KETR Local
9:43 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Ballard takes responsibility for robbery, sentenced


Paris – A judge has ordered 30 years behind bars for a Paris convenience store robbery suspect.

47-year-old Darren Ballard was alleged to have demanded money and cigarettes while armed with a gun.

State district judge Eric Clifford sentenced Ballard after hearing testimony from the two store clerks who were robbed and the defendant's two daughters and his mother.

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KETR Local
9:30 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Throgmortons launch site regarding lawsuit


Commerce – Commerce Mayor Quay Throgmorton and his wife, Paige, have launched a website aimed at telling their side of the story concerning the City's lawsuit against them.

The site includes the Throgmorton's attorney's drafted response, audio from City Council meetings where the project was discussed in 2005 and 2006, and relevant documents pertaining to the project. All the audio and documents were obtained through open record requests made to the City of Commerce.

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KETR Local
9:26 am
Tue February 22, 2011

High speed chase ends with crash, arrest


– A Duncanville man has been arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Rains and Hunt counties Monday morning.

25-year-old Barry Steven Jones was first spotted running through a barbed wire fence just south of Lone Oak. He then proceeded toward Point where State Troopers gave chase at speeds of over 100 mph through county roads and pastures. Jones would eventually crash his vehicle in the garage doors of a residence.

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KETR Local
9:25 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Flynn questions gambling survey statistics


Canton – A survey suggesting a large percentage of Texans favor expanded gambling is at odds with that of local residents, says one lawmaker.

Baselice and Associates recently concluded 64 percent support allowing slot machines at Texas race tracks and on Indian reservations. But District 2 State Representative Dan Flynn is opposed to the measure, as are many of the voters he says he's heard from.

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KETR Local
9:23 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Texas college students face grant deadline


– Texas A&M University-Commerce is reminding students that just a handful of days remain to apply for the Final Stretch Grant Program for summer 2011.

This is a statewide program and awards will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The one time, up to $2,000 award, will be provided for the summer semester only.

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Mary Clark, Traveler
12:00 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Mary Clark, Traveler Episode 07

Mary checks out the coffee scene in New Zealand.  Kiwi coffee?

KETR Local
10:36 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Documentary shows history of Norris Community


Commerce – A screening of the documentary film The Other Side of the Track, centered on the history of the Norris Community in Commerce, is scheduled for Monday afternoon on the A&M-Commerce campus.

There will then been be talk with the protagonists of the documentary: James Conrad, Opal Pannell, Billy Reed, and Harry Turner.

The viewing will take place at 3 p.m. from Room 203 of the Hall of Languages.

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KETR Local
10:33 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Forgery suspect to face trial this week


Greenville – James Timothy Bonham, of Greenville, was already on parole two years ago when he reportedly began an eight-month string of writing fake checks and creating fake I.D.'s.

He now faces an additional 19 felony counts of forgery and fraud, related to what investigator say was a scheme to defraud multiple victims out of several thousands of dollars.

Bonham has pleaded not guilty. More than 30 witnesses have been subpoenaed to testify.

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KETR Local
10:33 am
Mon February 21, 2011

A&M-Commerce President to speak at event


Greenville – A Texas A&M University-Commerce administrator is the guest speaker at this week's Boy Scouts of America event.

The 2011 Tawakoni District Friends of Scouting Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday at noon in the Fellowship Hall of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville.

A&M-Commerce President Dan R. Jones will be the guest speaker.

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KETR Local
9:22 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Commissioners to address proposed pipeline


Sulphur Springs – Hopkins County Commissioners are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline with the Lion's Club. The session will take place at noon from the Pizza Inn in Sulphur Springs.

TransCanada wants to build a pipeline from Canada through several Northeast and East Texas counties all the way to the Gulf Coast. Part of the pipeline is scheduled to go through Hopkins County Precinct 3.

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