In a few short weeks, Austin College graduate student Kellie Day will start her first job out of college as a teacher at Terrell Elementary School in Denison. And for the past 10 days, Day and seven other AC teaching students have gotten a preview of what they’re in for.
A woman and her children were displaced Wednesday morning when an electrical fire broke out at her Sherman home.
It was an ending fit for a movie.
For local leaders throughout Grayson County, the road to recovery from storm damage from flooding and heavy rains earlier this summer has been a long one fraught with potholes. As flood waters continue to recede, up to six inches each day in some areas, leaders warn that it may be some time before some roadways are fully repaired.
During a rainy May day, nine members of the Grayson College Pond Beautification Advisory Committee gathered to lay out the new designs for the pond on the outskirts of the Denison college. Plans included the installation of a walking trail, clearing up the moss and setting up benches, a fishing dock, and a pavilion. It was said most of this could be finished by July.
After being closed for more than two months due to heavy rains and flooding in May and June, Hagerman Wildlife Refuge is preparing to open its doors, at least partially, later this week. Monday officials with the refuge announced plans to open the Visitor’s Center to the public on Friday.
I’m a 70s person. I don’t mean my age or the calendar year, because I have passed both of those. I’m thinking “driving on U.S. Highway 75” (the highway number, not the new speed limit). Since the speed limit was raised to 75 miles per hour on that busy highway through Denison, the traffic has to be going 80 mph, 85 mph or faster.
DENTON — Leaving home at the age of 16 isn’t common for most teens, but the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science on the University of North Texas campus provides just that opportunity. It’s a residential program for gifted and talented students considering STEM careers and looking for a more rigorous curriculum.
POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.
After spending the last four years learning the ins and outs of city government, Sherman Deputy Mayor David Plyler is ready to strike that word “deputy” from his title. Plyler filed paperwork Monday to run for mayor of Sherman during the Nov. 3 election. He is currently the only candidate in the race.
DURANT, Okla. — Officials with Irving-based Commercial Metals Co. announced plans on Monday to build a new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma. The plant is expected to create 300 new jobs and pump nearly $400 million in to the local economy.
COLBERT, Okla. — One man died and a woman was critically injured Sunday when a small plane crashed near Colbert, Oklahoma.
The peal of a church bell has the power to connect past with present and individual with community. The bells that ring throughout the towns in Grayson County are announcers of time, special events, and worship, but most of all they provide an atmosphere.
The smell of campfire cooking filled the air at Eisenhower State Park Saturday morning, an olfactory siren call for the park’s campers to come and experience a bit of Texas tradition. The breakfast was a celebration of the Dutch oven — the lidded, cast iron receptacle that was designated as the Lone Star State’s official cooking implement in 2005.