Blacklands Cafe. As we observe Black History Month, Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor tells the story of the former slave Andrew Jackson Hurdle, who founded five churches in Hunt County and a college in Anderson County. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard says Greenville's Crossroads Mall will have a very different appearance after a major renovation. Also, Caleb discusses plans for the new Splash Kingdom water park and the Greenville ISD's consideration of a bond election for a new elementary school.
Bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery is now available in Hunt County via the Northeast Texas Bariatric Center in Greenville. They are affiliated with the Hunt Memorial Hospital District, with facilities at the Hunt Regional Medical Center on Joe Ramsey Boulevard. Dr. Joshua Trussell and Dr. Joshua Hamilton discuss the advantages of bariatric surgery on the Blacklands Cafe.
Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey has brought a new sense of optimism to A&M-Commerce sports. On the Blacklands Cafe, he discusses the upcoming commitment day for college football recruiting and other new directions for Lions athletics.
Debbie Ottwell, a certified application counselor with the Hunt Memorial Hospital District, says she's assisted up to 75 people in applying for health care through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. To receive assistance, contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (903) 408-5888.