KETR Local
10:49 am
Fri June 18, 2010

University instructor named named Layperson of Year


Commerce – Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Texas A&M University-Commerce department head and associate professor of sociology and criminal justice, was named the Layperson of the Year by Sherman College of Chiropractic on May 28 in Spartanburg, S.C., as part of the college's homecoming program. Villanueva-Russell was recognized due to her research, contributions and commitment to the profession.

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KETR Local
10:48 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Center named after former state official Colley


Austin – The Texas Public Safety Commission voted unanimously Thursday to name the State Operations Center in honor of Jack Colley, the former assistant director of the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Colley died of a heart attack in May.

The State Operations Center will now be known as the Jack Colley State Operations Center.

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Pop
9:03 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Alice Reese, Movie Reviewer

Alice Reese joins us to talk about The A-Team, Toy Story, and more.

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KETR Local
8:14 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Not guilty plea heard in robbery, organized crime case


Greenville – A Greenville woman pleads not guilty to charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime in a May 2009 armed holdup.

27-year-old Crystal Heath was arraigned on the charges Thursday. A tentative trial date was set for Nov. 15. Heath and Bryana Bankston were indicted last fall.

Bankston reportedly told officers she had no idea the passengers in her vehicle were planning to commit a robbery at the Chalet Apartments. The charges against her were recently dismissed.

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KETR Local
8:09 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Anderson faces 20 years for possession conviction


Greenville – A Rains County man has been convicted of possession of cocaine in connection to a 2007 incident in Commerce.

44-year-old Melroy Lynn Anderson, of Emory, was found guilty of the charge Wednesday.

He was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday on a indictment which included the possession charge as well as two counts of aggravated robbery. The Hunt County District Attorney's Office dismissed the robbery charges but trial proceeded on the drug charges.

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People
3:52 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Brad Davis Interview

Brad Davis joins us in studio to talk about his latest projects and the Cowhill Singer/Songwriter Showcase.

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KETR Local
2:58 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Sweeney to receive Superintendent of Year Award


Fort Worth – The Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) is scheduled Friday to honor Dr. Graham Sweeney as Superintendent of the Year.

Sweeney has served the Boles ISD for 24 years. He was notified of the award in April.

"We've had a lot of great things happen through Boles," Sweeney said. "Boles, out of the 1,040 public schools not counting charters, is the poorest district in the state but yet we've been able to do quite well."

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KETR Local
12:53 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Greenville Blockbuster to close


Greenville – A local movie rental business will soon be closing its doors. Effective July 18, the Blockbuster in Greenville officially closes.

The store ceased making any rentals as of Sunday and a clearance sale of remaining inventory is currently underway.

Blockbuster will keep the "kiosk" rental locations in the Super One and Brookshire's stores in Greenville open.

Reports indicate company officials were seeking contingency financing to avoid going into bankruptcy.

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KETR Local
12:27 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Charges dropped in Commerce assault case


Greenville – Charges have been dismissed against a Rains County man in connection to a 2007 armed holdup in Commerce.

44-year-old Melroy Lynn Anderson, of Emory, was scheduled to go to trial Tuesday on the indictment which included two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Anderson had pleaded not guilty.

Reports from the Hunt County District Attorney's Office indicated the alleged victim did not wish to pursue the case.

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KETR Local
12:10 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Awards granted to University


Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation to participate in a university-wide effort to improve teacher preparation in Texas schools. A&M-Commerce will participate with six other Texas universities in preparing a plan to implement findings of Sid Richardson report.

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