Outside of the Sichuan province in central China, there might not be a local government on earth right now more excited about a giant Panda than the Sherman City Council. As city budgeters met last week to sketch out Sherman’s financial future, Panda — as in, the Panda Power Funds 758-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant that began operation on the city’s south side last summer — was a popular topic of discussion.
Residents gathered Saturday at the Sherman Municipal Grounds to enjoy the Texoma Earth Day Festival.
The Howe Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Friday evening of its Howe Area Chamber of Commerce/Howe Development Alliance/Keep Howe Beautiful office. One of the revitalized Chamber’s first projects was to honor those individuals who have made a significant contribution to Howe in its history. Members of the first class of inductees are: Jabez Haning, W.P. Thompson, A.M. Ferguson, Mame Roberts, Charles R. Thompson, Arthur Boyle, Tony Brinkley, L.B. Kirby, Norma Wallace, Ray Bledsoe, Carrie Waller and Elmer Schenk.
Heavy rain Friday and throughout the week brought flash flood warning to North Texas. It wasn’t all bad though. The heavy rains over the past several weeks brought Lake Texoma above the seasonal conservation pool level on April 19.
Area law enforcement officers had the opportunity Friday to learn from some leading experts in the forensics field at the 12th annual Grayson College Forensic Conference.
In Denison’s earliest days, there were two main ways to enter from the east or from the south. From the east there was Paw Hill and from the south, along what now is Highway 91 or Texoma Parkway, was Breezy Hill. Both areas have played an important role in the establishment of the town.
April is National Poetry Month and in celebration of the written word, the Herald Democrat plans to yield this space for the entire month to local poets. Here’s an index of all the poems we’ve published. It will be updated regularly.