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An infant was killed in southern Hunt County Monday morning after being attacked by a dog, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Byron Taylor, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, discusses plans for the city of Greenville's Fourth of July fireworks show, which has now been postponed because of the coronavirus threat.  The annual Park Street Fourth of July parade has been cancelled.  Byron also discusses the "Forward Greenville" survey, that is seeking opinions from citizens on the future direction of the city.

A 12-year-old girl from Klondike was killed Saturday night in what Royse City police called a "tragic accident."

Dallas-based KRLD-AM reported that the girl was riding a skateboard in the parking lot of the Royse City High School football stadium following Royse City's Celebrating Freedom, an event featuring live music and a fireworks show. She was hit by the vehicle her father was driving. The girl was taken to Children's Medical Center in Dallas, where she was pronounced dead.

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Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, recently wrote about natural remedies used by Native Americans, in the context of the search for ways to treatment the coronavirus.  Carol says the Native Americans observed how animals used plants in developing natural remedies.  Blackberries were often used.

Stubby Stubblefield shows off a catch
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits with Stubby Stubbfield and talks summer catfishing. Luke also relates an exciting night 'gigging' trip for flounder. 

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Commerce ISD superintendent Charlie Alderman discusses the planning for students to return to school on August 4, under the guidelines announced by the Texas Education Agency.  Mr.

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Paul Voss, Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager, says the Bois D'Arc Fourth of July Fireworks show will take place Friday night, July 3 at Centennial Park.  As of now, the Red Clay Gypsies are scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30, but Paul says the plan for the usual gathering in the park may be dropped as the situation develops concerning the coronavirus.

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Emily Glass, co-owner of The Venue at Two-Nineteen in downtown Sulphur Springs and former mayor, discusses the near-completion of a newly constructed section of State Highway 11 between Sulphur Springs and Commerce.  Traffic is being allowed on the new roadway, but caution is recommended because of loose gravel.  The new stretch of highway has been built to avoid some of the curves on Highway 11 near Sulphur Springs and to avoid what is considered a dangerously narrow bridge.

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Sarah Latham, Rains County Agrilife Extension Agent, offers tips for safe and efficient outdoor grilling of meat, with summer here.  The demand for grills, along with other outdoor home equipment, has risen as people kept indoors because of the coronavirus threat feel the urge

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By John Kanelis

This story disappointed me greatly, but at some level I wasn’t terribly surprised, as I have seen this scenario play out before.

Commerce Cares Recycling decided to discontinue its work collecting recyclable materials, saying that too many residents were carelessly tossing trash into the recycling bins. Commerce Cares couldn’t devote the time and effort to separate the trash from items to be recycled … so it surrendered.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitee of the University will host a town-hall webinar, "What Should White America Do to Improve Race Relations," at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 23).  It will be a Zoom discussion and the link will be on the University web page.

Fly fishing at Gunnison Crested Butte
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This week, Luke speaks with John Norton of the Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Department. Listen as they explore some great fishing spots out in Colorado.  Visit gunnisoncrestedbutte.com for more information.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Wayne Bowman says, as we enter the summer, it is best to water flowers or vegetables early in the morning, rather than during the day or night, to get the best results.  Wayne says eight hours of the intense Texas sun is more than enough, so consider creating artificial shade on the west side of plants to provide some relief in the afternoon.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says city revenues from sales taxes and property taxes are holding up pretty well during the coronavirus crisis.  The mayor says the city got a good audit report recently, that will help in the recruitment of new city manager.

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Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says a proposal to receive designation of a house at 1705 Bonham Street in Commerce as an historical site is being sought from the Texas State Historical Commission.  The house originally belonged to J.D. Jernigan, son of William Jergigan, one of the co-founders of Commerce.

Piece of Mind: Love For This Hero Lasts Forever

Jun 16, 2020
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By John Kanelis

How proud are they of Audie Leon Murphy in Farmersville, Texas?

They are so proud of their favorite son that they wouldn't dare let an international medical pandemic -- which has shut down ceremonies and outdoor events around the world -- stop them from honoring the most decorated soldier to serve during World War II.

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Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park is now taking reservations for new overnigh- camping visits.  When the park opened again to camping, only campers with existing reservations were being allowed.  It is still recommended that you make camping and day-use reservations online.  Also, Steve says the Lone Pine Boat Ramp at the Doctor's Creek unit is open again after repairs.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville discusses the growing list of events in Greenville, with the gradual "reopening" following the coronavirus shutdown, including registration for fall sports leagues and a children's summer camp at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Civil Rights Law Protects LGBTQ Workers

Jun 15, 2020
In a 6–3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled that Title VII of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employment discrimination on the basis of sex, applies to gay and transgender workers as well.
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In a major victory for gay and transgender workers in Texas and nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal civil rights law prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of their sexual orientation or transgender identity.

Piece of Mind: Antifa Gets Tarred Unfairly

Jun 13, 2020
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By John Kanelis

“Antifa” as become a four-letter word in some circles around the nation.

It is meant as a sort of shorthand for a group that opposes fascism, as in “anti-fascism.” Of course, it has morphed into a more militant sort of operation. Of late, though, it has been blamed for fanning the flames of discontent and discord on our city’s streets in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic killing in late May by Minneapolis police officers who were arresting him for – get this! – allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill.

A catch from Gunnison Colorado
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This week, Luke visits with Andrew Sandstrom with Gunnison Crested Butte tourism (www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com). There is much in the outdoors to enjoy in the Gunnison Valley, a destination Luke has enjoyed visiting for many years.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, reflects on stories of the beginnings of a comeback for drive-in movies as a result of the coronavirus.  Also, Alice discusses new movies and other programs coming out during the month of June on Netflix.

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Bert Cooper, director of Community Seeds of Lone Oak, says free food will be distributed to anyone who wishes to have it from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday (June 13) at Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville.  Also, Bert reflects on the death of George Floyd and the events that have ensued since then.  Community Seeds is a faith-based charitable organization.

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Sarah Latham, Rains County Agrilife extension agent, says volunteers in Rains County have made more than 1,000 face marks for medical personnel.  Agrilife has provided tips for keeping face masks clean.

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Jeremy Gamez, our personal technology commentator and the Interim Chief Information Officer of Texas A&M-Commerce, responds to an article asserting that working from home will be the "new normal" for many people after the coronavirus shut-down.

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Dr. LaVelle Hendricks, associate professor of counseling at Texas A&M-Commerce, relates plans for a Zoom town-hall meeting on "What Does It Mean Today to be Black in America" at 1 p.m. today (Monday, June 8).  Dr. Hendricks will moderate the discussion with A&M-Commerce faculty, staff and students.  A&M-Commerce President Dr.

Piece of Mind: They Rallied for Unity

Jun 6, 2020
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By John Kanelis

On a day when Donald Trump preened and proclaimed that George Floyd would be “happy” with the huge job gains registered in the wake of the global pandemic, a group of Princeton, Texas, residents gathered at a park under a sweltering sun to honor Floyd’s memory.

Floyd, as the world knows, died more than a week ago when Minneapolis cops arrested him for a non-violent offense, put face down on the pavement and then snuffed the life out of him. The officer who killed him is white; Floyd was black.

Luke and a buddy smoked and canned these salmon fillets last week.  They are ready for the pressure cooker.
Luke Clayton

Let’s face it, what’s tastier than a crispy fried fish fillet? A family fish fry is a time honored event with many of us and one that this old outdoors writer plans to keep going but, there are other very tasty ways to prepare the fish we enjoy catching so much!

HOW TO SMOKE A FISH 

by Luke Clayton

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville relates plans for a George Floyd peaceful protest march at 3 p.m.

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Hank Pickering, a supporter of the Northeast Texas Trail from Wolfe City, says the NETT has seen more visitors during the coronavirus crisis.  About 23,000 visitors to the trail were recorded in Paris during the month of April, about four times the average number, Hank says.  "Tame the Trail" on Saturday, June 13 will bring supporters of the Trail out to perform clean-up activities in Wolfe City.

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