Brad Kellar


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.


-Local News
8:54 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Jury selection Monday in Davila-Rodriguez trial

GREENVILLE - Trial is scheduled this week for a Greenville man who is alleged to have engaged in a shootout with police last summer.

Francisco Javier Davila-Rodriguez is alleged to have shot and slightly wounded a man on Texas Street in July 2010. Davila-Rodriguez then reportedly got into a shootout with Greenville Police before he was eventually apprehended.

A round from his gun was also said to have struck a window of a residence down the street, narrowly missing a mother and her child inside.


Local Interest
8:52 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Wolfe City landmark to celebrate major milestone

WOLFE CITY - The Historic Santa Fe Train Depot turns 100 years old this weekend. The Depot has been home to the Wolfe City Public Library since 1985.

On Monday, Hunt County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 Aaron Williams will present a proclamation for the building.

Saturday's celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. KETR will be live at the event.

You can learn more about Saturday's celebration at


Local News
3:14 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Missing woman's case remains tough one to crack

WOLFE CITY - The search continues for a Wolfe City woman who first went missing four years ago Friday.

Officials say there are no additional leads or clues into the disappearance of Lisa Chandler. The case does remain open. Chandler's family has posted a $1,000 reward for information.

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Local News
3:07 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Claims of illegal dumping in Hunt County denied

GREENVILLE - An Austin-area based demolition firm has filed a general denial of a lawsuit filed by Hunt County and state environmental officials alleging illegal dumping.

A&R Demolition, of Del Valle, is alleged to have illegally dumped materials from demolished Texas A&M University-Commerce buildings last year.

The suit was filed in July. No hearing or trial dates had been set concerning the suit as of Wednesday.

Local News
3:00 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

Remediation of Superfund site nearly done

GREENVILLE - The Environmental Protection Agency says that cleanup of the contaminated former ESCO site in Greenville is almost complete.

Remedial Project Manager Charles Fisher says crews are scheduled to complete final grading of the site this week. They will then add mulch for standing grass across the site. Both entrances will be paved and parking places will be added.

Remediation began in March. The site was placed on the Superfund list in September 2008 after tests on the soil at the old plant location discovered the ground was contaminated with PCB's.

11:27 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Sentencing Friday for child sexual assault suspect

GREENVILLE (ketr) - A Kaufman County woman faces a potential life sentence Friday for multiple counts of sexual assault of a child.

Misty Laverna Dale Mayo is also charged with multiple counts of indecency and injury to a child. She pleaded guilty to each of the five indictments earlier this year. She also admitted to setting fire to two children after pouring alcohol on them.

Charles Dwayne Mayo Jr., of Terrell, has agreed to plead guilty to the same charges and will be sentenced later this month.

3:51 pm
Tue August 16, 2011

Deceased Dallas Firefighter With Ties to Region

GREENVILLE – A native of Caddo Mills, Lt. Todd Krodle was a 1988 graduate of Greenville High School and earned a degree from East Texas State University.

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Missing Person
8:56 am
Mon August 8, 2011

Another search for Hallman turns up nothing

Crews attempted to find clues for Matthew "Matt" Hallman by conducting a horseback patrol since the area was too vast and the weather too hot to conduct a foot search.

Investigators are also following up on a lead which indicated Hallman purchased a large amount of camping equipment from a local store on the day he disappeared.

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Economic Development
11:22 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Greenville Industry with 63 Workers to Relocate

GREENVILLE – A press release Thursday from Woodgrain Millwork Inc. says their entire Greenville operation will move to West Des Moines, Iowa by late November.

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Lakota Ranch
10:02 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Buffalo naming ceremony brings hope, joy

Lightning Medicine Cloud

The calf was born to the herd of Arby Little Soldier, who says he chose the name because the animal was born during a thunderstorm on May 12 and as a tribute to the first known white buffalo in Texas born in 1933.

The birth of a white buffalo is an estimated one in 10 million occurrence.

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Police and Courts
9:53 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Sixth Marijuana Bag Found Believed Linked to Pot Plane

GREENVILLE – More than two months after Hunt County authorities found bags of marijuana which had allegedly been dropped from a plane, a sixth bag has been found.

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Police and Courts
6:53 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Alleged Drug Plane Pilot Arrested in California

GREENVILLE – The man alleged to have abandoned a plane at the Caddo Mills airport last week after dropping bundles of marijuana in the area has been arrested.

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KETR Local
10:59 am
Tue June 26, 2007

Adam Ward sentenced to die

Adam Ward was sentenced to death by lethal injection Tuesday for the 2005 shooting death of Commerce Code Enforcement Officer Michael 'Pee Wee' Walker.

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