KETR Local
8:03 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Grant to help train local employees


Greenville – A more than $158,000 Skills Development Fund grant obtained by Paris Junior College will go toward training 78 employees of Cytec Engineered Materials in Greenville.

The project cross-trains employees in an effort to increase retention, improve customer communication and enhance production capabilities. It includes training in manufacturing, project management and quality control.

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KETR Local
7:03 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Greenville launches social media sites


Greenville – The City of Greenville announced Tuesday that it has launched a social media presence on the Internet.

Citizens can now become a fan of the City of Greenville on Facebook and follow the city on Twitter. The sites can be accessed through the City's website at www.ci.greenville.tx.us. A fan page for the Library is expected to be launched in the next few weeks.

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KETR Local
1:32 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Reception set for new United Way Director


Greenville – You're invited to a reception Tuesday afternoon to welcome Hunt County's new executive director and CEO of the United Way.

Bob Mason replaces Stacey Blasingame, who stepped down from the post in November of last year. Mason's first day on the job was Monday, March 15.

A member of First Baptist Church in Greenville, Mason has served on the board of the United Way of Hunt County for the past seven years and has also served in several other community service organizations.

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KETR Local
12:50 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Hospital board to consider facility renovations


Greenville – The Hunt Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors meets Tuesday night to discuss possible renovations to its Greenville Hospital.

In February, the board hired We Build, of Paris, to draft a proposal for the guaranteed maximum price for the renovation of the fifth floor at Hunt Regional Medical Center.

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports the scope of the renovations would be major, including the replacement of existing plumbing and other utilities. The fifth floor, however, would remain a medical floor.

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KETR Local
12:35 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Custody hearing set in Quinlan animal seizure


Quinlan – A custody hearing is set for Wednesday following last week's seizure of 65 dogs and one cat from a property near Quinlan. Four dog carcasses and at least a dozen gravesites that may have held multiple bodies were also found on the property.

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KETR Local
12:20 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Sulphur Springs student flown to hospital


Sulphur Springs – Administrators at Sulphur Springs Middle School are investigating an incident Monday that resulted in one student being taken to the hospital.

The female student was reportedly found not breathing, but then revived. She would eventually be transported to Tyler by air ambulance. It was unclear whether the girl intentionally harmed herself or that other factors played a role. The girl's condition was unknown at last report.

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KETR Local
8:52 am
Tue March 23, 2010

Commissioners approve downtown financial plan


Sulphur Springs – In a 3-2 vote Monday, the Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved a financial plan for the proposed renovation to downtown Sulphur Springs.

Funding will come from the city's tax increment financing tool, where the cost of structural improvements are repaid by the contribution of future tax revenues of the businesses in that area.

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KETR Local
8:50 am
Tue March 23, 2010

More incendiary devices found in mailboxes


Marshall – Two more incendiary devices turned up Monday in some East Texas postal collection boxes.

The items, found in Marshall, were described as a plastic bottle with a rope sticking out of it. The liquid inside smelled like gasoline or kerosene.

Federal authorities are investigating similar devices found in mail boxes throughout the region.

The first such device turned up at the U.S. Post Office East Texas Processing Facility in Owentown.

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KETR Local
8:28 am
Tue March 23, 2010

Bond reduction denied in Commerce sexual assualt


Commerce – Bond reductions have been denied in connection to two reported sexual assaults and a residential burglary in Commerce.

Damon DeShaun Brown remains in custody charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. A judge Monday denied any reduction in Brown's $150,000 total bond.

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KETR Local
5:55 am
Tue March 23, 2010

State leaders oppose healthcare legislation


– Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation Congress has passed.

Abbott issued a statement late Sunday night after the U.S. House approved the measure. He said the legislation violates the U.S. Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties.

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