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Drowning
1:32 pm
Sun July 10, 2011

Young girl drowns Sunday in Commerce

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.

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Lakota Ranch
10:02 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Buffalo naming ceremony brings hope, joy

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The calf was born to the herd of Arby Little Soldier, who says he chose the name because the animal was born during a thunderstorm on May 12 and as a tribute to the first known white buffalo in Texas born in 1933.

The birth of a white buffalo is an estimated one in 10 million occurrence.

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Commerce
10:14 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Clayton assumes city manager's role full-time

COMMERCE – The City of Commerce has a new city manager, following council's decision Tuesday to remove the interim tag from Marc Clayton's title.

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Economy
2:08 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Covidien Plant in Commerce to Close, 309 Jobs Lost

COMMERCE – A global healthcare products leader that's been a significant player in the local economy is closing their doors, leaving more than 300 workers without jobs.

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Deadly shooting
10:25 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Local officers to receive Medal of Valor

COMMERCE – The State of Texas will honor three local law enforcement personnel for their heroics during last year's shooting at the Commerce Wal-Mart.

Commerce Police Lt. Terry Miller and Officer James Hildebrand, along with then Delta County Sheriff's deputy Paul Robertson, have been chosen as Medal of Valor recipients, one of the highest honors in the state.

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Commerce Fire Department
11:14 am
Fri April 22, 2011

Firefighter grant approved, $732,500 awarded

COMMERCE – The Commerce Fire Department is awarded more than $732,000 in grant funding to develop a program to increase the level of volunteer firefighters.

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Judge may Postpone Shooting Case
5:00 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Shooting Rampage Case May be On Hold

 

The military judge presiding over the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage is considering whether to delay the trial.

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Sulphur Springs
10:19 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Sulphur Springs to close swimming pool

SULPHUR SPRINGS – Due to a lack of economic viability, the City of Sulphur Springs has announced they will not reopen their public pool this spring.

City officials declined comment on neither the announcement nor what the future holds for the venue, citing pending litigation.

According to a statement issued Monday, during the past few years pool use has continued to decline while operating and other expenses have increased. City officials feel current use of the facility would be imprudent considering the era of budget cuts and tighter spending.

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Commerce
3:26 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

Episcopal Church gets new home following closure

First United Methodist Church

COMMERCE  – The generosity of a Commerce church will allow local Episcopalians to continue to worship in town after their own church is shut down.

The lack of a full-time priest and few members was too much for the Episcopal Church of Epiphany to handle, leading to its deconsecration in January.

To the rescue was the First United Methodist Church of Commerce who, beginning Sunday, will begin a new Anglican service.

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Commerce
6:36 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Commerce investigation seeks possible monies owed

COMMERCE – Commerce City Attorney Jim McLeroy is expected to release findings this week to council members concerning an investigation of possible monies owed.

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Police and Courts
9:53 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Sixth Marijuana Bag Found Believed Linked to Pot Plane

GREENVILLE – More than two months after Hunt County authorities found bags of marijuana which had allegedly been dropped from a plane, a sixth bag has been found.

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Police and Courts
9:08 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Officials await lab results in case of slain woman

HUNT COUNTY – An investigation continues into the murder of a Royse City woman, whose body was found earlier this month in Hunt County.

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Police and Courts
6:53 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Alleged Drug Plane Pilot Arrested in California

GREENVILLE – The man alleged to have abandoned a plane at the Caddo Mills airport last week after dropping bundles of marijuana in the area has been arrested.

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Commece ISD
9:30 am
Mon May 31, 2010

Renovations to old A.C. Williams in the works

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COMMERCE – The Commerce ISD is in the process of renovating the old A.C. Williams Elementary School to house offices for central administration, Tri County Shared Services, food service and facilities for the Boys & Girls Club.

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Deadly shooting
6:18 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Gunman identified in Wal-Mart shooting

COMMERCE - Authorities have identified the subject who was shot and killed Sunday following a shooting outside the Commerce Wal-Mart.

29-year-old Artenio Rodriguez, of Commerce, was initially seen in Greenville firing shots into the air before a chase led to Commerce.

Rodriguez does have a criminal history in Hunt County dating back nearly a decade. It includes unlawful possession of weapon, driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

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