Local Interest

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

KETR broadcasts its signal from a 100,000-watt FM transmitter in Commerce.
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KETR's terrestrial broadcast signal remains off the air due to an equipment failure at the station's transmitter in Commerce. Staff are in the process of securing replacement parts and repairs will be made as quickly as possible. As soon as we have a timetable for the estimated restoration of our signal, the station will make that information public.

Looking for a project for the family this Christmas? This is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with the family. 

Lamar County Human Resources is now providing hot, nutritious meals for Delta County senior adults each weekday at the Delta Civic Center through the Meal A Day program.  There is also a meal delivery route.

Men and women remove the flags at the closing ceremony.
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The 23rd annual Veterans Vigil was held Nov. 12-13 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The Vigil began with a reception on Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. in the Rayburn Student Center pre-function area followed by the opening ceremony in the conference rooms, after which a processional took place to light the vigil flame that burned continuously until it was extinguished at the closing ceremony on Nov. 13.

Photo gallery: Hundreds attend powwow

Nov 14, 2014
A Northern Traditional dancer dances at the Benefit Powwow in Commerce on Nov. 8
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted a Benefit Powwow on Nov. 8 at the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

Vendors, dancers and drummers highlighted the activities. Event organizer Terryl Bratek said that between 300-400 people attended the day-long powwow, which lasted from midday until Saturday night.

The Greenville Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the music group Renegade Nation honored veterans with a special ceremony. 

"Almost every powwow has a veterans' ceremony, and it’s not just because they are around Veterans Day,” Bratek said.

Scholarship honors a sister's dream

Oct 27, 2014
Jennifer Huie and her family.
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In 2011, Jason Bone lost his sister, Jennifer Huie, to an aggressive form of breast cancer. But he kept her dream of becoming a nurse alive through a scholarship fund he established in Jennifer’s honor.

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A nice crowd helped chase the chiggers out of Delta County for the  21st Annual Chiggerfest this past Saturday. The day-long event began with the Chigger mascot and Chigger "in training" being chased out of town for the start of the 5K/2 mile run.

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Ruby Allmond was a singer and songwriter whose skills on the fiddle garnered her the title of "National Champion Lady Fiddler" in 1947. Her legacy lives on through her numerous recordings, including a new version of her song by Brad Davis.

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More than 130  creatively decorated bras will be on display along Lee Street in downtown Greenville this evening, during the sixth annual Bras for the Cause.

Cooper Review

Chiggerfest is just around the corner. The day's schedule for Saturday, October 18 is listed below. The Mighty Marching Cooper ISD Band will be performing at 8:30 a.m. on the Square in front of the City Hall in Cooper. Next at 9 a.m. will be opening ceremonies, National Anthem and awards for the 5K Run/Walk. Then lots of good music the rest of the day.

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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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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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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.
 

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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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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