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Sharon Feldt, our books commentator from Sulphur Springs, has enjoyed reading "Rules of Magic" by Alice Hoffman, a "prequel" to her earlier novel "Practical Magic," which became a movie with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.  Both books are tales of witchcraft.  Sharon says she met Alice Hoffman at this year's "Pulpwood Queens" book club conference in Nacogdoches, where authors come and visit informally with fans.  Sharon's book club, the Bright Star Liter

Commerce Chamber of Commerce, Facebook

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the annual Spring Bois D'Arc Car Show will be in downtown Commerce starting at 8 a.m. Saturday (April 28).  The event includes new cars, vintage cars and even motorcycles.  Paul also discusses the new digital message boards that have been installed at the City Park and near the Magnuson Hotel.  One more will be installed near A.C. Williams Elementary School and Commerce Middle School.

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Byron Taylor and Michelle Wiker with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce says that 28 businesses are participating in the "Downtown Stroll" from 5-8 p.m.

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Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the organization will conduct a training program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 1) not only for United Way board members and members of  other non-profit organizations at the United Way headquarters on West Lee Street in Greenville.  People who are interested in being part of the United Way board or the boards of directors of any non-profit organizations are invited to attend.  Greg Bennett from the state United Way organization will speak at the event.

Cypress Creek Renewables

Michael Paris, the executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corporation, discusses a tax abatement reinvestment zone that has been approved by the Lamar County Commissioners Court to permit Cypress Creek Renewables to construct a 60-acre solar farm in the eastern part of the county.  Paris says solar farm would generate considerable revenue for the Prairiland ISD.  Michael says it's expected that the State Highway 24 widening project is expected to be complete this summer, which will improve Paris' industria

Texas Tech University

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says the 22nd Cotton and Rural History Conference at the Audie Murphy-American Cotton Museum in Greenville starts at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 28).  The keynote speaker is University of Mississippi professor Dr.

Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on an article about the rising cost of pet care.  Dr. McCreary says many factors are involved, including the expectations of pet owners for technologically advanced treatment.  But Dr. McCreary says veterinarians are able to work with pet owners on working out a plan that suits their situation.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce, Facebook

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses the apparent increase in home construction in the city, and the continued revitalization of downtown Commerce, with the recent opening of the Shear Relaxation day spa.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a Psychology Today article that chronic stress may damage brain structure and connectivity.  The article is based on a University of California study.  Other than prescription drugs, meditation, exercise, social connectivity, laughter, and listening to your favorite music are recommended as good ways to combat stress.  Dr.

Cindy Roller, Cooper Review

Downtown Sulphur Springs has enjoyed a great revival in recent years, with many of its historic buildings being renovated and occupied by new businesses.  But Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers tells us now a new building is being constructed downtown on Main Street by businesswoman Billie Ruth Standbridge.  A sportsman's store will be located in the building, with living space on the upper floor.  The mayor says it will be complete by the late spring or early summer.  Also, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham and Hunt Regional E

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says construction on the long-awaited Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir is expected to start around May 1.  The North Texas Municipal Water District based in Wylie is building the lake, but the mayor says Bonham will have a claim on its water if it can demonstrate the need.  Mayor Floyd says plans are in place to zone the residential and business development around the lake, the first time that's been don

Rampage movie, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "Rampage," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is another successful vehicle for the action hero.  It's based on an arcade game from the 1980s, and Alice says it reminds her of the Godzilla movies from the 1950s.  "You Were Never Really Here" is an intense, violent thriller with Joaquin Phoenix, which Alice says is one of the best movies of the year so far.

Texas Classroom Teachers Association

Our personal technology commentator, Jeremy Gamez, says the terms of service that social media users accept usually without reading may give companies the right to access the user's personal information.  If you put it on the Internet, Jeremy says, don't be surprised if an unintended someone sees it.  Jeremy is the business technical analyst for the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Master Gardener Byron Chitwood says it is prime time for planting tomatoes.  He says the Celebrity variety is the most popular in Northeast Texas, but he recommends planting several varieties of tomatoes to get the best results.  Byron enjoys growing asparagus.  He says it takes about two years for an

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Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent Sarah Latham says creative arts exhibits are due to be submitted for the Hunt County Fair this Wednesday (April 12) from 3-7 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building of the Fairgrounds.  The Fair takes place from April 20-April 29 on FM 1570 in Greenville.   Sarah says the Fair is in need of volunteers, including judges.

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