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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 few times each year, Your Station opens the doors to new members. This is your opportunity to become a supporting member of 88.9, a "Friend of KETR."

The financial health of public broadcasting depends on listeners who become supporting members. That's what we're doing this week. We're offering you the opportunity to become a supporting member of 88.9 KETR and help keep this great programming on the air for all your neighbors here in Northeast Texas.

Hawaiian Falls Says 'Aloha' to City

Sep 21, 2012
David Alvey / Blue Ribbon News

GREENVILLE - Officials now know more about a proposed water park in the city.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

Words can’t express the thoughts behind what happened 11 years ago on 9/11. But we remember.

Daniel Starks / KETR

Another cool front is on it's way!

Slideshow: Hopkins County Fall Festival Underway

Sep 10, 2012
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

On Saturday, Sept. 8 folks lined the streets of Sulphur Springs for the 43 Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival Parade.

Three persons were taken into custody by the Hunt County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division working with the Terrell and Greenville Police Departments in the 5300 block of Highway 34 South around noon Thursday.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

Children are special gifts. They are so innocent and loving. All it takes is a smile, to light up the day.

Efforts in Local Cities Slowing Down West Nile

Sep 3, 2012
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HUNT COUNTY - Fewer cases of people being infected with the West Nile virus are being reported in Hunt County.

Greenville Equipping Citizens to Fight Crime

Sep 3, 2012
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Greenville residents will have an opportunity to spend an evening out this fall learning how to fight crime in their neighborhoods.

http://www.drugfreegreenville.org

GREENVILLE - For more than two decades, DrugFree Greenville has served on the front lines in the battle against substance abuse through continuous prevention and awareness campaigns, and a great deal of community support.

A&M-Commerce Celebrates Blue & Gold Wednesday

Aug 29, 2012
Jason Flowers Chris Watson / Texas A&M University-Commerce KETR

Blue and Gold Wednesdays are a time for everyone to show their school pride and wear their blue and gold, which are the school’s colors.

Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - It's 91 degrees at 7 p.m. on a Wednesday and Daryl Martin is preparing to go for a drive. The same drive he’s taken every other week this time of year over the last decade.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Picture this: You are paddling down a gently flowing river, a cool breeze, and birds chirping in the background. You look at the river banks on either side of you, and there’s snow. You’re traveling down a river in Alaska.

Kylie Singleton / Sulphur Springs First Baptist Church

MILWAUKEE-The state of Wisconsin is famous for a lot of different things. It’s home to storied sports teams like the Green Bay Packers, was the home for two popular sit-coms, Happy Days and That '70s Show, and is known for extremely cold winters and extremely warm people. But they are also famous for something else. Dairy.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

According to Steven Moore of the Texas A&M University System, the post of president and CEO at Texas A&M University-Texarkana has been resigned by Dr. C.B. Rathburn, III.

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As is sometimes the case, 88.9 KETR must perform routine maintenance on our broadcast transmitter in order to continue to deliver the high-quality news and public radio programming you've come to expect from us.

Local MMA Fighters Bring Home the Belts

Jul 30, 2012
Brett Bird

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Amateur mixed martial arts fighters for Greenville-based Chop Shop MMA, made history Saturday night becoming the first team to sweep with three wins at the Paradise Fighting Championships.

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The A&M-Commerce police department, after running tests, has determined that the plant extracted from a decorative planter on campus Thursday is, in fact, marijuana.

Katy King, motorist

Listeners are reporting slowed traffic in the westbound lanes from Caddo Mills to FM 35 in Royse City.

Garden Friend or Foe? How to Identify

Jul 14, 2012
Medford Taylor / National Geographic

The familiar sound of cicadas and crickets and frequent grasshopper, roach and beetle sightings are back in Northeast Texas.

Alton Biggs

COMMERCE - Commerce resident Alton Biggs and his wife Louise recently traveled more than 2,000 miles to point out the behavior of monkeys and various other Central America animals for a group of teachers and friends.

Commerce Cycling, a "Wheely" Good Idea

Jul 6, 2012
Cooper Welch

COMMERCE - This summer a local organization is offering a chance to get fit and make friends at the same time. 

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Some college students have a hard time balancing the load between their studies and their social life, but one student at Texas A&M University-Commerce manages to make the grades, raise a family, preach the word, and still find time to chase his dreams.

Today, we pledge

Jul 6, 2012

88.9 KETR's listeners and supporters are in a mad dash to raise the last $40,000 of this year's federally-mandated $100,000 goal by the end of August. Today's Summer One-Day Drive goal: $5,000.

Please make your contribution now - it only takes 2 minutes!

The good news is that the station has managed, though corporate support, successful fall and spring membership campaigns, and some very generous individuals (writing checks to the tune of $1,000 and $5,000) to raise nearly $60,000 this year so far!

As always, incentive gifts are available when you make an online contribution. New this year, you can also sponsor a day of programming on 88.9!

The Fourth of July-A Historical Inspection

Jul 4, 2012
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Independence Day is something every American celebrates, but how many of us know of its origins?

Jerrod Knight

Vendor involvement and attendance were both high at this year's event orchestrated by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 1st.

West Tawakoni Independence Day Celebration

Jun 30, 2012
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WEST TAWAKONI - Lone Oak’s Colten O’Neill will provide the entertainment for the annual West Tawakoni Independence Day Celebration.

Knight named Commerce Rotarian of the Year

Jun 27, 2012
Russell Armstrong

The 91st annual Commerce Rotary installation dinner on June 26 included the distribution of club awards for perfect attendance, longevity, and service.

Brandy Addicks

GREENVILLE - Losing your job and dealing with monthly eviction notices would be nearly impossible circumstances to overcome for any household. For Matthew and Jennifer Daggs, the challenges go deeper with the pain and uncertainty of their daughter’s battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Daniel Starks / KETR

After a great Father's Day weekend, the sun should stick around throughout the week, with some chances for rain through Wednesday.

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