News http://ketr.org en Alternative to Marvin Nichols: Raising Wright Patman Lake http://ketr.org/post/alternative-marvin-nichols-raising-wright-patman-lake <p>Walt Sears of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District considers raising water levels at Wright Patman&nbsp;Lake, along with using existing water at Toledo Bend Reservoir, a "viable option" for meeting the Dallas area's future water needs without building the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservior.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:06:30 +0000 Mark Haslett 56935 at http://ketr.org Alternative to Marvin Nichols: Raising Wright Patman Lake Grand jury issues intoxication assault indictment http://ketr.org/post/grand-jury-issues-intoxication-assault-indictment <p></p><p>A local man has been indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated and causing a crash which injured three people in Commerce.</p><p></p><p>Willie Doss Jr., 44, of Greenville, remains in custody at the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle, with a second count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon regarding the incident in May.</p><p></p><p>The Hunt County grand jury issued the indictment Friday, as it began its six month term of serving the 354th District Court.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 56914 at http://ketr.org Grand jury issues intoxication assault indictment City waiting on new street repair numbers http://ketr.org/post/city-waiting-new-street-repair-numbers <p></p><p>The City of Greenville is hoping for some good news this week, as a second set of bids are opened on the 2014 Street Improvement Program.</p><p></p><p>Only two bids were received last month, after the first time the current year’s effort was advertised, and both came in above the projected budget for the job.</p><p></p><p>The bids are due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, after which they will opened and evaluated by the city staff, before they are presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 56915 at http://ketr.org City waiting on new street repair numbers 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion http://ketr.org/post/100-years-ago-greenville-hosts-confederate-vets-reunion <p><a href="http://www.huntcohc.org/">Hunt County Historical Commission</a> chairman Carol Taylor discusses the Texas Confederate Veterans Reunion, held in Greenville the week of July 28,1914, 100 years ago.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56903 at http://ketr.org 100 years ago, Greenville hosts Confederate Vets reunion Seized animals staying in McKinney pending July 31 hearing http://ketr.org/post/seized-animals-staying-mckinney-pending-july-31-hearing <p><strong>Haslett: </strong>The Frank Barchard Memorial Animal Shelter in Wolfe City is the only no-kill animal shelter in Hunt County. The future of that operation is in doubt. On Wednesday, all animals in the care of the shelter were seized in a cooperative effort involving Hunt County law enforcement and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas.</p><p><strong>Davies: </strong>There were 222 animals seized, and that’s 166 dogs, 43 cats, 14 kittens and 13 puppies.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:12:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 56857 at http://ketr.org Seized animals staying in McKinney pending July 31 hearing Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash http://ketr.org/post/denton-fracking-ban-could-spur-wider-legal-clash <p>Debbie Ingram understands the importance of Texas’ oil and gas industry, and she enjoys the look of a lit-up drilling rig rising in the nighttime sky.</p><p></p><p>But a few months of living about 400 feet from a natural gas well — the source of a cacophony of noises and nauseating fumes that, at times, have overtaken her brick house — prompted her to join hundreds of others pushing back against the industry in this North Texas city.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:28:30 +0000 Jim Malewitz - The Texas Tribune 56851 at http://ketr.org Denton fracking ban could spur wider legal clash Join us for a "possum dog" tale http://ketr.org/post/join-us-possum-dog-tale <p>This week, storyteller deluxe Sam Tanner tells about the old days growing up on the&nbsp;blackland&nbsp;prairies and shares a bit of humor with his 'possum dog' tale. Luke wraps things up with some fishing tips.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 Kevin Jefferies & Luke Clayton 56833 at http://ketr.org Join us for a "possum dog" tale Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County http://ketr.org/post/downtown-cooper-hit-hard-winds-new-warning-sirens-coming-delta-county <p>The editor of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooper-Review/235331373169352?rf=100496846676253">Cooper Review</a>, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm.&nbsp; Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 56815 at http://ketr.org Downtown Cooper hit hard by winds; new warning sirens coming for Delta County Cuellar: Failure 'not an option' on border crisis http://ketr.org/post/cuellar-failure-not-option-border-crisis <p>The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas’ southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn’t taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.</p><p></p><p></p><p>U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said this week that the coming days will be critical if Congress is serious about addressing the tens of thousands of Central Americans coming into Texas illegally. Federal lawmakers are a week away from adjourning for the month of August.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:08:47 +0000 Julián Aguilar - The Texas Tribune 56805 at http://ketr.org Cuellar: Failure 'not an option' on border crisis East Side Square in Cooper sustains heavy wind damage http://ketr.org/post/east-side-square-cooper-sustains-heavy-wind-damage <p>Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:04 +0000 Cindy Roller 56785 at http://ketr.org East Side Square in Cooper sustains heavy wind damage