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Joshua Newton

Commissioners in Grayson County have extended the temporary burn ban indefinitely. The ban on outdoor burning is now in effect until it rains.

Commissioners are also trying to remind people to think past burning yard waste or trash. Anything that causes a spark can set dry ground alight – cigarettes or chains dragging from a trailer could set off a ground fire as well as any match.

Sherman’s Fox outlet reported today that the city’s fire battalion has answered nine grass fire calls this month.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced today that the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Mark Rudin as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Rudin was selected during a telephonic meeting of the Board of Regents.

Drew Ivery

SAN ANTONIO- Last season the Lions finished in Kansas City hoisting their first NCAA National title (14-1) over West Florida. Their lone loss came to conference foe Midwestern State, who finished three points shy of first in the preseason poll. The Lions not only start the season picked to finish first in conference but are riding a 10-game winning streak, the longest active in Division ll.

 

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Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, has written an article on genealogy and folklore for the Texas State Genealogical Society journal that will appear in October.  Carol says genalogy sometimes gets in the way of the old adage, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." 

BJ Laudermilk

For the third straight year, the A&M-Commerce Lions football team was the preseason favorite to take the Lone Star Conference Championship as announced Tuesday in San Antonio. But what about the rest of the conference? Which team(s) will the Lions have to contend with in 2018?

The Hunt County GOP’s candidate for county treasurers has withdrawn from the race. Sherry Fair will not be on the Nov. 6 ballot. She reportedly stepped aside for what she called family reasons.

Charlie Chitwood poses ahead of the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in Kansas City, KS.
Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce play-by-play announcer Charlie Chitwood has been named the winner of the Jake Trussell Award for the Lone Star Conference's Sportscaster of the Year, as announced Tuesday at the LSC's annual football media day.
 

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams discusses plans for highway improvements in Commerce under the county highway program approved by voters in 2016.  A loop around Commerce and a pedestrian bridge over Highway 24 are no longer in the plans, but rather the plans include two roundabouts on 24 that would slow traffic passing by Texas A&M-Commerce.  Culver Street would be narrowed from five to three lanes and made more p

Drew Ivery

  The Dallas Wings (14-10) fell to the Connecticut Sun (13-12) 92-75, giving the Wings back to back losses after a tough stretch of games before the All-Star break.

The Wings were led by All-Star Center Liz Cambage who quietly notched another double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds. All-Star teammate Skylar Diggins-Smith collected just 8 points, possibly due to fatigue from travel, and leading the league with 34.3 minutes per game.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the city is gaining several new businesses: the Interstate Body Shop, on Highway 224, which will also include an Enterprise car rental franchise; the Sand Knop Tree Farm, near the Hydro Aluminum plant east of FM 3218; and a new storage shed manufacturing plant on Highway 11 east of town.

It is finally official. This year’s annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival will host headliner Texas Country/Red Dirt artist Stoney LaRue. The Texas native started his career at a young age. Now he is turning out hits like “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground,” and “Love You For Loving Me.”

He recently made an appearance in this area as the headlining act for the NETBIO Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Roundup last fall in Sulphur Springs on Celebration Plaza. His performance drew a record-setting attendance.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Gary Anderson was at the center of a Texas Rangers' investigation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Lots of little things started to add up leading to an investigation by the Texas Rangers of Delta County Precinct 2 Commissioner Gary Anderson. He was indicted for Abuse of Official Capacity which is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Donations may be brought to East Delta Baptist Church or placed in the donation barrels at The Rebel Rose or the Beauty Depot in downtown Cooper.
Gwendolyn Savage

Each summer East Delta Baptist Church, in partnership with other local area churches, reaches out to families of financially disadvantaged children attending school in the Cooper ISD by providing new clothing at the beginning of each school year.

Chief Deputy Charla Singleton and Sheriff Ricky Smith just received the newest addition to the local law enforcement department - new Dodge truck.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Some good news came out of a brief recent Delta County Commissioners Court meeting. The Road and Bridge and Delta County Sheriff’s Office will be receiving funds from Texas Association of Counties for new safety equipment.

New Cooper City Foreman Will Anderton and City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy showed their appreciation to longtime City Foreman James Jarrell at his recent retire
Hollie Roberts

New Cooper City Foreman Will Anderton and City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy showed their appreciation to longtime City Foreman James Jarrell at his recent retirement reception  held at City Hall.

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