Local Interest

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

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. 

At 1pm today, faculty and staff at A&M-Commerce gathered in the Ferguson Social Sciences Auditorium for the Community Update conducted by president Dan Jones and provost Larry Lemanski.

The following column was written by  Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper. This is the first of several articles he'll be writing periodically throughout the year to help communicate events and news at CISD. 

Greenville monthly newsletter now available

Oct 4, 2011

Greenville City Manager Steven Alexander publishes a monthly newsletter to members of the City Council. The newsletter is now available to view online at www.ci.greenville.tx.us/newsletter.

Local cooks sought for stew competition

Oct 4, 2011

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Area chefs have until Friday to sign up for the 2011World Championship Hopkins County Stew contest in Sulphur Springs.

Jerrod Knight

After months of planning and with perfect weather on their side, the Friends of the Wolfe City Public Library held a celebration of the Santa Fe Depot on Saturday.

DALLAS — Hundreds of local products, Texas entertainment and other exciting attractions highlight the first week’s calendar at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Fiber Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas, Sept. 30-Oct. 23.

The Second Annual Photo Walk in downtown Sulphur Springs will give participants a chance to share their creativity with others and get tips from fellow local photographers.

EDOM/BEN WHEELER — The 279 Artisans Trail’s Second Saturday Art Jam October 8 will feature the works of artists, craft demonstrations, live music, Oktoberfest, a Scarecrow Trail, and more.

Just over 1,200 high school band students will arrive in Commerce on Monday afternoon Oct. 3rd at Memorial Stadium on the university campus.

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