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KETR, Matt Meinke
KETR, Matt Meinke

Alice Reese, the film critic for the Greenville and the Rockwall Herald-Banner, says Disney's new version of "The Jungle Book" is a spectacular example of modern movie making, and is equally entertaining for children and adults.  Alice says "Criminal" starring Kevin Costner is so bad it's good, although Costner himself is good in the title role.  And she says "The Huntsman: Winter's War," starring Charlize Theron, has received bad reviews, but she found it entertaining and says the audience who watched it with her was engrossed.

Aglaia Culture Club
Aglaia Culture Club

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says Adventures in Printing, owned and operated by Marie Humphries, will relocate in the former Eddie Moore TV building in downtown Commerce.  Paul says the interior of the building will be restored to its original style.  Paul says the announcement of the KLZ Stone Group manufacturing facility coming to Commerce, providing jobs for up to 50 people, is terrific news.  The Northeast Texas Children's Museum will hold a silent auction from 6-8 p.m.

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Sally Rhodes, registered nutritionist with Hunt Regional Healthcare, reflects on recent research that shows less than 25 percent of people with prediabetes receive drugs or lifestyle modification from their primary care physicians.  About one-third of adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, which is defined as higher than normal blood glucose concentrations, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray says construction is underway on a parking lot between the softball and soccer fields, with construction of a shared locker room facility expected to start soon.  Tim says a marketing campaign for the fall sports seasons at A&M-Commerce, "See You At The Game," will begin late in the spring semester.  He also discusses the recent deal with Under Armour for athletic uniforms, which is unique for Division II schools.

Derek Price of Greenshoot Media served on the city of Commerce charter revision committee, and discusses the 10 charter amendments that will go before the city's voters on Saturday, May 7.  A description of the charter changes has been mailed to Commerce voters.  Early voting begins Monday, April 25.

City of Bonham
City of Bonham

Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says with the Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir and Lake Ralph Hall projects expected to begin soon, proposals are being considered for single-family and apartment developments, and also new retail projects.  Also, the city has received a grant for an Automated Weather Observing System for the municipal airport that will allow pilots to receive vital information.  For the first time, beer will be sold at the Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 7.  Also, the Bonham ISD will have a $30 million bond election for a new high school

City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says the Farmers Market on east Lee Street in downtown Greenville returns Saturday morning.  It will be a "soft opening," with the official opening coming in May, but many items of local produce and other goods will be for sale.  Pud says the organizers of the Farmers Market insist that no item be sold that comes from farther away than 50 miles.  Also, a locally produced play, "Nanyehi: The Story of Nancy Wa

Hunt Regional Healthcare
Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says the Commerce center is offering lunch at 12 noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The lunch is free for those over 60, and $4 for others.  The meals are provided by Senior Center Resources and Public Transit in Greenville, which also provides transportation.  Call 903-454-1444 the day before to request a ride.

Klzstone.com
Klzstone.com

The announcement of a new industry for Commerce, the KLZ Stone Group, will be a great economic boost to the area, Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says.  The company will build a 57,000-square foot facility in the city's industrial park on State Hwy. 11 east of town, and will eventually employ about 50 people.

Huntcounty.net
Huntcounty.net

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the state legislature created Hunt County from Fannin and Nacogdoches Counties on April 11, 1846, 170 years ago today (Monday, April 11).  The current Hunt County Courthouse opened April 11, 1929, and the courthouse has been named to the prestigious National Registry of Historic Places.  A ceremony observing all of these historical milestones will take place at 10 a.m. today at the courthouse.

Greenville/Rockwall Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews "The Boss" with Melissa McCarthy; "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal; and "Remember" with old pros Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau.

Cooper Review
Cooper Review

Cindy Roller of the Cooper Review and Kathy Houchins, president of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, discuss plans for the Delta County Fair, which takes place Saturday in the City Park in Cooper.  The fair features live music Saturday evening in the park starting at 5 p.m. with the Wide Open Band and the Monte Tipps Band.

Sharonfeldt.com
Sharonfeldt.com

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, reviews "The Bone Tree" by Greg Iles, the followup novel to "Natchez Burning," set in Mississippi during the civil-rights era of the 1960s.  Sharon also discusses the Silver Leo Writers' Conference, this Saturday in the Rayburn Student Center.

Polk-Harrison County CASA
Polk-Harrison County CASA

Lori Cope with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hunt County (CASA) and Amy Ramsey of the Hunt County Children's Advocacy Center say April is Child Abuse Prevention month.  Friday, April 8 is "National Go Blue Day," to raise awareness of child abuse, and Sunday, April 24 is "Blue Sunday" in which churches are asked to pray for victims of child abuse and the people who serve them.  Amy says only two percent of children who are victims of sexual attacks or other physical abuse are a

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent, says the Hunt County Fair begins Friday, Aprill 22 and continues through Sunday, May 1.  Sarah says, as part of the "Country Living Expo, a Hunt County Alliance for Economic Development project, Hunt County businesses and other organizations can have a free informational table for an evening  at the fair.

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