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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City of Greenville
10:28 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Chase beginning in Greenville ends with shooting in McKinney

Man is shot in the leg and arrested after a car crash to McKinney.
Greenville Police Department

A car chase that began in Greenville ended with a suspect being shot in the leg by a law enforcement officer in McKinney.

Greenville police received a call Wednesday afternoon of a possible wanted person in the area of the 3800 block of Lee Street. The individual was reported to be the passenger in a 2012 Nissan.

According to a release from the Greenville Police Department, officers Bobby Wooldridge and Perry Sandlin responded to a call and located the vehicle.

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City of Greenville
9:25 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Longer wait to go splash

Splash Kingdom says Greenville will need a new service road before they can build the waterpark on its Greenville location.
Brad Kellar

Local water park fans will have to wait an extra year before hitting the slides and lazy river.

Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Thursday night that the company’s Greenville water park will not open this summer as planned.

While work has been underway at the site along the Interstate 30 service road for more than a month, although Thursday’s announcement indicated that landscaping is about all which has been completed.

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City of Greenville
4:37 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Remembering 'The Game'

In 1949, the Greenville Majors had a exhibition contest with the New York Yankees and beat them 4-3.
KETR / ketr.org

Almost 65 years ago, the former Greenville Majors played the most legendary baseball game in local history.

The April 10, 1949 exhibition contest between the Majors and the New York Yankees, which the Majors won 4-3, will be remembered during a special event next week.

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City of Greenville
3:43 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Life sentence given for sexual assualts on girls

Greenville resident, Julio Torres Palomo, is sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two young girls under the age of 14.
Greenville Police Department

It only took a few minutes for a Hunt County jury to find a local man guilty of multiple sexual assaults against young girls.

The same panel sentenced Julio Torres Palomo to life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, according to Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr.

“We are extremely pleased for the children involved in this case,” Walker said. “They showed a great deal of courage in testifying against this defendant and I’m glad they were able to see their efforts pay off and the defendant sentenced to life in prison.”

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Hunt County
3:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

County fair gets eariler start

This years Hunt County fair is scheduled to be on April 25 instead of its usual June date.
Hunt County / www.huntcounty.net

The gates to the annual Hunt County Fair will be swinging open earlier this year.

After years of being held during the month of June, the 2014 Hunt County Fair and Livestock Show, presented by Innovation First, kicks off April 25 and continues through May 4.

With the theme of “Building New Traditions For a Brilliant Future”, tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for kids. All week passes are $30 for adults and $20 for kids.

The carnival rides are being provided by Happy World and there will be armband specials each night of the Fair.

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City of Greenville
10:21 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Life sentence issued in drug dealing case

In the 354th District Court House, Greenville resident, Tyrone Denard Anderson has been sentenced to life in prison for dealing crack cocaine.
huntcounty.net

A local man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, after being found guilty of dealing crack cocaine.

Tyrone Denard Anderson of Greenville was sentenced as a habitual criminal, after having been previously convicted of at least four felony offenses.

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City of Greenville
5:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Board meeting again on development prospects

Credit City of Greenville

  The Greenville Board of Development/4A Corporation is scheduled again this week to talk about some potential economic development prospects.

The Board is set to meet in a special called session in order to conduct discussions on eight companies and/or projects during a closed door session.

The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in Suite 804 of the Paul Mathews Exchange Building, 2500 Stonewall Street.

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City of Greenville
4:48 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Greenville Police Department awarded 'recognized' status

Credit Greenville Police Department

  The Greenville Police Department received a significant honor Tuesday night, when it was formally presented with an award designating it as a “Recognized Law Enforcement Agency.”

Rockwall Police Chief Mark Moeller, Area/Regional Director with the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program, explained the distinction says a lot about the department.

“It means your police department is one of the best police departments in the State of Texas,” Moeller said in presenting the award at the beginning of Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting.

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City of Greenville
4:42 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Council to accept another airport building

Greenville City Council plans to vote to accept a new airport building.
Greenville Chamber of Commerce

L-3 Mission Integration is continuing its expansion at Majors Field, the City of Greenville Municipal Airport.

For the second time this month, the Greenville City Council is scheduled to accept a building being constructed at the airport through an agreement with the Greenville Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In this case, it is a massive $6.87 million warehouse facility, which will open in about 13 months.

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City of Greenville
3:35 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Custody of seized horses to be determined this week

Greenville Police Department

The custody of several allegedly cruelly treated equines, seized March 19 from a property near Greenville, will be determined this week.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas joined with Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones in taking custody of five mares, two yearlings, one colt and one mule from a property on State Highway 34, about four miles north of Greenville. One deceased horse was also found on the property.

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