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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

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor recently wrote an article on her blog about her great, great grandmother Emiline Seay, who ran a large ranch in Montague County near Wichita Falls after her husband, A.M.

Frances Dalbey, executive director of the Hunt County United Way, says local country-music performer Trey Houston will perform a free concert at Willa's Restaurant and Awesome Blossom on Highway 276 between Quinlan and West Tawakoni from 5-8 p.m. Saturday evening (June 25).  Also performing is Todd Barrow.  Proceeds from downloads of their songs are going to Hunt County Kids, a Quinlan-based organization that supports school children in the county.

Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium, discusses exoplanets, any planets that exist outside of our solar system.  A recent Irish Times article with astronomer Dr. Niall Smith of the Cork Institute says there may be trillions of exoplanets in the universe. Dr.

 Dr. Karri McCreary, Greenville Animal Hospital
Greenville Animal Hospital

Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says pets -- especially dogs -- need special attention in the summer heat

Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the City Council has hired a consulting firm to receive and review applications for city manager, and hopes to have someone hired for the job by August.  Marc Clayton recently retired, and former Pittsburg, Texas city manager Ned Muse is serving as an interim city manager.  The city's sale-tax collections are down 5 percent in June, but up 3 percent for the year.

Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Finding Dory," the follow-up to 2003's "Finding Nemo," is a worthy successor and lives up to the high standard animated-movie maker Pixar.  Alice finds "Central Intelligence," a buddy comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart, very funny, but says it deserves an R rating instead of the PG-13 it received.

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