KETR Local
7:23 am
Wed May 12, 2010

Rail meeting to be held Wednesday in Greenville


Greenville – A regional rail group meets Wednesday afternoon to discuss future transportation and plans to rehabilitate a portion of its rail line.

The board of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) meets at 2 p.m. in Greenville.

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KETR Local
1:58 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Waste collection center coming to county soon


Greenville – After months of pitching to and receiving funding commitments from area cities, a local committee receives final approval for the creation of a hazardous waste facility.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be located in Greenville. Initial construction of the center will run just under $300,000, with $60,000 needed each year to keep it operational.

Hunt County Commissioners Monday unanimously approved the plan.

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KETR Local
12:37 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

University holds annual Bill Martin Jr. Symposium


Commerce – Current and future teachers, along with many other guests, packed the Sam Rayburn Student Center on Friday for the Sixth Annual Bill Martin Jr. Memorial Symposium. Participants enjoyed literature and language workshops, a luncheon and tours of the Bill Martin Jr. Memorial Library and the A&M-Commerce Planetarium.

"The symposium is a special event," said Dr. Dan Jones, A&M-Commerce president. "The university is honored to have so many people wanting to invest in self improvement and teacher preparation."

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KETR Local
7:56 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Area avoids heavy damage from storms


– The region experienced its first big scare of the severe weather season Monday night, as tornado warnings were issued for Fannin and Lamar counties.

A storm carrying high winds and spots of hail moved east along Highway 82.

At approximately 10:18 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth indicated spotters had noticed rotation within the storm. Nearly ten minutes later, a developing tornado was reported as part of a separate system just northwest of Roxton in Lamar County.

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KETR Local
7:27 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Runoff scheduled in Greenville Council race


Greenville – A runoff election is set for next month to decide the Greenville City Council Place 1 seat.

Voters will have a chance June 5 to make a final choice between Tim Stainback and Dan Perkins, as neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes. Early voting for the runoff begins May 24.

However, not all area races where a candidate failed to claim a 50% majority will require a runoff based on a rule variance among cities and school districts.

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KETR Local
6:40 am
Tue May 11, 2010

Convicted killers in 1998 Greenville case to be executed


Huntsville, TX – Execution dates are set for this week in the slaying of a North Carolina man, who was murdered in Greenville more than a decade ago.

Kevin Varga and Billy Galloway reportedly met in prison in South Dakota. Now, Varga is set for die Wednesday night, with Galloway scheduled for execution Thursday.

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KETR Local
9:25 am
Mon May 10, 2010

BHS to hold seminars on texting while driving


Bonham – Throughout the week, Bonham High School and the Bonham Fire Department will be sponsoring a series of activities intended to educate and inform students about the need to prevent texting while driving and driving while drunk.

Seminars include a fatal vision driving course, simulated accident/rescue scene, blood drive and guest speakers.

Student Council will also be circulating a pledge for students, teachers, parents and other community members to sign stating that they promise not to text and drive.

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KETR Local
9:17 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Interim Police Chief to be named


Greenville – An interim police chief will soon be named in Greenville.

Assistant Police Chief Scott Smith is already the acting chief of the Police Department. The City Council Tuesday will officially give Smith the interim title.

Smith began serving as acting police chief upon the retirement of former Police Chief Harold Roseberry on April 30.

An internal search is currently underway to fill the post, with at least four candidates who've applied for the position.

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KETR Local
9:14 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Events this week to honor law enforcement


Greenville – This is the week to honor the fallen members of law enforcement as part of National Police Week.

In Hunt County, all eleven law enforcements officers killed in the line of duty will be honored Wednesday morning during its 13th annual ceremony.

The names are etched into a granite marker outside of the Hunt County Criminal Justice Center.

The event is one of several scheduled this week throughout the region.

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KETR Local
6:00 am
Mon May 10, 2010

Accident claims life of local citizen


Hunt County – A Greenville woman was killed over the weekend following an accident in Hunt County.

66-year-old Tommie Brinkley was pronounced dead at the scene of a T-Bone accident which occurred along FM 2497 just south of Hwy 69.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

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