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Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

defense.gov

Many African-American soldiers who wanted combat duty in World War II were denied that role. But the role they were given proved invaluable.

Get together on the 4th of July!

Jul 2, 2013
govbooktalk.gpo.gov

From Paris to Rockwall, here's a listing of July 4th celebrations around KETR's little corner of the world.

nga.gov / National Gallery of Art

A Texas journalist goes public with personal struggles in an effort to erase the shame around mental health issues.

npr.org

88.9 KETR is proud to announce a top-notch addition to the weekend programming lineup.

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This week's program features an excerpt from “Go Down Looking,” a novel by Jim Ainsworth of Commerce.

East Texas War and Memory Project / Texas A&M University-Commerce

In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, KETR presents an interview with an African-American veteran: Fannin Garrett of Emory, Texas.

Cindy Roller / KETR

KETR wants your county fair photos - selected pictures will be published in an online gallery later this month.

Sulphur Springs to bark for its park

May 28, 2013
Luis Noble / Sulphur Springs News-Telegram

Dog parks are extremely popular in the Metroplex area, in Houston, and around San Antonio and Austin. But what about in Northeast Texas?

Hunt County Memorial Day services

May 27, 2013
David Yu / http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidyuweb/

Veterans will be remembered today across Hunt County today.

Kevin Jefferies / KETR

The Dallas area Comic-Con, hosted at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas was May 17th - May 19th and we have images of some of the best Cosplay for the event.

Commerce High School News-Facebook

After defeating New Boston in the one-game round last Friday night, the Commerce Lady Tigers have moved on to the Regional Semi-finals tonight in Mt. Pleasant.

Jesus Flores' 'Spotlighting the Pride'

May 16, 2013
lionathletics.com

Jesus Flores, a Texas A&M University-Commerce student and aspiring sports journalist, presents profiles of local athletes in his "Spotlighting the Pride" podcast series.

www.facebook.com/TuscanSliceGreenville

Greenville has a new purveyor of pizza and many other Italian bistro dishes. Tuscan Slice opened in late April at the corner of Wesley St. and Mustang Crossing, a quarter-mile south of Interstate 30.

Drug sting nets 21 arrests

May 1, 2013
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Numerous law enforcement agencies got an early start this morning in a drug sweep that resulted in multiple arrests in Delta County.

'Spotlighting the Pride' at A&M-Commerce

Apr 29, 2013
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Jesus Flores, a Texas A&M University-Commerce student and aspiring sports journalist, presents profiles of local athletes in his "Spotlighting the Pride" podcast series.

Commerce officials urge West Nile Virus awareness

Apr 26, 2013
Wikimedia commons

Warm weather - and mosquitoes - are back.

I felt a certain guilt in watching the search for the two alleged Boston Marathon bombers:  I enjoyed it.

Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor spoke with KETR's Jerrod Knight in conjunction with the A&M-Commerce William L. Mayo Prestigious Speaker Series.  Full interview here.

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oglesbyproperties.com

KETR has received word that Mike Oglesby, the developer behind Oglesby Plaza on Monroe Street in Commerce, passed away on Thursday.

Seguin native assumes AVP/Dean's role

Mar 18, 2013
Texas A&M University-Commerce's Affordable Baccalaureate program is the first competency-based bachelor-level degree from a public institution in Texas.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

John Kaulfus is the new Assistant Vice President and Dean of Campus Life and Student Development at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

This Sunday morning at 2 a.m., clocks around the region will be adjusted to observe Daylight Saving Time.  You know when we do it, but do you know why?

Michael Woodall

Hog hunters at Sulphur Bluff Ranch discovered one of the county's more reclusive residents.

TAMUC Marketing Communications

A videographer captured some amusing fan footage from the Texas A&M University-Commerce home basketball games Feb. 27.

Italy retains charm through the years

Feb 26, 2013
www.maryclarktraveler.com

When Mary first visited Italy some 20 years ago, she was struck by the rustic charm of the architecture.

A&M-Commerce answers Perry's challenge

Feb 23, 2013
rickperry.org

Commerce, TX – Governor Rick Perry, in his recent State of the State address,  recognized Texas A&M University-Commerce and President Dan R. Jones for pioneering efforts to create a Bachelor’s degree costing approximately $10,000—significantly less than most undergraduate degrees.

Photos: In Cooper, planning a revival

Feb 20, 2013
Cindy Roller / KETR

KETR's Cindy Roller shares a few photos from a recent religious event in Cooper.

Photos: 'Winter Wonderland' in Cooper

Feb 19, 2013
Cindy Roller / KETR

The weather wasn't all that wintry, but Cooper adults and children got into the spirit anyway at the Cooper Parent-Teacher Organization's Winter Wonderland Dance on Feb. 16.

Dre C dedicated to hip-hop, fatherhood

Feb 19, 2013
YouTube

Portland, Ore., native Dre C called into Up Next on Feb. 15 to discuss life, music and his new project, Underrated But Dedicated.

Photos: 'That's my girl' dance

Feb 19, 2013
Cindy Roller / KETR

KETR's Cindy Roller - and her camera - were in on the fun at a dance in Hopkins County.

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