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Greenville Theatre Works, Facebook

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville previews September events, including the Greenville Theatre Works presentation of  the frantic comedy "Noises Off" at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium Friday-Sunday (September 13-15).

This trail camera photo from the Dale River Ranch shows a sampling of the  bucks that hunters look forward to hunting this season.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke is joined with his friend Randy Douglas, manager of the Dale River Ranch (www.daleriverranch.com) and the topic is deer hunting. The Dale River Ranch in located adjacent the Brazos River a few miles from Palo Pinto, Texas and offers a family atmosphere for enjoying the outdoors.

A&M-Commerce

Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, has received the D. Frank Davis Professional and Community Outreach Award in Addiction Counseling from the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.  September is Recovery Month and at 7 p.m.

Volkswagen, Facebook

Derek Price, author of the nationally syndicated "Cargazing" column seen in the Herald-Banner and the Commerce Journal,  reflects on the list of discontinued cars for 2019, including the iconic Volkswagen Beetle.

RickyCSimmons.org, Facebook

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says 1970s Greenville Lions football great Ricky Simmons will speak at 9 a.m. Thursday at Greenville Middle School on his triumph over drug addiction and imprisonment.  Simmons played college football at the University of Nebraska and in the USFL.  He will sell and sign copies of his book, "The Explosion of Redemption."  Also, Pud discusses Food Truck Friday at the Greenville Sports Park at 6 p.m. Friday.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Sarah Latham, Hunt County Agrilife Extension agent, says Agrilife will offer a weekly Chronic Disease Self-Management program starting at 10 a.m.

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The executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, Jack Neal, and trail supporter Hank Pickering of Wolfe City discuss the news that the NETT has earned more than $1.1 million in grants from Texas Parks and Wildlife for improvements to the trail.  As part of that, Wolfe City received $200,000 for improvements to the 1.6 miles of the trail in its city limits.

Capt. Mike Williams with a trout catch
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with his longtime friend Capt. Mike Williams (www.galvestonfishingguides.com) and gets a current update on fishing on the upper Texas Coast. Cooler weather triggers the annual bull redfish run, trout fishing is at it's best and the  fall flounder run is just ahead.

After a month of allegations and denials about a political meeting between a conservative activist, the speaker of the Texas House and a committee chairman, there's still a missing link: proof.
NPR

Ross Ramsey, one of the top guns at the Texas Tribune, has it exactly right. Empower Texans main man, Michael Quinn Sullivan, needs to release the full recording of a meeting he allegedly had with two key Texas legislative Republicans.

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Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, relates the history of the Hopkins County town of Cumby, as a "rip roarin'" Wild West cattle town known as "Black Jack Grove."  The town celebrates "Black Jack Grove Day" each year on the second Saturday in May.

Community Colleges across the state are now required to develop recommended course sequences for all of their majors, laying out which classes students should take and giving them a timeline for completing them.
Mark Haslett

Victoria Tintori had three criteria in mind when applying to four-year universities: cost, distance from her family, and — most importantly — whether or not the school would take the 65 college credits she’d already accrued at Austin Community College. 

Cooper Lake State Park, Facebook

Steve Killian, superitendent of the Cooper Lake State Parks, discusses the beautiful photographs and videos of the park that have recently appeared on Facebook, and well as several upcoming activities at the South Sulphur and Doctors Creek units.

Greenville Animal Hospital, Facebook

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, reflects on an article warning against misinformation found online related to pet care.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Wayne Bowman comments on strategies for watering lawns and flower beds in the hot, dry late summer weather.  Wayne says grass will retain water better if the lawn mower is set at a higher level.

Tony Pennebaker
Luke Clayton

This week's guest is Lake Tawakoni guide Tony Pennebaker with Thunder Cove Guide Service. Tony has learned that trophy size blue catfish can be caught during late summer and he and his clients have been boating some big ones on freshly caught shad. Late fall and winter is traditionally the big blue season but Tony has tapped into a summer bite that will have many catfish anglers rethinking how they fish for the big ones.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams discusses plans for the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone that is being declared east of Park Street between Maple and Bishop Streets, providing tax incentives for home owners to renovoate their homes.  And the mayor says the city of Commerce recieved a check worth more than $500,000 from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District this week, as the result of renegotiating a contract with the water district.  The city agreed to make a change in a flaw in the contract that was unfavorable

Hunt Regional Healthcare

Kim Saenz, director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Centers in Commerce and Quinlan, and Stacy Stevens, director of surgical services with the Hunt Regional Medical Center, discuss the new Mako robtic system for knee surgeries at the Greenville hospital.

Piece of Mind: Mr. Sam Knew His Place

Aug 21, 2019
Sam Rayburn worked with eight different presidents: four Democrats, four Republicans.
John Kanelis / KETR

The plaque pictured below offers an important civics lesson. It tells of the late Sam Rayburn's role as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and also as a rank-and-file member of the legislative branch of the federal government.

Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Facebook

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville says the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville has two major events upcoming, the museum's annual fund raising Heritage Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (August 24) at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center, and "Muzee at the Museum," from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Seeds

Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds of Lone Oak, says the faith-based organization is expanding its transitional housing program and planning a new rehabilitation facility for men.

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Paul Voss, Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager, says the Bois D'Arc Bash golf tournament at Sand Hills Country Club will be Friday, September 20 this year, one week eariler than the rest of the Bash, Septmber 27-28.

Larry Weishuhn aka Mr. Whitetail
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke's long time friend Larry Weishuhn stops by to talk a little hunting and, for a change FISHING.

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnosis Laboratory

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says dog owners should be more vigilant about preventing heartworms in their pets.  Heartworms are spread by mosquito bites, and from dog to dog. Dr. McCreary says heartworm preventative medicine is relatively inexpensive.  She says she's also seeing a lot of problems this summer with fleas and ticks.

Texas State Historical Commission

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says progress is being made in locating a cemetery for people who died on the county poor farm in the period from the 1890s to the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Gary Kyle played his father's vintage guitar on his song "Chapter 2" live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

Texas' own Gary Kyle is hitting it big with his new release American Flags, which is being played on more than 150 stations outside of Texas. The Houston native is excited to make new fans and spread his music beyond the Texas border.

Welding Operations Can Spark Wildfires

Aug 14, 2019

Over the last 14 days in West Texas, temperatures climbed over 100 degrees and the last significant rain occurred in June, resulting in dry conditions ripe for wildfire ignition. Local fire departments responded to multiple fires sparked by welding in the last week.

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Our personal technology commentator, Jeremy Gamez, reflects on a New York Times article in which the author describes his experiences in quitting Facebook.  One of the results, the author says, is that he cut his expenditures on clothing purchases over a six month period from about $1,000 to $300.  Jeremy is the business technical analyst for the Texas A&M-Commerce Provost's office.

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Emily Glass, vice president with Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, comments on news that the Hopkins County crime rate is the lowest in 19 years, KSST radio reported.

“Hooray for Brallywood” is the theme for the 2019 Bras for the Cause Hunt County fundraiser to be held on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm in Downtown Greenville.
Provided Image / B4TC Hunt County

For many years, local philanthropists, artists and volunteers have grabbed glue guns and taken on the role of seamstresses, designers and bra wranglers in hopes of raising money to purchase new equipment and offer services to those undergoing cancer treatment at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, TX. Bras for the Cause, now in its 11th year, will display those creations the evening of Thursday, October 10th, in Downtown Greenville. Last year, the event raised over $170,000, with every penny staying right in Hunt County. And volunteers are hard at work making sure this year’s event is a blockbuster with the theme “Hooray for Brallywood.”

Commerce ISD, Facebook

Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman reflects on the beginning of a new school year Tuesday (August 13).  Among the major developments is the opening of the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center adjacent to Commerce Middle School, which will provide a variety of services to Commerce families, including medical services from the Carevide community health center in Greenville.

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