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Delta County Commissioner Indicted By Grand Jury

Jul 21, 2018
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.

A multi-agency sweep in Hunt County on Wednesday resulted in 29 arrests.
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One hundred fifty federal, state, county, and local law enforcement officers Wednesday arrested 29 people wanted for outstanding felony and parole violation warrants in Hunt County. The joint roundup involved officials from the FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, and the Greenville Police Department, as well as the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

In 1973, Dave Nelson became the first player in Texas Rangers history to play on defense in an All-Star Game when he replaced Oakland's Sal Bando at third base.
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Dave Nelson, a speedy infielder who was one of two Texas Rangers players on the 1973 American League All-Star team, has died. Nelson was 73. In recent years, Nelson was a television broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, who said in a statement released today that Nelson had been battling a long illness.

Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos.
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The Texas Rangers might still be searching for a World Series title after 44 years, but fans can take pride in the fact that Arlington Stadium hosted the first-ever appearance of ballpark nachos, the kind with cheese sauce. A concessions company from San Antonio created the stadium sensation in 1976. The restaurant version of the dish, now a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine, traces its origin to 1943 in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

Gamble was known for his left-handed slugging ability and distinctive hair.
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Former Texas Rangers outfielder and designated hitter Oscar Gamble, 68, died today. Gamble’s agent, Andrew Levy, confirmed the death to MLB.com. The cause of death was not released.

Night shot of property along state highway 276 in Quinlan, TX.
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After two years without help from the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Carey Mae Parker’s family launches its own investigation. 

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says at Saturday night's game vs. Oakland, the Texas Rangers will present a grant of $5,000 to the United Way for the renovation of the youth baseball and softball park in Wolfe City.  This is a separate but related project to the United Way's plans to renovate the city park in Wolfe City on Saturday, October 22.

Luke speaks with the iconic Joaquin Jackson this week, author of "One Ranger- A Memoir" and the modern face of the Texas Rangers.
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This week, Luke visits with famous Texas Ranger Joaquin Jackson. Tune in and listen to Mr. Jackson tell about what it was like pursuing fugitives into the heart of Mexico back in the good ole days.

Tony Ross, 34, died on March 8 following his arrest and detention in Sulphur Springs on March 6.
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The death of a Hopkins County man who died following a heart attack suffered in police custody has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report.

Tony Chance Ross, 34, was arrested and jailed by Sulphur Springs police on March 6 and died in a Tyler hospital on March 8. In the autopsy results, the cause of death is listed as “acute methamphetamine intoxication and physical restraint.” The manner of death is listed as “homicide.”

Mabel Wheat, legendary former milkshake maker at Miller's Ole Soda Fountain, passes away in Cooper, Texas.
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Don’t cry over spilled milk. Legendary milkshake maker Mabel Wheat would not want tears from her fan club. The 93-year old passed away in Cooper on Wednesday, April 22 in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mabel Wheat spent over 60 years behind the vintage counter as a milkshake maker for Miller’s Ole Soda Fountain on the corner of the Square in Cooper, Texas dishing out life advice and cheering for the Texas Rangers along with her famous “Purple Cows and Redhots.”

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The Texas Rangers will hire Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Citing unnamed sources, Rosenthal tweeted the hiring report this morning.

The club is expected to make an announcement today.

Banister beat out interim Rangers manager Tim Bogar for the job along with Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash.

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Jake Thompson, a 2012 graduate of Rockwall ISD's Heath High School, will make his Metroplex professional baseball debut tonight for the Frisco RoughRiders.

Thompson, a right-handed pitcher, was recently acquired by the Texas Rangers organization in a trade that sent former Rangers closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Texas received Thompson and another right-handed hurler, Corey Knebel. Frisco is the Texas League (AA) affiliate of the Rangers. 

NCAA compliance important to Lions

Jan 15, 2014
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Cooper and Jordan sat down with Jacob Walker today to discuss his role with the A&M-Commerce athletic department as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers, NCAA and NBA basketball and the NFL playoffs.

Jorgensen talks Bisons, Lions basketball, Rangers

Dec 4, 2013
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Joshua Jorgensen, one of the assistant athletics directors at Texas A&M University-Commerce, sat down with Cooper Welch today to talk about the upcoming Live United Texarkana Bowl, the men's and women's basketball teams, indoor track and new staff.

The show ends with a discussion of the big moves made by the Texas Rangers, the mediocrity of the Dallas Cowboys, and the crazy weekend of college football coming up.

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Nolan Ryan announced his retirement from his position as CEO of baseball's Texas Rangers, according to a release from the team on Oct. 17.

Ryan, 66, was hired as the team's president in 2008 and was named CEO in 2011. During Ryan's tenure in the Texas Rangers' senior management, the team made its first-ever World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.

"This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization," Ryan said in a statement. "I'm extremely proud of what this organization has accomplished."

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