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Delta County
2:37 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

A message from Sheriff Smith: Blue and Red Santa

Blue and Red Santa
Credit Courtesy Photo

A message from Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith:

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other Delta County law enforcement are partnering this year with all Delta County Fire Departments and EMS in an effort to gather Christmas toys for needy children in our area.  The event will be named Blue and Red Santa.  Across the country law enforcement agencies are involved in toy drives for needy families and these events are generally named Blue Santa.  In Delta County our law enforcement ranks are rather small so we chose to partner with the Delta County Fire Departments and EMS thus the name Blue and Red Santa.

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Cooper
11:26 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Camping workshop to be held at Cooper Lake

There will be a workshop held at the South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park on Dec. 5-7.
Credit Luis Noble / Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

Coming soon is a two-night family camping workshop at Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur Unit December 5-7.

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Delta County
11:13 am
Wed November 26, 2014

County receives hefty storm damage grant

Delta County finally sees funds to help with ice storm damage.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County will be receiving $350,000 from Texas Department of Transportation for the ice storm damage experienced last December. Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire said they have been working to get this grant for quite some time, gathering photos and information from the Commissioners.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Greenville Chamber tried to save cotton, 100 years ago

Credit Commodity Online

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the Greenville Chamber of Commerce started a demonstration program 100 years ago to give a boost to the county's declining cotton industry.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

'Clothe a Child' will help more than 200 Commerce children

Belinda Miller with Hunt County Clothe-a-Child says more than 200 Commerce children will receive new clothes from the program this Christmas season, and children in other Hunt County communities will also be assisted.  She says the deadline to make a cash donation for the holidays is Monday, Dec.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Alternatives to Tom Turkey; late thawing tips

Credit Watervliet NY Public Library

Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole says most families don't really need a large Thanksgiving turkey these days, often leading to a lot of waste, so she recommends Cornish hens as an excellent alternative.  And Mary Sue says while it's recommended to thaw large turkeys in a refrigerator for 48 hours, they can be thawed in cold water in less time in an emergency.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Why the stock market prospers while the economy lags

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the several rounds of quantitative easing (increasing the money supply) by the Federal Reserve have not had the expected effect on the economy, resulting in the stock market doing well but the jobs market remaining weak.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Gray named interim Greenville Chamber manager; Hunt County Jail suit settled

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses recent developments, including Jack Gray, long-time public relations man with Texas A&M University-Commerce and Hunt Regional Healthcare, being named interim manager of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.  Also, Hunt County has reached a settlement of more than $3 million in its long-running lawsuit over construction flaws in the County Jail building.

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Cooper ISD
10:08 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall resigns

Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall was presented a token of appreciation by Board President Thomas Darden at Monday night's meeting.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees, Danny Wall submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 1. In his letter Wall thanked everyone and wished them continued success. Due to his job, he will be relocating to Kansas City.

The Board presented Wall with a plaque in honor of his service. Information on the policy regarding the vacancy was given – the Board will decide at the December meeting to either fill the position or leave it open until elections.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey ... and safe leftovers

Credit Hallmark Channel

Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole offers tips for a golden, moist Thanksgiving turkey, and for taking care of the inevitable leftovers.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

'Cthulu, A Puppet Play' at A&M-Commerce through Nov. 23

Kelly Switzer
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

'Cthulu, A Puppet Play,' based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, opens in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce Tuesday night, Nov. 18, and continues through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23.  The co-author and director of the play, Kelly Switzer, is our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Weather
8:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November snow coats local counties

With only days until Thanksgiving Cooper and surrounding areas have already been dusted by snow.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

FISH Thanksgiving basket assembly Tuesday-Thursday night this week

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, needs volunteers to help assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for about 700 families.  The baskets will be assembled at the Greenville Electric Utilities Services (GEUS) building on Wesley Street Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week.

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Hunt County
2:53 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Greenville Police: Medlin committed suicide

Thomas Medlin
Credit Greenville Police Dept.

The Greenville Police Department released a statement on Nov. 15 concerning the investigation into the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez:

“In the early morning hours of Friday, November 14, 2014, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, DPS SWAT, and Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant in Wolfe City searching for Thomas Isaac Medlin, suspect in the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez. Medlin was not at the location.

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Greenville
3:05 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Myrna Gilstrap memorial service pending

Dr. Myrna Gilstrap, shown here with former Greenville mayor Tom Oliver in 2009, passed away on Thursday.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Services are being planned for a distinguished educator and former Greenville City Council member, who was known for a long list of accomplishments in the community.

Dr. Myrna Gilstrap, 79, of Greenville died Thursday. Services are pending with Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

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