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Northeast Texas author Jim Ainsworth reviews "The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings," by Philip and Carol Zalesky.  "The Inklings" included British authors C.S. Lewis, J.R.R.

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Lori Cope, the executive director of CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care), discusses the challenges that foster parents face.  Lori says at last count there were 166 children in foster care in Hunt County, which is considerably less than normal.

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Wyman Williams, development officer for the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business and long-time car dealership owner, says as we get very close to the day when self-driving cars will be on the road, the developers are programming into the cars how to react in life-and-death situations, when either pedestrians or the driver and the car's passengers may be killed depending on the car's actions.

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Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, reviews the events of the county in 1915, 100 years ago, and was moved by the story of a 13-year-old boy who was surprised by a thunderstorm and killed by lightning.  She reflects on how today we are so much better informed on the weather.

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Johnny Guitar - YouTube

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the city of Commerce should enforce codes on vacant downtown buildings.  Voss recently spoke to the City Council about the issue, and will go before the council again soon to discuss the situation.  He says, as an example, he was nearly hit in the head by a falling brick from a vacant building recently.

Diatribes and Ovations
Diatribes and Ovations

Rick Miller with the Center for Applied Leadership discusses "10 words and phrases to drop from your vocabulary," that, when spoken in meetings and other group situations, tend to undercut the credibility and authority of person using them.

Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure

Hannah Beaty with the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure discusses plans for the event to be held at the Mary Bonham Equestrian Center south of Commerce on Highway 24, Saturday, November 14.  The event will include a trail ride, obstacle course, dressage demonstration, chuck-wagon cooking contest and more.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center in Commerce, discusses an article describing the trend toward rural hospitals closing in favor of emergency centers.  That's the recommendation of the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee, and of course, that is exactly what has happened in Commerce.  Kim also reports on the progress being made on construction of a similar emergency medical center in Quinlan.

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Derek Price of Greenshoot Media in Commerce and the author of the syndicated newspaper column "Car Gazing" recently participated in the Truck Rodeo of Texas, in which the Nissan Titan XD was named the 2015 "Truck of Texas."

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization's office have moved from downtown Greenville further west to the Senior Center Resources and Public Transportation headquarters at 4912 Lee Street.  And Frances encourages civic groups and social organizations to adopt a charity for the holidays.

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Detective Sergeant Kyle Lowe with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Police Department discusses a public meeting on the new "campus-carry" gun law that will take place today (Wednesday, October 28) in the Performing Arts Center.  The meeting will follow A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' regular community update program at 4 p.m.  Sgt.

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Hunt Regional Healthcare Registered Nutritionist Sally Rhodes discusses the proposed new federal nutrition guidelines, which are in the final phase of review.  Controversy continues over the recommendations for dairy products, cholesterol and other foods.  The new guidelines will be adopted before the end of the year.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, is one of the organizers of the Commerce Chamber of Commerce Health Fair at the A.C.

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the grand opening celebration of the PPF Cotton Gin and warehouse, Thursday afternoon north of Cooper on Highway 24.  Also, special guest Cooper ISD superintendent Denicia Hohenberger says the Cooper schools met all of the Texas Education Agency academic standards in the latest testing, and also received a perfect score in the state's Financial Integrity Rating System.  Finally, the annual Chiggerfest celebration in Cooper will be

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Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says horse racing was once a big-time attraction at the original Hunt County Fair in Greenville, with top horses coming to the fair racetrack from all over the country.

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