Commerce – The Northeast Texas Children's Museum in Commerce is offering free admission for area children beginning next week.
On Tuesday, August 9 through August 13, children from Commerce are invited to the museum free of charge. Greenville children get free admission August 30 through September 3, Paris children September 6 to September 10 and Sulphur Springs children will be recognized September 13 through September 17.
Greenville – The Greenville Police officer involved in the death of the department's K-9 has been suspended. Officer Jeff Gore was given 15 days without pay for leaving Liberty, the department's bloodhound, inside a closed car on June 29 during the heat of the day.
Gore, about four hours after leaving the station, realized he may not have put Liberty back in her kennel. He then called a supervisor who found the dog had died. Temperatures rose into the upper 90's that afternoon.
Greenville – 51-year-old Matthew "Matt" Hallman was last believed to be at a residence in Greenville along CR 3310, otherwise known as Bethel Road. It is one of two houses owned in the region by Hallman and his wife Kathy, who reported him missing on July 23.
Hallman had reportedly gone to the home to perform some routine house maintenance, and sent a text message to his wife indicating he'd be arriving at their Rockwall home a bit later. He hasn't been heard from since.