KETR Local
9:10 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Gov. Perry appoints local man to SURRMA post

Read more
KETR Local
9:32 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Overpass project's next phase set for Thursdsay


Greenville – Greenville motorists can expect single lanes along State Highway 34/Wesley Street where it crosses Interstate 30, in preparation for the demolition of the overpass.

Phase two of the reconstruction process will begin Thursday, and is expected to last until the end of April.

Crews are scheduled to first demolish the existing bridge, then construct new bridges across Interstate 30 and the frontage road connection on the west side of Wesley Street.

Read more
KETR Local
9:31 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Wet/dry elections scheduled in Wood County


Quitman – Wood County Commissioner's recently approved petitions for the cities of Alba, Mineola and Hawkins, each of which are seeking to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off premise consumption only.

An election was also ordered to legalize the sale of mixed beverages in restaurants for Mineola and Hawkins.

Petitions submitted to the court exceeded the number of signatures from qualified voters required.

The election is set for May 14.

Read more
KETR Local
9:31 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Paris ISD struggling with missed school days


Paris – Winter storms over the past two weeks have left area school districts with multiple makeup days due to cancellations for bad weather.

Most districts are facing between four and seven makeup days, while the Paris ISD is currently 15 instructional days behind their regular schedule. Officials were forced to cancel classes six times due to bad weather, but coupled with construction and campus renovations this past summer, the start of school was delayed two weeks.

Read more
KETR Local
9:19 am
Mon February 14, 2011

City Council, School Board filings begin


– Monday marks the first day to file for expiring city council and school board positions throughout the region.

In Commerce, Places 1 and 3, currently held by Tony Henry and Richard Hill, are up for election in May. The positions up for election for the Commerce School Board include Places 4 and 5, held by Ted Oats and Willie Blow.

Read more
KETR Local
9:18 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Bonham Chamber names 2010 award recipients


Bonham – Bob and Kay Carrel were named this year's Co-Citizens of the Year during the annual Bonham Chamber of Commerce Banquet held Saturday.

The Carrels have aided in the development of the Creative Arts Center, and have also offered land they own to help attract a college campus to Fannin County.

The Volunteer of the Year Award went to John Fitzgerald, Mike Moseley was named Public Servant of the Year and Braums earned the 2010 Business of the Year distinction.

Read more
KETR Local
9:06 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Greenville and L-3 square off in court


Greenville – The ongoing dispute between the City of Greenville and L-3 Mission Integration is scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday.

L-3 rests on the property of Major's Field Municipal Airport. Officials with the Defense Contractor claim the City is using a re-plat of the airport to circumvent a recent ruling and make the land taxable. The injunction sought by L-3 would prevent the re-plat from being formally filed.

Read more
KETR Podcasts
1:29 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

The Lead: Friday, February 11, 2011

TxDot Public Relations Officer Trey Turner recaps the winter storms and how they affected area roadways, and our Friday Feature examines the storms' impact on local school districts.

The Lead: Friday, February 11, 2011

Read more
KETR Local
10:51 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Thursday fire destroys Rains County home


Rains County – An elderly Rains County couple is left without a home following a Thursday fire. They two had lived in the house for just over a year.

Fire crews from Emory, Point and Lake Fork responded to the scene, but were unable to arrive in time to save a majority of the structure.

The blaze ignited while the husband was sawing pipes outside the house. The fire then quickly spread inside.

Read more
KETR Local
9:12 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Bank President earns Citizen of Year title


Sulphur Springs – About 700 people were on hand during Thursday's 85th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce membership banquet, which featured guest speaker former Wildcat and NFL Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg.

Alliance Bank President Tom Sellers was named the Citizen of the Year, while Lady of the Year went to Pauline Hayden.

Agriculturist of the Year was awarded to Humphrey and Humphrey Dairy and Care Giver of the Year was Jennifer Roberts.

Read more

Pages