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Bras for the Cause

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville, and a leader of the annual "Bras for the Cause" campaign, says Monday and Tuesday are the days to submit the artfully (if not tastefully) designed bras for the fund-raising event.  They should be taken to Landon's Winery in downtown Greenville.  The theme this year is "Lifter Upper," a parody of the home-improvement TV show "Fixer Upper."  The event takes place Thursday evening, October 12 in downtown Greenvill

Carol Taylor

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the commission is seeking proposals for new historical markers, especially in areas outside of Greenville.  Carol says proposals can relate to a particular event as well as a building or place.  The next meeting of the organization will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 26 at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville.

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Derek Price, the author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column, says the theme at the State Fair Auto Show this year is luxury pickup trucks, such as the new Ford Super Duty Limited, which with all options sells for $94,000.  Derek says the Toyota Camry, the nation's best-selling car, has been redesigned from rather plain and nondescript to very stylish

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Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says fall is an excellent time to plant greens, the leafy tops of vegetables that many people enjoy as much or more than the main part of the plant.  Byron says in particular now is the time to plant mustard greens, which are a warmer season crop.  He categorizes beets, broccoli, cabbage and collards as winter greens, which do better in

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "American Made," out today, is an action movie with Tom Cruise at his wise-cracking best.  The film is based on the U.S.

Cindy Roller

Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers is also known as one of the foremost experts on the city's history.  He regularly conducts history walks as a fund raiser for the Downtown Business Association.  The next of these will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 14.  Reservations can be made by calling 903-885-8523 or by sending an email to the mayor at jsellers1@verizon.net.  Mayor Sellers also discusses the new Gerald Prim Stadium, home of the Sulphur Springs Wil

Red City Review

Sulphur Springs children's author Sharon Feldt has won the Grand Prize from Seattle's "Red City Review" for her book, "The Scary Hair of Sarah O'Shea."  The book won the top prize for books in all categories entered in the national competition.

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With the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, attention has been focused on emergency care. Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says Hunt Regional conducts regular Hazardous Vulnerability Assessments, or emergency drills, to prepare for likely emergency situations that would hit the area.  The results of the drills are evaluated for their effectiveness. 

Texas Department of State Health Services

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, says there are close connections between stress and nutrition.  "The better nourished you are, the better able you are to cope with stress.  It is well know that changes take place in the levels of circulating hormones when stress occurs," says an article discussed in this conversation.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

Texas Historical Commission

Emily Porter, chairman of the Bonham Tourism Committee, says the annual Farming Heritage Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sam Rayburn House on Highway 56 in Bonham.  Emily also discusses the long-standing Bonham Trade Days, which takes place the weekend after the first Monday each month.  The next Bonham Trades Days will be Oct. 4-7.

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the 32nd Bois D'Arc Bash Friday and Saturday (Sept. 22-23) in Commerce has a Star Wars theme.  The event begins with a golf tournament at the Sand Hills Country Club Friday morning, continues with the Commerce Leadership Institute barbecue and street dance Friday night, and continues all day Saturday in downtown Commerce with a carnival, live music and many vendors.

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says construction is well underway on new construction and a partial renovation at Bonham High School.  That project is valued at $30 million and the restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse in downtown Bonham is estimated at $17 million, giving a major boost to the city's economy, the mayor says.  Also, a new industry, Renlita Doors, has recently started operations.

NASA

Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, says Voyager I  has left the solar system, soon to be followed by Voyager II.  Voyager I was launched in 1977, so NASA has received 40 years of data and photos from the spacecraft, much more than expected.  Dr. Montgomery says Voyager II has provided the only close up pictures of Uranus and Neptune.

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Henry Ross with Commerce Community Cares says the organization will hold a 2017-18 kickoff fund raising dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Ben E. Keith building on Live Oak Street.  The local charitable organization is attempting to raise $27,000 to assist 14 Commerce public-service organizations.  

"Mother!" movie

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says "Mother!," a psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence, is a brilliant but disturbing film, not for casual movie goers.  Alice also reviews "American Assassin" starring Michael Keaton, a film based on the spy novels of Vince Flynn.

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