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A Lamar County woman is in the hospital in Plano after officials say she was mauled by a pack of dogs in Deport this weekend. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Jackie Brooks was visiting her sister and went for a walk near County Road 16080 on Saturday morning.

Northeast Texas Trail, Facebook

Jack Neal, executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, says fall brings more visitors to the 130-mile-long trail from Farmersville to New Boston.  The trail is used for biking, hiking, walking and running.  In the KETR listening area, the trail passes through or near Wolfe City, Ladonia and Paris.

Northeast Texas Children's Museum, Facebook

Sharline Freeman, director of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce, says the facility attracted 8,000 visitors this past summer, up 600 from the summer before. The museum has started "Healthy Kids from A-Z" at 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings for pre-school age children, which provides activities designed to help them learn about good health.

Texas Dove Hunters Association logo
Texas Dove Hunters Association

This week, Luke visits with Bob Thornton with the Texas Dove Hunters Association (www.texasdovehunters.com) and discusses everything dove. This awesome origination has done a great deal to further the conservation of dove and dove hunting. If you are a dove hunter, don't miss this one.  

Kyle Park during his acoustic performance at KETR.
Matt Meinke

After releasing 5 previous albums, Austin singer-songwriter Kyle Park recalled what inspired him to get into the music business and went back to basics on his record Don't Forget Where You Come From.

A minor school bus accident sent four North Lamar ISD students to the hospital this morning. In a statement, District Superintendent Jason Adams said None of the students’ injuries were serious, and some students were quickly released.  

The Wife, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, reviews "The Wife," starring Glenn Close as the long-time spouse of a famous novelist.  Many critics say Close deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance.  Alice also reviews "Searching," a modern, tech-savvy thriller.

A car drives across the city limits of Quinlan, TX.
Brittany Gryder

Highlights from the next episode of Buried, in which we learn the Carey Mae Parker isn't the only missing person with ties to Lake Tawakoni. 

Feeding America
Feeding America

Nearly 2 million households in Texas are considered “food insecure” by the US Department of Agriculture.  On Wednesday, the USDA released a study of how many American households either cannot easily afford or have limited access to food. That study found that 14 percent of Texas households were considered food insecure through 2017. That compares to a national average of just below 12 percent.

TAMU Brand Guide

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, will hold "Tech Talks" Wednesday, September 12 and 19 at the Extension office in downtown Greenville, to teach smart-phone users how to make better use of their devices.  Those with Apple phones will meet at 1, and those with Androids will meet at 3.  Also, Sarah reports that the regular "grandparents raising grandchildren" group has resumed meeting at 1 p.m.

BJ Laudermilk

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head soccer coach Neil Piper about the team's first two games of the season. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the double overtime thriller vs Texas A&M-Kingsville, as well as head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's first ranking since 1989, and their three top-ten upsets last weekend. Manck concludes the episode with a visit from athletic director Tim McMurray.

WalletHub / WalletHub

The best place to buy a house in the U.S.? North and Northeast Texas. That’s according to a new report by personal finance website WalletHub, which ranks three Collin County cities as the top three markets to buy in the country.

Herald Banner / Herald Banner

Funeral services for Hunt County Judge John Horn are set for Friday. The Herald Banner reported that county offices will be closed so that county employees may attend the services.

Horn unexpectedly died over the weekend. His death has left a question of filling his seat. Horn was running for re-election in November. He was unopposed on the ballot. County Commissioner Jim Latham told the Herald Banner that Horn’s name will remain on the ballot and that a new county judge will be appointed in 2019.

Hunt Regional, Facebook

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, says urgent care clinics are a good alternative to the emergency room for non-life-threatening medical problems, and the cost of urgent-care treatment is much lower. 

Sulphur Springs police Sunday arrested a man they say drove more than 100 miles across the state to dump a woman’s body, and then got his car got stuck in a ravine.

Community Seeds, Facebook

Bert Cooper, the executive director of Community Seeds -- the non-profit, faith-based charitable organization in Lone Oak -- says the organization is now able to offer limited cash assistance to those needing helping in making their rent or utility payments, and he says the organization has an abundance of vegetables to give away from its community garden.

Jasmine Baker

KETR Sports takes you behind the scenes of the Lions’ season opener against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Texas heat wasn't enough to match the fever pitch of Lion fans excited to cheer on their defending national champions. They enjoyed a revamped tailgating experience, live music, free Lions gear and a double overtime victory.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Facebook

Greenville Chamber of Commerce President Byron Taylor says "Rally Round Greenville" events will be concentrated on Friday evening, September 14.  Events include circus performances, a chili cookoff, a Cornhole tournament, and live music on the square, conlcuding with the Emerald City Band from Dallas.  The Cotton Patch Bike Rally will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16.

Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni striper guide Trent Miller with Stripaholic Guide Service (903-530-1710). Tune in and learn some of the veteran guides fish catching tricks. 

Mark Haslett
Mark Haslett, KETR News

U.S. Customs & Immigration Enforcement said Friday that the number of undocumented workers arrested in an enforcement raid on A sumner-area business is 159. Of those, 145 were Mexico nationals. The remainder a mix of Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran nationals.

It’s almost Labor Day and that means a three-day weekend for most working people – but not for everyone. Not even for everyone at Texas A&M University-Commerce. 

If you’re a student at A&M-Commerce this semester, you will have the day off, but if you’re staff, you won't.

That’s because for this academic year, the Texas State Legislature has decreed that state universities get 13 holidays. Last year, there were 14. Any given year, the number will be between 12 and 15.

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Kristal Kuykendall has arrived from Little Rock, Arkansas, over the summer to take the reins as editor of the Herald-Banner.  On her Facebook page, she has taken the name of "Kristal Greenville," for simpliciy's sake, but also because she has been so taken with the community.  Kristal says the Herald-Banner is in the process of providing more local information, and the newspaper is put

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams explains the city's budget and tax rate for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  The city council held a hearing on the tax rate Tuesday night.  The rate is expected to remain at 82 cents per $100 property value, but revenues to the city will increase because of higher property values.

Campbell Soup Co. announced Thursday that it will be selling off its fresh foods and international businesses to concentrate on its core soups and snacks businesses. The move is not expected to affect the company’s soup canning plant in Paris. The company is looking o save nearly a billion dollars by 2022.

The 2017 National Champions of NCAA Division II return to action at Memorial Stadium tonight.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce begins its defense of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Football Championship tonight. The Lions kick off against traditional rival Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 7 p.m. Pregame coverage on KETR begins at 6 p.m.

KETR/Lion Athletics

This week on Lions Roar, Texas A&M-Commerce Associate Athletics Director for Marketing and Communications and host Josh Manck talks with head volleyball coach Craig Case about the team's victories to begin the season. Manck also chats with head football coach Colby Carthel about the upcoming season opener vs Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Lions Roar is presented by KETR in partnership with LionAthletics.

Austin County Extension

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses the effects of allergies, which will likely be more prevalent as fall arrives.

Hunt County Constable Don Morrison says he’s stepping down from his post. 

Cars blocked access to the parking lots of Load Trail in Sumner during Tuesday's Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid.
Mark Haslett

More than 100 people were arrested Tuesday at Load Trail, a vehicle trailer company in the unincorporated Lamar County community of Sumner, about 15 miles west of Paris.

Blocked from Giving Away 3D-printed Gun Blueprints, Texas Man Says He's Selling Them Instead

Aug 28, 2018
Bob Daemmrich
The Texas Tribune

Austin "crypto-anarchist" Cody Wilson says buyers can name their price for 3D-printed gun blueprints.

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