One thing that doesn’t take a vacation in the summer is hunger and Grayson County, just like many counties and cities across the nation, is a community where many people face that fact every day. To meet those needs, over 30 nonprofit organizations offer assistance in the form of food, financial aid or other services. However, when those organizations are the ones in need, who is there to help?
A front that moved through the area Monday afternoon brought clouds and rain along with cooler temperatures.
As Grayson residents enter into what are historically the hottest days of summer, milder temperatures have given a reprieve to the summer heat. When combined with with recent rainfall, the mild summer has given relief also to Lake Texoma, which had experienced lower water levels throughout the first half of 2014.
It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.
For the first 75 years of its existence, the First Christian Church of Whitesboro was the very definition of a “community” church — it literally had no owner. From 1906 into the early 1980s, county property records listed the building’s owner as simply “CHURCH.” Located right on Main Street, a stone’s throw from Whitesboro’s Central Business District, the stone-built FCC was more than just a church; it was a symbol of the community.
Sammy Bryant, a Department of Public Safety Trooper and a Sherman native, has been patrolling the highways of North Texas for 24 years. He spoke with the Herald Democrat about the nature of his job, as well as his most interesting moments.
POTTSBORO — Pottsboro on a Friday morning might not seem exciting.