On May 24th, the worst of several weeks of storms plowed through Northeast Texas. KETR had continuing coverage leading up to the event all day, and 4+ hours of non-stop, uninterrupted coverage as the storms made their way through. With help from Texas A&M University-Commerce Emergency Management Coordinator Derek Preas, KETR's Matt Meinke, Kevin Jefferies, and Jerrod Knight provided coverage throughout the evening. From Tornado Warnings, to power outages, KETR had the latest information available, and took calls to hear from the eye witnesses to these storms.
Its force can kill, and leave a lasting impact, both physically and emotionally. And while a community cannot, in some cases, avoid damage from these storms; it’s comforting that there are people out there doing their best to give us the earliest warning possible, so that we can be prepared.
With playoff seeding and placement already decided, Commerce brought an exciting first half of football to powerhouse Celina. The Commerce Tigers had already secured their first playoff berth in seven years, but faced a true test in the Bobcats.
COMMERCE – Dozens of Commerce residents are enjoying numerous improvements made to their home last week, thanks to a visit by the U.M. Army.
The United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth and its roughly 65 high school-aged volunteers setup camp in the city last week, providing low-income, elderly and disabled citizens various services including wheelchair ramp installation.