Local Interest

Thanksgiving
10:12 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Counting her blessings

Luke after surgery with mother, Amy.
Courtesy Photo

This is the time of year for reflection and giving thanks for the blessings life has to offer.

Amy Phillips was kind enough to share her journey. At this time 17 years ago her seven month old son, Luke, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer.

“I am truly blessed this Thanksgiving,” said Amy Phillips on her life-changing event. “He [Luke Phillips] was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Dallas and prepared for surgery.”

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Hopkins County
8:57 am
Wed November 27, 2013

University flag flies to help local health services

The seal of the university graces the blue flag.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Familiar shades of blue and gold will be flying in an unfamiliar place this weekend.

Beating out back-to-back winner Texas Tech, Texas A&M University-Commerce secured the right to fly the university’s flag over the Hopkins County Courthouse in Sulphur Springs after alumni placed the winning bid of $4,750 during the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s “Fly Your Flag” event in its Lights of Life Campaign. The flag, which was raised in an afternoon ceremony on Nov. 26, will fly until Dec. 2.

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Northeast Texas
6:46 am
Mon November 25, 2013

What's your favorite Thanksgiving story?

"Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell
Wikimedia Commons

Here at KETR, we tell the stories of the world to Northeast Texas...and we tell the stories of Northeast Texas to the world.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving story? Do you have a favorite memory of your grandparents? Is there a culinary success story - or a kitchen disaster - that stands out? What does the holiday mean to you?

If you have a story you'd like to share, call us at 903-886-5334 or email us at news@ketr.org. We'd like to have a story or two to share on the air or at our website on Thanksgiving Day.

Delta County
12:38 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Cooper's 'Dollhouse' turns 100

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

For so many that have had the honor of stepping across the threshold of The McKinney Home back into time, they will too become a piece of this dollhouse’s history. On Sunday, Dec. 8 the public is invited to an Open House to commemorate the 100th birthday of The McKinney Home, located on 250 SW First Street in Cooper.

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Hopkins County
12:28 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Disc golf course now open in Sulphur Springs

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

The full 18-hole Disc Golf Course has officially arrived at Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs.

As KETR’s Cooper Welch previously reported, Todd McCoy, a high school math teacher at Sulphur Springs High School, played a game very similar to disc golf when attending Texas A&M University-Commerce. The sport was called "Campus Golf", and involved throwing Frisbees at campus locations in as few throws as possible. While playing this game he heard of disc golf, and ever since he's been hooked.

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Outdoors with Luke Clayton
1:33 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Take your golf cart hunting

Golf cart conversion by www.planogolfcarts.com
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Ken Blackstock with Plano Golf Carts (www.planogolfcarts.com) . Ken talks about converting basic golf carts into very rugged vehicles for off road use.  

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Hopkins County
11:39 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Moss, others earn Sulphur Springs Photowalk honors

The winning pic: Bryan Moss' photo taken inside the Hopkins County Courthouse.
Bryan Moss

Bryan Moss earned top honors at this year's Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photowalk. His winning entry was a black and white photo of the Hopkins County courthouse stairway. Andy Pendleton won second place and Kimberly Vaughan took third.  

Moss was awarded framing from Texas Art and Frame, Pendleton received a tripod donated by the Appliance Hospital and Vaughan won a certificate to Muddy Jake's Sports Grille and Pub. The winning photos will be on display at various downtown Sulphur Springs businesses, starting with Pocket Shoppes on Main Street.

Delta County
11:13 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Slideshow: 'Chiggerfest' in Cooper

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

The 2013 Delta County Chiggerfest recently celebrated its 20th year -- good fun and food with lots of vendors and events for all ages. KETR's Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, took some photos at the event.

Greenville
1:48 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

GISD considering bond package in 2014

City of Greenville

Local residents could receive a call next month, asking them if they are in favor of the Greenville Independent School District issuing bonds next spring to pay for a career and technology center.

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Washington, D.C.
4:16 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

KETR to participate in FEMA Emergency Alert project

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is working with a number of NPR stations throughout the gulf region to provide information to the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a cooperative pilot project with National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) technology research and development group, NPR Labs, to demonstrate the delivery of the first-ever, real-time emergency alert messages to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in five Gulf states. 

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