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
11:53 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Council to recive update on YMCA project

The Greenville City Council will be getting an update on the progress made on Greenville's plan to have their very own YMCA facility.
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The Greenville City Council expects to hear more next month about the YMCA/event center project.

Mayor Steve Reid said he spoke this week with David Bench, who represents a YMCA board committee involved with the effort.

“He is looking for different ways, or opportunities, to approach the council about the committee he is on,” Reid said, adding that Bench is wanting to speak before the council in April.

Instead, Reid recommended Bench approach one of the council’s sub-committees first.

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City of Greenville
3:20 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Two plead not guilty to robbery / shooting charges

Greenville Police Department

Two local men have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges involving a reported January 15 robbery/shooting incident in Greenville.

The indictments against Christopher Stephen Martin and Anthony Tyrone Davis Jr. were issued last month by the Hunt County grand jury.

Martin, 31, and Davis, 21, both from Greenville, were charged in connection with a robbery and shooting at a residence in the 2500 block of Broadview Street in Greenville.

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City of Greenville
2:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Authorities seize allegedly abused horses

Greenville Police Department

Several allegedly abused horses were seized Wednesday morning from a property north of Greenville, while animal welfare officials said they were too late to save one of the horses.

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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Hunt County
8:33 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Trial set for 2011 two-county chase incident

A Caddo Mills man has trial scheduled next month on multiple indictments, filed in connection with a chase between Greenville and Terrell three years ago, which ended with the defendant being shot by law enforcement.

Stephen Ray Capps entered pleas of not guilty February 13 to several charges filed in connection with the incident which occurred on Valentine’s Day 2011.

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Hunt County
11:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

More I-30 repairs planned

Farm to Market 69 I-30
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Motorists traveling along Interstate 30 in Hunt County should get used to the idea of potential delays and lane closures, starting next week.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced Thursday that another a highway improvement effort is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Hunt County
11:11 am
Fri March 7, 2014

City recieves only one bid to rebuild street

Sayle street is the only street that has been bid on to be rebuilt.
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It may not take that long to determine who will get the job of rebuilding a portion of one of Greenville’s busiest streets.

Only one bid was received for the reconstruction of the south end of Sayle Street, although the estimate came in a little higher than what city officials were expecting.

Pavecon Public Works LP was the sole bidder on the project, submitting an estimate of $988,166.55. The sealed bid was opened and made public Thursday afternoon and will now be evaluated and presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

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Hunt County
4:21 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Dozens of dogs, cats seized from residence

The SPCA of Texas loaded up dozens of dogs and cats which were seized Wednesday from a residence near Royse City.
Jim Hardin / Herald Banner

Dozens of animals were seized Wednesday from a residence near Royse City, after they were allegedly discovered living in crates inside the home.

“The living conditions were, obviously, terrible,” said Hunt County Constable Precinct 1 Terry Jones, who joined representatives with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals of Texas, deputies with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and Investigator Mike Pierce with the Hunt County Attorney’s Office in the action.

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Texas Energy
9:21 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Utility customers can 'shop around' this spring

NPR

Hunt County customers who are served by Sharyland Utilities will have a chance starting this spring to shop for another electric provider if they so chose.

A public meeting is scheduled in Greenville this week to help customers with the transition.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a plan to transition customers in Sharyland’s Celeste service area into retail electric competition as early as May 1.

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Greenville
9:18 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Indictments given for Broadview Street shooting, robbery

Two local men have been indicted on multiple charges involving a reported January robbery/shooting incident in Greenville.

The indictments against Christopher Stephen Martin and Anthony Tyrone Davis Jr. were among 78 charges returned Friday by the Hunt County grand jury.

A total of 16 of the indictments were returned sealed, pending the arrest and arraignment of the person or persons named in the documents.

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City of Greenville
10:59 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Part of 30-year lease with contractor for Majors Field

Greenvile City Council
Texas Greenville / tx-greenville.civicplus.com

The Greenville City Council Tuesday agreed to take the first step under a new lease agreement between the city and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems.

One council member voted against the measure, amid concerns over the potential future cost to the city.

City Attorney Daniel Ray said the ordinance to establish an alternative construction permitting and inspection fee assessment at Majors Field Municipal Airport was included under the agreement approved by the council in October.

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