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Hunt County
5:26 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

SPCA investigating Commerce Animal Shelter

Texas Education
2:05 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Review of social studies texts approaches final decision

Credit NPR

Two hours into a meeting called to parse revisions to new social studies textbooks for Texas schoolchildren — and a month before the deadline for final approval — the State Board of Education found itself confronting a tricky question. 

Was Sam Houston a liberal? 

Board member Pat Hardy believed that Houston, hero of the Texas revolution and two-time president of the Texas Republic, might balk at the description. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

'Bob Wills Fiddle Contest' Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in downtown Greenville

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville looks ahead to the Bob Wills Fiddle Contest in downtown Greenville, the weekend of October 31-November 2, and also has tips on the best Halloween pumpkin patches around Hunt County.

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Sulphur Springs
12:21 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Hopkins County investigator arrested again

Daniel Winn
Credit Hopkins County

LATEST UPDATE:  Former Hopkins County Sheriff's investigator Daniel Winn is back behind bars after being free on a $25,000 bond. Texas Rangers served him with 13 felony warrants (12 for tampering with evidence and one for tampering with a witness).

The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram reports the new bond for Winn totaled $130,000, $10,000 for each of the 13 offenses.

Hopkins County District Attorney Will Ramsay said a special investigator would be called in to handle the case against the former deputy.

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Delta County
11:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Enloe hosts Annual Hayride event

Take a short ride to Enloe for the Community Hayride and Hot Dog Roast this Saturday and visit all of its spooky residents including this bike rider in front of Larry and Donna King's home.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Saturday, Oct 25th  Enloe Community Center will hosts its annual hayride, hot dog roast, Halloween Costume Contest … all rolled into one.

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Hunt County
7:57 am
Thu October 23, 2014

City officials, citizens conflict over municipal animal shelter

Over 50 people attended the Oct. 21 city council meeting, during which the mayor and council refused to hear comments regarding the city's municipal animal shelter.
Caleb Slinkard The Commerce Journal

The ongoing criticism of the City of Commerce’s municipal animal shelter – and the refusal of local officials to allow public comment on the topic at the Oct. 21 city council meeting – has many people in Commerce frustrated and angry.

More than 50 members and supporters of the No Kill Hunt County group, an organization dedicated to making all shelters in the county no-kill shelters, attended the meeting to protest what they said were poor conditions at the Commerce Animal Shelter and alleged mistreatment of the animals by shelter personnel, according to the Commerce Journal.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Commerce Public Libary offers Family Literacy Nights, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Commerce Public Library director Nan Clay says the library now offers Family Literacy Night activities on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., in addition to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes at the same time.

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2014 Elections
3:14 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Early voting continues through Oct. 31

NPR

Early voting began Monday Oct. 20 and will end Oct. 31.

Polling locations and times:

Collin County

Collin County Elections (Main Early Voting Location)

2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102, McKinney

Texas Star Bank

402 W. White St., Anna        

Oct 27-Oct 31 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. only     

Farmersville City Hall

205 S Main St., Farmersville  

Oct 20-24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. only

Josephine City Hall

108 West Hubbard, Josephine           

Oct 20-24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. only

Lavon City Hall

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Texas Weather
2:56 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Forecasters: Autumn, winter to arrive eventually, at some point

NWS

Current forecasts for Northeast Texas predict that this weekend’s weather will feature afternoon high temperatures in the mid 80s. The extended outlook for the region says that early trick-or-treaters on Halloween will take to their neighborhood streets with temperatures in the low 70s.

When will seasonably cool weather settle into the region for more than a day or two? Soon, say meteorologists. Just not yet.

Although predictions favor a weak El Niño to develop over the next couple months, forecasters say there’s a good chance for a wet, cool winter.

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Texas Government
11:55 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Control eluded state leaders in Ebola crisis

Gov. Rick Perry answers questions related to the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on October 1 in Dallas.
NPR

When the Ebola virus first arrived in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry greeted the grave news with trademark swagger. 

“There is no place in the world, I will suggest to you, that has better professionals, better ability to address this, than in Texas,” he said at a hastily called press conference, one day after Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola while in isolation at a Dallas hospital. 

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Texas Government
11:37 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Hall moves from hospital to rehab

Ralph Hall, at left, joined KETR's Jerrod Knight (center) and Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dan Jones for a conversation at NPR in Washington, D.C., in April 2014.
NPR

U.S. Representative Ralph Hall (R-Rockwall) is reported to be making progress in his recovery from a two vehicle accident in Fannin County earlier this month.

Hall’s Washington office released a statement Tuesday, indicating that Hall is continuing to recuperate at Medical Center of Plano. Hall, 91, suffered a broken nose and femur as a result of the October 4 accident near Trenton. Tuesday’s announcement said Hall was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility over the weekend.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Greenville Municipal Auditorium celebrates 75th anniversary, Friday, October 24

Credit eBay

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the Greenville Municipal Building, and the Municipal Auditorium inside, will be 75 years old this Friday, October 24.  The city of Greenville is planning a major observance of the event next week.

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Sulphur Springs
9:46 am
Tue October 21, 2014

CNB celebrates 125 years

State Representative Dan Flynn, City National Bank President Ricky Reynolds and Marketing Director John Sellers
Cindy Roller Cooper Review

It was the perfect day to step back into time. City National Bank celebrated its 125th Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 19 with an old-fashion street party complete with bank robbery. Citizens crowded Connally Street to join in the celebration.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Commerce Chamber will hold Christmas parade, Saturday, Dec. 6

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the annual Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 this year, rather than the traditional Thursday evening.  The parade will be preceded by a holiday fair on the downtown square in the afternoon.  And Paul says a Fall Market is being held Saturdays on the Fix and Feed parking lot.

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Delta County
5:53 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Make a Difference Day comes to Cooper

Diane Stegall

This Saturday, Oct. 25 Modern Woodmen of America is sponsoring the national campaign Make a Difference Day in Cooper.

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