Local Interest

Texas Transportation
11:44 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Keep an eye out for extra road crews through November

Workers performing crack seal repairs.
Credit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/

The Texas Department of Transportation began crack seal road maintenance last week in Rains County, 

  and the work will continue across the region through November.  The project will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. 

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Pledge Drive
4:10 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Make your KETR membership a top priority

On April 7th, 2015, KETR will mark 40 years on the air in service to Commerce and Northeast Texas!

You listen for the latest news, weather, music, and sports. You expect it to be there when you turn on the radio, and for forty years and counting, we strive to meet that expectation every hour of every day.
 
We’re here when you want to learn about local news and issues, or when you want to discover the larger world around you. We’re here when you want to laugh, or when you want to hear a great new Texas musician. We’re here when you need to stay safe during severe weather, or want to catch the scores of the game.
 

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Cooper ISD
2:22 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Week of Celebrating Cooper's Homecoming

2014 Cooper Homecoming Queen Kelcie Stager is escorted by her father Patrick.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Homecoming fans enjoyed the second half in Cooper as the Bulldogs gave them a 30-7 victory to celebrate over the visiting Prairiland Patriots last Friday.

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Hunt County
11:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

'Buy and Support Local' week comes to Commerce

Credit Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.
 

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Commerce Police
1:34 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Arrests made in kidnapping/robbery case

Kavrin Massey, left, and Tyran Wilson were arrested Monday in connection with a kidnapping and robbery which occurred on Friday, September 19th in Commerce.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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Lamar County
3:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

'Roxton Saturday Night' celebrating 10-year anniversary

Locals and visitors mingle during the 2012 Roxton Saturday Night.
provided image

Roxton resident Sandra Johnson describes a little about the annual "Roxton Saturday Night" festival, which is set to entertain Northeast Texans for a tenth year this weekend. This year's headline musical artist is Stacy Musgrove, who is scheduled to take the stage in downtown Roxton at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20.

Press release from Roxton Saturday Night organizers:

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Delta County
4:12 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

CASA volunteers needed

Have you ever thought about making a difference in a child’s life? Or maybe being an instrument in saving a family from being torn apart by unfortunate circumstances?
   CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is taking applications for volunteers from Red River, Delta and Lamar counties to work with families to try to keep kids in familiar surroundings.

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Fannindel ISD
3:59 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Fannindel ISD seeks Fallen Falcons

Kevin Mayberry of Honey Grove donated $10,000 to Fannindel ISD to purchase a new scoreboard for Bishop Stadium. The Fannindel Falcon football team and coaches show their appreciation.
Credit Cooper Review

Fannindel will play Savoy in the annual homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 27.. This year Fannindel is planning a special brochure that will feature fallen Falcons.

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Hopkins County
2:48 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

2014 Fall Festival Cover Girl Contestants have been selected

Sarah Weatheread, reigning Cover Girl
Cooper Review

The week long annual Fall Festival has recently announced the contestants for the Cover Girl contest. Four young ladies will begin activities on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with dinner hosted by Plain ’N Fancy Sandwich Shoppe.

“Each contestant has to decorate a business window with items depicting all of the activities and events that will be taking place during the Fall Festival (they available to view after Friday, Oct. 17),” said Cover Girl coordinator Tracy Dennis on the contest, which is sponsored by Sulphur Springs Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram.

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Commerce Police
9:42 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests, burglary charges

Credit Scott Davidson, flickr, used through Attribution 2.0 Generic license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.

On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive.  Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.

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Commerce Police
1:38 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Commerce man charged with posession of child porn

Credit Commerce Police Department

A 31 year old Commerce resident faces charges of Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography.

About 3 weeks ago, the Commerce Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, about an individual in the City of Commerce downloading and distributing child pornography.  The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the ICAC (Internet crimes against children) Task Force and the Commerce Police Department on these types of cases.  

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Lamar County
11:45 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Little Leaguers from Paris reach Dixie quarterfinals

Credit provided image

A Northeast Texas Little League team will play today in the quarterfinals of the Dixie Ozone World Series. That game begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be live-tweeted @TheParisNews and live-streamed on jockjive.com. The tournament is being played in Lexington, S.C.

Yesterday, Paris’ Daniel Blackmon hit a two-run home run to secure a 3-2 victory over Springfield, Tenn., in the round of 16. Pitcher Cade Larkins picked up the win in relief.

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Local Interest
9:24 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Nitrite levels high in North Hunt SUD drinking water

This photo, “leaky_faucet” is copyright (c) 2010 Maegan Tintari and made available under an Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Credit Maegan Tintari / flickr

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the North Hunt Special Utility District water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Containment Level (MCL) for nitrite.

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Child Endangerment
9:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Abandoned child discovered in Commerce, mother faces charges

Credit Commerce Police Department

A 20 year old Commerce resident faces charges of endangering a child for leaving her child unattended in her apartment.

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American Legion
10:29 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Awards presented to Post 483

The Red Henderson Post 483 of the American Legion has been presented several accolades on both the National and State levels.

The Cooper Post is continuing the tradition that has spanned the past three years with the recognition of the Post Retention Award, achieving 90 percent or higher retention of previous year members, and Post Recruiting Award, achieving 10 percent or higher increase over previous year members.

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