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Delta County
12:56 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Crime Stoppers reward up to $10K for tips on cattle thefts

thedesertreview.com

Lake Country Crime Stoppers has now increased the reward to more than $10,000 for tips that lead to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for theft of more than 60 head of cattle from the North Hopkins-southern Delta County area since June of 2012, according to Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Toney Hurley.

The losses have been significant to the cattle owners, upwards of $1,000 per 500-pound calf. The stolen cattle have been a mix of calves, cows, yearlings and other bovine.

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Commerce Independent School District
12:36 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Commerce Middle School students safe in NYC after explosion

www.commerceisd.org

All of the traveling Commerce Middle School students are safe and accounted for after a building collapse and fire in East Harlem brought Manhattan  to high alert on Wednesday

These traveling seventh grade Tigers are wrapping up the last date of a five day field trip that stopped in Washington D.C. and New York City’s Manhattan Island.

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

'Back Street Bash' coming March 22 in Greenville

Milton Babb
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau director Milton Babb says regional music stars the Damn Quails will be the musical headliners at the annual Back Street Bash celebration Saturday, March 22 in downtown Greenville.

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Severe Weather
12:42 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

High winds rushing towards region

High winds are expected overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday across the region
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

It may feel like spring outside with the high expected to be 80 degrees on Tuesday, but a cold front is headed to the region that should drop the temperatures down 30 degrees in some areas.

With the cold front comes very high winds overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday. A Wind Advisory has been issued for the region from 10 p.m. Tuesday night until 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Drivers need to be cautious on roadways, lightweight objects need to be tied down or taken inside, and hats need to be held on tight!

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Hunt County
8:33 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Trial set for 2011 two-county chase incident

A Caddo Mills man has trial scheduled next month on multiple indictments, filed in connection with a chase between Greenville and Terrell three years ago, which ended with the defendant being shot by law enforcement.

Stephen Ray Capps entered pleas of not guilty February 13 to several charges filed in connection with the incident which occurred on Valentine’s Day 2011.

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Texas Weather
8:28 am
Tue March 11, 2014

High winds expected overnight

NWS

The cold front expected to blow into Texas overnight won't bring arctic temperatures, but we could experience Nebraska-force winds in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A front from the north-northwest is forecast to move into Northeast Texas around midnight, with strong winds expected to follow about an hour behind the front. The system should bring sustained winds of 20-30 mph, gusting as high as 40 mph.

Texas Government
7:37 am
Tue March 11, 2014

AG's office to respond to Flynn's request on plastic bags

The City of Austin has banned plastic bags in stores.
KUT

As proponents continue to tout the benefits of banning plastic bags, the debate over whether Texas cities like Austin actually have the ability to enact such ordinances has made its way to the attorney general's office.  In a letter seeking an opinion from Attorney General Greg Abbott, state Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton, questioned whether the city bans are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws.  “At least nine cities in Texas have enacted bans on plastic bags and adopted fees on replacement bags in recent years,” the letter stated.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

A&M-C looks ahead to 125th anniversary

Wyman Williams
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce College of Business and Entrepreneurship development director Wyman Williams is speaking to civic groups and others about the history of the University going back to Mayo College, as the 125th anniversary of the University approaches this fall. One endeavor that has been announced is the Brick Garden Project.

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2014 Elections
12:55 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Southern strategy: Deuell fell short in three counties

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If State Sen. Bob Deuell and his supporters are wondering how challenger Bob Hall managed to force a runoff election, they need look no further than the southern counties in District 2.

Deuell needed to get better than 50 percent of the vote in order to win the nomination in the March 4 Republican primary. Deuell finished first among the three candidates, but his 48.5 percent of the vote fell just short of the majority of votes cast. Hall totaled 38.8 percent, while Mark Thompson placed third with 12.7 percent.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
7:09 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Nichols preliminary approval puts Parkhouse in background

TWDB

On March 4, the State of Texas gave preliminary approval to the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. The public commentary period on this issue will continue through April 15, with the final decision due May 15. The destiny of the other proposed project in the Sulphur River Basin - the George Parkhouse Reservoirs - will be determined after the Marvin Nichols proposal gets its final thumbs-up or thumbs-down.

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