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John Mark Dempsey

Announcer/Reporter/Host

Dr. John Mark Dempsey is an associate professor of radio-television at A&M-Commerce, part of the department of Literature and Languages.  He works part-time as a news announcer-producer for the Texas State Network in Dallas.  Dr. Dempsey was the first student to broadcast on KETR back in 1975 and was also the first person to broadcast Commerce Tigers football on the station (as a student.)

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the United Way will conduct free child-car seat checks at the Hunt Regional Emergency Center in Commerce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 21).  Education will be provided on the proper use of the seat.  Free car seats from the Texas Department of Transportation will be available for people who qualify.

Marshallmovie.com

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese finds "Marshall," a biography of the early career of future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, riveting.  It stars the versatile Chadwick Boseman.  Alice also enjoyed "Blade Runner 2049," starring Ryan Gosling and the star of the original "Blade Runner," Harrison Ford.  Alice says the first-weekend box office numbers were disappointing, possibly because so much time has elaps

Texas State House of Representatives

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the Texas "blue laws," which prohibited most shopping on Sunday.  Carol says the blue laws functioned mainly as tradition until they were formally enacted in 1961.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Center director Derryle Peace and student Homecoming Committee representative Deepti Chadee say the theme of the 2017 homecoming Saturday (October 14) is "Our Century As Lions," observing the 100th anniversary of the University becoming a state institution.  Events revolve around the homecoming football game featuring the 11th-ranked A&M-Commerce vs. Western New Mexico at 4 p.m. Saturday. 

 

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city is addressing a chemical imbalance in the city's water that requires it to send out regular water-quality notices to citizens.  The mayor says the water is within standards of safety for drinking, but the city will have to show over an extended period of time that the problem is being corrected, and in the meantime, the notices must continue to be sent.  Mayor Williams says part of the problem is that water collects in an older water line that is not in heavy use, and

Cindy Roller, Cooper Review

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Delta County rancher Jennifer Dwyer discuss the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival, which takes place Saturday (October 14) in Cooper.  The musical headliner for the downtown square on Saturday night is country-music performer Curtis Grimes.  Wine will be for sale along with beer this year.

Bras for the Cause

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville, and a leader of the annual "Bras for the Cause" campaign, says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully (if not tastefully) designed bras for the fund-raising event.  They should be taken to Landon's Winery in downtown Greenville.  The theme this year is "Lifter Upper," a parody of the home-improvement TV show "Fixer Upper."  The event takes place Thursday evening, October 12 in downtown Greenvill

Carol Taylor

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the commission is seeking proposals for new historical markers, especially in areas outside of Greenville.  Carol says proposals can relate to a particular event as well as a building or place.  The next meeting of the organization will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26 at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville.

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Derek Price, the author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column, says the theme at the State Fair Auto Show this year is luxury pickup trucks, such as the new Ford Super Duty Limited, which with all options sells for $94,000.  Derek says the Toyota Camry, the nation's best-selling car, has been redesigned from rather plain and nondescript to very stylish

Aggie Hortiture

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says fall is an excellent time to plant greens, the leafy tops of vegetables that many people enjoy as much or more than the main part of the plant.  Byron says in particular now is the time to plant mustard greens, which are a warmer season crop.  He categorizes beets, broccoli, cabbage and collards as winter greens, which do better in

American Made, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "American Made," out today, is an action movie with Tom Cruise at his wise-cracking best.  The film is based on the U.S.

Cindy Roller

Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers is also known as one of the foremost experts on the city's history.  He regularly conducts history walks as a fund raiser for the Downtown Business Association.  The next of these will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 14.  Reservations can be made by calling 903-885-8523 or by sending an email to the mayor at jsellers1@verizon.net.  Mayor Sellers also discusses the new Gerald Prim Stadium, home of the Sulphur Springs Wil

Red City Review

Sulphur Springs children's author Sharon Feldt has won the Grand Prize from Seattle's "Red City Review" for her book, "The Scary Hair of Sarah O'Shea."  The book won the top prize for books in all categories entered in the national competition.

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With the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, attention has been focused on emergency care. Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says Hunt Regional conducts regular Hazardous Vulnerability Assessments, or emergency drills, to prepare for likely emergency situations that would hit the area.  The results of the drills are evaluated for their effectiveness. 

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