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Scott Morgan

Host: All Things Considered

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.

Scott's role is to present up-to-the-minute local news during All Things Considered each afternoon here on 88.9 KETR, and he also contributes as a reporter to other news products from the station.

Photo by U.S. Drought Monitor.
Photo by U.S. Drought Monitor.

Drought conditions in Texas have gotten worse over the past week. The latest report from the Texas Water Development Board found that rainfall deficits as high as 50 percent off normal over the past two months have left more than a third of Texas in some stage of drought.

Misrepresentation in mortgage applications is up. That’s the verdict from First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana California. 

Photo by California Division of Fish & Wildlife
Photo by California Division of Fish & Wildlife

Who didn’t love ‘Babe?’ The 90s’ favorite talking piglet was cute, spunky, and like many of us in rural northeastern Texas, lived in quiet farm country. But cute, spunky livestock, of course, is not the problem. 

Those opposed to plastic bags turned out in Austin yesterday to fight against a bill designed to overturn the state’s bag ban. 

Texas has added 179,000 new non-agricultural jobs since the beginning of the year, but the unemployment rates in Northeast Texas grew slightly in December.

Dollar for dollar, Texas  is still one of the most expensive states in which to own a home. 

Mark Haslett/KETR
Mark Haslett/KETR

  Basic concept plans for a proposed Muslim cemetery near Farmersville were unanimously approved by the Collin County Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night. 

Volatile weather in Northeast Texas these past few days has brought needed drought relief to the region. 

Police photo.
Police photo.

The man wanted in connection with a November bank robbery has been located in Arizona.

Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor
Courtesy U.S. Drought Monitor

Extreme drought conditions have expanded in Northeast Texas. 

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Scott Morgan looks at the office of county constable in Texas, in a two-part audio feature.

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday approved a bill that looks to resolve a land dispute along the Texas/Oklahoma border at Red River.

Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News.
Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News.

An armed robbery at a Commerce Dollar store  Wednesday night ended when city police shot the suspect as he was leaving. 

Photo by Mark Haslett, KETR News
Photo by Mark Haslett, KETR News

Update: Thurs. 02/02/2017, 2 p.m.: TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine said in a phone interview Thursday that the type of oil involved in Monday's spill was light crude. He said that while the oil was contained within a day, it will likely take "several weeks" to clean the site fully. 

The site of Monday's oil pipeline spill in Collin County.
Photo by Mark Haslett, KETR

A construction accident in northeastern Collin County Monday spewed at least 1,400 barrels of crude oil. Cleanup efforts Tuesday were still underway at the site on State Highway 121, between Trenton and Melissa, just outside the unincorporated town of Desert.

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