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Derek Price, owner of Greenshoot Media and author of the "Cargazing" newspaper column,  says automobile companies are adapting to what seems to be millennials' cooler attitude toward cars.  Derek says only about 60 percent of 18 year olds now have a driver's license, compared to 80 percent in the 1980s.  He says car companies are adapting.  The companies are making cars much more capable of connecting with smart phones.  Another idea being a

City of Arlington
City of Arlington

The City of Arlington pulled out of consideration to host Amazon HQ2 Tuesday.

The Texas Animal Health Commission has confirmed a case of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy  or EHM, in a Lubbock County barrel racing horse. EHM is a neurologic disease linked to Equine Herpes Virus that can damage an animal’s tissue, brain, and spinal functions.

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TAMU-C Photo

Two players from last year's NCAA Division II National Champion Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions signed with the NFL this week. Harlon Hill Trophy-winning Lions quarterback Luis Perez signed with the Los Angeles Rams; All-American Lions tackle Jared Machorro signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

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Branded Ranch Rodeo

Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds in Lone Oak, says the organization benefits from the Branded Ranch Rodeo Saturday (May 19) at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs.  A day full of family-oriented, Western activities begins at 10 a.m.

University of Texas News

Jeremy Gamez, our personal technology commentator, reflects on a recent New York Times article "I Downloaded The Information Facebook Has On Me.

SPCA of Texas
SPCA of Texas

Hopkins County officials Thursday charged the owners of a home north of Sulphur Springs with animal cruelty. 

Avengers: Infinity War, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese discusses an article on the 35 least and most anticipated summer movies of 2018. The most anticipated summer movie of 2018 came out early, "Avengers: Infinity War."  Among the other most anticipated summer movies is "Solo: A Star Wars Story," a prequel to the original "Star Wars" with the focus on the young Han Solo, coming out May 25.

Press Release: RTC Approves Resolution Moving LBJ East Forward

May 10, 2018

The Regional Transportation Council on Thursday approved a resolution that is expected to move the LBJ East project forward. The resolution asks the Texas Transportation Commission to proceed to procurement of the 11-mile project, which runs from US Highway 75 to Interstate Highway 30.

The State of Texas has set a date for the execution of a Sulphur Springs man who recently lost his bid to have the US Supreme Court review his case. 

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TPWD photo

Eastern spring turkey hunting season is about to expire in several Texas counties. Fannin, Grayson,  Lamar, and Red River counties are on that list. 

Serving And Hungry: How A Federal Rule Keeps Some Military Members From Food Aid

May 10, 2018
Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media
Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media

A Texas congressman wants a change in the upcoming Farm Bill that would exempt the first $500 a month from military members' basic housing allowance. He says it will help. Hunger advocates disagree.

 Marjorie Kamys Cotera
Marjorie Kamys Cotera

The Texas Rangers have been investigating Karolyi Ranch since January, but lawyers for survivors say action from the state attorney general is needed as well. 

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, reflects on an article, "4 Majors Differences Between ICU and Emergency Nurses."  For example, "ER nurses thrive in chaos.  ICU (intensive-care-unit) nurses detest chaos."

Hunt County Commissioners are holding off on a proposal that would involve housing more federal prisoners at the Hunt County Detention Center. That’s because the Sheriff’s Office has some concerns with the deal. 

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