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Local Interest

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

Cattle graze near Cuthand, in a part of Red River County that would be flooded under the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. Mark Haslett's report on the issue was among the KETR stories receiving Texas AP Broadcasters awards.
Mark Haslett

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters recognized KETR staff for outstanding work once again in this year’s radio awards. All totaled, KETR took home three first-place awards, four second-place honors and two honorable mentions in the Division B category, which includes all of Texas outside the four major metropolitan areas. KETR News Director Mark Haslett took three first-place awards. Haslett’s report on the Marvin Nichols forum in Mount Pleasant won the Serious Feature category, his coverage...

(Left to right) Corey Howe, Vince Tuley, Ed Chaney and Evan Johnson of Dallas band Dead Flowers at A&M-Commerce's historic Binnion Hall
Matt Meinke

Since coming onto the Dallas music scene with their debut, crowd funded album in 2013, Dead Flowers continue to evolve and mature, as heard on their latest "His Blues" album. With members from diverse backgrounds and influences, they continue to find new ways to implement wildly different sounds into their rock-oriented recordings.

Soccer is one of the women's sports at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
lionathletics.com

March is women’s history month. The two laws on the books pertaining to women in particular are the 19 th amendment, giving women the right to vote, and Title IX, an educational law that gives women equal opportunities and facilities, not just in sports but in all area of education, from the beginning in school all the way up the ladder to doctoral school.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Commerce campus of A&M-Commerce will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to university officials. This notice also indicates that classes will begin at 10am. Wednesday marks the third day in a row that schools and businesses in the region have been affected by weather-related hazardous travel conditions. Twitter has been abuzz with reactions to the shortened University week: Snow day here for @tamuc ! Hopefully this cold weather blows through before our...

Texas A&M University-Commerce is closed Monday, February 23rd, 2015 due to inclement weather.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Luke's guests this week are fishing guide Seth Vanover ( www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com ) and Hunting guide Larry Large ( www.huntingeasttexas.com ) . Seth and Luke discuss a white bass trip on the Sabine River that takes place about the time you are listening to this show. Large talks about planning for out of state hunts.

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

University hosts Dougherty sculpture unveiling

Feb 6, 2015
Patrick Dougherty greets visitors at the Feb. 5 reception for "Deep in the Heart."
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce held the opening of Patrick Dougherty’s most recent sculpture on February 5. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered at the sculpture site to celebrate the distinct occasion. “It is a special event and a special day in the life of the university,” said President Dan Jones. “As you know, we are observing a very special milestone this year, and that’s the 125th anniversary of our founding in 1889. Now we didn’t get to be 125 years old by...

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters Newscast Entry - Caitlin Barbee, Nov. 12

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters Newscast Entry - Mark Haslett, Nov. 12

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65 th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

Artist Patrick Daugherty specializes in sculptures made from wood.
stickwork.net

Beginning January 17, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host sculptor Patrick Dougherty on campus. Dougherty was commissioned last year to create a piece for the university which he will construct during his visit. He will also hold a lecture on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Performing Arts Center. Dougherty is known for creating monumental designs from locally-harvested tree limbs, saplings and other construction materials gathered from the environment. His installations...

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping.

January 19th marks the 24 th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference. Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK...

Santa stopped by the Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has been full of the holiday spirit. Santa has been very busy checking his list and visiting many places in the area. He has been a highlight in parades, breakfasts, at businesses, churches and on Square.

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