
10:33 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Boots N BBQ in Commerce set for April 16


Commerce – Later this month, the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation will host their annual Boots N BBQ event to benefit academic programs in Commerce ISD.

This year's event will feature a Texas-style barbecue meal, recognition of 2011 Foundation Champions and exhibits showcasing grants for this school year. Potential donors are invited to become a Champion by donating $200, which includes two tickets to the fundraiser.

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KETR Local
10:30 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Judge to decide on new venue in doctor's trial


Sulphur Springs – A change of venue request has been granted in the trial of longtime Sulphur Springs physician Don O'Neal, who's facing 61 felony counts.

District Judge Robert Newsom Thursday granted the change, which will move the trial out of Hopkins County. Newsom will decide later on where the case will be tried.

Charges against O'Neal include multiple counts of delivery of a controlled substance, prescription fraud and numerous alleged financial crimes.

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KETR Local
10:28 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Sheriff to avoid charges following investigation


Greenville – An investigation into Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks finds he illegally solicited donations from the public.

County Attorney Joe Littlefield was asked last year whether letters sent by the Sheriff to provide a training seminar for officers were in violation. When ordered to stop sending the letters, Meeks complied.

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