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

'Winter's Tale' not fit for big screen

Daniel Starks KETR

What was originally a multi-hundred page book, Winter's Tale does not translate very well to the big screen, according to Alice Reese.

Listen to what she has to say about it, plus In Secret, and 3 Days to Kill.  Alice will also talk about the Oscar nominated movie, 12 Years a Slave.

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The Morning Bell
5:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

ACLU seeks taser ban in schools

Matt Simpson, Policy Strategist for the ACLU of Texas
aclutx.org

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, along with six other organizations, have asked the Texas Education Agency to stop the use of tasers by law enforcement in schools.

Daniel Starks talks with Matt Simpson, Policy Strategist for the ACLU of Texas, about the letter they sent and why they got involved this week on The Morning Bell.

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Commerce
11:50 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Suspect identified in Wednesday drug bust

Treyvon Deair Hicks, 24, of Commerce
Courtesy Photo

The suspect in Wednesday afternoon's drug bust in Commerce has been arraigned and identified as 24 year-old Treyvon Deair Hicks.

Hicks has been charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams in a drug-free zone. Judge Sheila Linden has set bond for the first-degree felony offense at $150,000.

Hicks was also arrested in 2013, 2012 and 2010 on assault charges, trespassing charges and interfering with a 911 call.

Weather
9:38 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for these areas, including Collin County. This means that any fires that start will spread quickly and could threaten property and even life.

Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.

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Commerce
2:39 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

UPDATE: One arrested in afternoon drug bust

SWAT members gather in front of the residence
Daniel Starks KETR

A search warrant was executed by the Commerce/University joint SWAT with the aid of Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs SWAT Wednesday afternoon.

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Weather
10:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Windy day expected for region, fire risk increases

Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

All of North Texas is currently under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. Friday evening.

Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are possible as a cool front moves through the region. Don't expect temperatures to drop much. We could be seeing 73 degree temperatures by Monday.

With windy conditions, an elevated fire risk is possible for the western portion of North Texas, where humidity levels will fall below 30 percent, making for drier air conditions.

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Less violence expected in new 'Robocop' remake

Robocop is back on the big screens, but this time there is to be a lot less violence than the original. That being said, it's still just as good!

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of Robocop and also touches on two more Oscar nominated movies, Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska.

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The Morning Bell
5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low'

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones
tamuc.edu

College tuition is one of the biggest challenges that college students face when planning their futures. Texas A&M University-Commerce is doing what they can to help out.

Daniel Starks speaks with A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones on this week's edition of The Morning Bell.

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Winter Weather
5:02 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Freezing rain possible for region

Winter Weather is possible Monday night and into Tuesday
Daniel Starks KETR

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for the region until 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. Winter Weather Advisories are also in effect for Franklin and Wood counties.

Ice accumulations are possible on bridges and overpasses late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Areas in the northern portion of the region could see icing of roadways making travel hazardous.

Stay with KETR.org and KETR-FM 88.9 for up-to-date weather information.

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

'The Lego Movie' a must-see for families

Alice Reese tell us that The Lego Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is a must-see for families.

The Lego Movie has a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Shaquille O'Neal and more.

Listen as Alice gives us a review of this movie and The Monuments Men. She will also give a short preview of the Oscars coming up on March 2.

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