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
7:49 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Airport advisory board to see new L-3 lease

The agreement between the city and its largest employer has been an ongoing issue.
L-3 Communications

The City of Greenville Airport Advisory Board is scheduled to get its first look this week at the new lease agreement between the city and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems .

The board is set to convene at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the terminal building at Majors Field Municipal Airport. City Attorney Daniel Ray intends to brief the board about the agreement, which the city council approved last month, concerning property the defense contractor operates at the airport.

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Paris Junior College
7:45 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Anglin to remain PJC president

Pamela Anglin
Paris Junior College

On second thought, Dr. Pamela Anglin will be staying right where she is, as president of Paris Junior College ( PJC).

Anglin had announced her resignation last month, in order to take a post with Blinn College.

But the PJC Board of Regents reconsidered the resignation during its Monday morning meeting, after Anglin said she wanted to stay with the college.

“My heart is here,” she said. “As we went through homecoming, I looked at the students and I looked at the people who are part of the college and I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t leave.”

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City of Greenville
8:15 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Council set to vote on Splash Kingdom

Splash Kingdom is proposing to build a 10-acre water park as part of the Greenville Towne Center development along Interstate 30. The Greenville City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a formal agreement for the project.
Greenville Herald-Banner

The Greenville City Council could vote Tuesday to enter into an economic development agreement, which would bring Splash Kingdom to the city.

Time is of the essence, as officials with Splash Kingdom have indicated they need to begin construction on the water park by Dec. 1, if it is to open as planned next summer.

The council is scheduled to consider the vote during a special session at noon Tuesday in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

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Greenville
7:53 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Welcoming future city next door

City of Greenville

The Greenville City Council could vote next month to enter into a formal agreement with developers behind a massive planned community just west of the city.

The council heard Tuesday from Alexa C. Knight and Matt Robinson with the Walton Development & Management about the proposal to establish a multi-use development, which has been on the drawing boards for the past few years.

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Hunt County
1:56 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Gas leak prompts evacuations in Quinlan

A gas leak in Quinlan prompted officials to shut down Highway 34 at Kirby, and students from A.E. Butler were temporarily transported to Ford High School. Atmos Energy stopped the lead around 1:45 p.m. and students were taken back to Butler.
provided photo Greenville Herald-Banner

A natural gas leak resulted in the evacuation of the elementary school and the school administration building in Quinlan on Monday. During construction work at the intersection of State Highway 34 and Kirby Avenue, crews ruptured an Atmos Energy gas main. 

Information posted by the Quinlan Independent School District police department indicated that due to the gas leak, the Joe Martin Central Administration Building and A.E. Butler Elementary were evacuated. Elementary school students were taken to Ford High School.

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2014 Elections
6:00 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Filing for 2014 primaries nears

NPR

Several candidates have already announced they are running in next year’s political party primaries.

They can officially launch their campaigns Saturday.

Filing for the March 4, 2014 Republican and Democratic Party Primaries is scheduled to begin Saturday, with the last day to file set on December 9.

Candidates seeking an office in a particular county will file with their respective county Democratic or Republican Party offices. Candidates whose jurisdiction covers multiple counties file with the state party offices.

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Hunt County
6:42 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Fatal accident reported near Nevada

DPS

A collision between two pickup trucks near Nevada Wednesday morning resulted in the death of one man.

The Texas Department of Public Safety was still investigating the crash as of Wednesday evening. Trooper Kyle Bradford said the accident occurred at approximately 11:54 a.m. Wednesday on State Highway 78 near FM 6 in Collin County.

A Dodge pickup truck was reported to have been northbound on the highway when for an unknown reason it veered onto the shoulder of the road.

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A&M-Commerce
8:27 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Veterans Vigil ceremony set for Wednesday

KETR

For more than six decades, Texas A&M University-Commerce has conducted a ceremony in conjunction with Veterans Day, to pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces.

The legacy continues this week, with the 2013 Veterans Vigil.

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2013 Elections
8:23 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Legal ID needed when voting today

Voters need to make sure and have legal identification with them when casting ballots Tuesday.

The following is a list of acceptable forms of photo identification:

— Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

— Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

— Texas personal identification card issued by DPS

— Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS

— United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph

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Election 2013
2:01 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Hospital district bond tops Hunt Co. ballot

There’s a lot at stake as voters head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in several elections in Hunt County.

The Hunt Memorial Hospital District (HMHD) has more than $12 million in bonds which it says it needs to pay for new facilities and renovations to the Greenville hospital.

There are nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, including one which would help create a fund to pay for future water projects in the state.

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