Lamar County
8:12 am
Thu October 10, 2013

In Paris, four dead in apparent homicide

Paris Police Dept.

Four men are dead after what police suspect was a quadruple homicide in Paris.

updated, 9:10 a.m.

The bodies of Romello Dewain Steward, 18, of Paris; Devante Larry Atkins, 21, of Paris; Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24, of Paris; and Billy Charles Carey, 32, of Garland were recovered by Paris police at a house early Friday morning, according to an official release.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a woman at about 11:23 p.m. last night, police said. She was reporting someone bleeding, the report said.

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Texas Agriculture
11:55 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Shutdown could push milk prices over 'dairy cliff'

Some in the dairy industry say that dairy-product prices could double if a new farm Bill isn't in place by January.

If Congress can't come up with a new Farm Bill before 2014, a default to old price controls could cause chaos for producers and consumers of dairy products.

Audio transcript

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Texas Health
8:11 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Federal court sets first date for abortion lawsuit

The law was the subject of summer-long battles inside and outside the Texas Capitol when it was making its way through the Legislature.

Opponents of the new restrictions on abortion facilities in Texas are taking their case to court.

The Center for Reproductive Rights has confirmed the group’s first day in federal court will be Oct. 21.

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Texas Water
11:50 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Lake Ralph Hall permit approved

The lake is planned for an area in southeastern Fannin County.
Upper Trinity Regional Water District

A long-anticipated plan for a new lake in southeastern Fannin County – Lake Ralph Hall – received state approval today.

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Rockwall County
1:10 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

In Royse City, the road remains the same

Texas State Highway 66 is an east-west thoroughfare that runs parralel to and north of Interstate 30 in Rockwall County.
Wikimedia Commons

When planned improvements to State Highway 66 from Rockwall to Royse City involved changing Royse City's historic downtown, citizens spoke up. Jim Hardin of the Herald-Banner tells what happened next.

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Texas Health
8:15 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Foes of Obamacare fight policy by discouraging enrollment

Community meeting for Affordable Care Act information on the West Side of San Antonio, a low-income area of the city.
David Martin Davies Texas Public Radio

The new Health Insurance Exchanges - where people without health insurance can pick a plan - go live online on Oct. 1. 

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Hunt County
7:42 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Case of missing woman still unsolved

A driver's license phoro of Lisa Chandler, the Wolfe City-area woman missing since 2007.

Six years ago a woman who lived just outside of Wolfe City apparently walked away from her home and was never seen again.

“It is like she just walked off the face of the earth,” Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said of the 2007 disappearance of Lisa Chandler.

A reward remains in effect for information concerning Chandler’s whereabouts, although Meeks said there are no new leads in the case.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:14 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jack Ingram to play in Greenville

Country music artist Jack Ingram

Milton Babb of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce discusses this weekend's Rally 'Round Greenville events, including a performance by country musician Jack Ingram.

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Blacklands Cafe
8:29 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Commerce mayor discusses streets project

John Ballotti
Texas A&M University-Commerce TAMUC-Photo

Commerce mayor John Ballotti joins KETR's John Mark Dempsey for a discussion about the Commerce streets project and economic development in the city. It's the first installation of KETR's Blacklands Cafe, a news magazine feature heard during Morning Edition.

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Texas Agriculture
2:55 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Cotton harvest beginning amid drought

Cotton harvests have already been completed in South Texas.

Northeast Texas cotton growers will be harvesting soon, as the region's agriculture producers are beginning to suffer from drought effects, according to this week's Texas Agrilife crop and weather report.

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Texas Health
9:59 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Minors can no longer use tanning salons

You now must be 18 to tan in Texas.

When she was 16, Cheri Huber considered her skin splotchy and pasty. She began to go to a tanning salon about three times a week. 

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Hunt County
7:33 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Celeste police chief arrested on indecency charges

Texas Dept. of Public Safety / Texas Rangers

Celeste Chief of Police Roger Eugene Mueller III was arrested Friday on two counts of alleged indecency with a child by sexual contact.

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Rains County
11:24 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Three seats up for grabs in Point


Voters in the northwestern Rains County community of Point will elect three councilpersons this November. The deadline for candidates to file is Aug. 26.

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Texas Energy
3:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

NE Texas has comparatively few disposal wells

Wastewater is typically injected deep into the ground, beneath aquifers.

Hydraulic fracturing is booming in Texas, and with the practice comes an increase in the use of disposal wells. But Northeast Texas has few disposal wells compared to some parts of the state.

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Northeast Texas
8:09 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Burn ban in Franklin, Hunt, Kaufman Counties

Counties in red have burn bans in effect as of Aug. 13.
Texas A&M Forest Service

Hunt County has joined Franklin and Kaufman Counties in banning most outdoor fires.

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