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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.

House Republicans in Washington saw their Midnight Rule Relief Act passed largely along party lines yesterday. The bill allows Congress to repeal any rule finalized in the last 60 legislative days of the Obama administration with a single vote. This is the second such measure passed in the republican controlled house in less than two months.

Collin County, Texas
WikiCommons

Police have identified three men who died in a mid-air collision over McKinney on Saturday.

TxDOT
TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation will be starting two major road restructuring projects in Northeast Texas in the first two weeks of the year. 

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

Recent rainfall has moved much of Northeast Texas into moderate drought. And while being in any state of drought might not be ideal, several counties in the region, including Fannin and Grayson, had until the Texas Water development Board’s most recent status report this week been classified as areas of severe drought. Lamar county was one of three counties in the region to have been classified in extreme drought.

The Texas transportation Commission says it will free up more than $3 million to help the beleaguered TAPS Public Transit overcome its lingering debt. TAPS, the Texoma Area Paratransit Partnership, which provides transportation options to mainly seniors in Fannin, Grayson, and other regional counties, has been saddled with an almost $5 million debt problem. The debt grew from money owed to vendors and contract employees. Recently TAPS has considered a plan to sell or dispose of as many as 30 buses. 

The U.S. energy grid.
The U.S. energy grid. / National Renewable Energy Laboratory

State Senator Bob Hall (R-2)

is drumming up support for a Texas initiative to protect against electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attacks.

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Shares in Australia-based Mosman Oil And Gas Ltd sagged by more than a third this morning, after the company told investors that a deal to acquire oil from a Wood County oil field had fallen through.

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