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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Sentencing is set this week for a local man, who was found guilty earlier this month of aggravated assault, rather than murder, in connection with the 2011 shooting death of a Greenville resident. Sentencing is scheduled Monday in the 196th District Court for Bernard Kelly Jr., who was convicted of the lesser included charge December 5 following a two day trial.

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A hearing is scheduled in state district court this week for a local man, who allegedly sexually assaulted a Greenville teenager who later was found murdered. A pretrial hearing is set Tuesday morning for Terry Dwayne Ramsire.

City of Greenville

The Greenville City Council has granted two local industries exemptions on taxes they pay for storing “goods in transit.” 

Splash Kingdom

Officials with Splash Kingdom have agreed to build a water park in Greenville, provided the city does its share to help establish the park in the Greenville Towne Center development.

A state district judge has approved a second-round of DNA testing on evidence from a 2005 double homicide near Royse City.

Splash Kingdom

The city of Greenville is one step closer to getting a water park.

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What organizers hope will become a new local Christmas tradition is scheduled this weekend in downtown Greenville. The “Spirit of Giving” is being presented by the Greenville Lions Club, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market downtown.

City of Greenville

A new attorney will be handling negotiations between the city of Greenville and a defense contractor. The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to hire a special counsel to represent the City of Greenville on all matters relating to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems.

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There are more details on a proposed toll road between Hunt county and the Dallas area.  Representatives from a private company approached the Greenville City Council Tuesday asking for the council’s support to build the toll road.

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A third local resident has been indicted on multiple charges of child endangerment for allegedly exposing small children to a variety of illegal drugs.

Two aggravated assault indictments filed against a local man in connection with a reported family violence case have been dismissed.

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A Collin County man has been arrested in connection for allegedly stealing copper from a cell phone tower.

The Greenville City Council intends to discuss whether to support the installation of cameras on local school buses.

Splash Kingdom

Although it is expected to feel a lot more like winter this week, the Greenville City Council may spend some time Tuesday talking about a summertime activity. The Council is scheduled to meet in executive session during Tuesday’s agenda to discuss the Splash Kingdom water park which has been proposed for Greenville.

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North Texas residents may soon travel between Hunt County and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex via a new toll road. The Greenville City Council is being asked to back the creation of the private toll road, which would initially stretch from Greenville to Lavon and eventually to the President George Bush Turnpike.

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