Local Interest

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

Hannah Kirby continues on NBC's The Voice
Luis Noble

On Wednesday local artist Hannah Kirby was not saved by America’s votes but by her coach, Blake Shelton on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt this Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. at City Park in Cooper.
Cooper Review

With the Spring brings more weekend events in Delta County. For this weekend the Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt on Saturday morning, April 4 at 9 a.m. at the City Park in Cooper. There were will be hundreds of eggs for children to hunt and maybe even a surprise visit from the Easter bunny too!

Cattle graze near Cuthand, in a part of Red River County that would be flooded under the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. Mark Haslett's report on the issue was among the KETR stories receiving Texas AP Broadcasters awards.
Mark Haslett

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters recognized KETR staff for outstanding work once again in this year’s radio awards. All totaled, KETR took home three first-place awards, four second-place honors and two honorable mentions in the Division B category, which includes all of Texas outside the four major metropolitan areas.

(Left to right) Corey Howe, Vince Tuley, Ed Chaney and Evan Johnson of Dallas band Dead Flowers at A&M-Commerce's historic Binnion Hall
Matt Meinke

Since coming onto the Dallas music scene with their debut, crowd funded album in 2013, Dead Flowers continue to evolve and mature, as heard on their latest "His Blues" album. With members from diverse backgrounds and influences, they continue to find new ways to implement wildly different sounds into their rock-oriented recordings.

Soccer is one of the women's sports at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
lionathletics.com

March is women’s history month. The two laws on the books pertaining to women in particular are the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, and Title IX, an educational law that gives women equal opportunities and facilities, not just in sports but in all area of education, from the beginning in school all the way up the ladder to doctoral school.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Commerce campus of A&M-Commerce will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to university officials.

This notice also indicates that classes will begin at 10am.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is closed Monday, February 23rd, 2015 due to inclement weather.

Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Luke's guests this week are fishing guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com) and Hunting guide Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com). Seth and Luke discuss a white bass trip on the Sabine River that takes place about the time you are listening to this show. Large talks about planning for out of state hunts. 

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

University hosts Dougherty sculpture unveiling

Feb 6, 2015
Patrick Dougherty greets visitors at the Feb. 5 reception for "Deep in the Heart."
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce held the opening of Patrick Dougherty’s most recent sculpture on February 5. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered at the sculpture site to celebrate the distinct occasion.

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters

Newscast Entry - Caitlin Barbee, Nov. 12

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters

Newscast Entry - Mark Haslett, Nov. 12

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

Artist Patrick Daugherty specializes in sculptures made from wood.
stickwork.net

Beginning January 17, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host sculptor Patrick Dougherty on campus. Dougherty was commissioned last year to create a piece for the university which he will construct during his visit. He will also hold a lecture on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. 

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