Local Interest

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

Dean Steps Down

Dec 6, 2012
TAMU-Commerce Photo

COMMERCE – Dr. Brent Mangus, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has indicated a desire to return to a faculty position.

Martin Still Allegedly Stealing, Still on the Loose

Dec 5, 2012
Cindy Roller

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Burglary and auto theft suspect Cecil Eldon Martin is still evading police after having escaped custody on Monday during a necessary transport stop.

Christmas Traditions: Greenville Parade

Dec 5, 2012

One of the floats in this year's Downtown Greenville Christmas Parade is expected to feature a nostalgic piece of the city’s history.

Christmas Traditions: Ridgecrest Live Nativity

Dec 5, 2012

One of  Greenville's longest running Christmas traditions continues this month. The live nativity at Ridgecrest Baptist Church is always scheduled to be performed December 2oth through the 24th during the 5 evenings before Christmas.

Christmas Traditions: Christmas on Park Street

Dec 5, 2012
Houstonian - flickr

A local Christmas tradition continues in one of Greenville's most elaborately lighted neighborhoods. “Christmas on Park Street” includes the annual horse drawn Wagon Rides and Lantern Parade.

Delta County Sheriff: Martin Still in the Area

Dec 4, 2012
Cindy Roller


City of Cooper Reopens Tennis Courts

Dec 4, 2012
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

COOPER - City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall announced Monday the tennis courts at the City Park were finished with renovations. 

Cindy Roller/Cooper Review
Cindy Roller

UPDATE:  A suspect in a rash of Delta County burglaries is still at large but the stolen police vehicle Cecil Martin escaped in has been found by Delta County authorities.

The City of Commerce has issued a mandatory public notice regarding the public water supply, required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Daniel Starks / KETR

It's the first full week of December, and temperatures are in the 80s, and seasonable temperatures aren't in the short-term forecast.

Wanting something to do this weekend? Here are a few events that you may enjoy!

Commerce Police Department

UPDATE 11/29/12, 1:22pm - 20-year-old Myeisha Simone Garcia of Commerce is the suspect arrested by CPD and the Texas Rangers for the murder of 20-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville. / Street View

Twenty-year-old Jamal Stanton of Greenville died at the Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce this morning, the result of an apparent stabbing which occurred near the Tarter Apartments.

A Pattern of Break-Ins in Cooper

Nov 28, 2012
Cooper Review/Cindy Roller

Delta County authorities are seeking information regarding the recent burglaries where suspects used a pickaxe to break into several local Cooper businesses.

Daniel Starks / KETR

Thanksgiving came and went, and it feels like the cool temperatures did too. Less than a week before December, temperatures are expected be in the 70s by the end of this week.

Black Friday is Here

Nov 21, 2012
Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Waiting in line after just a few hours of sleep with coffee in hand, it’s black Friday yet again.

Local Impact of Hostess Troubles

Nov 20, 2012
David Owsley

Recently we’ve heard of the possible liquidation of Hostess. For most, this news was shocking and heart-wrenching, since Hostess is the maker of many childhood confectionery treats.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a chilly week last week, we are back up to higher than normal temperatures for this time of year.

Video Game Sales In Decline

Nov 17, 2012

Ever since the creation of the first gaming system, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), video games have become huge in the United States.


Wanting to know what to do this weekend? Here's a sneak-peek of some events happening around the region this weekend!

Pleasant Weekend!

Nov 17, 2012
Daniel Starks / KETR

Mother Nature has kept this weekend rain free! But the rain is expected next week.

Daniel Starks / KETR

The Texas Department of Transportation has indicated that the traffic handled by two Commerce intersections isn't quite enough to warrant automated traffic lights.

A&M-Commerce to Stage Student Plays for Canned Goods

Nov 16, 2012
Dajonay Stewart

A Texas A&M University-Commerce Theatre class will host a student organized production of 5 plays in the upcoming weeks. “5 Shades of Red” are five 10 minute plays written by the theatre class as a part of a charity event to receive donations for the Commerce Food Pantry.

Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

Officers with the Greenville Police Department and other agencies are set to go door-to-door today in the area near where slain high school student Alicia Moore disappeared two weeks ago.

Smokers Encouraged To Kick The Habit

Nov 15, 2012
Sharonda Drake

Around this time of year, the American Cancer Society aims to get smokers across the US to participate in what is known as Great American Smokeout day.  It is a day in which smokers make the decision to quit, or use this day to make a plan to stop smoking for good.  The American Cancer Society has support all over the nation, especially in the Northeast Texas region.

Jerrod Knight

Tuesday November 13th, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon with Texas Rangers Owner and MLB Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.

Veterans honored in Delta County

Nov 14, 2012
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

The Cooper High School National Honor Society hosted a Veteran’s Day Program on Monday morning to a full house of Veterans, students and the community as well as an afternoon event on the lawn at the Delta County Courthouse with American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 placing a wreath at the monument for the Veterans including a moving address by Past Commander John Cleveland.

Next Step Taken for New YMCA Building

Nov 14, 2012

Another step has been taken in the creation of a new YMCA in Greenville.  The Greenville City Council agreed Tuesday to back the creation of a panel to investigate whether or not a new YMCA is needed.

New Restaurant Breaks Ground in Commerce

Nov 13, 2012
Sharonda Drake

Over the past years, the City of Commerce has provided a limited number of businesses and restaurants. With the growing number of students each year at A&M-Commerce, many are hoping for new food choices.