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The Lead is the exclusive news magazine for Northeast Texas, and includes a recap of the week's local news, interviews with local news makers, and a Friday Feature segment designed as an audio vignette into various regional topics, and to showcase the talent of the students in the radio and television division at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Brandy Addicks

GREENVILLE - Losing your job and dealing with monthly eviction notices would be nearly impossible circumstances to overcome for any household. For Matthew and Jennifer Daggs, the challenges go deeper with the pain and uncertainty of their daughter’s battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Jerrod Knight

Alexander Mack "Bobby" Aikin, III, who served District 3 in the Texas House of Representatives during the 70th legislature and who's hosted KETR's Breakdown with Bob Aikin since 2009, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Commerce, TX.

Jace Sturgill

COMO - Within days, efforts were underway to assist the family of Jeremy Wofford, the band director at Como-Pickton High School whose Royse City home was destroyed when a string of tornadoes ripped through the area on April 3.

Tom Wensel / Cytec

GREENVILLE - The start of construction on Fabric Line 2 at Cytec Engineered Materials was not just the site of a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, but another example of "solid recruiting and support of Greenville businesses."

Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels

Jun 1, 2012
Howard Roark / Flickr

GRAYSON COUNTY - Zebra mussels were first found in the United States in the mid 1980s. It was only three years ago that scientists discovered the invasive species had spread to Lake Texoma, which sits on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas.

The Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority has overseen major work on State Hwy. 24.
Scott Harvey / KETR

DELTA COUNTY - The safety of Highway 24 between Cooper and Commerce is three years away from meeting the needs of local motorists.

Scott Harvey

By June 9, the sightline along Northeast Texans roadways will be a little clearer, as campaign signs are to be removed by candidates who were seeking office in Tuesday’s primary.

The Lead: Plans to address food scarcity in Texas

May 25, 2012

Kim Aaron with the North Texas Food Bank recaps Tuesday's hearing where farmers and activists addressed lawmakers.

Scott Harvey

AUSTIN - The Texas Health and Human Services System plans to close 56 offices throughout the state in an effort to consolidate operations that will not result in job loss.

Aaron Fuhrman - Flickr

Nearly all of the debris has been cleaned up. But large sections of a devastated Joplin, Missouri remain a year after the city was struck by an EF-5 tornado that killed 161 people.

Keith Allison

My guess is that dad (and former Wolfe City atheletic director/head football coach) Tom Middlebrooks is proud of his boy.

FORT WORTH - Webster’s online dictionary defines euthanasia as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.”

Cindy Roller

SULPHUR SPRINGS - As the bride and groom were introduced at their outdoor reception under the twinkling stars and a canopy of lights, the smiles on their faces told the whole story.

COMMERCE - To ask a suicidal person, “Have you ever thought about hurting yourself?” is perhaps the last thing a concerned parent or friend feels comfortable doing. But it may be the start of a process that saves their life.

How to save the Commerce Public Library

May 17, 2012
Scott Harvey

COMMERCE - “The Commerce Public Library will be an attractive, comfortable, accessible center for information exchange, responsive to the changing needs of the community,” so reads a section of the mission statement.