The Bonham High School Drill Team, the War Dancers are recovering after having nearly $5,000 embezzled from their account.
Bonham ISD

After nearly $5,000 was embezzled from the Bonham High School Drill Team, the War Dancers have been fundraising to replace their stolen money according to Sherman-based KXII-TV.

The RoundUP Program is designed to assist customers who are struggling financially.
Brad Kellar

A proposed system for helping Greenville residents with utility bills has been tabled by the Greenville City Council, in response to concerns about the sign-up process and other matters.

City of Sulphur Springs, Facebook

Emily Glass, vice president of the Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs and the city's former mayor, says the City Council has started a series of meetings to determine the city's vision for the future.  Among other things, Emily says the city needs more and affordable housing.  And Emily says the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has opened a new headquarters on the downtown square in Sulphur Springs.

Luke's guest this week is Larry Weishuhn, Mr. Whitetail.

Mr. Whitetail Larry Weishuhn joins Luke once again this week for some campfire talk.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Wayne Bowman, Hunt County Master Gardener, says now is the time to plant bluebonnet seeds if you want them to pop up next spring.  He says a good place to buy them is the U.S. Department of Agriculture office, at 5522 Highway 224 on the northeast side of Greenville.  In this program, we talk about fall gardening for vegetables and perennials.

Greenville Municipal Auditorium, Facebook

Judy Woods, representing the Greenville Symphony Series, says season tickets and indvidual concert tickets are on sale for three performances of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the Greenville Municipal Auditorium during the 2019-20 season.  It will be the 46th season of DSO performances in Greenville, with performances set for Friday, November 15; Thursday, February 20; and Saturday, May 20.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss comments on plans for this year's Bois D'Arc Bash, starting Friday night and continuing through Saturday night in dowtown Commerce.  Rising country-music performer Chris Colston is the headlining musical act Saturday evening.  It is the 34th annual Bois D'Arc Bash.

Davy Crockett, Texas State Historical Association

Sandra Miller with the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce relates plans for this year's Davy Crockett Festival in the Fannin County town of Honey Grove, located between Paris and Bonham.  The festival is in honor of the fact that legend holds that Crockett visited the Honey Grove area upon entering Texas on his way to the Alamo, and wrote home to Tennessee about the honey bees he found there, encouraging others to move to Northeast Texas.


Greenville Animal Hospital, Facebook

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, discusses on ways to help pets deal with stress.

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Park, reflects on the role of park rangers, which for Steve includes living in the park.  Many park activities are scheduled at at the South Sulphur and Doctor's Creek units, including a Boot Camp and BBQ at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, and a Water Science program at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the South Sulphur unit, and a live music program and dance at Doctor's Creek, Saturday evening, October 5.

Piece of Mind: Stand Tall Against NRA, Dan Patrick

Sep 22, 2019
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, left, listens as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, gives his State of the State Address in the House Chamber, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Hell must have frozen over during the night. Or … the sun rose in the west. Or …  something else totally out of the ordinary occurred.

Luke with Larry Weishuhn
Luke Clayton

Luke visits with his long time friend Larry Weishuhn aks "Mr. Whitetail" on today's show.

North by Northeast host Mark Haslett visits with student Britt as well as TAMUC's Karen Roggenkamp and Sarah Northam.
Jerrod Knight

Next week is Banned Books Week! On today's North by Northeast, we preview the annual event and talk about related topics with Texas A&M University-Commerce's Sarah Northam and Karen Roggenkamp! Northam is Head of Research and Instruction Services at James G. Gee Library and an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Languages. A&M-Commerce undergraduate Britt Beatte also joined in.

Today's program will discuss the sources and targets of efforts to ban books.
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On this morning's North By Northeast, we're speaking with Texas A&M University-Commerce's Sarah Northam and Karen Roggenkamp! Northam is Head of Research and Instruction Services at James G. Gee Library and an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature and Languages. It's a live call-in show, so you can participate in the conversation.

You can also explore the explore the American Library Association's special website on banned and challenged books

Ad Astra movie, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie review, enjoyed "Ad Astra," the space adventure starring Brad Pitt, in which  travel to other planets has become a part of everyday life. Astronaut Pitt is sent on a mission to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and, perhaps, to save the world.  Alice says the movie version of "Downton Abbey," in theaters today, will please fans of the long-running public-TV series.

Ramey performed his song "Run Away With Me" live on KETR.
Matt Meinke

Tony Ramey spent more than 15 years in Nashville as a hired songwriting gun. Eventually the music industry changed and it was time for a change of scenery, and now he and his family call Northeast Texas home.

Cynthia Beacom, Hunt County Master Gardener, says fall is great time to plant perennial flowering plants, such as phlox and lantanta, and also to plant bulbs, such as daffodils.  Planting in the fall will allow perennials to establish their roots during the winter months, and bulbs will sprout and blossom in the spring.  Cynthia enjoys spider lillies, which are planted from bulbs, but hard to find.  She recommends ordering through "The Bulb Hunter,"

Piece of Mind: Cokie Roberts: A Giant Has Passed On

Sep 18, 2019
Due to NPR salaries being so low, few men were willing to take jobs there. This resulted in a roster of young female talent now considered among the most respected names in radio: Nina Totenberg, Cokie Roberts, Linda Wertheimer, and Susan Stamberg.

Cokie Roberts was born to do what she did.

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman reflects on the the recently announced state accountability ratings, in which the district received an overall rating of B, up from last year's C rating,  and Commerce High School received a B, but the Commerce Middle School received an F rating and A.C. Williams Elementary received a D.  Alderman says the district and the high school ratings are multi-faceted, while the middle school and elementary ratings are based on a single-day of testing.

BONHAM, Texas — A suspect was arrested, and more than $105,000 in stolen property was recovered after an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Troy McKinney and the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office.


Dick Latson and Dr. LaVelle Hendricks. board members of Commerce Community Cares, discuss the charitable group's annual kickoff event at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Ben E. Keith building in Commerce.  CCC has achieved it's goal of $27,000 for the 2018-19 year and has set the same goal for 2019-20.  The organization provides funding to 12 Commerce non-profit organizations.

Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, comments on Hunt Regional's recent regognition for its 100 percent performance in the Hospital Preparedness Program conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Luke visit with Mike Ford this week
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with his lifelong friend Mike Ford. Mike was the star quarterback for SMU back in the 80's. Today, Mike and his wife Lori own and operate the Rio Rojo Rancho ( in northwestern Red River County.

The "Reimagine Commerce" plan includes changes for the city's downtown.

This is North by Northeast, conversations that matter to Northeast Texas. On today's episode we discuss Reimagine Commerce. It’s an ambitious proposal designed to make Commerce a better place to live and work. Much of the plan involves a redesign of some of the town’s thoroughfares and that part has inspired some opposition as well as support.

Cooper Lake State Park, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Facebook

Steve Killian, superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Parks, discusses upcoming events in the park, including "Critter Corner" at 4 p.m. Fridays at the South Sulphur Unit, where children will learn about an animal that lives in the park, and Archery lessons, at 6 p.m. Saturday (September 14) and Saturday, September 28, also at the South Sulphur Unit.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karri McCreary, veterinarian and co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on a New York Times article on caring for aging pets.

State Sen. Pat Fallon, a former state representative, was elected to the Texas Senate last year. Fallon could be the highest-profile Republican yet to take on the state's senior U.S. senator.
Juan Figueroa / The Texas Tribune

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — State Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, announced Monday evening he is exploring a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, potentially giving the state's senior senator his most prominent intraparty opponent yet.

Brad Davis Music, Facebook

Commerce-based musician and music producer Brad Davis comments on his current activities, including a new bluegrass recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Thalian Club, Facebook

Donna Tavener, president of the Commerce Thalian Culture Club, previews the club's 50th annual auction at 6 p.m. Saturday (September 14) at Sand Hills Country Club.  The auction will raise thousands of dollars for youth-oriented services organizations in Commerce.  One of the many items being auctioned is a 36-inch Blackstone Griddle Station.