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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling, relates plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at 2:30 Sunday at Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church in Commerce, and at 7 p.m.

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Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has learned the story of how a vintage artillery piece came to be located on the grounds of the Hunt County Courthouse.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams, in the later part of this conversation, says the city has received another positive report on its water supply, and if it gets two more good reports, will no longer be required to send out the warning notices to water users.  The mayor says the city has devised a way to flush a little-used water line periodically, and that has improved the overall quality of the water.  Mayor Williams also discusses the tentative plans for the Northeast T

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Our personal technology commentator, Jeremy Gamez, business technical analyst with the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on a Forbe's article, "Seven Technology Trends that Will Dominate 2018." Among these is the rise of artificial intelligence in our everyday lives.

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Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media in Greenville, makes increasing use of drones to shoot overhead video for his clients.  While Derek says drones have become practical for many purposes, there are considerable safety and privacy concerns.

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new Western "Hostiles" starring Christian Bale reminds her of the great Westerns made by director John Ford, including "The Searchers" and "Cheyenne Autumn."  Alice also admires "The Post," the story of the Washington Post during the time of the Pentagon Papers, directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says the Celeste ISD recently donated a used bus to the UW, and she hopes it will become a second Mobile Learning Cafe operating in the northern part of Hunt County this summer.  The existing Mobile Learning Cafe is operated in conjunction with the Quinlan ISD and provides meals and educational enrichment activities for children in the summer.  Frances also says the ramp-building program of the Golden K Kiwanis in Greenville is the latest program adopted by the United

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor recently won an honor for her local history blog, "Tracing North Texas History."  The organization Feedspot named her blog as one of the top 50 in Texas, along with commercial publishers and news organizations such as Texas Monthly and the Texas Tribune.

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese discusses her top 10 movies of 2017.  Her no. 1 pick is "The Shape of Water," the science-fiction/romance directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood relates some tasks that gardeners should be attending to during the winter months, including mulching, caring for tools, and draining or stabilizing fuel in mowers and other gasoline-powered machines.

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Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman discusses a recently enacted Texas law that allow for schools to take action for cyberbullying by students who post bullying messages from home.  It's called "David's Law," for David Molak, a 16-year-old San Antonio student who was the victim of cyberbullying.  Otherwise, the superintendent discusses a recent "superior" rating for the Commerce ISD's financi

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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, says the Silver Leos writers group at Texas A&M-Commerce has published a new collection of stories written by the group, "Storytellers Road."  The book can be purchased by contacting Sharon or Silver Leos member Vivian Freeman.  Sharon also discusses the lavishly illustrated Christmas book

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Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says they're seeing a rise in flu cases and also strep.  She recommends that everyone get the flu shot, even though reports say it is not very effective this year.  Kim says if you get the shot, and do get the flu, it will be a milder, shorter case.  Kim also discusses an article on

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Emily Porter, chairperson of the Bonham Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), says the city is seeking a grant of up to $80,000 to add a new water line that would provide more water for expected population grown in the city and for business.  A new line would also provide more water for fire-fighting capabilities.  BEDCO is working with a company named Aerial Focus in developing a new city map and a new website.  The Bonham ISD board has joined the city and Fannin County in approving the F

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