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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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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Cooper youth helping with cleanup; Changes to Meal-A-Day

Cindy Roller
Credit Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says youth from Cooper churches are helping demolish abandoned buildings and painting playground equipment in the park.  And the Delta County Commissioners Court has approved changes to the Meal-A-Day program for elderly citizens after receiving complaints.  Plus, Cooper High School has a new principal, and the Delta County Sherriff's Office has received a surplus military Humvee.

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Hunt County
11:46 am
Mon June 16, 2014

David Dickson Memorial Fishing Friday is June 20

Fishing Friday brings out hundreds of anglers to Graham park in Greenville each year, including fathers and sons. The 18th Annual David Dickson Memorial Fishing Friday is scheduled this week.
Credit Brad Kellar

Three hours of fun and fishing are planned Friday, as law enforcement officers again remember one of their own.

The 18th Annual David Dickson Memorial Fishing Friday is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Graham Park.

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City of Greenville
11:41 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Sayle, Stonewall, Webb jobs up for grabs

Credit City of Greenville

City of Greenville officials will learn this week if there are any contractors interested in rebuilding three local streets and/or performing maintenance work on several others.

Bids are due Tuesday afternoon from companies wanting to rebuild the south end of Sayle Street, the south end of Stonewall Street and Webb Street between Sayle and Wesley Streets; as well as complete the 2014 Street Improvement Program.

After the bids are opened and evaluated by city staff, they will be presented to the Greenville City Council for its consideration.

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City of Greenville
7:12 am
Mon June 16, 2014

New public works director expected

Massoud Ebrahim
Credit City of Greenville

An announcement could come soon that a new public works director has been hired for the City of Greenville.

City of Greenville Public Relations Liaison Autumn Barton said Friday that the city has extended an offer for the Director of Public Works position and is awaiting confirmation from the individual. Barton said the city will send a news release when there is an acceptance and a start date for the winning candidate. The city began advertising the position in March.

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