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Bob Hall's bill would invalidate municipal anti-discrimination ordinances in Texas.
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Business leaders and LGBT rights advocates have found common cause in opposing a bill submitted by State Sen. Bob Hall that would repeal nondiscrimination ordinances in Texas cities. 

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman says the recent series of "Charting the Course" meetngs in the school district will culminate with a community meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, November 28 at the administration building on south Washington Street (the former A.C. Williams Elementary School building).  Mr. Alderman says the Commerce ISD is trying to learn what the citizens want the schools to teach the children and what personal characteristics they want graduates of the Commerce ISD to have.

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Dr. Darin Jolly, who became the superintendent of the North Hopkins ISD this year, has a band background, and he plans to bring a band program to the district north of Sulphur Springs.  And he intends to expand the district's offering of dual-credit courses.  Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, also takes part in the program.

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, marketing director of Lighthouse Communication, has been so taken with a morning routine described in the article "This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Day," that she has decided to try it herself.

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Donald Trump has tapped a controversial appointee to lead the transition for the Environmental Protection Agency. Myron Ebell, a skeptic of climate change and advocate for business interests, will lead the EPA transition and could become secretary. Trump had promised to weaken the agency if elected, and the appointment of Ebell is a sign that he is moving in that direction. 

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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the latest book by J.K. Rowling to find its way to the screen.  Alice says it is the first time that Rowling has written the screenplay for one of her stories, and she says the film has a good deal more humor than the Harry Potter.  Also premiering this weekend is "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a satire on the Iraq War.

The newly constructed west bound lanes of State Highway 24 in Delta County are now open to traffic.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has just been announced by the Texas Department of Transportation that traffic flow on State Highway 24 between Cooper and the Hunt County line has shifted to the newly constructed west lanes.
      According to TxDOT Public Information Officer Tim McAlavy, the work on the old east lanes will begin, as part of the project to upgrade this segment of the highway from two lanes of traffic to four lanes.

Law enforcement stand together in prayer around the United States flag flying over Celebration Plaza on Sunday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Backing the Blue” organization gave back to local area law enforcement by adopting them and providing them with tactical bullet proof vests. Departments including: Delta County, Sulphur Springs Police Department, Hopkins County Sheriff’s department, Sulphur Springs ISD, Saltillo ISD, Como-Pickton ISD, Cumby Police, District Attorney, Game Warden, Texas Ranger, Cattle Ranger and K9.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray discusses the NCAA Division II football playoff game at 2 p.m. Saturday vs. Colorado Mesa.  It's the first time a playoff game has been played at Memorial Stadium since the East Texas State Lions defeated Grand Valley State 36-15 in 1991.  Tim also reflects on the A&M-Commerce soccer team, which will travel to Colorado School of Mines for an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Friday.

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Sulphur Springs Mayor Emily Glass says the city recently won the "Spirit" award for cities with populations of 25,000 and under from the Texas Municipal League.  The award was in recognition of the city's redevelopment of its downtown area as "Celebration Plaza."  The mayor says a community singing event, "One," takes place in Celebration Plaza at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon (September 19).  It's designed to be an event promoting unity.

Hunt County Shared Ministries, FISH

Wally Jeffers, the director of Hunt County Shared Ministries, also known as as FISH, says volunteers serving as "Hunt County Gives" will put together Thanksgiving food baskets tonight (November 15), Wednesday night and Thursday night at the FISH headquarters on King Street just south of downtown Greenville.  Wally says FISH and other organizations provided food assistance to around 4,000 families around Thanksgiving and Christmas of last year.

Hunt County United Way

The executive director of the Hunt County United Way, Frances Dalbey, says the charitable organization's annual fund raising campaign is seeing an increase in donations this year, after a decline in donations last year.  Frances says she's been pleased with the results of new initiatives of the United Way, such as the Little Libraries and the Mobile Learning Cafe.

City of Greenville

Kevin Banks, the manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, discusses plans for the second "Downtown Stroll" from 5-9 p.m.

City Manager Marc Maxwell receives Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The last 10 of his 21 years as City Manager for Sulphur Springs, Marc Maxwell has dedicated to downtown revitalization. On Wednesday night in Killeen he was honored and appreciated by the Texas Downtown Association as the winner of the Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence.

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

Hunt Regional Healthcare registered dietician Sally Rhodes reflects on the Center for Science in the Public Interest report card on the American diet.  The best grade (B+) is for the consumption of milk, and the worst (D+) is in the two categories of beverages and meat, poultry and seafood.

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