Commerce Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault

Aug 31, 2012

COMMERCE - The possible crime may have involved a date rape drug, according to authorities. Now, University Police at A&M-Commerce are warning students and community members how to avoid becoming a victim.

Area Cities, Schools Work Toward Budget Approval

Aug 29, 2012
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In Commerce, the proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year is the same as last year, $0.82 per $100 valuation.

Mosquito Spraying Begins Tuesday Night in Bonham

Aug 28, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

BONHAM - At least one confirmed case of the West Nile virus has been detected in the city and three cases in Fannin County are under review.

Nine Greenville residents were among 30 arrested this week in a drug trafficking sting spanning multiple counties in Northeast Texas.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a transformer blew near Commerce Hardware, a section of Loop 178/Culver St. was closed due to a live power line across the road.

Bonham Hires Familiar Manager in Bill Shipp

Aug 3, 2012

BONHAM - Bill Shipp is back working in familiar territory. That is, if you acknowledge he actually left the region. On Wednesday, Shipp formally assumed the role of Bonham City Manager.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - In our report Wednesday on the City of Commerce’s decision to sign a new audit firm amid troubles with their current provider - which City Manager Marc Clayton said played a role in the lowering of the city’s bond rating by one agency - we hadn't yet shared the new lowered figure.

New Audit Firm Hired for City of Commerce

Jul 17, 2012

COMMERCE - As expected, the Commerce City Council Tuesday approved a contract with a new audit firm, meaning they’ll part ways with Conway Co. CPAs at the conclusion of their agreement on September 30.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council Tuesday intends to contract with a new audit service due to delays and other complications with their current firm, which have impacted the city’s bond rating.

Hunt County Highways Due For Repairs

Jul 15, 2012
Scott Harvey / KETR

HUNT COUNTY - Highways in Commerce and Quinlan are the objects of a $2.6 million contract scheduled to begin this week.


LADONIA - The City of Ladonia will again spray for mosquitoes Thursday night, as they did on July 2. A commercial vehicle with a mounted fogger will disperse the material between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

SULPHUR SPRINGS - How would you classify the status of municipal swimming pools? To one local city official, they’re on the verge of extinction.

Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

COMMERCE - If there was any speculation that Commerce City Manager Marc Clayton was considering the open city manager’s position in his home town of Bonham, it was settled Wednesday.

City of Commerce, TX

COMMERCE - The Commerce City Council has accepted a bid for an environmental project in lieu of paying a fine to the TCEQ, which was issued following a 2011 inspection at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.