KETR Local
9:38 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Fire chief offers safety tips for winter season


Commerce – As the winter season nears, area residents are reminded to be cautious when heating your homes.

The overuse and/or placement of a space heater can act as a hazard, as can the use of a gas stove or oven, which you should avoid entirely when attempting to heat your home.

Commerce Fire Chief Brian McNevin says another potential issue that perhaps isn't as well known is a faulty fire place flue.

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KETR Local
9:38 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Lawsuits to be presented before federal judge


Greenville – Three recent lawsuits filed against Hunt County, the Hunt County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Randy Meeks by former employees are headed to federal court.

Five suits will now be heard in Dallas, after two other suits were previously removed from local jurisdiction.

Karen Dixon, Amanda Jackson and Debbie Thomas had claimed they were the victims of age, religious and sex discrimination, among other allegations, in the three suits filed Oct. 28.

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KETR Local
8:52 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Ninth conviction lands local man in prison


Greenville – Wolfe City resident Rollie Wayne Joy is heading back to prison after pleading guilty to drug possession, his ninth conviction.

Under a plea bargain arraignment, Joy was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison. He was arrested in January following a traffic stop.

Four of his previous convictions dealt with possession of a controlled substance, and others for aggravated assault against a peace officer, felony driving while intoxicated, failure to render assistance and escape.

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Mary Clark, Traveler
12:00 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Mary Clark, Traveler Episode 04

The ten hidden gems of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

KETR Podcasts
2:34 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

University Community Update: Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones addressess faculty, staff and students during the latest University Community Update.

KETR Local
9:54 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Small Area Plan discussion slated


Greenville – A meeting early next year will address big plans for just west of Greenville, as well as portions of the Interstate 30 corridor.

An initial public hearing of the Plan Advisory Committee for the Small Area Plan is to convene Thursday, January 6 in the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

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KETR Local
9:28 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Miracle recovery for Powderly youth


Dallas – A Lamar County boy continues his miraculous recovery, one month after being shot in the head by his mother.

Ten-year-old Dalton Young underwent yet another surgery on Thanksgiving in Dallas to repair his skull, and is said to be in high spirits.

Dalton's mother, Salida Young, reportedly shot him in the head at their home in the Lamar County community of Powderly on Oct. 25. She is also believed to have shot and killed Kayla Roberts, before turning the gun on herself.

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KETR Local
9:48 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Greenville announces free ebook library


Greenville – The W. Walworth Harrison Public Library has launched a new eLibrary through the Northeast
Texas Digital Consortium. This site may be accessed by visiting the library eBook webpage at
www.ci.greenville.tx.us/eBooks.

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KETR Local
9:44 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Cardiovascular services plans moving forward


Greenville – An invasive cardiovascular services program at Hunt Regional Healthcare's Greenville facility is in the works.

The hospital district's board of directors is exploring the partnership with the Baylor Health Care System. During the board's Tuesday meeting, officials discussed the capabilities of the well-regarded Baylor facility.

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KETR Local
9:40 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Work to begin soon on major new road


Greenville – The Greenville City Council this week hired an engineering firm for creation of the new Monty Stratton Parkway.

The project is expected to ease traffic congestion and open up access between Interstate 30 and both the local campus of Paris Junior College and Greenville High School.

In August, the council voted to sell $5.9 million in bonds to pay for both improvements to Traders Road and the construction of the Monty Stratton Parkway.

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