An angel at Christmas time means different things to different people. To some, it is an icon of the season and to others it is a sign of hope. The angels that adorn the Salvation Army trees throughout Grayson County are a little bit of both.
Talking about Thanksgiving often brings to mind images of home and family gathered around a table overflowing with good food. However, some students at local colleges won’t be making the trip home, and for some of them, this will be their first celebration of the American holiday.
A drive-by shooting in broad daylight Monday sent one man to the hospital with a bullet wound to his leg.
Rain and cold weather are likely to dampen Texomans’ post-Thanksgiving plans this week.
An argument late Tuesday night resulted in the shooting at a vehicle at an apartment complex. Sherman Police Lt. Bruce Dawsey said police responded around 10 p.m. to reports of a firearm being discharged at the Parkview Apartments on Taylor Street. On arrival, police discovered a vehicle had two bullet holes in it. Dawsey said he did not know what kind of vehicle was damaged, but police believe it was the result of an argument between two parties.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office says it has seen an increased number of calls in the past couple of weeks about phone calls concerning jury duty.
Turkey day is tomorrow, immediately followed by shop ‘til you drop to fill that gift list, Christmas and holiday shindigs, and everything else the season entails. Texomaland is ready, too, with all kinds of things to do this week and weekend to officially kick off the fun.
In a contentious meeting Tuesday, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors received an update on the agency following drastic service cuts and significant layoffs last week. TAPS Interim CEO Tim Patton updated the board on an agreement with the IRS for payment of back payroll taxes and an audit by the Texas Department of Transportation.
A new partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler was announced during the Grayson College board of trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon. The partnership will provide nursing students with the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree following the completion of core classes at Grayson College.
Three Texoma libraries have the cure for cabin fever this week for area students, helping kids stay out from underfoot during preparations for Thanksgiving, while also helping them learn. The Van Alstyne Public Library, the Whitewright Public Library and the Pottsboro Area Library are hosting a slew of activities to keep the young ones entertained.
Randi Evans, like many librarians across the U.S., has been trying to create a space in her library where students can gather to make and create projects, commonly known as a makerspace area. Jefferson Elementary School, where Evans works, is the first campus in the Sherman Independent School District trying to transform the purpose of its library into something that fosters such creativity.
The Denison Police Department is asking for information from the public about a home invasion robbery that took place in Denison Monday.
Grayson County Commissioners Phyllis James and David Whitlock, along with County Judge Bill Magers, voted Tuesday to allow Justice of the Peace Mike Reeves to increase the salary for his clerk. Reeves said he wanted to take the action after learning that a clerk in another court had been given a raise during the budget sessions. Reeves said the two clerks had traditionally been paid the same amount.
As part of ongoing efforts to remove blight from the community, the city of Denison is moving forward with the demolition of two structures in coming weeks. The city opened bids Friday for the demolition of the former Central Ward School, which was approved for demolition in 2013, and Madonna Hospital building, which was approved for demolition in October.
After weeks of financial concerns regarding its cash flow and income, TAPS Public Transit got some good news Monday when two reimbursement payments were received by the agency. The payments made it possible for TAPS to pay some employees who have been waiting for half a paycheck for two weeks.
A group of high school girls worked quickly to unfold and sort T-shirts Monday as others around them accepted food donations. The hardworking teens, radio station live booths and large box trucks parked next to the Sherman Wal-Mart’s front entrance left little doubt that the Bob Skaggs Memorial Food drive was underway once again.