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Law enforcement
5:13 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Decision to fire Kemp PD not the first, and may not be the last

KEMP - As rural American struggles to find its financial footing during this slow economic recovery, no longer is it uncommon for a small town to fire its police force.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
3:17 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Flags to fly at half staff Friday to honor Dr. Kenneth Sheppard

COMMERCE - A former student and longtime professor at East Texas State University has died. 

Dr. Kenneth Sheppard worked as a graduate assistant in biology before appointed to professor and went on to develop the Earth Science Teacher Certification program at the university. He taught for 34 years at the school after receiving a B.S. in Biology in 1961 and M.S. in Secondary Education in 1962.

Dr. Sheppard passed away Tuesday.

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Law enforcement
8:11 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Sheriff's department to assist city after police force disbanded

KEMP - The Kaufman County town of Kemp has laid off its police chief and four police officers, as well as the department’s part-time secretary, due to budget woes.

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Economy
7:49 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Vacant Greenville Plant to Aquire new Tenant, Perhaps Triple Size

Location of former Woodgrain facility just off S.H. 66 southwest of Greenville
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GREENVILLE - On Wednesday, the Board of Development heard from officials with Total Equipment and Service who say they plan to use the former  Woodgrain Millwork facility for logistics, purchasing and as a warehouse. 

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Keystone XL Pipeline
10:35 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

TransCanada: The latest from around the web

This screenshot shows the current and future pipelines that belong to TransCanada. The dotted green lines indicate the Keystone XL expansion proposal that has been hotly contested by landowners.
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The ongoing saga of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline set to run crude from the tar sands of Alberta down to Galveston is making the rounds on the web. Here's what we've found so far.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
4:24 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

A&M-Commerce launches New Online Master’s Degree in Biology

COMMERCE - The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce has recently launched a fully-online Master’s of Science degree in biological science.

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Lakota Ranch
8:54 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Two day memorial for Lightning Medicine Cloud extended

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GREENVILLE - A planned anniversary turned memorial for a sacred white buffalo now includes a public service Sunday morning at the Lakota Ranch.

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Red River Valley Veterans Memorial
8:36 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Construction of Veterans Memorial takes another major step

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PARIS - Pavers engraved with the names of Texas military heroes have arrived and about ready for installation at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris.

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Drug Bust
12:05 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Disturbance call leads to cocaine bust in Commerce

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A "large amount of crack cocaine" was recovered from the parking lot at the Commerce Inn early Tuesday morning.

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Emergency Service
9:13 am
Tue May 8, 2012

911 services down in Hopkins County

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SULPHUR SPRINGS - Hopkins County dispatch is reporting that a total equipment failure occurred overnight resulting in the loss of 911  fire and  law enforcement service in the county.

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