KETR Local
9:11 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Transportation meeting Tuesday on campus


Commerce – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking feedback on a long-range plan for the state during the second series of public meetings this month.

The agency's 25 districts will each host a meeting. TxDot's Paris District Office, which covers nine counties in the region, will hold its meeting from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the A&M-Commerce campus.

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KETR Local
9:09 am
Tue August 10, 2010

New charges face Greenville jail inmate


Greenville – A Greenville man, already in prison, has pleaded not guilty to two new counts of robbery.

36-year-old Ronald Brian Farquhar entered the plea during an arraignment hearing Monday.

He is alleged to have threatened a male and female victim in the course of stealing money on March 31.

In May, Farquhar pleaded guilty to three counts of assault causing bodily injury family violence, and one count of obstruction retaliation. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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KETR Local
9:07 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Man arrested after shooting at Commerce McDonald's


Commerce – A Caddo Mills man is in custody after allegedly firing a gun in the parking lot of the Commerce McDonald's Sunday evening.

City of Commerce and University Police were able to locate the shooter's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

According to witnesses, the driver, identified as Brent Wallace Holbrook of Caddo Mills, fired a handgun following an altercation. A revolver was recovered from the vehicle which contained one shell casing.

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KETR Local
8:17 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Greenville man pleads not guilty to assault


Greenville – A Greenville man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault. Tony Ray Lynn Clark entered the pleas during a hearing Monday.

A tentative trial date was set for December 6. He remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail.

Clark is charged with two counts of aggravated assault in connection to a incident March 27 near the intersection of Bois d Arc and Hemphill Streets.

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KETR Local
7:43 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

Independent announces candidacy for U.S. House


Sulphur Springs – Sulphur Springs resident Shane Shepard has announced his candidacy as an independent for Texas' 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sunday's announcement comes following a contested petition that was submitted in May, but as of early this month determined sufficient to allow for Shepard's name on the ballot. The petition was thought to have lacked the necessary votes, but upon a recount, determined legitimate.

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KETR Local
5:55 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

Move in underway at new Music Building


Commerce – Crews are currently in the process of moving into the new Music Building at Texas A&M University-Commerce, as workers put the final touches on the nearly $30 million project.

This week marks the fourth week in the move, a very tedious process when you factor in all the instruments and other sensitive materials that need transported.

Still ahead is work on the facility's two tunable' performing venues; a 500-seat concert hall and 75-seat recital hall.

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KETR Local
5:54 pm
Mon August 9, 2010

Services scheduled for civic leader Winford Dyer


Commerce – A visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday for longtime civic leader Winford Blake Dyer, of Commerce, who died Friday at the age of 83.

Dyer graduated from Training School in 1944 and earned his bachelor's degree from East Texas State Teachers College in 1949. He served one year in the United States Navy.

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KETR Local
10:05 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Downtown movies to show second Thursdays


Commerce – When daylight dissolves into darkness on Thursday, Aug. 12, Hollywood features will return to downtown Commerce. Academy award winner Sandra Bullock stars in "The Blind Side," the first in a series of free outdoor movies.

"The Blind Side," is based a true story about a family in Memphis, Tenn., who befriends and later adopts a high school student with strong motivation to excel in football. He now plays professional football for the Baltimore Orioles.

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KETR Local
9:50 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Millions of gallons lost in Paris water main break


Paris – Estimates show a water main leak in Paris last week resulted in the loss of approximately 2.5 million gallons of water.

The break of a 20 inch main near the Paris Animal Shelter on Clement Road, eroded dirt under the parking lot of the shelter rendering it inoperable. The break also caused low water pressure in the northeast section of the City.

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9:40 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Funiture shop to occupy former Goody's store in Paris


Paris – Four States Furniture out of Texarkana plans to move into the old Goody's building next to Wal-Mart in Paris.

The company took out a building permit to build a customer service center and put down new carpet.

The full line furniture company has been in Texarkana since 1978 and has been providing service to Paris. They plan on opening in September.

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