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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

'Godspell,' July 8-13 at A&M-Commerce

"Godspell," a rock musical based on the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament, will be presented in the University Playhouse at Texas A&M University-Commerce July 8-13.  Reservations can be made at (903) 886-5900.  Theatre faculty member Samantha Grace and cast member Baylor Bendele discuss the production on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

New shows in July at the A&M-C Planetarium

Dr. Kent Montgomery
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

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Texas Politics
3:25 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Keep workers' comp voluntary, Abbott says

Greg Abbott
Credit StateImpact Texas

Texas is the only state that doesn’t require private employers to carry insurance for workplace injuries and fatalities, and Attorney General Greg Abbott signaled Tuesday that he wants to keep it that way if elected governor.  

While some have called for reforms to the voluntary workers’ compensation law, Abbott said allowing private employers to decide what’s best for them has helped make Texas an economic powerhouse. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Ground broken at new emergency-care facility in Commerce

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses the progress on several new restaurants coming to Greenville, including the Cotton Patch Cafe, Ain't Just Pies and a new McDonald's, plus announced plans for Burger King and Golden Chick.  Also, Caleb discusses the timetable for construction of the new Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center in Commerce.

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Northeast Texas weather
4:18 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Scattered showers, isolated t-storms possible through July 3

Credit NWS

It's not exactly the most dramatic weather system ever to blow in from the northwest, but here it comes anyway.

The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day on July 2 and July 3, with the chance decreasing to 20 percent overnight. High temperatures are expected around 90, with lows in the low 70s. Winds should be light and variable and any storms are not expected to be severe.

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Texas Environment
2:39 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Boat draining now mandatory at all Texas lakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife's Todd Robinson holds a rock covered with zebra mussels in Lake Texoma, Texas. The mollusk can stick to nearly anything, posing problems for power plants and fishing boats.
Credit StateImpact Texas

Draining boats after use on Texas lakes is more than just a good idea – effective today, it’s state law.

The new regulation is part of Texas’ ongoing effort to stop the spread of zebra mussels. The invasive creatures have been slowed, but not stopped, in their progress into Texas waters.

Zebra mussels entered the United States through the Great Lakes in 1988. They have been spreading across the continent mainly though the transfer of waters containing developing mussels, which are invisible to the naked eye. The mussels were first identified in Texas in 2009.

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Hunt County
12:11 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Caddo Mills shooting death under investigation

Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported homicide which occurred Saturday evening near Caddo Mills.

Estanislado Theodo Hernandez, 37, of Royse City received multiple gunshot wounds during a birthday party at a residence on County Road 2737, according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.

“For the past two years, we have been fortunate in that we had zero homicides in Hunt County,” Meeks said. “Unfortunately, within the last two months, we have had two homicides in our county.”

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Eight myths of good nutrition

Credit Special Ed Post

Texas A&M University-Commmerce assistant professor of health and human performance Dr. Stacy Bishop gives his views on a recent Huffington Post article, "Eight Things Nutrition Experts Wish You'd Stop Saying About Food."

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Lamar County
3:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Copper thefts total 7 miles of wire, $20K in value

Credit NPR

Lamar Electric Cooperative is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone whose tip leads to the indictment of those responsible for a recent spate of copper thefts.

Thieves have made off with about seven miles of wire, worth about $20,000 to the company, according to spokesperson Dena Beason. M0st of the thefts occurred around Maxey and other areas west of Paris, she said.

Also, one botched effort resulted in some customers losing power last week, Beason said.

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Texas Immigration and Border
10:32 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Up to 2K immigrant children to have temporary shelter in Dallas County

A group of American missionaries help feed the children living on the streets in Comayagüela, Honduras.
Credit David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Dallas County could house up to 2,000 immigrant children now being held by the Department of Homeland Security on the Texas-Mexico border, County Judge Clay Jenkins said at the Texas Democratic Party’s convention on Saturday. 

“I support increased security at the border, but that doesn’t take care of the women and children already here,” he said. 

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