Local Interest

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

Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Ken Blackstock with Plano Golf Carts ( . Ken talks about converting basic golf carts into very rugged vehicles for off road use.  

Moss, others earn Sulphur Springs Photowalk honors

Nov 5, 2013
Bryan Moss

Bryan Moss earned top honors at this year's Sulphur Springs Worldwide Photowalk. His winning entry was a black and white photo of the Hopkins County courthouse stairway. Andy Pendleton won second place and Kimberly Vaughan took third.  

Moss was awarded framing from Texas Art and Frame, Pendleton received a tripod donated by the Appliance Hospital and Vaughan won a certificate to Muddy Jake's Sports Grille and Pub. The winning photos will be on display at various downtown Sulphur Springs businesses, starting with Pocket Shoppes on Main Street.

Slideshow: 'Chiggerfest' in Cooper

Nov 5, 2013
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

The 2013 Delta County Chiggerfest recently celebrated its 20th year -- good fun and food with lots of vendors and events for all ages. KETR's Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, took some photos at the event.

GISD considering bond package in 2014

Oct 29, 2013
City of Greenville

Local residents could receive a call next month, asking them if they are in favor of the Greenville Independent School District issuing bonds next spring to pay for a career and technology center.

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced a cooperative pilot project with National Public Radio’s (NPR’s) technology research and development group, NPR Labs, to demonstrate the delivery of the first-ever, real-time emergency alert messages to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in five Gulf states. 

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On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Texas A&M University-Commerce unveiled the portrait of Ivory Moore, Sr., now showcased on the second floor of the McDowell Administration Building.

University to host 'Banned Books Week' event

Sep 24, 2013

Multimedia journalist Liana Lopez is coming to Northeast Texas on Sept. 25 to speak as part of a combined observance of Hispanic Heritage Month and Banned Books Week.

Disc golf 'on course' in Sulphur Springs

Sep 19, 2013
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Disc Golf is a rapidly growing sport in the United States, and a Sulphur Springs resident is currently working on getting a new course constructed in a local park.

As you watch the Cowboys play the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, think of what might have been – the Dallas Texans might be playing the Kansas City Cowboys.

9-11: Where were you?

Sep 11, 2013

It's Sept 11, 2013. Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Many people remember exactly what they were doing at the moment they heard what had happened. Do you?

Nationally recognized Memorial Stadium in Commerce was the location for Friday's match between the Commerce Tigers and the Cooper Bulldogs. Hear highlights from that match, and catch up on score results from around the region.

Arthur James

Observers of East Texas State/A&M-Commerce football over the past 20 years or so can be excused for not appreciating the rich tradition of the program – a lot of losing seasons, no playoff appearances, let alone post-season victories.  But it was not always thus.

Motorists in Commerce likely noticed more traffic than usual Friday morning as Commerce and University police personnel were directing traffic around an accident at the intersection of Culver and Monroe St.

‘Local Heroes Night’ planned for pregame

Sep 4, 2013
Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

Local firefighters, police officers and military personnel will be honored at the Cooper-Commerce high school football game in Commerce. 

Six-Man High Schools: 2013 football preview

Aug 30, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

These four schools start their football season tonight.

Private Schools: 2013 football preview

Aug 30, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

These private schools start their football season tonight.

Terrell Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 30, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Though the Terrell Tigers have been in a rebuilding phase recently and even had a 0-10 season last year, the fan support has never wavered.

Anna High School football fans hope that six returning starters on offense and eight returners on defense can help the Coyotes break into the upper echelon of District 12-3A.

Melissa High School, just two years removed from winning the Class 2A Division 1 state championship, fared well in 3A last season with a district championship and a 9-3 finish.

It’s not that Community High School’s football team is a bad one. It’s just that they play in one of the tougher 3A districts in Texas.

Royse City Bulldogs: 2013 football preview

Aug 28, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Coach David Petroff and the Royse City Bulldogs are coming off a one-win season in 2012, and hope to get a fresh start for a program that has won three games in four years.

North Lamar Panthers: 2013 football preview

Aug 27, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Though the North Lamar Panthers had a tough 2012, Tommy Felty’s team did make it back to the playoffs after missing the postseason in 2011.

Paris Wildcats: 2013 football preview

Aug 27, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

The Paris Wildcats enter 2013 as the reigning champs of District 13-3A and coach Steven Hohenberger is confident they can accomplish even more this season.

The Texas high school football season begins again this week, so it’s an opportune time to reflect on the history of the game. 

Wills Point Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

With the district newcomer of the year, the defensive MVP of the district and the top three offensive stats leaders in the district returning for 2013, Wills Point is confident it can improve upon a 5-6 finish last season.

Quinlan Ford: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Though the Ford Panthers had an 8-4 record last season and won a playoff game, this season could be much more difficult, as coach Todd Wallace has lost 19 seniors.

Emory Rains Wildcats: 2013 football preview

Aug 26, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Things can only improve for Rains High School and head football coach Derek Smith as the Wildcats try to rebound from a 1-19 record over the past two years.

Rockwall Heath Hawks: 2013 football preview

Aug 23, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

Consecutive playoff appearances for the Heath High School football team is proof enough that coach Mickey Moss’ Hawks can compete at both the 4A and the 5A level. But Heath will look to do more than make the playoffs in 2013.

Rockwall Yellowjackets: 2013 football preview

Aug 22, 2013
Texas High School Helmet Project /

New head coach Rodney Webb wants to do something in Rockwall that hasn’t been done in over 20 years - win a playoff game.

New plant, jobs coming to Greenville

Aug 21, 2013
Fritz Industries, Inc. /

According to a report from the Greenville Herald-Banner, Governor Rick Perry has just announced that a new business will be taking over an empty Greenville plant, and be receiving some financial funding from the Texas government to help close the deal.