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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.

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
GimmeGimmeGames.com

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

KETR

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
ymca.net

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. 

Community Shows Support for Alicia Moore

Nov 12, 2012
Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

The community continues to show their support for a murdered Greenville teenager.  Several hundred people walked in memory of Alicia Moore on Saturday.

Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

"The death of 16-year-old Alicia Moore has been ruled a homicide,"  said Greenville Police cheif Dan Busken today in a press conference. Greenville Police will join with the Van Zandt County Sheriff and the Texas Rangers in the investigation into the death of Alicia Moore.


Avi Selk / Dallas Morning News

The Greenville Herald Banner reports that the Greenville Police Department have received confirmation that the body of an African-American female found Tuesday by a Van Zandt county road construction crew is in fact that of missing Greenville 16-year-old Alicia Moore.

Halloween Trunk o' Treat on Cooper Square

Nov 5, 2012
Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

A slideshow from Downtown Cooper filled with little ghosts, goblins, and super heroes!

Greenville to host Veterans Day Parade

Nov 5, 2012
appstate.edu

Veterans day events are scheduled this week in Greenville. The American Red Cross has scheduled a parade to start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Bois d’ Arc and Lee St. in downtown Greenville.

Cindy Roller/Cooper Review

Enjoy this Slideshow from the 2012 Chiggerfest in Cooper!

Dr. Grady Price Blount

Homecoming week on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce culminated in the Lions' heartbreaking loss to Abilene Christian Saturday afternoon, but not for a lack of motivated fans and die-hard alumni present.

One Boo-tiful Time Expected in Downtown Greenville

Oct 29, 2012
heraldbanner.com

Downtown Greenville will play host to super heroes, ghosts and goblins Wednesday. The city of Greenville along with Hunt County, Drug Free Greenville and downtown merchants are hosting Halloween on the Square from 4 to 6 pm.

For the second year in a row, Paris High School has received the College Readiness Award from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.

TAMUC Photo

COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The program will begin in January of 2013.

School Board Accepts and Rejects Property Bids

Oct 26, 2012
Cindy Roller / The Cooper Review

COOPER - The Cooper ISD Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss matters related to property.

huntregional.org

UPDATE 11:32 a.m - The "facility issue" that closed the Hunt Regional Community Hospital in Commerce is a rodent infestation. They were discovered after a pest control company did a check-up of the facility.

What To Do in Delta County This Fall

Oct 24, 2012
Cindy Roller / The Cooper Review

COOPER - Let no one say there's not much to do in Delta County this month! This list is just a sample, submitted by Cindy Roller of The Cooper Review.

Scott Harvey has been the voice of local news on 88.9 since November of 2007. We must now bid a fond farewell to the hardworking journalist, editor, and host who's become a fixture here in Northeast Texas.

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