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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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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Highway 24
11:00 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Delta County highway expansion project takes next step

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.

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Politics
10:49 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Campaign signs to diminish, but not go away completely

Randy Meeks, who won the Republican Party nomination Tuesday, may face opposition from an independent candidate in November.
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.

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The Lead
10:43 am
Fri May 25, 2012

The Lead: Plans to address food scarcity in Texas

Flickr

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

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Health and Human Services
2:17 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Five local HHS offices will close, staff and customers to relocate

The HHS office at 2301 Pecan St in Commerce is scheduled to close September 1, 2012.
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.

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Joplin, Missouri
5:43 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

One year later, citizens from afar continue to help in Joplin tornado aftermath

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.

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Hometown Kid
9:50 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Liberty-Eylau grad is engaged to Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, plays for Boston Red Sox

Will Middlebrooks
Keith Allison

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

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Animal adoption
10:26 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Why dozens of animals could be euthanized in Fort Worth

fortworthtexas.gov

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.”

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Wedding
11:04 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Sulphur Springs Main Street reception makes history

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.

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Bullying and Suicide Prevention
8:12 am
Fri May 18, 2012

University Lends Hand in War on Bullying, Anger and Suicide

depressionandbipolar.info

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.

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Commerce
8:36 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

How to save the Commerce Public Library

Dozens attend Thursday's meeting concerning the Commerce Public Library
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.

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