Brad Kellar

Reporter

Brad is a 1979 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, and attended Richland College in Dallas and East Texas State University. He’s been married since 1994 to his wife, Vida, and has three children; Nick, 21, Jaylynn, 12, and Jason, 5, and one granddaughter, Lauryn, 3. He’s a crazed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, and the 2011 ALCS champ Texas Rangers.

As a journalist, Brad is a beat writer and go-to reporter for the Greenville Herald-Banner, as well as a log-time contributor to KETR News.

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Greenville
8:05 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Elderly resident’s death still under investigation

Few details are being released concerning the death of Robert Younger of Greenville.

City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said the incident remained classified as an “unattended death” as of Monday.

“There has still been no ruling on manner or cause of death with regard to the death of Mr. Younger,” Barton said. “No individual has been arrested or detained in relation to this matter.”

A statement issued by the police department indicated Younger’s body was found at the Forest Park cemetery on U.S. Business 69 at approximately 9 a.m. July 20.

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Greenville
7:30 am
Mon July 28, 2014

City waiting on new street repair numbers

Bids are due to be opened this week for a program to make repairs on approximately one dozen streets in Greenville.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The City of Greenville is hoping for some good news this week, as a second set of bids are opened on the 2014 Street Improvement Program.

Only two bids were received last month, after the first time the current year’s effort was advertised, and both came in above the projected budget for the job.

The bids are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, after which they will opened and evaluated by the city staff, before they are presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

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Hunt County
7:30 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Grand jury issues intoxication assault indictment

Willie Doss Jr.
Credit Provided Photo

A local man has been indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated and causing a crash which injured three people in Commerce.

Willie Doss Jr., 44, of Greenville, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle, with a second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon regarding the incident in May.

The Hunt County grand jury issued the indictment Friday, as it began its six month term of serving the 354th District Court.

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Greenville
3:34 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Police continue investigation into elderly resident's death

Robert Younger
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville Police Department is investigating the death of an elderly local resident, whose body was discovered in a cemetery over the weekend.

A memorial service is set Thursday for Robert Younger, 86, of Greenville.

Few details had been released as of Tuesday evening concerning the circumstances of Younger’s death.

City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said a cause of death had not been determined, pending the results of an autopsy.

The police department was characterizing it as an “unattended death” as of Tuesday evening.

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Greenville
3:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Council approves new sign for Texan Theater

The historic Texan Theater.
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville City Council has approved a big new electronic sign for the historic Texan Theater.

The digital sign will be installed on a coffee shop being built next store as part of the entire project to renovate the theater.

“It is going to be something Greenville is going to be proud of,” said Building Official Steve Methven, in recommending the change in the city’s code of ordinances.

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Hunt County
7:53 am
Tue July 22, 2014

County slated to ratify general election judges

It will only be a matter of weeks before voters in Hunt County join others across the state to begin casting ballots for the November general election.

The Hunt County Commissioners Court is scheduled today to take a step in preparing for the election, by ratifying the judges and alternate judges for elections for the the next two years.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook is presenting the item before the commissioners as part of the regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.

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Hunt County
7:49 am
Tue July 22, 2014

County conducting online vehicle auction

Hunt County is selling off multiple surplus vehicles, including some which had been seized by law enforcement, through the auction which begins Tuesday morning at renebates.com.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Automobile enthusiasts looking for a potential bargain may be interested in an online auction beginning Tuesday.

Hunt County is selling off multiple surplus vehicles, including some which had been seized by law enforcement, through the auction which begins Tuesday morning at renebates.com.

A total of 19 vehicles will be up for bid. The lots include a total of 10 Ford Crown Victorias, a 2008 Dodge Charger, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala and a 2002 Ford E350 XL Van.

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Greenville
8:25 am
Mon July 21, 2014

New sign proposed for theater project

Public hearings are scheduled this week on a plan to add a new electronic sign at the Texan Theater in downtown Greenville.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The Texan Theater is wanting its name up in lights ... lots of lights.

The historic theater in downtown Greenville, currently undergoing a major renovation effort, would be home to a big new electronic sign if city leaders vote this week to approve a change in the code or ordinances.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing during Monday’s regular session — starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street — before voting on whether to recommend the change to the Greenville City Council.

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Greenville
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Developer planning townhouses in city

Public hearings and votes are scheduled this week on a proposed zoning change which would allow townhomes to be built on a vacant tract along FM 1570/Jack Finney Boulevard in Greenville.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Greenville city officials are expected to decide this week whether to approve a change in zoning to allow townhomes to be built along a stretch of Jack Finney Boulevard/FM 1570.

Larry Jackson is seeking a change in zoning from the current Single Family 2 (SF-2) to Single Family Attached (SF-A) for the tract in the 7500 block of FM 1570.

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Greenville
10:24 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Change in city water concern for dialysis patients, fish owners

Credit StateImpact Texas

It has become a tradition for customers of the City of Greenville water department.

During late summer, the city switches which disinfectant it uses to treat the local water supply, leading to changes in the smell and taste.

But this summer, city officials are also warning of the potential risks for kidney patients.

According to an announcement from the city, starting today the City of Greenville’s Water Treatment Plant will be changing the disinfectant it uses from chlorine to chloramines.

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