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Skip Peterson of Gearhead Archery
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Luke speaks with Skip Peterson of Gearhead Archery (www.gearheadarchery.com) this week.

On the Campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce a mini golf course has sprung up across from the Math Building.
Charles Burriss / KETR

A mini golf course has sprung up across from the Math Building on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce thanks to the efforts of art students attending a summer course at the school. 

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Harry Turner, an officer of the Commerce Community Action Program (C-CAP) and a deacon with Mount Moriah Baptist Church, says the church will host a back-to-school event where school supplies will be provided at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Princeton’s 2010 census total stood at 6,708 residents, but that number is expected to more than double in the 2020 census.
John Kanelis

Princeton City Hall is a non-descript structure on U.S. 380. The City Council meets there. The city administrative offices are located inside the structure the city leases from the building owner.

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Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville comments on several upcoming late-summer events in Greenville, including a Back to School Movie, "Lego Movie 2," presented by the Greenville Police and Parks and Recreation Department at 8:30 p.m.

In interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Baylor University regents shared previously undisclosed details of an investigation into the "horrifying" sexual assault allegations against football players at the school.
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School is about to begin in Texas, which means that football season also is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you, but I might be looking with just a little bit more interest than usual at Mount Vernon High School, waiting to see how the team performs in its first season under the coaching leadership of a guy who – although he is a brilliant coach – shouldn’t have this job.

Aggie Horticulture, tamu.edu

Nancy Oliver, Hunt County Master Gardener, describes growing Meyer lemon trees on a patio.  In freezing weather, she wheels the trees, which are in pots, into the house.  She produced more than 140 lemons this year.  And Cynthia Beacom, also a Master Gardener, discusses growing satsuma orange trees on her patio.

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Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article explaining that some severe headaches may be caused by dehydration.  In the hot summer weather, drinking water is even more important.  It's recommended that a 160-pound person drink 80 ounces of water per day.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

This week, a fishing update on Lake Texoma
Striper Express

Hop in the truck and let's head up to Lake Texoma this week and visit with Luke and his guest Bill Carey with Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com). We will learn the current pattern on catching stripers and have some fun in the process. 

Hobbs & Shaw, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw" is two hours and 10 minutes of non-stop action that will satisfy fans of the "Fast and Furious" franchise.  Alice says "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood," released last week, is one of Quentin Tarantino's most interesting films, and presents a finely detailed, but revisionist view, of the events of the summer of 1969, 50 year

Commerce Robbery Attempt Ends in Suspect's Death

Aug 1, 2019
In Commerce, police are investigating an apparent home invasion and robbery attempt that resulted in the shooting death of one of the suspects.
Commerce Police Department

In Commerce, police are investigating an apparent home invasion and robbery attempt that resulted in the shooting death of one of the suspects.

Greenville Animal Hospital, Facebook

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says the hospital has partnered with the Abandoned Pet Project to provide neutering surgeries for feral cats that are caught and brought to the hospital.  The neutering is the "snip," and clipping the end of one of the cat's ears is the "tip," so that the cat can be identified as one that has been treated.  The fee for an individual trapping a cat and bringing it in is $20, thanks for a grant from the Abandoned Pet Project.  Dr.

The schedule is for conversion of Group 1 on July 31, Group 2 on August 1 and Group 3 on August 2.
The schedule is for conversion of Group 1 on July 31, Group 2 on August 1 and Group 3 on August 2. / FCEC

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Fannin County Kids Still Need School Supplies

Jul 31, 2019
Children, youth, and families from First Presbyterian Bonham helped move, sort, and organize school supplies for the Children's Center's annual School Supply Drive.
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Staff and volunteers at the Fannin County Children’s Center are already hard at work for the 23rd annual School Supply Drive.  Students in Fannin County will head back to class starting as early as August 14.  

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Hunt County Master Gardener Cynthia Beacom discusses the challenges of late-summer gardening in Northeast Texas, with tips on mulch, watering and late-season plantings.

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Texas A&M-Commerce Lion football fans have endured a long offseason. Last fall when it was announced that Colby Carthel would accept the head coach position at Stephen F. Austin, fans knew that the next head coach had big boots to fill. It didn’t take long for the A&M-Commerce to announce David Bailiff as the next Lions head coach.

Mt. Vernon Eastbound I-30 Traffic to be Detoured Sunday

Jul 30, 2019
I-30 Eastbound Traffic to be Detoured Sunday Near Mt. Vernon
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On Sunday, August 4, Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) crews will be replacing a message board on an overhead sign bridge on I-30 eastbound near the Franklin and Titus County Line. This will require the main traffic lanes on I-30 eastbound to be closed between 7 a.m. and noon, or until work is completed.

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Derek Price, author of the "Cargazing" column, reflects on the three luxury automobiles he's test driven lately, the Mercedes Benz E-635 station wagon, the BMW 850-I, and the Accura NSX.

Jeff Warren Johnston (left) and Ben Balmer (right) performing live at KETR.
Matt Meinke

It is not everyday that a Texas music show receives a country record which really stands out and shines as something unique, but that's exactly what Notably Texan found in the Undiscovered Country release by Austin's Jeff Warren Johnston.

The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site is one of Fannin County's attractions.
John Kanelis

Sam Rayburn might well have been the greatest Texas politician of the 20th century. Greater than Lyndon Johnson, or John Connally, or Ma Ferguson, or Ralph Yarbrough, or Ann Richards.

John Ratcliffe could soon be the nation's new Director of National Intelligence
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President Trump’s pick to replace outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, the congressman who represents Northeast Texas.

Commerce ISD, Facebook

Commerce ISD Superintendent Charlie Alderman reflects on the school board's approval of a significant pay raise for all teachers, administrators and staff.  The Commerce ISD received a 19 percent increase in state funding, making the pay increase possible. Teachers will receive a $5,000 stipend and a minimum $2,200 salary increase.  Staff will receive an average 15 percent pay raise.

Cameron brinkerhoff (left) of Airforce Aiguns and Ton Jones (right)
Luke Clayton

Luke is talking airguns this week with Cameron Brinkerhoff the marketing director for Airforce Airguns www.airforceairguns.com

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Dr. Kent Montgomery, head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the Aquarid meteor shower is Sunday night into Monday morning (July 28-29), with the peak viewing around 3 a.m.

A recent Dallas Morning News investigative story described the failure of Enloe State Bank in Cooper.
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In Cooper, the bizarre story of the Enloe State Bank has caused a buzz this summer in what’s ordinarily a pretty quiet town. The bank went out of business following a suspicious fire and a paper trail that revealed a number of fraudulent loans. A few people lost of lot of money as a result of the bank failure. The federal investigation is ongoing. 

Bonham Quilt Hop, Facebook

Malinda Allison of Honey Grove discusses the annual Quilt Hop events taking place Friday and Saturday in Honey Grove and Bonham.  Historic and artistic quilts will be on display in numerous locations, including St. Mark's Church in Honey Grove and the Sam Rayburn House in Bonham.

Carey Mae Parker might have been working in the nearby town of Terrell, TX, when she disappeared.
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Buried creators George Hale and Jerrod Knight discuss a series of cadaver dog searches that began in January 2019. 

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Lake Ralph Hall Land Aquisition Moves Forward

Jul 23, 2019
The North Sulphur River valley will be flooded to create Lake Ralph Hall.
Mark Haslett / KETR

Property buyouts for the proposed Lake Ralph Hall in Fannin County should be completed in the near future.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $45.5 million from the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (Fannin, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, and Wise counties) yesterday. The District will use the assistance to finance land acquisition for the proposed Lake Ralph Hall reservoir and its raw water pipeline.

Cooper Lake State Park, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Steve Killian, the complex superintendent at Cooper Lake State Park, discusses the opportunities of the park, which in effect is divided into two separate parks, the South Sulphur Unit on the south side, and the Doctor's Creek Unit on the north side.  Because of the lake's status as a U.S.

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