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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Alumni event April 16; heritage logo 'reveal' April 24

Wyman Williams
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

The director of development for the Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Wyman Williams, discusses two major upcoming events, a reception for Commerce-area A&M-C/ET alumni from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in the Alumni Center. And, kicking off the 125th anniversary year of the University, a "reveal" of a new heritage logo and apparel featuring a combined A&M-C/ET logo takes place from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the University Amphitheatre.

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Texas Government
3:22 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Abortion providers petition court to review ruling

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the new Texas abortion regulations.
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Abortion providers filed a petition on April 10 asking the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the constitutionality of new abortion regulations passed by the Republican-led Texas Legislature in July. 

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Keystone XL Pipeline
2:58 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Senate Dems advocate for Keystone XL

Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and 10 other Democratic senators support the completion of TransCanada's Keystone XL project.
NPR

A group of 11 Democratic U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline project. The senators, five of whom are seeking re-election this November, also suggested that Obama make a decision by May 31.

“This process has been exhaustive in its time, breadth, and scope,” the Democrats wrote in a letter sent to Obama on April 10. “It has already taken much longer than anyone can reasonably justify. This is an international project that will provide our great friend and ally, Canada, a direct route to our refineries.”

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

McKinney schools study Commerce; Boots 'n' Barbecue Saturday

Blake Cooper
Credit Commerce Independent School District

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the McKinney ISD recently sent a group to Commerce to study how Commerce Elementary School and A.C. Williams Elementary achieved recent gains in student test scores.  Also, Blake discusses this Saturday evening's Boots 'n' Barbecue fund raising event, sponsored by the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation.

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Greenville
8:33 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Registration deadline April 10 for school election

Greenville ISD

Thursday is the last day for local voters to make sure they are registered, and have the correct address on their registration forms, in order to be eligible to participate in the May 10 Greenville Independent School District election.

The Greenville Chamber is hosting a public forum next week for voters to hear and ask questions about the district’s bond election. The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center and will include an informational presentation, with time for questions and answers.

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Hunt County
8:27 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Damage total from storms increasing

The April 3 storm created an F0 tornado in Hunt County.
Greenville Herald-Banner

The damage total in Hunt County as a result of last week’s tornadic thunderstorms continues to grow, as reports of damaged homes increase.

Caretakers of a historic Hunt County cemetery are asking for help, as they deal with the damage done to the site.

David Alexander with the office of Hunt County Emergency Management investigated a report Tuesday morning about additional homes being destroyed along and near County Road 4415/Miles Lane near Wolfe City.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Greenville urges 'Code Red' sign-ups

Caleb Slinkard

Herald Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses what it's like to be in charge of a newspaper on a night like last Thursday, April 3, when violent spring weather hit Hunt County.  He says the city of Greenville is urging more people to sign up for CodeRED, the automatic severe-weather notification system.

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Texas Crime and Corrections
9:37 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Arrests continue in cattle-rustling case

Four men have been arrested as a result of the multi-agency investigation into cattle thefts in Northeast Texas during March 2014.
TCRA

Another suspect in a Delta County and Fannin County cattle theft ring was arrested Apr. 4 on charges of organized criminal activity, according to a Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Five suspects have been arrested after a string of cattle thefts in Delta and Fannin counties took place in March 2014.

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Texas Education
8:44 am
Tue April 8, 2014

New Texas higher ed almanac includes earnings data

NPR

On average, students who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from a public Texas college or university in 2011 earned $25,643 in their first year on the job. That number was $28,112 for English majors and $39,901 for business majors. Those with engineering degrees earned an average of $61,908. 

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Hunt County
8:36 am
Tue April 8, 2014

What is 'Project Sprocket'?

Hunt County Courthouse
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The Hunt County Commissioners Court is expected Tuesday to discuss and possibly take action on a potentially new economic development project in Greenville.

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