Local Interest

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

Deadline not the 15th this year...

Commerce ISD sends 25 to UIL Academic Regionals

Apr 14, 2012
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COMMERCE - With over 400 points tallied, Commerce High School competed well against other district competitors at the UIL academic competition held April 5 at the school.


A powerful upper level storm system is set to move through North Texas late tonight through tomorrow. As always, KETR is poised to deliver up-to-the-minute information, as the situation may warrant.

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GREENVILLE -  Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken has received the 2012 Innovation Award from the Texas Police Chief’s Association.

Get ready to... Tee-ball!

Apr 13, 2012
Photo by Joe Willerth

KETR intern and radio television student Craig Shelton takes us through practice of a local tee-ball team ahead of their season debut.

COMMERCE - Commerce Independent School District is seeking nominations to its Hall of Honor.  Established in 2010, the Hall of Honor recognizes former CHS or Norris School students who have had a distinguished career and staff members who have made a significant impact on the students of CISD or Norris School.

PARIS - Rafael Gonzales, a Paris Junior College radiology technology student from Wolfe City, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine.

A local mans sky high hopes for an unusual object he found outside of his residents, came crashing back to Earth Thursday.

Darron Harris New Assistant Director of the Mesquite Metroplex Center

Apr 12, 2012

COMMERCE—Darron Harris, alumnae of Texas A&M University-Commerce, recently accepted the position of assistant director of the A&M-Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center.

A local man should know later today whether or not he’s found an object that’s out of this world, or just a rock.

Helping citizens arrive home safely

Apr 12, 2012

PARIS - A designated driver program started by a Lamar County couple on the heels of their son’s tragic death is making great strides just four months since its inception.

Happy Hunting

Apr 10, 2012
Photo by Cindy Roller

Three-year old Tyler Hoskison hunts for eggs at the Masonic Lodge #1240 of Cooper's Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the Cooper City Park on Saturday morning.

A safe and peaceful place to run, walk and ride

Apr 6, 2012
www.traildeparis.org / Trail de Paris

There's an organization growing a pedestrian trail in Lamar County and beyond. KETR intern Justin Vitz recently visited the site to learn more about the Trail de Paris. Hear his report.

CMS band UIL performance

Apr 4, 2012
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CANTON - The Commerce Middle School Honor Band performed at the University Interscholastic League competition in Canton on March 22 and brought home a rating of excellent on stage and superior in sight reading.

Weather threat for the region, 4/03/2012

Apr 3, 2012

As severe weather develops for portions of our listening area, KETR intends to post information as it becomes available.