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.
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.
The Denison Police Department recently welcomed Kristijan Jakovac, left, to its ranks. Jakovac was hired in June and graduated from the police academy this month. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is pictured here with Police Chief Jay Burch.
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.
The heat from the two ovens took the chill out of the busy kitchen on Monday morning. Before long, the unmistakable aroma of baking turkey enveloped the area as volunteers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denison prepared for the church’s annual community Thanksgiving meal.
If you want to see what happens during the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees meetings, you no longer have to stop by the Service Center to get an update.
Kiplinger Personal Finance has once again spotlighted Sherman and the surrounding areas as a great place for people looking to retire.
A look back on Nov. 15 - 21.
North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field was buzzing with excitement Sunday morning as the 1st Battalion, 143rd Regiment out of Austin parachuted onto the runway and conducted a required training exercise. Military aircraft dropped 200 soldiers who slowly floated to the ground and secured the airfield, simulating how they would respond if deployed on a mission.
This weekend many local cooks will start prepping for the big feast ahead on Thursday. The one visitor no one wants to find at their Thanksgiving table is food born illness.