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Cooper ISD
10:08 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall resigns

Cooper ISD Trustee Danny Wall was presented a token of appreciation by Board President Thomas Darden at Monday night's meeting.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

During Monday night’s meeting of the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees, Danny Wall submitted his letter of resignation effective Dec. 1. In his letter Wall thanked everyone and wished them continued success. Due to his job, he will be relocating to Kansas City.

The Board presented Wall with a plaque in honor of his service. Information on the policy regarding the vacancy was given – the Board will decide at the December meeting to either fill the position or leave it open until elections.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Tips for the perfect Thanksgiving turkey ... and safe leftovers

Credit Hallmark Channel

Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent Mary Sue Cole offers tips for a golden, moist Thanksgiving turkey, and for taking care of the inevitable leftovers.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

'Cthulu, A Puppet Play' at A&M-Commerce through Nov. 23

Kelly Switzer
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

'Cthulu, A Puppet Play,' based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, opens in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce Tuesday night, Nov. 18, and continues through Sunday afternoon, Nov. 23.  The co-author and director of the play, Kelly Switzer, is our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Weather
8:10 am
Mon November 17, 2014

November snow coats local counties

With only days until Thanksgiving Cooper and surrounding areas have already been dusted by snow.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

Recap of some of the recent winter weather to hit local counties. No counties are currently under any watches or warnings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) however the temperatures were in the 20's Monday morning.

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

FISH Thanksgiving basket assembly Tuesday-Thursday night this week

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Hunt County Shared Ministries, or FISH, needs volunteers to help assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for about 700 families.  The baskets will be assembled at the Greenville Electric Utilities Services (GEUS) building on Wesley Street Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights of this week.

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Hunt County
2:53 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Greenville Police: Medlin committed suicide

Thomas Medlin
Credit Greenville Police Dept.

The Greenville Police Department released a statement on Nov. 15 concerning the investigation into the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez:

“In the early morning hours of Friday, November 14, 2014, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, DPS SWAT, and Greenville Police Department executed a search warrant in Wolfe City searching for Thomas Isaac Medlin, suspect in the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez. Medlin was not at the location.

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Greenville
3:05 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Myrna Gilstrap memorial service pending

Dr. Myrna Gilstrap, shown here with former Greenville mayor Tom Oliver in 2009, passed away on Thursday.
Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

Services are being planned for a distinguished educator and former Greenville City Council member, who was known for a long list of accomplishments in the community.

Dr. Myrna Gilstrap, 79, of Greenville died Thursday. Services are pending with Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home.

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Energy and Environment
8:55 am
Fri November 14, 2014

 Louisiana Rivals Fight To Claim Keystone XL Bill

Members of the The Cowboy and Indian Alliance are protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, D.C. on April 25, 2014. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 1:59 pm

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy are facing off in the Louisiana U.S. Senate runoff this December. And they’re facing off during this lame duck session of Congress, too. Both are racing to pass votes on bills to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, a key issue in Louisiana politics.

Rick Klein, political director for ABC News, talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about today’s House debate on the Keystone legislation and what else is happening on Capitol Hill.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

A&M-C athletics riding high: LSC football playoff Saturday at 4; NCAA soccer playoff Sunday at 1

Texas A&M University-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey says the A&M-Commerce Lions football team will make the NCAA Division II playoffs if they beat Angelo State at home Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Lone Star Conference playoff championship game.  And the A&M-Commerce soccer team will play either Angelo State or Metro State of Colorado in an NCAA playoff game at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Lion Soccer Field.

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Hunt County
8:08 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Two sought in connection with Eddie Lopez murder case

Thomas Medlin
Credit Greenville Police Dept.

A Dallas man, who was granted probation after pleading guilty involving a carjacking in Greenville over the summer, is being sought in connection with the homicide of a local resident.

Thomas Isaac Medlin, 34, is being sought for questioning concerning the murder of Eddie Caballero Lopez, 23, of Greenville.

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Hunt County
8:01 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Commissioners Court settles in jail construction lawsuit

The Hunt County Commissioners Court voted Wednesday to accept settlement agreements with five defendants in the county’s lawsuit regarding the construction of the Hunt County Criminal Justice Center.
Credit Hunt County Detention Center

The Hunt County Commissioners Court voted Wednesday to accept settlement agreements with five defendants in the county’s lawsuit regarding the construction of the Hunt County Criminal Justice Center.

A state district judge also ruled against a final defendant Wednesday, bringing to a close the county’s almost six-year-old litigation in connection with the jail.

A separate suit, filed by a Hunt County Jail employee who claimed she was injured as a result of structural problems with the facility, remains pending.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

City of Commerce hires new code enforcement officer, targeting sub-standard buildings

New city of Commerce code-enforcement officer Chip Matthews teaches statewide courses in the enforcement of building codes and has written a new book on the subject.  He comes to Commerce from the city of Gainesville.  Matthews is also certified as a police officer.  He has already identified 88 vacant, sub-standard buildings in Commerce.  Chip is joined on the program by Commerce Mayor John Ballotti.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Falling oil, gasoline prices could hurt Texas economy

Dr. Dale Funderburk
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says, while drivers are happy that gasoline is under $3 per gallon, if oil prices continue to fall it could have a bad effect on the energy-driven Texas economy.

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Cooper ISD
11:15 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Salute

Cindy Roller Cooper Review

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will remember them.  From the oldest veterans to the men and women currently serving, thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Cooper Independent School District annually honors Veterans Day.

Veteran Clayton McGraw was introduced by American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson. McGraw recited the words of "Ragged Old Flag," as song by Johnny Cash.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

War and Memory Project at A&M-C preserves vets memories for all time

Hayley Hasik, graduate assistant with the East Texas War and Memory Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says  one of the most satisfying things about interviewing veterans on their memories of serving the country is giving their families copies of the interviews that they can share for generations to come.

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