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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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
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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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City of Greenville
10:02 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Trials for CPS: Three rescheduled

Natalie Reynolds, Laura Ard and Rebekah Ross have been indicted for tampering with evidence.
WFAA

The trials for three people indicted in connection with an investigation of the local Child Protective Services (CPS) office are currently scheduled to be conducted in May and June.

Trial dates had been set for March 10 for Laura Ard, Natalie Ausbie Reynolds and Rebekah Thonginh Ross.

All three were indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in September.

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Hunt County
9:47 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Suspect in Caddo Mills murder case files writ

Caddo Mills Police Department

A suspect charged with murder in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting death in Caddo Mills is seeking the appointment of an attorney to represent him.

Joshua Madison Newkirk remains in custody in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond in connection with the death of Joshua Edmund Gerber.

Newkirk, 28, filed a writ from the jail, seeking the appointment of a defense attorney. A hearing on the writ is scheduled for 9 a.m. today in the 196th District Court.

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2014 Elections
9:18 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Hundreds cast early votes for primaries

NPR

Tuesday’s start of early voting in Hunt County for the March 4 political party primary elections saw more than 600 ballots cast, one of the busiest first days of primary early voting ever seen locally.

The total ballots received came in a little under the total from two years ago. Given that all of the contested races in Hunt County were included under the Republican Party primary ballot, it was understandable that most of the ballots were for the GOP candidates.

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Greenville
8:14 am
Tue February 18, 2014

'Shattered Dreams' program comes to students

NPR

Shattered Dreams, a three-day event designed to help teach local high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving, begins this afternoon in Greenville.

Organized by DrugFree Greenville, Shattered Dreams will commence at approximately 1:45 p.m. with a staged fatal vehicle crash on the campus of Greenville High School.

Announcements will be made four times an hour throughout the day over the school’s  public address system, representing the individuals killed by drunk/drugged drivers every 15 minutes.

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City of Greenville
8:13 am
Tue February 18, 2014

City seeks bids to rebuild Sayle Street

Greenville residents bid to have reconstruction on the south end of Sayle Street.
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The City of Greenville has begun seeking bids on the first phase of a major street reconstruction project.

The city began advertising Saturday for bids on the rebuilding of the south end of Sayle Street. Bids will be accepted through the office of the City of Greenville Purchasing Agent through the afternoon of March 6, at which time they will be opened and made public. The bids will be evaluated and then presented to the Greenville City Council for approval.

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