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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.

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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
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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
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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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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.
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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.

Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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A house-burglary call led to to an arrest of a man in possession of a stolen car and other items.

Police are looking for information about three suspects in an attempted robbery Sunday evening.
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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.

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