Local Interest

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

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.

Fall 2011 A to Z program underway at Museum

Sep 28, 2011

COMMERCE - Under the sponsorship of Hunt Regional Healthcare, the fall class of Healthy Kids from A to Z will begins Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum.

WOLFE CITY - The Historic Santa Fe Train Depot turns 100 years old this weekend. The Depot has been home to the Wolfe City Public Library since 1985.

On Monday, Hunt County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3 Aaron Williams will present a proclamation for the building.

Saturday's celebration starts at 10:30 a.m. KETR will be live at the event.

You can learn more about Saturday's celebration at ketr.org/events.



Each year, Gentle Dental Care in Greenville gives away a free 'Smile Makeover' to one lucky nominee. It's their way of giving back to a community that's been kind to them, and changing lives, one at a time.

BEN WHEELER, TX (ketr) - More than 200 people packed into Moore's Store in Ben Wheeler Sunday to pay tribute to entrepreneur and philanthropist Brooks Gremmels. State Representative Dan Flynn and Van Zandt County Commissioner Ron Carroll read proclamations by the state legislature and county judge declaring September 18, 2011, Brooks Gremmels Day in Van Zandt County.

Bois d'Arc Saturday Afternoon Tours Offered

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX - Three Saturday afternoon tours and a downtown welcome of a new downtown landmark have been added to the Bois d'Arc program for Sept. 24. Reservations may be made by calling 903-886-6498 before Sept.24 or by calling the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 24 and asking for Lavonne Wells or Evonne Richardson. The three tours will depart from the street between the Commerce Public Library and the Commerce Post Office.

Artisans Attracted to City Hall for Bash Events

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX - Non-stop varied events will draw Bois d'Arc Bash crowds to Commerce City Hall for arts, crafts, videos, information, and demonstrations of bois d'arc archery. The free events are sponsored by the City of Commerce, the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, and the Bois d'Arc Capital Crafters Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 24.

Celebrity Archers Speaking, Shooting at Bois d'Arc Bash

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX (ketr) - Two celebrity bowyers will be attending the Commerce Bois d'Arc Bash on Sat., Sept 24, to discuss making bows and to demonstrate hitting the bull's eye. Their bows are crafted from bois d'arc, of course. They are James W. West and Tim White of McKinney, bowmakers and scoutmasters, who are celebrities among members of their troops. Within Indian domains the bois d'arc tree was famous as the preferred wood for bows. The tree was not known east of St. Louis until March 1804 when Meriwether Lewis sent samplings to President Thomas Jefferson.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.

Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline to offer hay pricing, listings for donated forage, transportation information and available grazing lands