Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension Agent, says the Hunt and Rains County 4-H Clubs are organizing holiday packages for U.S. military members overseas.  The deadline to make contributions is Monday, November 25.  Requested items can be seen at this link.


Luke with a buck on an airgun hunt
Luke Clayton

The topic of Luke's outdoor show today is deer hunting. He used his 45 caliber Airforce Airguns Texan air rifle on the Dale River Ranch ( to harvest his first ever whitetail buck with an air rifle.

John Kanelis
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Maybe spending a sunny November morning listening to a couple of geezers talking about journalism and politics isn't the ultimate public radio experience, but if nothing else, it's very public radio.

Northeast Texas Children's Museum, Facebook

Sharline Freeman, director of the Northeast Texas Children's Museum, says the museum has welcomed close to 3,000 visitors since reopening October 26.  The museum is located in a new location at 100 Maple Street (Highway 11 east).

UT’s investigation found evidence of coerced, heavy alcohol consumption; sleep deprivation; hitting members with paddle boards; and forcing members to ingest unwanted substances.
Martin Do Nascimento / KUT

I guess I missed out on a lot of “fun” while attending college back in the day.

A&M-Commerce Athletics

Tim McMurray, Texas A&M-Commerce athletic director, says the Lion football team, ranked 23rd in the country and sixth in the regional rankings, needs to win at Angelo State at 3 p.m.

Dr. Dale Funderburk, Texas A&M-Commerce ecnomics professor, reflects on an study that says Texas is in better position to withstand a recession than any other state.  But Texas economist Dr.

Sharon Feldt, our books commentator, says Rebecca Dwight Bruff, author of the historical fiction novel "Trouble the Water," speaks at the Sulphur Springs Public Library

City of Sulphur Springs, Facebook

Emily Glass, vice president with Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, discusses the city's recent advances in the efforts to eventually convert the former Thermo Mine property into a very large city park.  The city council lately agreed to take over responsibility for a highway overpass on the project.  Creating a park on the property is a long-term project, and a considerable amount of remediation will be necessary on the land.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide Tony Pennebaker with one of many ‘eater’ size catfish landed this past week. Trophy blue catfish are biting well but on this trip, Luke was after the makings of a big fish fry and that’s exactly what Pennebaker produced.
Luke Clayton

As I walked up on the dock this past week at Lake Tawakoni Marina, I was greeted by catfish guide Tony Pennebaker. I could tell by the expression on his face that he had something humorous on his mind. “Fryers or trophy” he asked as I walked up to his guide boat. “Knowing you, Luke I think I already know what your answer will be!”

Someone has died on Texas roads every day for 19 years.

Nov 8, 2019
Pedestrians cross the intersection at Congress Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Austin.
Eddie Gaspar / Texas Tribune

        At 1 a.m. Oct. 11, 52-year-old Sylvia Figeroa lost control of her sedan in Lubbock. At 8 a.m. in Midland County, 44-year-old Gerardo Pérez couldn’t stop in time and collided with a semi towing a tractor. Later, at 11:20 a.m., Nedward Davidson, 62, crashed against a Freightliner truck southeast of Valley Mills. And at 2 p.m., Deputy Matt Jones of the Falls County Sheriff’s Office was struck by a car while helping another vehicle that had slid off the highway.

Midway, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says the new World War II epic, "Midway," is a well-told depiction of the first major U.S. victory over the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, and is "great history."  Alice also says "Doctor Sleep" is a worthy horror successor, 39 years later, to "The Shining."


Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says citizens are invited to attend a public workshop on a new comprehensive plan for the city of Greenville, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, November 14 at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.  Among other November events, Greenville Theater Works presents a performance of "It's a Wonderful Life" as a 1940s live radio play, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, and at 2 p.m.

Voters cast their ballots at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center in Houston on Nov. 5, 2019.
Michael Stravato / Texas Tribune

         A last-minute change in how votes were counted threw Harris County into an electoral muddle Tuesday, causing nearly 12-hour delays in results for the closely watched mayor's race and a raft of state constitutional amendments.

Community ISD Superintendent Roosevelt Nivens is scheduled to make a brief statement to the media at 5:30 p.m. before a memorial vigil at 6 p.m. in Community High School’s Braves Stadium. The vigil is open to the public.
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Four students from Community ISD in southeastern Collin County were killed in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night around 5:45 p.m. in the town of Lavon.

Judge Randy Moore expressed optimism that the exterior of the courthouse will be completed “a year from now.”
John Kanelis

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore is what one might call a pragmatic idealist.

Texas A&M-Commerce

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, discusses the new tribute to former A&M-Commerce President, the late Dr. Dan Jones, south of the Gee Library.  It includes a statue of Dr. Jones seated on a bench, a plaque, and his bronzed running shoes.  Funds for the tribute were raised from the annual Dr. Dan Jones Fun Runs.  Dr. Hendricks also says an event honoring Dr.

Brandon Ray Gonzales, 23, of Greenville, has been released following more than a week in the Hunt County jail.
Hunt County Sheriff's Office

Brandon Gonzales, who had been accused of being the gunman in the deadly shooting that left two men dead near Greenville last month, has been released from the Hunt County jail.

Farmersville’s website home page has a tab that readers can click to open the live streaming as it is occurring.
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Farmersville City Council gets an earful on occasion from residents who contend they don’t always know all there is to know about what the council is doing on residents’ behalf.

Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, comments on an article cautioning pet owners to be careful in providing toys for their pets.  She says she often treats pets who have swallowed balls or broken teeth on toys.

Voters will decide on 10 proposed state constitutional amendments.
Mark Haslett

Texas voters are about to weigh in on 10 proposed amendments to the state constitution, which deal with everything from retiring law enforcement animals to the state's tax code. Voters in three state House districts will also participate in special elections to fill empty seats.

Commerce Community Action Program, Facebook

Dr. Bob Johnson and the Rev. David Lay of the Bread of Life Church and Food Pantry of the Commerce Community Action Program (C-CAP) relate plans for a holiday-season trip to the historic East Texas city of Jefferson on Friday, December 6.  The Rev.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Luke talks fall/winter crappie fishing this week with his long time friend guide Seth Vanover (

Rebecca Jowers, left, and Stephanie Dillon of the Pioema Foundation work to further the organizations mission of helping victims, increasing awareness, and fighting the scourge of human trafficking.
Mark Haslett

Texas ranks second in the nation in reported cases of human trafficking. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area alone, this criminal industry is estimated to generate almost a hundred million dollars annually through the sale of forced labor. Many of the victims are minors forced into sexual service.

Gus is a contraband detection dog at the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. A measure on the Nov. 5 ballot would ensure law enforcement animals like Gus can be adopted by their handlers after they retire.
Brandon Thibodeaux / The Texas Tribune

When Jim Skinner served in the Air Force nearly 40 years ago, he extended his tour in the Philippines several times because he wanted to stay with his best friend, Jessie, knowing the two wouldn't have much time together after his service.

Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest, Facebook

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville reviews plans for the Bob Willis Fiddle Festival and Contest today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, November 1-2) in downtown Greenville.  The event features a performance by Bob Wills' Texas Playboys directed by Jason Roberts and the Rider in the Sky Western swing and comedy group Saturday night in the Greenville Municipal Auditorium.

Greenville Animal Hospital, Facebook

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says more of her clients are buying pet insurance to help cover the costs of caring for pets in the event of accident or necessary surgery.  The average monthly cost of pet insurance is about $76, but there are several different varieties of pet insurance available with variable costs.

Majors Field, Facebook

Derek Price discusses the annual "Fly-In" at the Majors Field municipal airport in Greenville Friday.  Many vintage planes will be on display.  The event is in conjunction with the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest this weekend downtown Greenville.

Speaker Dennis Bonnen in the House on March 27, 2019.
Emree Weaver / The Texas Tribune

When you ascend to the role of speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, you preside over a body of disparate political views. Republicans and Democrats seek to work together -- most of the time -- for the common good. They need a speaker they can trust to say and do the right thing at all times, in public and in private.

Brandon Ray Gonzales, 23, of Greenville, has been released following more than a week in the Hunt County jail.
Hunt County Sheriff's Office

A Texas social activist is organizing a protest in Greenville Saturday evening in response to the arrest of Brandon Ray Gonzales in connection with the deadly shooting at a local party last weekend that left two Dallas-area men dead.