Local
9:42 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Volunteers sought for Communities In Schools

COMMERCE - Commerce Communities In Schools (CIS) is looking for students and faculty members to be mentors and tutors with students in CISD.

An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at A.C. Williams.

CIS network is a federation of independent organizations that work to address the dropout epidemic. On the local level, Communities In Schools volunteers provide students with a range of services including but not limited to mentoring, tutoring, summer and after-school programs and family counseling.

Local
9:41 am
Wed September 21, 2011

City names new Board of Development President

City of Greenville

GREENVILLE - There's a new head of the Greenville Board of Development.

Greg Simms was appointed as the new president and CEO Tuesday. He currently serves as director of business retention and emerging technology for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation.

Simms will replace retiring Board President Ron Robinson on October 3.

Simms previously served as vice president for real estate lending at Highlands Bank in Dallas and vice president for economic development for the Garland Chamber of Commerce.
 

 

Local
9:40 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Gas leak fixed, Campbell ISD back in session

CAMPBELL - Classes resume Wednesday at Campbell ISD after a natural gas leak Tuesday afternoon forced administrators to evacuate the building. The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m.

Campbell ISD Superintendent Ernie Phelps tells KETR, "We wanted to make sure that our parents understand that we are having school at normal time because the leak has been fixed."

No injuries were reported from the situation and students were sent home early for the day.
 

 

Local
9:39 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Historic landmark in need of renovation, funding

COMMERCE - The Commerce Public Library has launched a campaign to "Save the Library" by obtaining funds to renovate the building.

Library Board of Directors member Karl Clauss says the building hasn't received a major upgrade since it was constructed in 1917.

"This is actually a historic building - it's actually part of the historic designated buildings - so we're going through the Texas Historical Society," Clauss said. "In order to come up with something tangible we have to have a budget. And then we are going out for fundraising. "

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Local
9:38 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Wednesday evening execution with local ties

SULPHUR SPRINGS  - A former Sulphur Springs man involved in one of the most heinous killings in modern Texas history goes to the Texas death chamber tonight.

Lawrence Russell Brewer was one of three men convicted in Jasper of dragging a black man behind a pickup to his death along a rural bumpy road.

Two other men were convicted of killing James Byrd, Jr. One is currently on death row and the other received life in prison.

It is unclear if Brewer's life could be spared. Two men have won last minute stays of the last two weeks in Texas.
 

 

World
9:38 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Two Americans Held In Iran Released On Bail

A million-dollar bail agreement secured the release Wednesday of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who had been sentenced to eight-year prison terms for illegal entry and espionage. A third American arrested with them, Sarah Shourd, was released last year. All denied any wrongdoing.

The Two-Way
9:11 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Live Blog: Obama Addresses UN General Assembly

President Obama addresses the opening of the Untied Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York City.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

In an address that focused on "the pursuit of peace," President Obama just told delegates at the U.N. General Assembly that people everywhere want "to live with dignity and freedom; to get an education and pursue opportunity; to love our families and our God."

It is world leaders' responsibility, he said, to build "the kind of peace that makes life worth living."

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The Two-Way
9:10 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Driven By Foreclosures, Existing Home Sales Rose In August

Sales of existing homes rose 7.7 percent in August from July, the National Association of Realtors just reported.

According to a statement from the association's chief economist, Lawrence Yun:

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KETR Local
8:54 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Volunteers sought for Communities In Schools


Commerce – Commerce Communities In Schools (CIS) is looking for students and faculty members to be mentors and tutors with students in CISD.

An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at A.C. Williams.

CIS network is a federation of independent organizations that work to address the dropout epidemic. On the local level, Communities In Schools volunteers provide students with a range of services including but not limited to mentoring, tutoring, summer and after-school programs and family counseling.

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KETR Local
8:44 am
Wed September 21, 2011

City names new Board of Development President


Greenville – There's a new head of the Greenville Board of Development.

Greg Simms was appointed as the new president and CEO Tuesday. He currently serves as director of business retention and emerging technology for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation.

Simms will replace retiring Board President Ron Robinson on October 3.

Simms previously served as vice president for real estate lending at Highlands Bank in Dallas and vice president for economic development for the Garland Chamber of Commerce.

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