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Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama at KETR on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Sarah Northam

Market forces can start with producers and consumers alike. Frederick Luis Aldama says that when it comes to depictions of Latino culture, the top-down and bottom-up dynamics can have different goals. 

Cameran Nelson performing live.
Bling Johnson

A relative newcomer to the Texas music scene, Cameran Nelson pulls from his life experiences to create his brand of Texas country. He has lived across the state: everywhere from the Gulf Coast, to Northeast Texas, and his current home in the Hill Country, and he's always counting down to the next live show.

The Broadcast Education Association has named KETR's Blacklands Café among the top faculty-produced long-from radio programs in this year's Festival of Media Arts competition.

KETR sports broadcasters Brock Callaway and Charlie Chitwood joined other station staff in receiving TAPB awards this year.
KETR

KETR continues its winning tradition in the annual Texas Associated Press Broadcasters award contest, which recognizes local news efforts by broadcast stations which subscribe to The Associated Press.

In this year's contest, the winners of which were announced on Monday, KETR won 11 awards among Division B radio stations. That grouping includes all Texas stations outside of the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio urban markets.

KETR's winners this year include:

Texas AP Broadcasters (logo)
TAPB

    Sports Play-by-Play (3 entries per station): _ PBP originated by a local station. Time limit is 15 minutes. The entry must come from a single event and must be unedited, except for commercial removal.

Veteran broadcast team Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway handled the call for an historic season for the A&M-Commerce Lions. The Lions earned the Lone Star Conference title for the second year in a row (first time the Lions have accomplished that feat since 1959) and an NCAA Division II Playoff appearance (first time since since 1995). 

Texas AP Broadcasters (logo)
TAPB

Continuing Coverage (3 entries per station):_ Ongoing coverage of a single story, more along the lines of hard news or breaking news. This is NOT a category for series involving human interest, lifestyle or entertainment.

Texas Representative Gary VanDeaver Visits University

Jan 11, 2016
TAMUC Photo

State Representative Gary VanDeaver recently visited Texas A&M University-Commerce to check on the implementation of the Institute for Competency-Based Education, an initiative funded by a special appropriation of  $1,487,000  that he helped pass in the 84th legislative session. This project addresses the need to find alternative, affordable ways to deliver high-quality education to students, including working adults.

A&M-Commerce signs agreement with Eastfield College

Dec 18, 2015
The new articulation agreement between A&M-Commerce and Eastfield College will formally establish an arrangement in which students studying Criminal Justice, Psychology or Interdisciplinary Studies will not lose semester credit hours when transferring.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce signed an articulation agreement with Eastfield College on Dec. 17, 2015. The agreement allows students from Eastfield College to begin their college careers before transferring seamlessly to A&M-Commerce or its approved off-campus locations, according to program offerings.

Enloe will be hosting their annual Christmas Parade this Saturday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Saturday, Dec. 12 is the date for the annual Enloe Christmas Parade. Crowds are always entertained by the assortment of floats. Parade lineup is at 4 p.m. on the lot across from the community center.  Parade begins at 4:30 p.m.  Dinner and Christmas Party begin at 6 p.m.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce's annual lighted parade boasted several award winning floats this year.

“It was perfect weather. We appreciate everyone who helped make it all possible,” said Kathy Houchins, Delta County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chairwoman of event. “Santa was able to ride on top of the Cooper Fire Truck and the Cooper High School Mighty Maroon Marching Band and the Delta County Sheriff’s deputies in the Humvee helped lead the way to the Square filled with people waiting and watching… I know the fire fighters were excited about this year’s ‘Star Spangled Hero Christmas’ theme.”

Make a Difference During Notably Texan November on KETR!

Nov 18, 2015
Spyche Quote
KETR

2015 has been an exciting year on Notably Texan!

Doctor Fred Fuentes
Jerrod Knight

"When I arrived at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2008... Hispanic student enrollment was around 7%. And today we're around 18%," said A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones during the November recording for his monthly radio program, The President's Perspective.

Indian Student Association spreads smiles, culture

Nov 2, 2015
Indian Student Association
Pavan Chilkuri

In the United States, education has provided an opportunity for international students to grow and learn hand in hand. Here in Texas, Texas A&M University-Commerce has a very diverse student body and serves its international students in their efforts toward success in their desired course of study.

The university’s Indian Student Association has been active over a decade and has been sharing lot of love and culture with us the people of Texas.

University To Host 'Campus Carry' Forum

Oct 27, 2015
The forum will be part of a presentation beginning at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Performing Arts Center on campus.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce has created a task force to make recommendations for implementing Senate Bill 11, a measure that would allow the carrying of concealed handguns on campus.

 

The task force, composed of faculty, staff and students will host a campus forum during a University Community Update on Wed. Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the main campus in Commerce, Texas. Students, faculty and members of the community will be able to ask questions and provide feedback to the task force during the forum.

 

Taylor Mefford in Washington, D.C.
Zoe

Texas A&M University-Commerce student Taylor Mefford, a radio and television major, was recently named the first place winner of the radio portion of the Freedom of Speech Public Service Announcement Contest.

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