Local Interest

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

Jerrod Knight

Alexander Mack "Bobby" Aikin, III, who served District 3 in the Texas House of Representatives during the 70th legislature and who's hosted KETR's Breakdown with Bob Aikin since 2009, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his home in Commerce, TX.

Daniel Starks / KETR

The weekend's over, and so are the cloudless days. Rain is expected to move back in this week.

Summer options offered at Children’s Museum

Jun 10, 2012
Alton Biggs / Northeast Texas Children's Museum

COMMERCE - This Friday marks the start of Fun Friday’s at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum in Commerce, with events scheduled through mid-August.

Cindy Roller

The event was held near Shannon Oaks on Interstate 30 in Hopkins county.

Here comes the sun!

Jun 8, 2012
Daniel / KETR

With lakes filled and yards flooded, the rain decides to back off for a while!

Daniel Starks / KETR

COMMERCE - Residents filled the Commerce City Hall Council Chambers Thursday evening as part of a second meeting to brainstorm ideas on how to plan, promote, and carry out an effort to save the city's public library, a Texas historical landmark constructed in 1918. 

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According to a Texas A&M University-Commerce facebook post, First United Methodist Church in Commerce will be the site of a memorial service for longtime ETSU professor emeritus and author, Dr. Otha Spencer.

City of Greenville

The Greenville, TX branch of the NAACP has filed a complaint with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over alleged discriminatory practices related to Section 8 housing in Greenville.

Goodbye Sunshine!

Jun 5, 2012
Daniel / KETR

With graduations underway and summer schools starting, the skies are expected to yield to shade and rain across some parts of the region this week.

Dairy festival prepares for take-off

Jun 4, 2012
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

SULPHUR SPRINGS - The annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival gets underway this week with a ribbon cutting Friday morning at Guaranty Bond Bank in Sulphur Springs.

Scott Harvey / KETR

According to a facebook post from the Commerce burger joint, today is their last day of service, and doors are closing indefinitely.

Alumni hosts Annual Golf Classic for Scholar Fund

Jun 2, 2012

COMMERCE - The Texas A&M University-Commerce Alumni Association is holding its 42nd Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Classic on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Sand Hills Golf and Country Club in Commerce.

COMMERCE —  Two Commerce men were taken into custody when they were caught in the act of dumping illegal building materials in a field.

www.winddancer.com

PARIS - A Paris native and hollywood producer is set to speak to the Paris High School graduating class tonight at Wildcat Stadium.

Daniel / KETR

After a busy week for electricity companies and tree services, the storms that caused minor wind damage across the region have left the building.

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