KETR Local
10:20 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Ribbon cutting set for remodeled Sulphur Springs street


Sulphur Springs – The newly renovated Connally Street in downtown Sulphur Springs will officially open Thursday at 5:30, with free hot dogs, free ice cream and music.

The next step for remaking the downtown area will involve an intersection on the square.

The Connally Street project has been in the works for over a year now, and adds to a refurbishing process that includes recent renovations Houston Street and to a block of the City's Main Street just off the square.

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KETR Local
9:57 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Three years later, Chandler case remains a mystery


Wolfe City – It's been three years to the day that a woman who lived just outside of Wolfe City went missing. Lisa Chandler's disappearance remains unsolved.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said in May two of his investigators took the Chandler case to Austin, where the Sheriffs Association of Texas has a cold case review team. At the time, Meeks said the detectives came away with a promising lead. But the tips didn't pan out.

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KETR Local
9:40 am
Thu September 23, 2010

I-30 standoff subject facing charge in Dallas


Greenville – The man who caused a traffic jam along Interstate 30 during a standoff last month, during which a Royse City man was killed in an accident, is headed to Dallas County.

Jack Eugene Duvall is facing a revocation of his existing probation out of Dallas, on a felony charge of aggravated assault.

Meanwhile, no hearings have been scheduled in the local case, where Duvall is charged with obstruction of a highway passageway.

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KETR Local
8:47 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Defendants to plead guilty in local fraud case


Commerce – Guilty pleas are expected today in a fraud case connected to a Hunt County oil and gas firm.

At least two of the five North Texas residents, Donald Dean and Kevin Hayes, intend to plead guilty.

Two of the other defendants have had their trials rescheduled for next March, and a fifth has a hearing set for next week to get a new lawyer.

Trials had been scheduled next month for all five, who are charged in engaging in organized crime and securities fraud.

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KETR Local
5:21 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Council approves budget, tax rate by split vote


Commerce – A split Commerce City Council Tuesday night approved the budget and tax rate, by a 3-2 vote. Mayor Quay Throgmorton and Councilman Douglas Rohrabaugh were against both items.

The FY 2010-2011 budget is to be funded by a property tax rate of .82 per $100 valuation, an increase of six cents from last year. The budget allows for a $700 pay raise for all city employees; a measure Mayor Throgmorton does not agree with.

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KETR Local
1:08 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Animals seized from Hunt County property


Hunt County – Another seizure of allegedly mistreated animals occurred in Hunt County Tuesday.

More than one dozen animals were seized by the SPCA, including eight dogs, three rabbits, two horses and two chickens.

The animals have been transported to Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney.

A custody hearing is set for next Thursday.

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KETR Local
10:25 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Youth listed in critical condition after kicked by horse


Sulphur Springs – A Red River County girl was listed in critical condition Tuesday after a tragic accident at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

Five-year-old Dixie Tabb, of Bogota, was reportedly kicked in the head by a horse at the Equine Pavilion. Officials say she was leading a horse into the pavilion when she was kicked by another horse.

Tabb was transported to Children's Hospital in Dallas.

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KETR Local
9:55 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Hopkins County sustains lowest area jobless rate


Hopkins County – While the jobless figures are still not where officials want them to be, Hopkins County can celebrate the fact that their rate remains the lowest of any immediate eight county region, now for the 29th consecutive month.

Figures released this week by the Texas Workforce Commission show the jobless rate in Hopkins County declined slightly from July to August, now at 6.8 percent. One year ago, that figure was 6.4 percent.

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9:05 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 9-22-10

Bow hunting season is right around the corner and Luke Clayton offers up some tips and tricks this week for the season.

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 9-22-10

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KETR Local
4:21 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Celeste ISD tax hike approved


Celeste – Voters in Celeste have narrowly passed a 13 cent tax rate increase for the upcoming budget year.

The measure was approved by 52 percent of voters. 147 people were in favor of the item, while 135 were against.

The increase brings the district's maintenance and operations (M&O) property tax rate to $1.17 per $100 valuation. It's expected to generate an additional $366,000 in revenue.

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