COMMERCE – An investigation was continuing Monday into the death of 9-year-old Diamond Bronston, who drowned while swimming in the Commerce City Pool Sunday while the facility was closed.
Bronston reportedly climbed the fence Sunday after sneaking out of her home. She was found submerged in 13 feet of water by the time emergency personnel arrived at approximately 7:45 a.m. and later pronounced dead after being transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
COMMERCE – The Commerce Police Department is reporting that a 9-year-old girl has drowned at the City Swimming Pool. The incident occurred Sunday morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. while the pool was closed.
Upon arrival on scene, a girl later identified as Diamond Bronston was found at the bottom of the pool in water 13 feet deep. Commerce Firefighter Jeremy Littlefield pulled her out of the pool and CPR was immediately performed. Bronston was then transported by ambulance to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville where she was pronounced dead.
Commerce – An investigation into a theft at the Commerce Wal-Mart finds an organized crime operation targeting stores throughout the region and resulting in thousands in losses.
A report from the Commerce Police Department indicates three subjects escaped with over $16,000 worth of electronics on June 30. Tentative identification of the trio has been made based on surveillance video and investigators are working with the other agencies to bring charges against the thieves.
Greenville – Both sides were ordered this week to present any pending motions in the case by August 1.
One of the remaining issues is whether the 354th District Court has jurisdiction to make any rulings in the case regarding the proposed re-plat of Major's Field Municipal Airport. A temporary restraining order preventing the re-plat, which would divide the airport from one tract into four, was also extended this week until September 1.
Commerce – The end of NASA's Space Shuttle program is a tough pill to swallow for several people who grew up during the height of the program.
Dr. Kent Montgomery is the planetarium director at Texas A&M University-Commerce. While he agrees with the decision to cancel the program due to factors like an aging fleet and old technology, he would like to see a new plan for space travel put into motion.