KETR Local
2:46 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Commerce ISD names Teachers of the Year


Commerce – Four Commerce ISD teachers have been recognized as campus teacher of the year and could soon be in the running at the state level.

Commerce High School has acknowledged 28-year veteran Mary Wise as their Teacher of the Year while Mardi Leist, a special education teacher, was chosen to represent the Middle School. A. C. Williams Elementary selected third-grade teacher Sondra Feduccia as its campus representative and kindergarten teacher Wendy Bridges was chosen by her peers at Commerce Elementary School.

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1:20 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 3-30-11

Luke picks the brain of guide Billy Kilpatrick concerning catching crappie and white bass. Later in the show, a bit of time is devoted to spring turkey hunting.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 3-30-11

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KETR Local
10:29 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Students recognize 279 A&M System Faculty


College Station – The Texas A&M University System Tuesday awarded more than $92,000 to outstanding faculty at A&M-Commerce for receiving the Fall 2010 Student Award for Teaching Excellence, formerly known as Teaching Excellence Awards.

A total of 37 A&M-Commerce faculty received the award, which gives students the opportunity to recognize their instructors.

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KETR Local
10:14 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Meeting to address Hunt County development site


Greenville – Local residents get another chance next month to view and become engaged in plans for the economic development of a western section of Greenville.

The April 28 meeting of the Small Area Plan will take place at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, and outline the development between Greenville and Caddo Mills. The plan may also include a giant Municipal Utility District that would cover thousands of acres.

Officials are to discuss preliminary land uses and transportation strategies for the region.

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KETR Local
10:13 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Deputy dies of injuries after attacked by cow


Tyler – An East Texas deputy has died of injuries suffered when he was attacked by an injured cow while directing traffic around the animal.

Smith Deputy Robert Britton, of Tyler, died Monday at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. The 54-year-old Britton had been at the facility battling for his life since the incident early Thursday near Bullard.

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KETR Local
10:12 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Grant to assist Rains County veterans


Emory – A grant from the Texas Veterans Commission will provide transportation services for patients to and from Rains County and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.

The grant is also available to those veterans' families.

The service is for those who lack the ability or capacity to transport themselves.

Local VA medical treatment for Rains County veterans is available at a clinic in Greenville, and hospitals in Bonham and Dallas.

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KETR Local
9:29 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Greenville shooting suspect to appear in court


Greenville – A pretrial hearing is today for Francisco Javier Davila-Rodriguez, charged with six counts in connection to a shootout with law enforcement in Greenville last July.

Four of the charges include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant. Davila-Rodriguez is also alleged to have shot another person the same day and fired on a residence, narrowly missing a mother and her child.

He's pleaded not guilty to all six charges. Trial is set for next Monday, April 4.

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KETR Local
3:17 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Pedestrian hit and killed while walking along road


Royse City – A Dallas man was killed over the weekend after he was struck by a van while walking along the Interstate 30 service road.

The accident occurred Friday morning at around 4:25 a.m. between Royse City and Greenville.

21-year-old Jonathan Elvir died at the scene. Authorities have not charged the driver of the van.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the motorist was traveling eastbound on the I-30 North Service road when he struck Elvir who was walking in the eastbound lane of travel.

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KETR Local
10:59 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Over a dozen apply for resignation incentive


Greenville – Several Greenville ISD employees have resigned early, accepting an incentive offered by the district in an attempt to cut their budget.

The incentive was open to the first 20 eligible Chapter 21 employees and the first 20 eligible non-Chapter 21 employees on a first come, first serve basis. Early Saturday, 13 professional staff and four support staff had shown up at the GISD Administration Building to claim the incentive.

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KETR Local
10:50 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Funds sought to pay tribute to deceased instructors


Commerce – A memorial recital is planned this weekend for two Northeast Texas teachers and recent graduates of Texas A&M University-Commerce who were killed in a January car accident.

James and Laci Betterton were the victims of a head-on collision near Caddo Mills due to icy road conditions. The newlyweds each earned their degree in music education. James was employed at a Garland school while Laci worked in Rockwall, each as elementary music instructors.

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