TCC bids farewell to Maddox

Texoma Community Center’s retiring Executive Director Tony Maddox, left, jokes with TCC employees during a retirement ceremony in his honor Friday afternoon at Fulbelli’s restaurant in Sherman. Maddox left the mental health organization after nearly two decades on the job.

October date set for first ever Herald Democrat Writers Conference at Austin College

Sherman and Denison offer a number of ways for artists of all kinds to meet and showcase their works. Art galleries line the streets of downtown Denison and Sherman features acting opportunities as well as opportunities for those who make music. The one art that is seemingly ignored in the area is that of writing. At the Herald Democrat, the written word is loved as are all of the artistic outlets it offers people. For a number of years The Herald Democrat has opened its front page to poets during the month of April. But not everyone who writes is a poet. While the paper would love to offer its readers space for their short stories or even novels, that really isn’t practical at this point.

Drawing contest focuses on 911 education

VAN ALSTYNE — The summer means long hours of free time for kids — time for playing outside, riding bikes, reading a book or, that old standby of keeping children occupied, coloring. The Van Alstyne Police Department is trying to turn those hours kids spend with paper and crayons into something more valuable than a way to kill time on a hot afternoon. Through their 911 drawing contest, the Department aims to spread life-saving knowledge of how and when to call emergency services.

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GTUA approves sale of $1.78 M bond for Sherman wastewater projects

Sherman water projects were the major point of discussion as the Greater Texoma Utility Authority Board met on Monday. During the meeting, the Board approved a $1.78 million bond for upcoming wastewater utility upgrades for the city of Sherman and awarded a series of contracts for water and sewer projects.

Sports

Fulenchek leads 2A all-state baseball

BRYAN — Five area baseball players earned all-state honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 2A All-State Baseball Team announced on Monday.

Burks, Lambright lead 1A all-state

BRYAN — Trenton’s senior battery of Bailey Burks and Cody Lambright earned second-team honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association/Collin Street Bakery Class 1A All-State Baseball Team announced on Sunday.

AC names Dodd as head tennis coach

Ryan Dodd has been named the new head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Austin College, athletics director David Norman has announced.

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