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Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews two movies with connections to the 1980s: "Ghostbusters," starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, a remake of the classic 1984 comedy; and "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston, which is based on a true story of the 1980s Central American drug trade.

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, tells the story of how a woman from Greenville, Gladys Yoakum Wright, wrote the lyrics to the state song, "Texas Our Texas."

Velvete Womack, owner of the Fire and Ice Spa in Commerce, reflects on a recent article, "10 Things to Hate About Sleep Loss" (as if there aren't already enough things to hate about losing sleep).  Velvete recommends that you drink eight ounces of water before going to bed (which she says will not cause you to go to the bathroom more than normal) and disconnecting from all media for an hour or so before sleep.

Rick Miller of the Center for Applied Leadership discusses an article by psychologist Amy Cuddy on "10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression."  According to Dr. Cuddy, it is more important to be viewed as "trustyworthy and likable" than "skilled, experienced and capable."

Sulphur Springs community development staff members Shane Shepard and Sarah Dicus relate the planning and redevelopment of the city's downtown, now known as the "Celebration District."  Shane says the downtown has been redesigned for pedestrians, rather than cars.  Sarah says the city is hoping to attract young people to the Celebration District.  Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, also is heard on this program.

Randy Pennington, CEO of Pennington Group in Dallas, and ET/A&M-Commerce alumnus, is one of the "Five Friends" of business consultant, who each recently discussed the "one mistake everyone makes."  The one mistake Randy says everyone makes is "confusing being busy with being productive."

Kim Saenz, the director of the Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Centers in Commerce and Greenville, says one in four deaths of children one to four years old is due to drowning.  Kim says parents and other adults should never be more than an arms length away from children in the water.

Derek Price of Hunt County Public Art says the organization is taking applications for projects to be completed in 2017.  Artists will be paid for their work, depending on the size of the projects and the number of projects.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 19.

Texas A&M University-Commerce economics professor Dr. Dale Funderburk says the decision of voters in Great Britain to leave the European Union, or Brexit, will have a significant effect on the Texas economy.   Dr.

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says in the early days of Greenville and Hunt County, Independence Day was celebrated with a big barbecue.  But after the Civil War, the Fourth of July was not observed for many years until 1898, following the end of the Spanish-American War.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says adults and children will enjoy "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)," a Disney movie directed by Steven Spielberg.  And Alice says "The Legend of Tarzan" is faithful to the original Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, unlike the Johnny Weissmuller "Tarzan" movies of the '30s and '40s.

Kevin Banks, general manager of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, says the Greenville Family Theater presents "Meet Me In St.

Dr. Karri McCreary of the Greenville Animal Hospital says be cautious in exposing dogs to fireworks.  Many find the Fourth of July exhibitions of pyrotechnics terrifying, just as many dogs are afraid of thunder.  Dogs may run away in fear, or they may just pant heavily and show anxiety.  Dr.

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, says the annual Cooper rodeo parade takes place at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, June 28) and the Delta Roping Club rodeo is scheduled for Thurslday-Saturday, June 30-July 2, with fireworks after the rodeo Saturday night.  Because of the success of the new PPF Cotton Gin and Warehouse north of Cooper, the Delta County Chamber of Commerce is planning a Cotton Harvest Festival for Saturday, October 8.

Pud Kearns with Housewarmers of Greenville says Bras for the Cause has adopted "B4TC Ya'll" as the theme for the event on October 13.  Those who attend will be invited to dress in Texas and Western style.  The event, in which artfully decorated bras compete for votes, raises money to support cancer patients in Hunt County.  Pud also discusses plans for Greenville Independence Day fireworks show, the "Bottlerockets Bash," Friday night, July 1, and the

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