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Commerce – Commerce is looking for local acts to play at this year's Bois d'Arc Bash in September. The Bash brings thousands of people into Commerce each year, and will feature Texas country musician Sonny Burgess as this year's headline act. More acts are still being sought, however, to fill the Bash's two day lineup, and all kinds of music performances or even dance acts are encouraged. Contact the Commerce Chamber at 903-886-3950 for more information.

Wolfe City – Wolfe City is looking for volunteers to help with Wolfe City Clean Up Day this Saturday. The project is part of preparations for the city's annual homecoming set in May. Trucks, trailers, and manpower are needed as volunteers will start out from the City Barn around 8am Saturday. For more information call 903-496-2251.

Greenville – Greenville Police are still searching for one or more suspects in connection with a shooting in North Greenville. One victim was flown by helicopter to a Dallas hospital after being shot in the left bicep and the bullet traveling through the arm and lodging in the victim's chest. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Wellington Street, a short distance away from Carver Elementary School.

Quinlan – There could be another Wal-Mart going up in Hunt County early 2007. A Wal-Mart Super Center is expected to go up in Quinlan on Highway 34 by February of 2007, according to the Tawakoni News. Quinlan City officials expressed excitement about the opportunity for a Wal-Mart, and the tax revenue it would generate. The store is expected to have more than 300 employees.

College Station – A public hearing to discuss a proposed tuition increase for the Texas A&M University system is scheduled for this Thursday in College Station. The increase could be as much as four dollars per semester credit hour. The meeting is scheduled for 10 am this Thursday on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. For more information, call 979 845-9600.

Commerce – 19 year old William Baker has been arrested in Dallas for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant out of Commerce. The warrant was issued in connection with a shot fired through a second story unit of Mitchell Hall on the A&M-Commerce campus last week. University Police will pick Baker up from the Lew Sterret Justice Center sometime today. It was easy enough for Police to find Baker when he walked into a DPS office to renew his driver's license.

Hunt County – A school finance plan approved by the Texas House of Representatives would increase funding for school districts in Hunt County.

Click the link above to hear the full stroy from Brad Kellar.

Commerce – The A&M-Commerce basketball team moved up to number 5 in the last national poll of the season. The top seeded team in the NCAA Division 2 South Central regional that begins this weekend at the A&M-Commerce field house, the Lions moved up 3 spots in the final coaches' poll after winning the Lone Star Conference Championship. A&M-Commerce guard Jermart Miller was also named Co-player of the Year in the 2005 Daktronics ALL-South Central Regional Team announced yesterday.

Listen as we talk to Texas A&M-University President Dr. Keith McFarland in this month's episode of A&M-Commerce Today.

Commerce – A stabbing victim in Commerce last week is doing well and back at school. The stabbing occurred as a fight broke out at a party on the A&M-Commerce campus last week. Campus police are investigating the incident where 2 people were injured with a knife, and a shooting that occurred later at Mitchell Hall, while Commerce Police are investigating a robbery at the West Gate apartment complex in Commerce that may be linked to the incident.

Commerce – An exciting weekend for A&M-Commerce basketball as the Lions come up with the Lone Star Conference Championship. Friday night showed tournament MVP Jermart Miller getting fouled on a 3 point shot with 1.7 seconds left to play and the Lions trailing Tarleton State 67 to 65. Miller stepped up to the line before the 3,500 person crown, and sunk 3 consecutive free throws to hand the Lions the victory in dramatic fashion.

Greenville – 29 year old Commerce man Charles Parrish has been sentenced to concurrent 20 year sentences for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated kidnapping. Parrish pled guilty in January to both charges in connection with a hold up of the New Way store in Commerce in October 2003. Parrish allegedly used a knife while holding a person hostage while committing the act.

Commerce –

The City of Commerce
PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, April 7th, 2005, marks the 30th anniversary of the day that KETR began broadcasting to the Commerce community from the first floor of the Journalism and Graphic Arts Building on the Texas A&M University-Commerce Campus; and

WHEREAS, when KETR first hit the airwaves in 1975, it radiated at only 10,000 watts and because of a state appropriation, had a total cost of $57,000; and

Bill Powers and Mark Chapman talk about old times and "the good ole' days" of radio.

Now serving as A&M-Commerce Sports Information Director, Bill has been an on-air personality with KETR for the better part of 15 years, and can be heard broadcasting every men's and women's away basketball games. Mark Chapman can be heard every night from 7pm to 11pm hosting The Art of Sound on 88.9 KETR.

KETR traffic secretary Deborah Smith and General Manager Vicki Holloway inspect the prizes given away at KETR's 30th Aniiversary reception, while Art of Sound host Mark Chapman looks on.

Door prizes were given away as a special "Thanks" to everyone for showing their support for KETR.

Attendees enjoy cake and conversation at KETR's 30th Anniversary reception.

Door prizes were given away as a "Thanks" for everyone's support. KETR also managed to find a few generous souls who pledged their ongoing support for KETR. We couldn't do it without the help of people like you.

KETR General Manager Vicki Holloway has a word with Bluegrass Special host Bill Ogden.

You can catch the Bluegrass Special with Railroad Bill every Sunday from 7pm to 10pm on 88.9 KETR.

KETR General Manager cuts the KETR anniversary cake.

With KETR celebrating 30 years, the station seeks to bring new programming to the public, but also emphasizes that KETR is listener supported, and urges you to make your contribution today, so KETR can bring you another 30 years of excellence in serving Northeast Texas.

Commerce – The A&M-Commerce men's basketball team hit the court tonight to face Tarleton State in the second round of the Lone Star Conference tournament. Tip off is set for 8 o'clock tonight, with live play-by-play coverage beginning at 7:45 here on 88-9. The championship game is set for 7:30 Saturday.


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