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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.

Hannah Kirby
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Following a successful run on NBC's "The Voice," Hannah Kirby will be honored in her home town of Sulphur Springs. Kirby, 21, has been one of the top performers during this season of the program, a singing-competition-themed reality show.

The public is invited to a ceremony scheduled to begin at noon, May 6, at Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 N. Davis St. A proclamation declaring May 6 Hannah Kirby Day will be read and a ceremonial key to the city will be presented, city events planner Gus Gustafson said. Light lunch snacks and a celebratory cake will be served, he said.

Jamboree organizer celebrates 20 year anniversary

Apr 16, 2015
Enola Gay Mathews has been at the reins of the Reilly Springs Jamboree for 20 years.
KSST 1230 AM

Twenty years and counting for Reilly Springs Jamboree organizer Enola Gay Mathews as she will celebrate her anniversary of producing country shows this spring.

According to Enola Gay Mathews, who is a radio personality for KSST 1230 AM, “The  idea was born in 1990 when I heard vintage recordings of Hopkins County's ‘Shelton Brothers’ singing duo.”

Aleksandra Goode told her story of surviving the Holocaust and building a new life in the United States at the Hope Center of Greenville in October 2014.
Mark Haslett / KETR

The Holocaust is memorialized on a number of different days in countries around the world. In Israel this year, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, begins at sundown on April 15 and continues until sundown on April 16.

Aleksandra Goode's story of enduring and surviving the Holocaust continues today in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Keller, where she works with International Guardian Angels Outreach. Goode co-founded the organization, which assists orphaned children in Russia.

RJ Mitte
Texas A&M University-Commerce

RJ Mitte, 22, made his way to Texas A&M University-Commerce to speak at the Mayo Prestigious Speaker event.

At 97-years old Wilma White tends to her farm in Hopkins County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Green acres spread so far and wide on one of the oldest family-owned dairy farms in Hopkins County which is over seen by one of the oldest living dairywomen, Wilma White. Just like the many memorable years of operation, White has lived and created a lifetime of tales – literally milking time.

Hannah Kirby continues to shine on The Voice

Apr 10, 2015
Hannah Kirby continues on NBC's The Voice
Luis Noble

On Wednesday local artist Hannah Kirby was not saved by America’s votes but by her coach, Blake Shelton on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Annual events set for this April

Apr 2, 2015
Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt this Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. at City Park in Cooper.
Cooper Review

With the Spring brings more weekend events in Delta County. For this weekend the Masonic Lodge #1240 will be hosting their annual egg hunt on Saturday morning, April 4 at 9 a.m. at the City Park in Cooper. There were will be hundreds of eggs for children to hunt and maybe even a surprise visit from the Easter bunny too!

Cattle graze near Cuthand, in a part of Red River County that would be flooded under the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. Mark Haslett's report on the issue was among the KETR stories receiving Texas AP Broadcasters awards.
Mark Haslett

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters recognized KETR staff for outstanding work once again in this year’s radio awards. All totaled, KETR took home three first-place awards, four second-place honors and two honorable mentions in the Division B category, which includes all of Texas outside the four major metropolitan areas.

(Left to right) Corey Howe, Vince Tuley, Ed Chaney and Evan Johnson of Dallas band Dead Flowers at A&M-Commerce's historic Binnion Hall
Matt Meinke

Since coming onto the Dallas music scene with their debut, crowd funded album in 2013, Dead Flowers continue to evolve and mature, as heard on their latest "His Blues" album. With members from diverse backgrounds and influences, they continue to find new ways to implement wildly different sounds into their rock-oriented recordings.

Soccer is one of the women's sports at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
lionathletics.com

March is women’s history month. The two laws on the books pertaining to women in particular are the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote, and Title IX, an educational law that gives women equal opportunities and facilities, not just in sports but in all area of education, from the beginning in school all the way up the ladder to doctoral school.

Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Commerce campus of A&M-Commerce will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to university officials.

This notice also indicates that classes will begin at 10am.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is closed Monday, February 23rd, 2015 due to inclement weather.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Luke's guests this week are fishing guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com) and Hunting guide Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com). Seth and Luke discuss a white bass trip on the Sabine River that takes place about the time you are listening to this show. Large talks about planning for out of state hunts. 

Square repair

Feb 12, 2015
Wesley Scott smooths cement on the northeast side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Square in Cooper is undergoing some repairs now that the weather has turned nice. The cistern openings on the south side under the Square are being filled with cement along with new rings and lids for safety stated City of Cooper Mayor Scotty Stegall. The cisterns were used years ago before there was running water to help in situations of fire.

University hosts Dougherty sculpture unveiling

Feb 6, 2015
Patrick Dougherty greets visitors at the Feb. 5 reception for "Deep in the Heart."
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce held the opening of Patrick Dougherty’s most recent sculpture on February 5. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university gathered at the sculpture site to celebrate the distinct occasion.

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters

Newscast Entry - Caitlin Barbee, Nov. 12

2015 Texas AP Broadcasters

Newscast Entry - Mark Haslett, Nov. 12

Entertainment was Comedian Daryl Felsberg.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

They say laughter is the best medicine and last Saturday night the Delta County Chamber of Commerce was serving up the cure with comedian Daryl Felsberg. Felsberg entertained the crowd of nearly 150 folks at the 65th Annual Membership Banquet hosted by the Chamber at Cooper High School.

Artist Patrick Daugherty specializes in sculptures made from wood.
stickwork.net

Beginning January 17, Texas A&M University-Commerce will host sculptor Patrick Dougherty on campus. Dougherty was commissioned last year to create a piece for the university which he will construct during his visit. He will also hold a lecture on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

Delta County 4-H participants Shalee Pickett, Ann Marie Sokol and Marissa Welch along with 4-H award presenters following the Consumer Decision Making competition.
Cooper Review

Delta County 4-H participants used their consumer knowledge and ranked similarly based products to fit a given scenario during a recent Consumer Decision Making contest. This competition gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. 

January 19th marks the 24th year of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony presented by the Hopkins County African American Leadership Conference.

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, presides as the master of ceremonies over the event, which takes place inside the Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Fuller Street in Sulphur Springs at 7:00 p.m., and will honor a number of local residents with awards ranging from, “Spirit of Loyalty,” to, “MLK Man and Woman of the Year.”

Several early Santa spottings in area

Dec 22, 2014
Santa stopped by the Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County has been full of the holiday spirit. Santa has been very busy checking his list and visiting many places in the area. He has been a highlight in parades, breakfasts, at businesses, churches and on Square.

Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park Highlights

Dec 22, 2014
Christmas in the Park at Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Eighth Annual Christmas in the Park at Cooper Lake State Park Doctors Creek Unit was held this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13.  The drive through experience gave park-goers the opportunity to vote for their favorite festive campsite and cash and park pass awards were given to the top three winners.

Searching for Santa on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade of Lights was held last Friday night to a large crowd of spectators. It traveled from Buford Park down Connally to Celebration Plaza and back Church Street to Houston.

The 2014 Winners were recently announced. Overall winner went to “Thomas the Train” sponsored by the City of Sulphur Springs and Mayor’s Award went to the Grinch-themed Discount Wheel and Tire float.

'Between The Sulphurs' documents Delta County

Dec 11, 2014
Between The Sulphurs Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas
Cooper Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Between The Sulphurs, Volume 1: A Pictorial History of Delta County, Texas is just right for anyone who enjoys local history and reminiscing about memories growing up in Delta County.

Delta County Constable Ben Snow nabs the opossum at the Floral Depot & Gift Shoppe in Cooper..
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was just an ordinary Tuesday morning at the Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe in Cooper when employee Linda Waller discovered evidence of an unwelcome customer. The Floral Depot and Gift Shoppe had break-in, and the thief was literally playing "possum."

Details on Greenville's Christmas events Saturday

Dec 5, 2014
Brad Kellar

The following is the information for the City of Greenville's Christmas events Saturday, including the parade:

Simmons honored by Volunteer Christian Builders

Dec 3, 2014
Steve Simmons and Charlie Stewart
Cindy Roller / Cooper Roller

Charlie Stewart (on right) presents Steve Simmons a special appreciation award for his participation in helping the Volunteer Christian Builders collect can tabs for a donation for the Ronald McDonald House.

Klondike lady injured by bull

Dec 2, 2014
Tiera Strode
Cooper Review

On Sunday, Nov. 30 Hopkins County EMS, Delta County Sheriff’s officers and first responders were called to a ranch at FM 2068 in Klondike. Tiera Strode of B&T Cattle Company was injured by a young bull as she was working bucking stock at their arena.

KETR broadcasts its signal from a 100,000-watt FM transmitter in Commerce.
NPR Labs

KETR's terrestrial broadcast signal remains off the air due to an equipment failure at the station's transmitter in Commerce. Staff are in the process of securing replacement parts and repairs will be made as quickly as possible. As soon as we have a timetable for the estimated restoration of our signal, the station will make that information public.

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