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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.

Dre C dedicated to hip-hop, fatherhood

Feb 19, 2013
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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.

The Dan and Jalinna Jones Education Awards Ceremony, presented by the Hunt/Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference, is set to recognize area students, teachers, principals and superintendents on February 24th.

The A&M-Commerce Music Department was able to secure a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, and KETR's Jerrod Knight did a live broadcast from the event.  After, News Director Scott Harvey produced a light feature highlighting the special event.  Jerrod Knight reporter, Scott Harvey producer.

Each Year, Commerce hosts a special local music program based on "American Idol".  Daniel Starks reports.

After tornadoes damaged many homes across the region, a local community hosted a festival to help some hurt the most by the storms.  Scott Harvey reports.

KETR lost a great friend and volunteer when Bob Aikin passed away.  Jerrod Knight honored Aikin as part of KETR's regular weekly news magazine, The Lead.

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Winter is almost out of the picture for most of us in the region, and that means that Spring is on its way! But with Spring comes storm season, are you prepared? Here's some tips and information to keep you and your family safe this season.

Body cameras may make their way into all Texas police department.
Greenville Police Department

Police believe they have found the second of two suspects involved in a robbery this morning cornered at a residence on Rabb St. in Greenville, which prompted a lockdown at some Greenville ISD campuses.

Explosion injures two

Jan 29, 2013
vanzandtcounty.org

Two 24-year-olds have been injured in explosion and fire at an oil and gas firm's facility north of Van.

Scott Harvey / KETR

The Commerce City Council has determined that "the high price tag required to repair and maintain the pool" is to blame for a decision to close the city pool.

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

A house-burglary call led to to an arrest of a man in possession of a stolen car and other items.

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

A Commerce man found himself detained by a homeowner armed with a gun, local police said.

Jared Horn / Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce announced the hiring of Colby Carthel as new head football coach on Tuesday. Carthel had spent the last seven seasons as the defensive coordinator at West Texas A&M, where his father, Don Carthel, is head football coach.

At a campus press conference Tuesday morning, Colby Carthel emphasized recruiting as a central priority in reviving the fortunes of the A&M-Commerce football team, which finished with 1-9 records in 2012 and 2011.

Jerrod Knight

A list of award recipients begins with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

City of Commerce, TX

The Council Chambers at Commerce City Hall is the site of an informational meeting to be held Tuesday, February 19th, to discuss a project that will affect streets within the city.

Roberto Rodriguez

KETR listeners will hear a new voice for news. Mark Haslett is a seven-year radio veteran with more than a decade in the field of journalism.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Winter is here, and so are the perfect pictures! With snowy branches, lampposts in the snow, and drivers trying to make their way to their destinations there are many photos we would like to share!

Dr. David Crenshaw, former Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, passed away on December 27th, 2012. Services are set for January 3rd.

A white Christmas has resulted in potentially dangerous roadways in Northeast Texas, which can prompt delays and closures for many organizations and services who might normally be open for business. We'll post the latest here.

tceq.org

COMMERCE - The City of Commerce has issued notice to rescind the advisory for high nitrites in the drinking water. The water delivered to homes in the city has been deemed safe.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a cold front moved through last week bring snow to the region, temperatures are expected to warm up again bring highs in the 70s for parts of North Texas this week.

Filling boxes to Help Those in Need

Dec 17, 2012
HCSMfish.org

Volunteers are expected to be busy this week, filling the boxes which will provide extra food to families in need this Christmas.

Wanting something to do this weekend? Here's a few events going on in the region!

Charity Event to Help Greenville Residents

Dec 12, 2012
inparistx.com

What organizers hope will become a new local Christmas tradition is scheduled this weekend in downtown Greenville. The “Spirit of Giving” is being presented by the Greenville Lions Club, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Farmers Market downtown.

A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

COMMERCE, Texas–Texas A&M University-Commerce head men’s basketball coach Sam Walker sits on the verge of a pair of impressive coaching milestone as the Lions head into a three-game road trip to close out the 2012 calendar season.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a rough start for December, it's finally picked up the pace and caught up with our expectations, and thankfully, these temperatures should stick around!

Victor Puccio

Recently, Texas A&M University – Commerce welcomed a bit of Latin flair into its doors.

The Recording Academy (www.grammy.com)

The Governors' Texas Music Office has released a list of 27 Texas born-or-based acts who received a total of 36 Grammy nominations.

Baptist Student Ministry Hosts 5K Walk/Run

Dec 7, 2012

Looking for an excuse to wear that downright ugly holiday sweater Grandma bought? The Baptist Student Ministry, on the campus of Texas A&M University – Commerce, may have a solution for you.

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