News http://ketr.org en UT-Austin president to resign next summer http://ketr.org/post/ut-austin-president-resign-next-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco </span>Cigarroa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015. Last week, </span>Cigarroa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had asked Powers to resign or face firing at Thursday's board of regents meeting. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's the full statement:&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:45:16 +0000 Reeve Hamilton - The Texas Tribune 56062 at http://ketr.org UT-Austin president to resign next summer In border crisis, Perry finds political advantage http://ketr.org/post/border-crisis-perry-finds-political-advantage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even if you believe that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Perry’s motivations are purely about the security of the border between Texas and Mexico, his running dispute with the federal government makes for good politics.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:38:30 +0000 Ross Ramsey - The Texas Tribune 56049 at http://ketr.org In border crisis, Perry finds political advantage Council votes to fund recreation and event center http://ketr.org/post/council-votes-fund-recreation-and-event-center <p>The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday night to proceed with the establishment of a recreation/event center in the Greenville SportsPark.</p><p></p><p>Votes will be taken at future meetings to formally sell the $15 million in bonds needed for the project and eventually to determine whether the YMCA will operate and manage the facility.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:32:13 +0000 Brad Kellar 56048 at http://ketr.org Council votes to fund recreation and event center History and family fun in central Louisiana http://ketr.org/post/history-and-family-fun-central-louisiana <p>When seeking a nearby destination with activities for the kids and the adults, look no further than Alexandria, Louisiana. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55523 at http://ketr.org History and family fun in central Louisiana Lions athlete wins pole vault at Jamaican National Championships http://ketr.org/post/lions-athlete-wins-pole-vault-jamaican-national-championships <p><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">A&amp;M-Commerce pole vaulter&nbsp;</span><dfn style="font-style: normal; font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;"><a href="http://lionathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1761" id="sidearmAd1" rel="smarttag" rev="1761" style="color: rgb(16, 74, 137);">K'Don Samuels</a></dfn><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">&nbsp;continued his stellar athletic year, this time in his home country, where he recently won the pole vault at the Jamaican National Championships.</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:53:18 +0000 Texas A&M University-Commerce 55969 at http://ketr.org Lions athlete wins pole vault at Jamaican National Championships Sheriff's office to use armored vehicle, commissioner cites concerns http://ketr.org/post/sheriffs-office-use-armored-vehicle-commissioner-cites-concerns <p>The Hunt County Commissioners Court may vote to approve additional funds this week for an armored personnel carrier obtained from federal surplus for the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.</p><p></p><p>The commissioners are scheduled to discuss and take action Tuesday on training and expenditures related to the newly acquired Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The vote is included under Tuesday’s regular agenda, starting at 10 a.m. inside the Auxiliary Courtroom, 2700 Johnson Street in Greenville.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:19:46 +0000 Brad Kellar 55958 at http://ketr.org Sheriff's office to use armored vehicle, commissioner cites concerns Texas not alone in Common Core rejection http://ketr.org/post/texas-not-alone-common-core-rejection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Texas refused to sign onto a nationwide effort five years ago to develop common academic standards in reading and math — putting $700 million in federal money at risk — the state found itself in lonely territory.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:45:33 +0000 Morgan Smith - The Texas Tribune 55951 at http://ketr.org Texas not alone in Common Core rejection Fishing Texoma and Fork; Dove Hunting http://ketr.org/post/fishing-texoma-and-fork-dove-hunting <p>Luke makes the rounds this week for a fishing round-up via guides Larry Sparks at Lake Texoma and Larry Large at Lake Fork. &nbsp;Just for good measure, Luke talks a little dove hunting, too.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:09:34 +0000 Kevin Jefferies & Luke Clayton 55946 at http://ketr.org Fishing Texoma and Fork; Dove Hunting 'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce http://ketr.org/post/godspell-july-8-13-am-commerce <p>"Godspell," a rock musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, will be presented in the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/universityplayhouse">University Playhouse</a> at Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce July 8-13.&nbsp; Reservations can be made at (903) 886-5900.&nbsp; Theatre faculty member Samantha Grace and cast member Baylor Bendele discuss the production on the Blacklands Cafe.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 55804 at http://ketr.org 'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce Cooper, Enloe, Klondike ready to celebrate the 4th http://ketr.org/post/cooper-enloe-klondike-ready-celebrate-4th <p>For Delta County, the Independence Day weekend has many opportunities for celebrating.</p><p><strong>Cooper</strong></p><p>The 66th Annual Cooper Rodeo will be starting the Independence Day weekend with a parade tonight starting at 7 p.m. &nbsp;The annual Cooper Rodeo will be held both Friday and Saturday nights featuring local artist Lauren Taylor as well as a fireworks show near the Rodeo grounds by City Park in Cooper.</p><p>Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 years and under are $5 and children under 3 are free.</p><p><strong>Enloe</strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:58:58 +0000 Cindy Roller 55811 at http://ketr.org Cooper, Enloe, Klondike ready to celebrate the 4th