Kevin Jefferies

Operations Manager

As KETR Operations Manager, Kevin Jefferies is responsible for making sure you hear what you’re supposed to be hearing on FM 88.9 and ketr.org.  Since 1998, KETR listeners have heard Kevin in multiple roles.  Kevin also has many behind the scenes responsibilities, including the supervision of student broadcasters.  Kevin is a graduate of the Radio-Television program at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  A nearly lifelong resident of northeast Texas, Kevin is an alum of Ford High School in Quinlan.

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Sulphur Springs ISD
7:12 am
Thu January 5, 2012

SSISD to meet with consulting firms for Superintendent search

The Sulphur Springs ISD school board has scheduled meetings with three consulting groups concerning selection of a new superintendent.

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Tyler Hero
7:03 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Woman saved by Meals on Wheels volunteer

KETK NBC Tyler

A “Meals on Wheels” volunteer is responsible for saving a woman from a two-alarm house fire in Tyler Tuesday.

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paris assault
6:57 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Assault in Paris

Police answered a disturbance call on Stone Avenue Monday when the victim’s ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment and threatened her with a gun. 

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robbery
9:26 am
Wed January 4, 2012

A local man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery

DeQuintin Marquis Morris was arraigned Tuesday and scheduled a trial date for April 9th. 

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cherry
9:25 am
Wed January 4, 2012

Testimony has begun in an attempted capital murder case

A secret service agent testified Tuesday that a Greenville woman admitted to stuffing a diaper wipe down her newborn daughter’s throat on Halloween night of 2009. 

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Luke Clayton
11:20 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Outdoors with Luke Clayton 12-14-11

Luke talks striper fishing with guide Larry Sparks and wraps up the show with some duck hunting tips.

Knife Fight
6:00 am
Thu December 8, 2011

One Dead, Two Injured in Sulphur Springs Knife Fight

One man is dead and two other injured after an apparent knife fight in Sulphur Springs Tuesday.

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Traffic
9:42 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Stop signs removed in Commerce

Some signs like these went away on parts of Charity Street in Commerce.

Some stop signs in Commerce have been removed.  The Commerce Police issued a statement detailing the removal of some stop signs along Charity Street in Commerce.

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Election Day
9:34 am
Tue November 8, 2011

Election Day Today

Voters across Texas will be heading to the polls today to vote on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

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PARTY!
10:36 am
Sat October 22, 2011

A&M-Commerce Homecoming today

Today is Homecoming for A&M-Commerce, with activities scheduled all day.  KETR will be set up at the Tailgate Party that starts at 11am east of the new Music Building.  The party lasts until 2pm and live coverage of the game vs Angelo State begins at 1:30pm with JP Heath and Brock Callaway.

Come join us for the party and bring your radios to tune in to 88.9 KETR during the game!

Commerce Kidnapping
8:27 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Commerce man charged for kidnapping and more

A Commerce man charged in connection with an alleged domestic violence kidnapping last week decided to skip a Thursday bond hearing.  Christopher Bernard Alex is being held in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of a total of $45,000 bond on one count each of kidnapping- family violence, abandoning and endangering a child, evading arrest, and unlawful restraint.   A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, but no action was taken as Alex refused to come to court.  No new hearing date has been scheduled.  Alex previously served time for a 2003 armed robbery.  He was arrested following a

Charles Duane Mayo
8:25 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Man still faces lifetime in prison

Multiple indictments for indecency and  and aggravated sexual assault of a child filed against a Terrell man have been dismissed.   But Charles Duane Mayo Jr. still faces a life sentence for allegedly setting a child on fire.   Charles Duane Mayo Jr was scheduled to enter pleas to multiple charges yesterday, about a month after a Kaufman County woman, Misty Laverna Dale Mayo, was sentenced to hundreds of years in prison on the same charges.

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Sara Kinslow
8:23 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Missing Girl Remembered

Sara Kinslow

A missing Greenville girl will be remembered this weekend.  A ceremony is scheduled in Greenville Sunday afternoon for a local woman who went missing as a teenager more than ten years ago.  Balloons will be released in remembrance of Sara Kinslow during the event starting at 3pm Sunday at 3916 Pine St. in Greenville.  Kinslow was 14 when she disappeared on May 1st2001 near Greenville Middle School.

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Emergency Landing
3:37 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Plane makes emergency landing in Wolfe City pasture

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The Hunt County Sheriff’s Department is reporting an emergency landing of an aircraft in a field west of Wolfe City.  A call of a possible plane crash was received just before 9am Thursday.  The Sheriff and Wolfe City Police responded to the call and determined the aircraft had engine problems and had to make an emergency landing in a pasture along FM816 west of Wolfe City.

The pilot was identified as Tommy Spradlin with Darrell Reed as the passenger.  No injuries were reported.

KETR Local
9:43 am
Tue December 21, 2010

Skate Park to again be addressed in Commerce

Commerce – A group of Commerce citizens are again to appear before the City Council Tuesday night, seeking a resolution of support for the creation of a Skate Park at Centennial Park. Council will also consider matching a portion of the group's initial funds raised.

The idea for the Skate Park was presented to council last month by Barbara Lenington, and her 15-year-old son Hunter. At the time, the two had received signatures from 745 residents who supported the idea.

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