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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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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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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City of Greenville
8:12 am
Tue February 18, 2014

GISD board to consider superintendent's salary

KETR / ketr.org

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to conduct the annual evaluation of Superintendent Don Jefferies.

The board voted unanimously February 11 to extend the superintendent’s contract for one year, but delayed consideration of Jefferies’ evaluation and salary until Tuesday’s meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street.

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City of Greenville
8:11 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Dailey files for re-election to City Council

Jeff Dailey is currently holds Place 3 on the Greenville City Council.
Texas Greenville / tx-greenville.civicplus.com

Greenville City Council member Jeff Dailey is hoping for another term on the panel.

Dailey filed Friday, seeking re-election to Place 3 on the council in the May 10 municipal election.

With a little more than a week left to go in the filing period, Dailey is the second person and the first incumbent to have filed for the election.

Places 3 and 4 on the council are on the May election ballot. Holly Gotcher filed for the Place 4 seat Thursday.

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Hunt County
10:28 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Trial set for man facing multiple charges

Bobby Joe Evens ran a drug ring while in Hunt County Jail.
Greenville Police Department

A local man who was arrested more than two years ago on federal charges for allegedly operating a drug ring out of the Hunt County Jail has had trial scheduled on multiple state-level counts of drug dealing and endangering a child.

The status of the federal indictments filed against Bobby Joe Evens of Greenville was unknown as of press time.

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