Daniel Starks

Reporter, host of 'All Things Considered'

Daniel was born and raised in Commerce, TX, and has been a life-long listener of 88.9 KETR. After listening to ‘The Art of Sound’ with Mark Chapman as a child, he enjoyed the thought of being able to broadcast across NE Texas.  He is now a Radio/Television student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hopes to continue his work in radio after he graduates. He currently can be heard as the host of ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Movie Picks with Alice Reese’ and ‘The Morning Bell’.

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A&M-Commerce
10:20 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Two student-athletes killed, two injured in crash

Aubree Butts and Devin Oilver
Credit lionathletics.com

UPDATE, 8:40 a.m.- ​The two young women killed in the accident have been identified as Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver. The two young women who survived the wreck are La'Tisha Hearne and Zenobia Winbush. A candelight vigil will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rachel's Garden starting at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  University flags are flying at half staff Wednesday as well in honor of the women.

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Hunt County
10:23 am
Mon May 19, 2014

9 injured in Quinlan school bus crash

Quinlan ISD

Two adults and seven Thompson Middle School students were taken to Hunt Regional Medical center in Greenville for "non-life-threatening" injuries following a school bus crash this morning in Quinlan, according to local police.

The accident happened on FM 751 near the intersection with FM 429, officials said. A Quinlan ISD school bus collided with another vehicle, both of which were traveling on FM 751, police said.

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Commerce
1:41 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

One arrested following crash investigation

Credit policehow.com

One person has been arrested in connection with a two-vehicle crash that injured three people last week.

According to a press release, Commerce Police Department responded to a call around 2 p.m. on May 7 of a two-vehicle crash in the area of Highway 24 and Highway 50. According to investigators, a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 50 was struck from behind by another vehicle traveling at a high speed in the same direction. Alcohol is expected to have played a part in the crash.

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The Morning Bell
8:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents

This week is the last week of the semester for Texas A&M University-Commerce students and it's the last week for The Morning Bell until the fall semester.

To end the spring series, we have gathered together multiple superintendents from across Northeast Texas to get a deeper analysis of topics we have covered during this series.

Joining us in the KETR studios is Terrell ISD Superintendent Micheal French, Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent Doug Williams, and Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper.

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Severe Weather
1:22 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Flash flooding hits region, damage reported

A vehicle was swept from CR 4509 north of Commerce during flash flooding on Thursday.
Josh Cato Commerce Emergency Management

Heavy rainfall on Thursday caused flash flooding across Northeast Texas with some areas seeing over 6" of rainfall.

Emergency responders closed off multiple roads across Hunt County including Charity road and Culver street in Commerce, and also Hwy 69 north of Greenville.

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The Morning Bell
7:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Rachel's Challenge creating a better environment for students

Virdie Montgomery
Credit Wylie ISD

After the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, the Scott family has made it a priority to teach students about bullying and the effects that it can have, and how to get rid of bullying in their schools. Darryl Scott, the founder of Rachel's Challenge, is the father of Rachel Scott, the 17 year-old girl who was the first to be killed at Columbine.

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The Morning Bell
7:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

What are school districts doing to keep students safe?

School security has been a hot topic for many years and, unfortunately, isn't going to stop being one for many years. It's important that schools do all that they can to keep their students safe, so what are districts doing?

This week, we talk with Bonham ISD and Sulphur Springs ISD to see what they are doing to strengthen their school security on The Morning Bell.

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Commerce
2:46 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Local vehicles being burglarized

Credit Daniel Starks

Commerce Police are urging citizens to make sure that their car doors are locked as attempted burglaries are being reported.

On Wednesday, April 23.,  Commerce Police were called to the area of Moore and Washington streets to multiple reports of someone going through someone's unlocked vehicle. When confronted by the owners of the vehicles, the suspect fled. According to a press release by the Commerce Police Department, nothing was taken from the vehicles.

If you see anyone suspicious walking around and looking into vehicle windows, call police immediately.

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Commerce ISD
10:16 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Nominations open for CISD Hall of Honor

Credit www.commerceisd.org

Since 2010, Commerce Independent School District has honored former students of Commerce High School or Norris School. Along with former students, they are recognizing former staff members that had a great impact on the students of CHS of Norris School. Nominations for 2014's winners are now open.

The winners will be announced at an induction ceremony as part of the homecoming events on Sept. 26.

The voting committee consists of four or five people made up of faculty, staff, and community members, all of which remain anonymous.

Nominations will close on April 3o.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Hollywood takes on 'Heaven is for Real'

Heaven is for Real, a #1 New York Times Bestseller is now a motion picture, and so far it has gotten great reviews!

Listen as Alice Reese gives us her review of Heaven is for Real, Dom Hemingway, and The Railway Man.

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