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Daniel Starks

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Daniel was born and raised in Commerce, TX, and has been a life-long listener of 88.9 KETR. After listening to ‘The Art of Sound’ with Mark Chapman as a child, he enjoyed the thought of being able to broadcast across NE Texas.  He is now a Radio/Television student at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hopes to continue his work in radio after he graduates. He has been heard in the past as the host of ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Movie Picks with Alice Reese’ and ‘The Morning Bell’.

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84 year-old James Earl Jones joins former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, and Brendan Fraser in a new drama, Gimme Shelter.

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Commerce Independent School District has proposed an incentive that may have some teachers curious, and we have school board member Kathleen Hooten with us on this edition of The Morning Bell, to tell us about it.

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Will Arnett is starring along side Brendan Fraser in the new animated comedy from Peter Lepeniotis, The Nut Job.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.

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Joaquin Phoenix is back on the big screen, but loving the small one!

He plays a writer who falls in love with his newly acquired operating system in the new movie Her.

Listen as Alice Reese brings her review of this movie, as well as Lone Survivor, and August: Osage County.

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Commerce Independent School District will soon be making their campuses more secure using technology.

Throughout the coming weeks, workers will begin installation of a buzzer system at the front entrances of each campus. These systems will be equipped with two-way video/audio connection to the front office, allowing campus staff to see and speak with the person at the door, while still being at the safety of his/her desk.

2013 may be over, but studios across the world are still working on bring you the form of entertainment that you have come to know and love: movies!

Listen as Alice Reese gives us her top 10 list of movies for 2013!

10. Blue Jasmine

9. All is lost

8. Her

Thousands lose electricity

Dec 6, 2013
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Despite successful repairs in some areas, hundreds of Northeast Texas residents remain without power following Friday's ice storm.

Much of the region - including Commerce, Sulphur Springs, Paris and Bonham - is served by Oncor Electric Delivery. More than 2,500 Oncor employees and contractors have arrived in Texas to to enact emergency repairs.

"We have our employees and outside utilities and contractors positioned across our service territory, prepared to respond as soon as possible," said Oncor chief operating officer Jim Greer.

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While the bulk of this weekend's ice storm has already impacted the region, sub-freezing temperatures and a chance for wintry precipitation will continue through Sunday.

Friday night, a break in cloud cover should result in very cold overnight low temperatures, with thermometer readings expected in the mid-teens. Winds out of the north around 10-15 mph, gusting to 20, could result in wind-chill values in the single digits to low teens.

The second week of playoffs is in the books for most teams across the region, with some teams coming up on top that were not expected!

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson are back in the arena for the second movie in the Hunger Games saga.

Matthew McConaughey, raised in Longview, Texas, is returning to the Lonestar State for the new movie, Dallas Buyers Club.

Morgan Freeman is back and he's brought some old pals with him! Last Vegas is the newest hit from

Listen as Alice brings her take on Last Vegas, Ender's Game, and  All is Lost.

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UPDATE: 10:20 - The man being sought in Terrell Monday night has been arrested, but not before two more people were added to his victims list.

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A storm system will be moving through the region Wednesday and into Thursday that could bring much needed rain to the area.

As of Oct. 22, most of the region is in a moderate drought with much of Lamar county remaining under extreme drought conditions.

While the rain will be beneficial to the region in many ways, it will also cause major problems. The system is expected to move in Wednesday afternoon and will be in the region through Thursday. In this time period, Northeast Texas could see up to four inches of rainfall.

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The Terminator and Rambo are teaming up in the newest action thriller from

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A 27-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Sulphur Springs early Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jim Bayuk, Police dispatchers received two 911 calls from the residence, both times with nothing on the other end but silence.

Bayuk tells Kerry Craig of  the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram that officers were dispatched to the home where the body of Jessica Tyler Crayton was found with "massive trauma to her neck and throat area."

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Benedict Cumberbatch is back on the big screen playing Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Based on a true story, this movie brings to light the story behind WikiLeaks and its founders. Were they heroes, or traitors?

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Justin Timberlake, while he may be a comedian with great singing talent, shows his serious side in the new thriller, Runner Runner.

Starring Timberlake and Ben Affleck, this new movie is sure to get your attention, but according to Alice Reese, it may not hold it for long.

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Social media exploded late Saturday night with reports of 'loud explosions'  and 'gun shots' being heard across the region.

At about 11:20 Saturday night, a large "boom" was heard in Commerce and nearby areas. With a secondary explosion 30 minutes later. Social media was buzzing with many people wondering what was going on, with some fearing potential meteors or even earthquakes.

After receiving many calls, Commerce Fire and Police Departments were unable to locate any damage, or fires of any sort.

The cause? Tannerite.

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Sandra Bullock is returning to the big screen alongside George Clooney as they take on the dangerous final frontier. When debris hits their space station, however, survival is the only instinct.

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Ron Howard completes a goal of his as he brings Rush to the big-screen after several years of his desire to do so.

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After her role in the blockbuster hit Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow returns to the big screen in her latest hit, Thanks for Sharing.

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Fall is here, and that means it's a new season for movie releases! Check out this week's episode as Alice brings us reviews on the latest movies in theaters!

9-11: Where were you?

Sep 11, 2013
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It's Sept 11, 2013. Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Many people remember exactly what they were doing at the moment they heard what had happened. Do you?

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J.D. Salinger, author of the great 'Catcher in the Rye' is being remembered in an on-screen bio directed by Shane Salerno.

The wait is finally over, and High School Football has returned! The Commerce Tigers season began at North Lamar versus the Panthers on Friday. KETR has the audio highlights from the game, plus scoring results from other games across the region.

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It's a never-ending trend in our society that bands from England are a hit here in the U.S., but not every band gets their own movie!

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A large grass fire was reported near Commerce early Monday afternoon, threatening structures.

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Summer is almost over, but movie theaters around the world are still buzzing with new movies, including the newest movie from Disney, Planes.

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