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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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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Booming energy sector has Commerce ISD, others hoping for a boost in funding

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the booming Texas energy industry, boosted in a major way by the controversial practice of fracking, may mean a boost in funding for Texas public schools when the state legislature meets year.  But he's not taking that for granted.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Brad Davis in the running for another Grammy; working on 'Louisiana Hayride' TV revival

Brad Davis

A bluegrass tribute album to country music legend George Jones by Commerce-based Grammy-Award winning music producer and musician Brad Davis is in the running for a Grammy Award.  And Brad will be the music director of a proposed network TV revival of the legendary Louisiana Hayride.  Plus, he has a new recording and tour in the works with Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters.

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Delta County
9:02 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Angel Tree applications being accepted

Angel Tree applications are available at the Delta County Courthouse for the 2014 holiday season. Those interested in the program or those in need may find the applications in the County Judge’s office.

A large committee will be reviewing the applications and expects to help make the holidays special for many local families.

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Cooper
8:37 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Maroon & Gray Foundation surprises Elementary with grant money

Charles Rutledge surprising Cindy Davis with $1,000 for the Accelerated Reading program.
Cooper Review

The Maroon and Gray Foundation surprised teachers at Cooper Elementary during last week’s pep rally. A trio of grants was presented to various projects.

“It was very exciting to surprise the teachers. We hope to do more than just classroom grants and expand into professional development for teachers too,” said Diane Stegall, Maroon and Gray Foundation Board member. “Other foundations at other schools were doing this and we thought it would work well for us too plus we will still be offering our graduates scholarships.”

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Delta County
7:47 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Third Annual 'Spirit of Giving’ sets date

Donations for the third annual Spirit of Giving are being accepted.
Credit Cooper Review

It is time for the Third Annual Spirit of Giving. This year the event will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 11 a.m. at the Delta County Civic Center.

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