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Elections
11:24 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local schools and councils post election results

Resuming their positions on the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees will be Thomas Darden and Blake Randle for full three-year terms along with an unexpired term for Anita Moody. Challenging for a place was Laura Gillean receiving a total of 47 votes. Darden received 165, Randle had 169 and Moody with 168 with the majority of the votes being cast absentee. The votes were canvassed on Monday, May 19.

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Delta County
11:18 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Masonic Lodge honors Delta County Sheriff

David Nabors (right) presents award to Ricky Smith.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.

This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.

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Cooper ISD
11:13 am
Wed May 21, 2014

CJH Student Council declares war on hunger

Delta Hope House Coordinator Tina Overman graciously accepts the donation of the Cooper Junior High Student Council.
Credit Courtesy Photo

It seems there has been a war waged against hunger at Cooper Junior High School, and the victors are Delta Hope House recipients. Cooper Junior High Student Council sponsored this class “penny war” jar competition for the purpose of raising $318 for the Delta Hope House.

The Delta Hope House would also like to thank all the classes that participated in this war on hunger, also the sponsors Deena White, Shelly Colley and the Junior High Student Council which staged this event.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Greenville's history of 'opera houses'

Carol Taylor
Credit Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses Greenville's history of "opera houses."  The best known was the King Opera House, part of which still stands within the Texan Theater, which is being extensively renovated and will reopen this fall.

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2014 Elections
8:59 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Tea Party activists gather in Greenville

A couple wearing shirts in support of a tea party challenger attended the "Life, Liberty and Property" rally in Greenville.
Credit Shelley Kofler / KERA

Nationally many tea party-backed candidates have been losing primary elections.  But in Texas one big tea party organization has joined with other conservative groups.  The goal: becoming the dominant voice in Texas Republican politics.

In a meeting room in a Greenville strip mall filled with rows of folding chairs, the head of the state’s largest pro-life group told activists the enemy in Austin isn’t the minority of Democrats.  It’s Republicans who haven’t delivered.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Tips on helpful summertime tech products

Rick Miller

Our personal technology commentator Rick Miller has tips on a moisture-wicking towel and automatic-flushing toilet technology for the home.

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Texas Water
4:44 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

TWDB admin stands by pro-Marvin Nichols recommendation, but revises details

Kevin Patteson, Executive Administrator of the Texas Water Development Board.
Credit TWDB

Texas Water Development Board Executive Administrator Kevin Patteson is standing by his decision to support the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. Patteson's recommendation to the agency's board included some revisions to the draft published in March, but kept its central message.

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Hunt County
10:23 am
Mon May 19, 2014

9 injured in Quinlan school bus crash

Quinlan ISD

Two adults and seven Thompson Middle School students were taken to Hunt Regional Medical center in Greenville for "non-life-threatening" injuries following a school bus crash this morning in Quinlan, according to local police.

The accident happened on FM 751 near the intersection with FM 429, officials said. A Quinlan ISD school bus collided with another vehicle, both of which were traveling on FM 751, police said.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:06 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Board to receive internal recommendation this week

Kevin Patteson
TWDB

It’s going to be a busy week for the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. The Texas Water Development Board is in the process of resolving a conflict between two regional planning groups over the idea. The Northeast Texas group doesn’t want there to be a new, 70,000 acre lake along the Sulphur River north of Mount Pleasant. The North Texas group is in favor of the proposal. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Commerce Farmers Market returns; murals planned for downtown

Dr. John Ballotti
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce / TAMUC-Photo

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says the Farmers Market on Bonham Alley returns Saturday morning, May 24.  Also, murals will be painted on some of the blank walls in downtown Commerce this summer, and the city has received a grant to demolish and rebuild two local homes.

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