Local Interest

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

Planned Veterans Memorial in Paris, www.rrvvm.com

PARIS - Strong military support by families, school children and teachers were on display at Saturday’s USA Show in Paris.

Jennifer Terry of Euless didn’t realize when she chose to give birth to her son, Jaxson, she was choosing life – a life for herself.

A&M-Commerce Flickr

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce invites veterans, their families and community members to campus Nov. 2-5 to celebrate the 20th anniversary celebration of the Veteran’s Vigil.

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce invites veterans, their families and community members to campus Nov. 2-5 to celebrate the 20th anniversary celebration of the Veteran’s Vigil.

Halloween is always fun for young folks and older folks alike! Check out some of the Halloween festivities going on here in Northeast Texas!

Today is Homecoming for A&M-Commerce, with activities scheduled all day.  KETR will be set up at the Tailgate Party that starts at 11am east of the new Music Building.  The party lasts until 2pm and live coverage of the game vs Angelo State begins at 1:30pm with JP Heath and Brock Callaway.

Come join us for the party and bring your radios to tune in to 88.9 KETR during the game!

A&M-C Writers Guild prepares for fall course

Oct 21, 2011

COMMERCE - A six-week, non-credit writing class sponsored by the Silver Leos Writers Guild at Texas A&M University-Commerce begins Monday.

Local jazz connoisseur, former KETR volunteer dies

Oct 19, 2011

CAMPBELL - Longtime on-air jazz personality and KETR volunteer Bruce Tater passed away October 17. He was 83.

The annual Miss Hunt County and Miss Hunt County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is less than two weeks away and the call is going out for young women throughout the area to compete for the titles and scholarships.

Don’t Put Us Out to Pasture Yet: By Jody McIntier

Oct 18, 2011

WOLFE CITY - Working in animal rescue you get to see the good and bad of all breeds and ages of dogs and cats. 

GREENVILLE - Staff members from the Vista Care Hospice office collected approximately 233 pounds of food donations throughout August as part of an annual national food drive led by its parent company, Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

GREENVILLE -  Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken is currently accepting donations to fund training and purchase equipment for RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) training.

GREENVILLE - A Saturday concert in Greenville aims to raise funds for the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign, designed to provide mosquito nets for children in Africa. 

KETR's Fall Pledge Drive runs through Friday, October 14th, and Your Station needs your support.

Every day, we read correspondence via email, snail mail, and social networking telling us how much KETR is appreciated as a source of vital news and information, as well as entertainment and education! Nearly everyone we talk to tells the same story: that it's important to have a source of information that isn't held privately, and whose content isn't driven by the almighty dollar.

Our station has a dual-purpose, and it's defined in our mission:

KETR is committed to providing the citizens of Northeast Texas and the Texas A&M University-Commerce community with entertaining, educational and informative programming. The station also serves as a learning environment for university students to pursue excellence in radio broadcasting.

All of the things we set out to do, whether it's helping to publicize your event, keeping you abreast of the weather, relaying up-to-the-minute local news, contributing to your 'nationally informed' status with Morning Edition and All Things Considered, or even teaching and training the next generation of radio broadcasters... It's all bolstered by an operational budget provided by the Friends of KETR. YOU are the PUBLIC in PUBLIC RADIO.

Please make your contribution right away. Click here for the quick 2-minute form, and help secure KETR's place on the air in Northeast Texas. Give now, give generously, and thank you.

Starting Saturday, November 5, citizens of Commerce will have a local collection place to drop off their recyclable items. 

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