Morning Blend
3:16 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Dr. Mack Hines - Noted Author, educator and consultant

Dr. Hines speaks with The Morning Blend on his visit to the Commerce ISD January 19-20 to share his three-part approach to building positive behavior and academic success within African American students.

Dr. Mack Hines

Parents are encouraged to attend his workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 20 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. A light meal will be served and childcare will be provided for children under six.

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KETR Local
2:39 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Cooper awarded three-year extension


Commerce – The Commerce ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Blake Cooper's contract through June, 2013.

Cooper joined the district in January 2009 after serving as assistant superintendent at Kaufman ISD.

He was principal at Edgewood High School for five years and was a teacher and head football coach there for two years.

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KETR Local
9:15 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Noted Author, educator and consultant visits KETR


Commerce – Noted author, educator and consultant Dr. Mack Hines speaks with The Morning Blend on his visit to the Commerce ISD January 19-20 to share his three-part approach to building positive behavior and academic success within African American students.

Parents are encouraged to attend his workshop at 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 20 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. A light meal will be served and childcare will be provided for children under six.

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KETR Local
7:18 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Man faces life in prison for cocaine possession


Greenville – An Arkansas man with a violent criminal past faces up to life in prison if convicted of cocaine possession in Hunt County.

Earl Williams entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely cocaine.

A tentative trial date has been scheduled for September 27.

Williams was reportedly one of two people arrested by the Highway Patrol last January while in possession of between four and 200 grams of cocaine.

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KETR Local
7:17 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Hunt County Grand Jury back to work


Hunt County – A new grand jury is expected to release more indictments this week.

The latest edition of the Hunt County grand jury begins its service Friday, as local prosecutors are scheduled to present evidence in felony cases for consideration by the 196th District Court.

The jury will begin a six-month term running through June, with hundreds of new indictments expected to be presented during the period.

The previous grand jury returned 359 indictments during its term between June and December of last year.

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KETR Local
6:52 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Greenville banquet set for Thursday


Greenville – Thursday's annual installation banquet of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Board of Development is virtually sold out.

The Chamber's Darla Baker said Tuesday that only a handful of tickets remain for the event, which will feature a preview of the 2011 Super Bowl and the naming of Greenville's next "Super" Citizen.

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KETR Local
1:11 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Wood County murder trial begins Tuesday


Commerce – Jury selection begins Tuesday in Wood County District Court for the murder trial of Justin Tad Payne.

He's charged with the 2007 murders of his wife and step-son, who were found shot to death at their home north of Quitman.

The crime was initially thought to be a murder-suicide. Prosecutors would later come to believe Payne killed his wife and framed his step-son by making it appear the boy had committed suicide.

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KETR Local
11:24 am
Tue January 19, 2010

Charges dropped in Bonham dog attack


Bonham – Charges against a Fannin County man whose pit dogs attacked and mauled two people in 2008 have been dropped.

John Hardy Taylor reportedly had four pit bulls in the back of his truck when two of them jumped out and attacked 44-year-old Judy Pless and an 11-year-old girl who was riding her bike nearby. Both were flown to Dallas hospitals. The injuries were not life threatening.

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KETR Local
7:26 am
Tue January 19, 2010

Hearing set for business involved in recent shooting


Commerce – A Commerce business is hoping to retrieve its license after having it revoked following a New Year's Day shooting.

The City Council will hold a public hearing tonight regarding an appeal of a dance hall license at The Lodge.

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KETR Local
6:35 am
Tue January 19, 2010

Two Haiti earthquake victims with ties to Hunt Coutny


Hunt County – Two missionaries, who died from injuries sustained during last week's earthquake in Haiti, have ties to Hunt County.

Rev. Clinton Rabb once lived in Wolfe City and graduated from the high school, while Jean Arnwine had relatives who live in the Celeste area.

Arnwine was part of an assembly affiliated with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas who were volunteering at a clinic in the village of Petit Goave (Go-Aahv). Although Arnwine was rescued from the site, she died of her injuries Friday.

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