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.

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

The City of Greenville says it will not be issuing burn permits for residents or businesses for a while. The move is the limit of the city’s authority to ban outdoor burning. 

Dallas and other Texas cities continue to attract entrepreneurs.

A study released earlier this week names Texas the number one state in the country in which to start a business. KETR’s Scott Morgan spoke with one economist who’s not surprised to hear that.

Tuesday reached 102 degrees in Northeast Texas. Humidity is low, the skies are clear, and breezes are steady. That, of course, means the region is at risk for wildfires. And that should hold true for another week or so at the very least.

With the stakes so high, Kauffman and Henderson counties became the first in Northeast Texas to enact burn bans this summer. 

The SPCA of Texas seized 20 horses from a Dallas County equine boarding facility Thursday. 

A 27-year-old man was killed after being struck by an SUV on a Greenville road Thursday night.

One Texas crop had an unremarkable week. Another had a pretty good one.

A Denton County man is facing charges in a massive livestock fraud case that involves two states and 8,000 head of cattle that were never there.

TxDOT says it will lower the speed limit on State Highway 19 in Hopkins County. The road is an oft-maligned stretch blamed for numerous accidents, some of them fatal. 

One of the three solar farms under consideration in Hunt County looks to be a go. On Wednesday, the USDA approved a 96-acre solar farm off County Road 10-61 just north of Greenville.

The 10-megawatt site is projected to cost about 12 and a half million dollars to build. No word on what exactly it will power but the farm could provide some tax money to benefit the Greenville ISD.

Air Force photo
Air Force photo

The environmental group Sierra Club says the drinking water at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene may be contaminated and possibly unsafe for children. 

The high heat and heavy winds in Northeast Texas triggered the summer’s first large-scale ground fire in Hunt County Tuesday.

Louis Velasquez
Louis Velasquez

The CEO of hunger advocacy group Feeding Texas is hammering the U.S. House over Thursday's passing of its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. 

The Tyler Independent School District tabled a decision over whether to rename Robert E. Lee High School. 

The Texas Tribune asked every Texas member of Congress whether they support the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that is separating families at the U.S./Mexico border.

The state’s  two Republican senators, Jon Cornyn and Ted Cruz, said no. U.S. Reps. From Districts 4 and 5 – John Ratcliffe and Jeb Hensarling, respectively – did not answer.

The Texas Rangers are looking into the death of a Dallas man who died while being booked into the Hopkins County Jail early Tuesday morning.