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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Commerce musicians -- the 'more the merrier'

Brad Davis

Grammy-Award winning music producer, guitarist, and singer-songwriter Brad Davis says "the more the merrier" when it comes to the expected opening of a facility for area musicians in the old A.L. Day Elementary School building, under the flag of the New Orleans-based Tipitina's organization.  Brad says he is extremely busy producing music by new artists in his downtown Commerce recording studio.  And he says he'll be the host for a new Louisiana Hayride TV and radio program produced in Shreveport.

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Greenville
7:51 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Guilty plea given in child injury case

Greenville Police Department
Credit heraldbanner.com

A local woman has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring a child in Greenville in February of last year.

Tonya Ann Rodriguez, 40, of Greenville, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury on one count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

During a hearing Tuesday in the 354th District Court Rodriguez entered an open plea of guilty to a lesser included charge of recklessly injuring a child causing serious bodily injury. Judge Richard A. Beacom accepted the plea and scheduled a sentencing hearing before a jury on June 16.

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Greenville
7:46 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings

Royce William Tawater
heraldbanner.com

A  Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.

A hung jury was the result of a trial in February concerning Royce William Tawater, 27, on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct.

A retrial on the charges had been scheduled next week in the 354th District Court.

However, Tawater is now set to enter guilty pleas to the three remaining counts during a hearing in the court this morning.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

New Field House floor, softball facility in the works

Ryan Ivey
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey discusses construction of the new basketball/volleyball floor in the Field House and plans for the new varsity softball facility, which is expected to be ready for play in the fall.  Ryan also discusses the possibility of varsity baseball at A&M-Commerce.

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Texas Politics
1:04 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Libertarians few in number, but well represented on ballots

TEMPLE — You can get on the state’s November general election ballot with fewer votes than it takes to get on the vestry of many churches. The downside is that the party that can get you that far has never been able to get anyone into statewide office.  

The Libertarian Party of Texas nominated its statewide candidates over the weekend, putting up a slate that includes someone for every office at the top of the ballot. They argued along the way, in the way that you argue about politics with people you know — as opposed to the impersonal disagreements between strangers. 

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Hunt County
12:33 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Reward offered in injured cat case

SPCA of Texas

Hunt County law enforcement and prosecutors have joined with an animal rescue organization to determine who severely injured a cat last month.

The SPCA of Texas announced Monday that it is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who allegedly burned a cat in the Cochise Village neighborhood of Wills Point on March 11. The cat suffered third degree burns down its back and on its ears, and is currently in the care of a veterinarian.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Large area not necessary for gardening

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says she has a vegetable garden that's only 4 feet by 8 feet in size.  We discuss the Master Gardener program and some tips for getting started.

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Lamar County
3:22 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Crash kills 3, hospitalizes 5

Robert Russell
Facebook via kltv.com

A motor vehicle accident during the early hours of April 13 killed three Northeast Texas teenagers and sent five others to area hospitals. The one-vehicle wreck occurred around 1 a.m. on FM 906, just north of the Pat Mayse Lake dam and south of the Texas-Oklahoma state line.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:46 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Environmentalist group opposes Marvin Nichols project

Texas Water Development Board

The Sierra Club of Texas, along with other environmentalist organizations, opposes the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Ken Kramer of the Sierra Club says that the development is not necessary for the region's future water needs. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Do similarities to '87 foretell stock-market crash?

NPR

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the stories of statistical similarities in the current performance of the stock market and the weeks leading up to the catastrophic crash of 1987 are noteworthy, but predicting the behavior of the market is always risky.

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