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Hopkins County
7:56 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Cumby, Sulphur Springs men jailed, face child pornography charges

Richard Lee Stewart
Credit Hopkins Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Two Hopkins County men are in jail and facing charges of possessing child pornography, according to a report by Tyler-based KLTV. The men's cases are unrelated, the report said.

Richard Lee Stewart, 31, of Sulphur Springs told investigators that the presence of graphic images of children on his computer was "accidental," according to police. Stewart was arrested on June 25. His bond is set at $10,000.

Dathan Artemus Durant, 56, of Cumby was arrested earlier this month, KLTV said. Durant is also at the Hopkins County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Updates on Greenville's Crossroads Mall, Innovation First

Caleb Slinkard

Herald-Banner and Commerce Journal editor Caleb Slinkard discusses plans for the renovation of the Crossroads Mall and the expansion of the Innovation First International technology company.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

KETR streaming on iTunes Radio

Jerrod Knight
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

KETR General Manger Jerrod Knight says KETR is now available for streaming on iTunes Radio, meaning listeners are able to hear the station anywhere in the world.  And Jerrod says KETR.org now reaches about 12-15,000 people per week.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Mayor of Commerce on murals, splash park, girl's softball tourney

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

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti discusses the murals now being created in downtown Commerce, the consideration of a children's splash park or other options for downtown, and the upcoming Dixie Youth Softball girls' state tournaments coming up July 11-12.

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Texas Environment
11:28 am
Tue June 24, 2014

High court thumps Abbott on another EPA challenge

Greg Abbott
Credit StateImpact Texas

The latest loss for Texas in its ongoing campaign against the federal government and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency came Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court largely dismissed Attorney General Greg Abbott’s challenge of federal climate rules.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

What next? Smoking coffee

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says one of the latest substance-abuse issues among young people is smoke caffeine, or smoking coffee.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Community Seeds offers nurses' aides training

Bert Cooper
Credit Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds, based in Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization is offering a nurses' aides training program, certified by the state Division of Aging and Disability Services. 

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Blacklands Cafe
9:05 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Opportunities for breast-cancer screening upcoming

The Hunt County United Way will sponsor a mammography screening opportunity Saturday, July 26 at its offices on Lee Street in downtown Greenville, United Way Executive Director Frances Dalbey says.  Hunt Regional Healthcare's Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the United Way offices on that day.  Other upcoming opportunities for women to have breast-cancer screenings in the mobile unit will be Tuesday, June 24 at the PCA facility in Quinlan, and Wednesday, July 2 at the Commerce Wal

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

CVS, new restaurants coming to Commerce

Recently installed Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says CVS Pharmacy will soon begin construction of a new building near the intersection of Highway 24 and Culver Street in Commerce.  And Paul says two new restaurants will soon open in the Live Oak Street shopping center that's the home of Hibbett Sports and Dollar Tree, one in the former Mia Casita location, and  one in the current Chicken Express building, which will soon be vacant when Chicken Express moves into its new building.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Time to treat for grasshoppers; start plant-from-seed fall gardens

Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith
Credit Blogger.com

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says young grasshoppers are starting to appear in Northeast Texas.  She recommends treating with Nolo bait.  And Stephanie says if you plant fall gardens from seed, it's time to get those plants started.

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