Severe Weather
1:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hail possible this afternoon, evening

The National Weather Service has said that large hail is the main concern for Northeast Texas during this afternoon’s expected thunderstorms across the region.

Central Texas is at highest risk for tornadoes and very large hail, according to forecasters. Earlier predictions had identified the highest risk areas in Northeast Texas, but revised forecasts today moved the areas of highest concern to the southwest.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
12:51 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Canadian officials turn up pressure on KXL

Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver
Credit provided image

Officials from the Canadian government expressed frustration on June 11 over the U.S. government’s continued delay of a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver and other high-ranking ministers denounced the Obama administration’s slow movement around the TransCanada Corporation’s $5.4 billion project. Oliver said he and other Canadian officials were in New York to keep the issue alive with the U.S. public and business.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Bankhead Highway sign to be dedicated at Greenville's Corner Street Pub June 17

Carol Taylor
Credit Hunt County Historical Commission

The chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, Carol Taylor, says a sign commemorating the Bankhead Highway will be dedicated at the Corner Street Pub in downtown Greenville on Tuesday, June 17.  The Bankhead Highway was a transcontinental, federally funded road approved by Congress in 1916 that passed through Greenville, Commerce and other Northeast Texas towns, and parts of which still exist today.

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Cooper ISD
2:07 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Cooper High School hires new principal

New Cooper High School Principal Keith Cook
Credit Courtesy Photo

Cooper High School students will see a new face in the hallways beginning in the fall as Keith Cook will be taking the helm as the new principal for the first time. 

Cooper Independent School District Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger said this area of leadership is of the utmost importance and they have worked to find the very best fit for their campus.

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Sulphur Springs
2:00 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Another Main Street building suffers structural problems

Old Knight's Head Inn is slowly caves in on Main Street in Downtown Sulphur Springs.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Formerly known as Knight's Head Inn on Main Street in Sulphur Springs, which was currently being renovated by its new owners Councilwoman Emily Glass and her husband Garrett and her parents, Bill and Gina Wilder, had the front facade caved after construction crews removed the front windows of the unoccupied structure. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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Hunt County
1:39 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Sheriff’s Office to receive personnel carrier

Credit Brad Kellar / Greenville Herald-Banner

The Hunt County Commissioners Court approved a funds transfer Tuesday, which will allow the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office to receive an armored personnel carrier from federal surplus.

But the commissioners wanted to discuss the issue for a while before taking a vote.

The commissioners voted during Tuesday’s regular session to approve the transfer of $2,600 from the equipment line item of the Federal  Forfeiture Account to pay for the delivery of a 2012 Mine Resistant Vehicle, which will be used by the department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.

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Greenville ISD
1:35 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

GISD adds two colors to dress code

Greenville High School student Katie McMurray models one of the inventive costumes.
Credit Joseph Hamrick / Greenville Herald-Banner

Greenville Independent School District students will now have two extra colors to choose from beginning this fall.

The GISD School Board of Trustees approved solid navy and grey shirts and navy pants to the roster of colors to choose from during the Tuesday meeting.

Shirt colors now include red, white, black, navy and grey, and pants include khaki, black and navy to the repertoire of colors available.

According to District 6 Trustee Slack Brown, this is not a relaxation of the current dress code in place.

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Hunt County
9:58 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Training to close parts of FM 2101 Wed. afternoon

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Law enforcement, emergency management and hospital district personnel will be involved this afternoon in an “active shooter” drill in and near the Boles Independent School District.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is joining Hunt Regional Healthcare, the American Red Cross and the Boles ISD in conducting a large scale training exercise near the area of State Highway 34 and FM 2101.

The drill will involve multiple police, fire and EMS vehicles and personnel traveling into and out of the area.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Commerce Public Library offers 'opportunity to explore, introduction to new horizons'

Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."

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Fannin County
10:37 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Former deputy pleads guilty to sexual assault of inmates

William Clifford Isaacs
Credit KXII

A former Fannin County sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after pleading guilty to a felony charge related to sexual assault of female inmates in county custody.

William Clifford Isaacs Jr. of Ladonia also resigned from his position on the Ladonia city council after pleading guilty in federal court on June 9.

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