The Lead

Fridays at 10am, Saturdays at 9am

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.

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Gardening
1:21 pm
Sat July 14, 2012

Garden Friend or Foe? How to Identify

Cicada
Medford Taylor National Geographic

The familiar sound of cicadas and crickets and frequent grasshopper, roach and beetle sightings are back in Northeast Texas.

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Parks and Recreation
7:23 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Will Interactive Fountains Replace Public Swimming Pools?

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

SULPHUR SPRINGS - How would you classify the status of municipal swimming pools? To one local city official, they’re on the verge of extinction.

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Outdoor Adventure
11:10 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Commerce Cycling, a "Wheely" Good Idea

Cooper Welch

COMMERCE - This summer a local organization is offering a chance to get fit and make friends at the same time. 

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Local Voice Talent
11:00 am
Fri July 6, 2012

A&M-Commerce Senior Lends Voice to Animated Series

Main characters in the Deadman Wonderland series
www.wikipedia.org

Some college students have a hard time balancing the load between their studies and their social life, but one student at Texas A&M University-Commerce manages to make the grades, raise a family, preach the word, and still find time to chase his dreams.

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Community Event
5:04 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Friesian Riders featured at Independence Day Celebration in Delta County

Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

KLONDIKE- Patriotism will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7 in Klondike. The public is invited to this star-spangled event hosted by the Klondike Volunteer Fire Department.

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Childhood Leukemia
12:13 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Greenville Youth Battling Cancer, Family’s Struggle Mounts

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.

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Bob Aikin
8:06 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

KETR and Northeast Texas lose a dear friend in Bobby Aikin

Bob Aikin ponders the law of unintended consequences during a recording session for The Breakdown with Bob Aikin.
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.

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Fundraiser
8:29 am
Tue June 12, 2012

$2,500 Raised for Hopkins County Band Director After Devastating Tornado

Jeremy Wofford holds a check for $2,500 presented to him and his family after the May Spring Festival
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.

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Economic Development
11:22 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Another Milestone Reached as Greenville's Cytec Breaks Ground

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."

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Lake Texoma
11:15 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels

Zebra Mussels
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.

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