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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.

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Alabaman Rodney Smith Jr., the man crisscrossing the U.S. to mow lawns for free for the elderly and disabled, made it to Texas Tuesday. But he’s not the only person mowing Texas lawns for a good cause.

UPDATE: June 19, 2018, This story has been edited to add information about Texas firefighter suicides.

With the 2018 Farm Bill officially out of Senate committee and on its way to the Senate floor for a vote, at least one group in Texas is happy to see what the Senate has come up with. Hunger advocacy group Feeding Texas says it applauds the proposed Senate version of the bill.

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The Texas Animal Health Commission says it’s found cases of Equine Infectious Anemia in horses in four counties, including Dallas and Kaufman. 

Christin Hume
Christin Hume

You might have gotten – or will soon get -- If you own a home in Texas, you might receive a letter from Homestead Designation Services in Austin that asks you for $45 to file for a homestead designation.

You can save your money.

Officials in Grayson County say a pair of  friendly buzzards are responsible for starting a five acre ground fire in Sherman Tuesday night.  

Texas’ newest lake-to-be could be getting a new name.

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Melissa Lawless spent 10 and a half years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Much of it was on the front lines in the Middle East. Lawless was part of the first group of women in the Marines to be attached to ground combat troops in 2005.

You can call 9-1-1 from any cell phone, but now you can text to 9-1-1 in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson counties.

Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez

Grayson is the latest county in Texas to join a statewide class action lawsuit against the makers of opioid drugs.

Photo by Mikael Kristenson
Photo by Mikael Kristenson

Representatives from the Greenville Electric Utility System, of GEUS, say they expect more record electricity use in the city this summer. They also say that could be bad for the power grid. The Herald Banner reported that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, warned GEUS about a potential 55 hundred megawatt falloff in generated energy throughout Texas this year. That’s in part due to high demand taxing the energy grid and the closure of some of the state’s utility plants that proved no longer economically sustainable.

Drought conditions have improved and spread at the same time in Northeast Texas. Whereas last week showed spots of moderate drought, Thursday’s report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that with the exception of Fannin County and slivers of Grayson and Lamar counties, all of Northeast Texas is abnormally dry.

For the second time in a week, a Texas food manufacturer is recalling its product over bits of hard white plastic in the food. On Tuesday, Goodman Food Products, based in Tarrant County said it’s recalling 17 tons of ground beef sold as hamburger patties and patty crumbles to Texas schools. The meat was sold under the brand name Don Lee Farms. It’s said to contain pieces of hard white plastic.

Greenville City and ISD police thursday charged a 14-year-old Greenville Middle School student with making a terroristic threat after they say he allegedly texted a friend that he would "shoot up the school."

In a statement, the city police department said the girl was arrested Thursday morning and taken to the Grayson County Juvenile Detention Center. She reportedly told officers that she was joking; that she'd "seen all of the news involving school shootings and thought it would be funny to scare her friends," according to the statement.

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

Drought conditions grew across Northeast Texas this past week. But the Panhandle has finally gotten some relief.

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