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Northeast Gateway
2:39 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Toll road opponents plan 'Super Tuesday'

The map published by Texas Turnpike Corp. shows only possible routes.
North Central Texas Council of Governments

Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.

The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Photo Walk Saturday afternoon in downtown Sulphur Springs

Cindy Roller, Luis Noble

Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller and Echo Publishing graphic designer Luis Noble discuss the annual Worldwide Photo Walk, which is being observed in downtown Sulphur Springs at 4 p.m. on Saturday. 

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Greenville
3:55 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Apartment complex about to go dry?

Electricity still has not been restored to the Texas United Housing apartments, and the City of Greenville is now threatening to cut off the water to the complex due to non-payment.
Credit Brad Kellar

For the past 10 days, residents of a Greenville apartment complex have had to live without power, as the apartment management repeatedly failed to pay the electric bill.

The City of Greenville is now preparing to cut off the water to the Texas United Housing complex, 1216 Interstate 30, for the same reason.

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Hunt County
3:41 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Area officials meet on Ebola

Area government, health care and emergency management officials met Wednesday in response to the Ebola crisis in North Texas.
Credit Courtesy Photo

Area government, health care and emergency management officials met Wednesday in response to the Ebola crisis in North Texas.

Hunt County Judge John Horn, along with almost three dozen representatives from health care agencies, emergency management organizations, cities, Texas A&M University-Commerce and various other public entities met at the Commerce/Hunt County Emergency Operations Center to discuss the situation.

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Lions Club
2:20 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Sharing the vision: Eyeglass donations needed

October is “Sharing the Vision” month. Lions Club International has announced their Centennial Service Challenge.

With this, the local Lions Club of Cooper would like the public to know there are collection boxes for donations of eyeglasses at Miller’s Pharmacy, Cooper Home Health, Cooper Post Office, Lowery Medical Supply and many of the area churches. Plus the Club will be accepting gently used eyeglasses at the upcoming fundraising Pancake Breakfast annually held at the Cooper Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday morning of Chiggerfest Oct. 18 and at the Health Fair at the Civic Center that same day.

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Delta County
2:18 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

County decides on upcoming holiday dates

The Delta County Commissioners Court decided on the holidays for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Those include Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 13, Veteran’s Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, Thanksgiving Nov. 26-28, Christmas Dec. 24-26, New Year’s Jan. 1-2, Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19, President’s Day Feb. 16, Good Friday April 3, Memorial Day May 25, Independence Day July 3, Labor Day Sept. 7 2015 and a floating holiday (employee’s choice).

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Fannin County
1:58 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Honey Grove welcomes Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit

About 100 people attended an Oct. 9 ceremony in Honey Grove welcoming the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit.
Mark Haslett

About 100 people attended a ceremony this morning in Honey Grove welcoming the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit. The traveling exhibition left McKinney early this morning and passed through Bonham on the way to Honey Grove, with a motorcycle escort by the Patriot Guard. The artwork by Austin Vietnam veteran Don Dorsey features dog tags bearing the names of the 3,417 Texas servicemen who died or were listed as Missing In Action in Vietnam.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Dr. Rick Selvaggi says ebola virus unlikely to spread widely

Dr. Rick Selvaggi

Commerce family practitioner Dr. Rick Selvaggi says ebola virus is very virulent, but because it is not an airborne virus and because of the advanced health-care system in the U.S., it is very unlikely to spread widely here.  But Dr. Rick says it's not impossible that some strain of flu could become pandemic, as the terrible flu outbreak of 1918.

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Fannin County
3:48 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Vietnam vets exhibit coming to Honey Grove

The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit was deliberately designed for visitor interaction. The public is encouraged to touch and photograph the tags.
Arrowhead Films

An award-winning exhibit honoring the 3,417 Texans who were killed or are missing in action in Vietnam is coming to Honey Grove.

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2014 Elections
2:16 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Candidate forum set for Oct. 9 in Cooper

There is a non-partisan forum planned for Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Delta County Civic Center starting with a meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. followed by the forum at 7 p.m. All candidates are invited to speak.

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Delta County
2:05 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Wanted: Sheriff's office seeks suspect

Wanted: Nerva Marie Wilkins
Credit Cooper Review

The Delta County Sheriff’s office is seeking any information leading to the whereabouts of Nerva Marie Wilkins, who is wanted for two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance.

The DCSO along with Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit has spent over 60 days in an undercover drug sting. While Wilkins is still at large, the DCSO arrested Tommy Wayne Walker Jr. for the same yet unrelated counts. Each case involves the sale of methamphetamine.

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Cooper
1:59 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

A hole would be something

Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

City of Cooper crews are working to repair sewer lines on Northeast 7th Street and should have the road reopened by the end of the day.

Texas Health
11:47 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Thomas Duncan, Dallas Ebola patient, dies

Thomas Duncan at a wedding in Ghana in 2001.
Credit provided image / Facebook

Thomas Duncan, the Dallas Ebola patient, has died, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced.

Zachary Thompson, the medical director at Dallas County Health & Human Services, offered his condolences to Duncan's family.

"It’s been a tough week and a half and so we want to right now just pause and think of Mr. Duncan and his family at this moment," he said. "And again, our hearts and prayers go out to them."

That does not mean the public health team is standing down. They're still working with potential contacts of Duncan.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Time for fall gardening; 'Goblins in the Garden' Oct. 16 in Greenville

Hunt County Master Gardener Dr. Stephanie Suesan Smith says it's time to start getting gardens ready for the winter.  The Master Gardeners, Hunt County Agrilife Extension and the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library present "The Art of Gardening: Goblins in the Garden" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Outdoor Learning Center, 2311 Washington Street in Greenville.

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Texas Health
11:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Clinic closures could result in women seeking abortions from doctors

Credit NPR

When federal appellate judges ruled last week that the state could enforce strict new abortion restrictions while a legal challenge winds its way through the courts, Texas was left with just eight abortion clinics authorized to perform the procedure. While many Texas women now live hundreds of miles away from such facilities, some may still have another option: their doctor’s office. 

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