KETR Local
9:19 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Local school district scores high on state study


Austin – The Sam Rayburn ISD in Fannin County is among the four percent of Texas schools to receive a top rating in a new report comparing student performance to district spending.

Other area schools to receive the five-star honor include Anna, Canton, Garland and McKinney.

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KETR Local
9:19 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Boyles to step down as Chamber Manager


Commerce – The Commerce Chamber of Commerce is seeking applicants for a new manager, as Trey Boyles has announced he'll be relocating to spend more time with his family.

Boyles has served as chamber manager since November, 2009.

"It was great being here for the time that I could. I really think the community has quite a few opportunities for growth and I think the Chamber can play an important role in that," Boyles said. "Whoever comes into this role I wish them the best."

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KETR Local
9:14 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Local State Rep. queried on travel exspenses


Austin – The Associated Press is reporting they've found thousands of dollars in questionable travel expenses accrued by State Representative for District 2 Dan Flynn (R-Van).

The funds include more than $11,000 that were billed both to taxpayers and his political campaign.

According to the AP, Flynn had no immediate explanation for the bills from fancy hotels and other costs, most from out-of-state travel, described as political travel at one agency and then official state business at another.

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KETR Local
9:14 am
Thu December 9, 2010

17 of 18 businesses pass tobacco sting


Commerce – A tobacco sting operation by the Commerce Police Department, in conjunction with Greenville PD, found all but one business in compliance.

The remaining 18 stores that sell tobacco products in the city were found to be in compliance of the law.

The stores were visited by a minor, acting within the guidelines of Commerce PD, who attempted to purchase tobacco products.

The operation allows police to measure how such establishments within the city are run and where there may be problems.

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KETR Local
3:56 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Paris man shot in Oklahoma


Hugo – Police in Hugo, Oklahoma are investigation the shooting of a Paris man.

27-year-old Marquis Duty was shot in the face as he was parking his vehicle at an apartment complex. Duty drove himself to the hospital and was later flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City. He is expected to fully recover.

Police have yet to identify any suspects in the case.

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KETR Local
9:46 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Ruling made on L-3 tax exempt status


Greenville – A ruling has been issued concerning whether property for Hunt County's largest employer is exempt from taxes.

A statement by Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott was released this week, as to whether or not the property L-3 Communications leases from the City of Greenville is considered of public land.

However, Abbott said he could not make a specific ruling to many of the questions at the center of the controversy, deferring a final decision to Hunt County Chief Appraiser Brent South.

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KETR Local
9:44 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Dallas man charged with falsely impersonating lawyer


Greenville – A Dallas man is alleged to have posed as a lawyer in more than 20 Texas courtrooms, including ones in Hunt and Collin counties.

42-year-old Jeffrey Scott Partlow is currently serving a contempt of court jail sentence after appearing intoxicated in the Hunt County Court at Law #1 in October, as he attempted to represent a client in a misdemeanor case.

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KETR Local
9:04 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Robbery suspects could face life in prison


Greenville – Two of the suspects allegedly involved in the robbery of a Quinlan-area game room in February are each facing up to eight felony counts, seven of which could result in a life sentence.

25-year-old Darreus Demont Williams of Van Alstyne and 29-year-old Guadalupe Ramirez III of Greenville have each been indicted on six counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Commerce
6:36 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Commerce investigation seeks possible monies owed

COMMERCE – Commerce City Attorney Jim McLeroy is expected to release findings this week to council members concerning an investigation of possible monies owed.

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KETR Local
1:58 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Not guilty plea entered in injury to a child case


Greenville – Jonathan Wade Purcell, of Cumby, is to face a tentative trial date of February 21 on the charge.

Purcell was alleged to have allowed a male child to cross U.S. Highway 69 numerous times while he and a female victim fought on Oct. 22.

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