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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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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The Morning Bell
5:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Jefferies: 'We'll live with it and move on'

Greenville Superintendent Don Jefferies
greenvilleisd.com

Greenville Independent School District has been placed in a new district after the recent "reclassification and realignment" conducted by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

This recent change will make Greenville ISD have to travel significantly further than in their past, and Superintendent Don Jefferies talks with Daniel Starks about what that means for the district on The Morning Bell.

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Winter Weather
10:37 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Winter Weather Closings, Feb. 6

Here is a list of closing and early releases for Thursday.

Bland ISD: Closing at 1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge ISD: Closing at 12:30 p.m.

Boles ISD: Closing at 12:30 p.m.

Caddo Mills ISD, releasing at 1 p.m.

Campbell ISD, Releasing at Noon

Commerce ISD, Releasing two hours early (correction)

Cooper ISD, After-school activities canceled.

Cumby ISD,  closing at 11:30, opening tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Winter Weather
9:56 am
Thu February 6, 2014

How much snowfall will you get?

Expected snow amounts through 2 pm.
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

The snow is here and leaving its mark, so how much are you expected to get?

Some locally heavier amounts are possible throughout the day.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is expecting that most of the snow will end from the Southwest to the Northeast after noon today. With the high being below freezing, however, any accumulations should stay throughout the day.

Snow on the roadways may melt away this afternoon depending on their frequency of use, but KETR has already gotten reports of slick spots  so please exercise caution when driving.

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Hunt County
4:33 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Celeste Police chief dies of gunshot wound

Roger Eugene Mueller III
Greenville Herald-Banner

While facing charges of sexual assault, Celeste Police Chief Roger Eugene Mueller III has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

According to the Greenville Herald-Banner, police got a call of a gunshot victim at Mueller's home at around 7:45 p.m. Monday night. He was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, where he died shortly after.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks tells the Herald-Banner that Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation.

Winter Weather
5:20 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

UPDATE: More counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

Hunt, Delta, and Lamar counties were added to the Advisory area.

UPDATE: 9:08 p.m. Saturday -

The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory to include Hunt, Delta and Lamar counties in our region until 9 pm Sunday night.

Original Story follows:

Another cold snap is on the way to North Texas, and this time it could bring some wintry weather with it.

A Winter Weather Advisory has already been issued for Collin, Rockwall, and Fannin counties from 6 am to 9 pm Sunday.

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Rockwall County
1:00 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Double shooting reported in Royse City

Law enforcement officials work the scene of Friday's double shooting on Cookston Street
Jim Hardin Herald Banner/Facebook

UPDATE, Jan. 31,  4:15 p.m. 

Officials have identified Kara Elizabeth Croop, 33, as the victim in the Jan. 31. Police said that her husband, Scott Croop, 39, shot her in the street outside of their home on the 400 block of Cookston Lane before shooting himself. Scott Croop was pronounced dead on the scene, while Kara Croop was severely wounded and transported to a Dallas hospital, officials said.

Original story follows

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Movie Picks with Alice Reese
7:30 am
Fri January 31, 2014

'That Awkward Moment': Very awkward indeed

Daniel Starks KETR

That Awkward Moment, starring former Disney Channel star Zac Efron, is hitting the big screen. But Alice Reese says, while entertaining, it's very awkward indeed.

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The Morning Bell
12:05 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Beaty: 'I'm not ready to say goodbye to Algebra II'

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD
bonhamisd.org

The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.

Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of The Morning Bell.

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