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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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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Severe Weather
1:40 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Severe weather, tornadoes possible Sunday

Severe weather is possible on Sunday for the region.
Credit National Weather Service/Fort Worth

After a stormy start to April, Mother Nature isn't stopping yet. The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening.

As of right now, the main impacts are expected to be hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

On April 3, North Texas experienced multiple tornadoes and sustained damages costing over $300 million.

In the event of severe weather in Northeast Texas, 88.9 KETR-FM will have live severe weather coverage to keep you safe.  

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Costner is back once again for 'Draft Day'

Kevin Costner is back, once again for his third role of the year, following Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 3 Days to Kill. This time he has taken on sports in Draft Day.

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of Draft Day, Rio 2 and Joe.

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Severe Weather
5:44 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Three tornadoes confirmed from Apr. 3 storms

Three tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak on Thursday, April 3.
Credit National Weather Service/Fort Worth

Following the severe weather that the region experienced on  April 3, National Weather Service damage survey teams have determined that three tornadoes touched down from Collin to Hopkins county.

Collin County received the first confirmed tornado of the night near Princeton. It was on the ground for 1.2 miles, with a path width of 40 yards. the NWS has rated it as an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 85 miles per hour. No injuries were reported with this tornado.

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Severe Weather
4:02 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday

Severe weather is possible on Thursday for NE Texas.
Daniel Starks KETR

April is fulfilling its stereotype as the stormy month as it moves onto our calendars with gale force!

Severe weather is expected to make its way to Northeast Texas during the mid afternoon hours on Thursday, some areas could see damaging high winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed Northeast Texas under a "slight" risk for severe weather on April 3. Areas to the northeast near Texarkana could see stronger storms.

Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Hollywood's latest product, 'Sabotage' not for young audiences

Almost like the Final Destination  series, Sabotage brings in suspense but over-the-top blood and gore to the big screens in Arnold Schwarzenegger's next big movie.

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of Sabotage, Birder's Guide to Everything, and Noah.

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The Morning Bell
7:10 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Many want standardized testing to disappear in public schools

straighterline.com

After asking many people what they thought about standardized testing, the majority came back negative:

"Standardized testing in Texas puts a TON of pressure on teachers to prepare their students to do well on the tests, NOT to teach them things they should actually be learning. It's a huge hinderance to learning." -Matthew, Commerce.

"I say no. I believe it puts too much pressure on students and teachers. I definitely believe that it should not be a key factor in whether you graduate or not. Some students do great in school but terribly on tests." -Josh, Callisburg.

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Commerce
10:37 am
Mon March 24, 2014

'Commerce Idol' winners announced

Commerce Rotary Club

For the past nine years, the Commerce Rotary Club has been bringing the residents of Commerce and surrounding areas Commerce Idol. The program brings together different talents from different ages and puts them into a two hour show that is guaranteed to make you laugh, and cheer!

On Saturday March 22, hundreds of people filled the Commerce High School auditorium to cheer on their classmates, friends, and parents. The winners of the event took home a cash prize and a gorgeous trophy.

Here are the winners for this year's Commerce Idol

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The 'Muppets' are back and crazier than ever

KETR

Jim Henson's Muppets are back on the big screen once again, and this time they are crazier than ever. Many stars join the cast of Muppets Most Wanted including Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, and many more.

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of Muppets Most Wanted, Divergent, and Bad Words.

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