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Sept. 27 Morning Newscast

  • COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Hunt County, but holding steady in Hopkins County, according to numbers from the Texas Dept. of State Health Services.
  • The Hunt Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors is expected to name a replacement for retiring CEO Richard Carter on Tuesday. Carter is scheduled to retire in December.
  • The Hunt County Commissioners Court is expected to approve Tuesday a significant increase for the county’s volunteer fire departments – about twice the amount of previous allocations.
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce athletics are expected to move to the Southland Conference of NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Series classification. Several reports of the move were published Friday evening. The university has not confirmed, but news conferences are scheduled for Tuesday.
John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.