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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.

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Much of the attention in District 8-2A is on defending champion Clarksville and up-and-coming Cooper. But don't forget about Edgewood, a strong contender for the district title.

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Clarksville is the defending district champion, but lost a lot of talent to graduation. Only three defensive starters return.

Commerce Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 13, 2013
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The Commerce Tigers got their first playoff victory in over 10 years in 2012. Head coach Scott Wells recognizes the expectations that come with success and is cautiously optimistic about this season.

Farmersville Farmers: 2013 football preview

Aug 12, 2013
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Farmersville High School's head coach Sammy Burnett will try to build on last year's success of a 6-5 season and a playoff appearance.

Caddo Mills Foxes: 2013 football preview

Aug 12, 2013
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Coming off a disappointing 2012 season, head coach Steve Sumrow's Caddo Mills team returns with a heavily loaded senior class this year.

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Rivercrest High School's football team will rely on a pair of juniors to lead the way in 2012.

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Alba-Golden High School seems stuck in the middle of District 8-2A Division 2.

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They’re not baby birds, but no one’s going to mistake this year’s Eagles team for old buzzards.

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Chisum High's football program has been needing a guy like new head coach Bo Wasurick for a while.

Leonard Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 10, 2013
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The Leonard Tigers hope that 13 returning starters will push the team into the playoffs again.

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First-year coach Alex Richters hopes to bring back winning ways to Prairiland.

Mount Vernon Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 10, 2013
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The Mount Vernon Tigers look to continue their success after a bounce-back 2012.

Winnsboro Red Raiders: 2013 football preview

Aug 9, 2013
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Winnsboro coach Steve Pinnell is closing in on 100 career wins. But chances are, he’s less concerned with that milestone and more concerned with the fact that his Red Raiders will have no offensive starters returning from last year’s district-champion team.

Lone Oak Buffaloes: 2013 football preview

Aug 9, 2013
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Lone Oak High School has three offensive and five defensive starters returning from a team that barely missed the playoffs last year.

Trenton Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 8, 2013
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Trenton High School enters its second season of varsity football following an absence from the sport. Last year’s obligatory rebuilding campaign was a predictably rough one, with the Tigers managing a single non-district win against nine losses.

Blue Ridge Tigers: 2013 football preview

Aug 8, 2013
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Coach Kevin Wiggins is entering his fourth season as Blue Ridge head coach. After a disappointing 2012, Wiggins will need some of his younger players to be playmakers for the Tigers this year.

Wolfe City Wolves: 2013 football preview

Aug 7, 2013
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Coach Travis Smith and the Wolves will look to make another improvement in a program that has gotten better every season since a 2-8 record in 2010.

Honey Grove Warriors: 2013 football preview

Aug 7, 2013
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As last year's regional semifinalist and this year's district favorite, it goes without question that the Warriors of Honey Grove have high expectations for the 2013 season.

Quinlan Boles Hornets: 2013 football preview

Aug 6, 2013
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New coach Brad Pierson hopes to still be playing on Thanksgiving Day.

Celeste Blue Devils: 2013 football preview

Aug 6, 2013
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Celeste High School looks to have one "devil" of a season in 2013.

Detroit Eagles: 2013 football preview

Aug 5, 2013
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The Eagles' coach enters his third season with a new set of challenges.

Cumby Trojans: 2013 football preview

Aug 5, 2013
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First-year coach Tom Dracos has high hopes for his new team.

Local diner shutting down the grill is sad news

Aug 1, 2013
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After 31 years of serving the residents of Sulphur Springs and the surrounding area, Burton's Family Restaurant will be closing their doors this Sunday at 10 p.m.

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Tribes from across the nation gather annually to share their heritage with the world at the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma.

Photos: 'Bubble Lady' at NE Texas Children's Museum

Jul 15, 2013
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KETR's Cindy Roller photographed "Bubble Lady" Linda Berman's presentation at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce.

The Commerce Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Dixie Softball organization to host the 2013 Dixie Angels State Softball Tournament.

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This week's program features an excerpt from “Go Down Looking,” a novel by Jim Ainsworth of Commerce.

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Larry Large is on the scene in Colorado and talks about it with Luke this week.

'Lion Safari Tour' rolling toward Mt. Pleasant

Jul 9, 2013
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The 2013 A&M-Commerce Lion Safari Tour conclude with a stop in Mt. Pleasant. The event is scheduled for 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday at Herschel's Family Restaurant, 1612 S. Jefferson Ave.

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KETR and Cooper Review staffer Cindy Roller took some great shots of the 2013 Cooper Rodeo.

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