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12:19 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

NE Texas water official trusts public process

Walt Sears
Credit Northeast Texas Municipal Water District

The fate of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal - at least insofar as it figures into the Texas Water Development Board's plans - now lies in the hands of that agency's three-person governing body, consisting of chairman Carlos Rubinstein, Bech Bruun and Kathleen Jackson. 

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

A&M-C War & Memory Project visits 'Bulge' battlefield

East Texas War & Memory Project logo
Credit Texas A&M University-Commerce

On this Memorial Day, Dr. Eric Gruver and Hayley Hasik of the East Texas War and Memory Project at Texas A&M University-Commerce, relive the Project's visit to the Ardennes Forest, site the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

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Lamar County
3:51 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Paris ISD's Jones draws attention with STAAR comments

KUT

You don't have to look too hard on the Paris Independent School District's web page to find the open letter to parents and friends about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, commonly known as the STAAR test.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Runoff election Tuesday in Delta County; economic development efforts moving ahead

Cindy Roller
Credit Cooper Review

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the runoff election Tuesday, May 27, between incumbent Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire and Jason Murray.  Also on the ballot Tuesday in Delta County and most other counties in the KETR listening area are the runoff elections between U.S.

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Commerce
11:13 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Commerce offers Citizen's Police Academy, Youth program

Credit Commerce Police Department

Multiple classes are coming to Commerce this summer.

The first class of The Commerce Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled to start June 5.

The Citizen’s Police Academy has been established to promote an understanding of the Commerce Police Department and its policies and procedures.  Police work is filled with many variables that require professional solutions.  The goal is to address perceived suspicions and misconceptions by establishing mutual trust and cooperation between the police and the citizens of Commerce. It is also an opportunity to promote civic awareness.

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Blacklands Cafe
9:52 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Update on Greenville's tallest building

Caleb Slinkard

The Paul Matthews Exchange Building in downtown Greenville is for sale.  The seven-story building is owned by the city of Greenville.  The editor of the Herald-Banner, Caleb Slinkard, expects a decision on selling the building to be made very soon.  This week, the Herald-Banner reported that one of the two bids on the building had been withdrawn, leaving one bid at $3.3 million.  Also, discussed the recent sale of the abandoned former C.B.'s Hamburgers and Wilhite Candy buildings at Wesley and O'Neal Streets.

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Hunt County
1:38 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Republicans rush to cast early votes

Hunt County Republicans rushed Monday to cast early ballots ahead of the May 27 runoff elections.

Far fewer local Democrats turned out at the Hunt County Voter Administration Building for the first day of early voting.

Hunt County Elections Administrator Mina Cook said 259 people voted in person Monday for the GOP primary runoff, with 747 mail-in ballots received.

The 1,006 early votes from Republicans compare to the 31 total ballots — five in person and 26 by mail — submitted by Democrats Monday.

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Quinlan
1:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Investigation into shooting death continues

Carl Allen Welch of Quinlan was taken into custody following a late Friday night shooting. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, he was being held in custody in the Hunt County Jail on a theft charge from Rains County.
Credit Greenville Herald-Banner

The suspect charged with murder in connection with a late Friday night shooting death in south Hunt County has been released on bond.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Monday the investigation is continuing into the death of Terry R. Cale, 54, of Wills Point.

Carl Allen Welch was taken into custody following Cale’s death, was charged with one count of murder and was released on $75,000 bond.

Cale was reported to have been shot multiple times outside of a residence on Archer Lane at approximately 11 p.m. Friday.

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Texas Environment
11:36 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Boat ramps open again on Cooper Lake

Fishing from a boat resumes on Cooper Lake now that the boat ramps are all open.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

In a report from South Sulphur Unit at Cooper Lake State Park: Due to recent rains over Cooper Lake and the watershed that feeds its tributaries, the lake has risen approximately 6’ in the last three months. Thanks to the rise in water levels, all boat ramps on Cooper Lake are open.

The Dam on Cooper Lake is in good condition, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. It is monitored daily and is safe for travel. All problems or potential problems are thoroughly investigated.

Delta County
11:31 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Local cemetery receives well needed clean up

93-year old volunteer Clarice Maddox oversees the cleanup at Simmons Cemetery in Ben Franklin last Tuesday morning.
Cindy Roller Cooper Review/KETR

Among the red paint-brush flowers and tall grasses lay a few, almost forgotten, headstones at Simmons Cemetery. A group of volunteers gathered last Tuesday out in a hidden corner of Ben Franklin to tend to those buried in the cemetery.

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