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
8:09 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Food basket distribution this weekend

An assembly line of volunteers on the back dock of the GEUS David McCalla building in Greenville had their hands full Wednesday night, preparing hundreds of boxes of food for distribution to needy families through Hunt County Shared Ministries.
Brad Kellar

Officials with Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH) have scheduled the distributions of Christmas food baskets in the area.

Volunteers spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights packing hundreds of boxes of donated food items. Volunteers may also be needed to complete the process tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m. on the back dock of the GEUS David McCalla building, 2810 Wesley Street in Greenville.

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Hunt County
7:59 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Rollover kills one near Cumby

DPS

A Commerce resident was killed Wednesday morning in a traffic accident near Cumby.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Kyle Bradford said Steffany Lee-Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the one vehicle rollover on FM 275.

Lee-Hall, 42, was reported to be driving a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer southbound on the farm road at around 7 a.m. Wednesday when for an unknown reason the truck left the roadway.

Greenville
8:37 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cameras likely coming to GISD buses

NPR

The Greenville Independent School District Board intends this week to approve a measure which would allow for security cameras to be installed on local school buses.

The board is scheduled to consider the measure during Tuesday’s regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street.

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Hunt County
8:19 am
Wed December 11, 2013

'Spirit of Christmas' coming to downtown Greenville

City of Greenville

The Christmas spirit is likely to be strongly felt in downtown Greenville this weekend.

The second annual “Spirit of Giving” event is being presented by the Greenville Lions Club, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market downtown.

The Spirit of Giving is designed not as a charity event, but as a community Christmas party. And everything is free.

During the event the Farmers Market will be transformed into a group of “stations” where volunteers will give away everything from toys and canned goods to coats, shoes, blankets, cookies, concessions and more.

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Hunt County
8:11 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Council approves tax breaks for company

City of Greenville

The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to grant a tax abatement and establish a tax reinvestment zone for International Grains and Cereal LLC.

A company is wanting to commence operations inside the former Lance plant at 6902 State Highway 66 in Greenville.

International Grains and Cereal intends to initiate manufacturing operations in the facility, which had most recently been occupied by Fritz Industries, which in turn is opening a manufacturing and office facility in the former Newell-Rubbermaid plant.

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Hunt County
7:58 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Hospital board to proceed with new facilities

The Hunt Regional Medical Plaza in Quinlan.
huntregional.org

The cities of Commerce and Quinlan could be one step closer to obtaining new medical facilities, following action this week by the Hunt Memorial Hospital District Board.

The board is scheduled Tuesday to approve the purchase of land for a free standing emergency department in Commerce, and to also consider the approval of architectural and engineering services for both the Commerce and Quinlan free standing emergency medical departments.

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Hunt County
8:52 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Solicitation conviction dismissed

Hunt County Sheriff's Dept.

A Commerce man’s conviction and prison sentence, which he received last month after pleading guilty to soliciting a child online, have been dismissed.

The charge for which Lawrence Sherlock Lumpkin was convicted was found to be unconstitutional within days after the guilty plea.

Now Lumpkin is facing a new trial on a separate charge, which alleged he escaped from officers from the Commerce Police Department while in custody in connection with the solicitation count.

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Hunt County
8:14 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Volunteers needed Thu.-Sat. in Greenville

hcsmfish.org

Officials with Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH) are putting out an urgent call for volunteers, to assist the agency tonight with packing boxes of food for distribution to those who signed up with the agency.

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Greenville
8:09 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dallas men jailed on money laundering charges

Hunt County Corrections Center

Three Dallas men remained in local custody Wednesday evening, after they were taken into custody by the Greenville Police Department on money laundering charges.

Frank Harvey III, Jeffery Michael Kelly and Donnie Ray Neal were being held in the Hunt County Jail, each charged with one count of money laundering in an amount of more than $200,000 and one count of unlawful use of a criminal instrument.

The three were booked into the jail Wednes-day. Bonds were set at $150,000 each on the money laundering charge and $50,000 each on the criminal instrument count.

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City of Greenville
7:53 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Splash Kingdom agreement approved

Greenville City Council members Velma Del Bosque-Hobdy, Renee Francey and Sandas Linson-Bell listen as City Attorney Daniel Ray goes over the details of an economic development agreement which would bring a Splash Kingdom water park to Greenville.
Brad Kellar Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into an economic development agreement, to bring Splash Kingdom to the city.

Splash Kingdom is also expected to serve as the anchor for the Greenville Towne Center project along the Interstate 30 frontage road, as multiple restaurants are reportedly interested in building near the water park.

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