As part of a dedication ceremony for the city’s recent selection for the Texas Main Street Program, Downtown Sherman received a visit from Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott Wednesday, and Abbott was surprised with a key to the city.
The Denison Fire Department is facing its second loss of experienced leadership after Assistant Fire Chief Bill Ray announced his retirement on Tuesday. Ray said he will retire from the department later this month, bringing an end to a career that spanned 33 years.
Residents in Whitewright will have a number of choices when they go to the polls Saturday for the city’s municipal elections, but the most contested race is likely to be the one for the city’s mayor.
The Denison City Council started the month of May with two proclamations related to mental health and motorcycle safety during a short meeting Monday evening. Mayor Jared Johnson presented the two proclamations, declaring the month of May to be both Mental Health Month and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
As Mother’s Day approaches, the Texas Council on Family Violence is alerting the public to the number of mothers who have been killed by husbands and boyfriends in instances of domestic violence.
The number of local homes sold, and the price of those homes, both saw increases during the first three months of the year compared to the same period of last year.
Grayson County commissioners approved a proclamation Tuesday declaring May as Mental Health Awareness in the county.
HOWE — Last week an EF1 tornado ripped through the northern rim of Howe, and it’s easy to spot the damage. Mental fences are bent over at odd angles. Wide holes are punched through roofs of buildings. Howe Economic Development Director Monte Walker said the damage could cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars.
With plans for this summer’s Hot Summer Nights concert series and Lights on the Lake festivities all squared away, Tourism/Main Street Manager Sarah McRae is turning her attention to the annual Sherman Autumn and Arts Fest in September.
In a tradition spanning 64 years, people of all faiths on both sides of Red River are invited to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday. The annual event serves as a day when individuals and groups gather together in sites around the country to pray for the nations, their leaders and their fellow man.
Sunday I wrote about the Washingtons who are buried in Denison’s Oakwood Cemetery and that got me on a cemetery roll because there are some really interesting tombstones found there.
A Dallas County jury has ordered the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to pay $11 million to the families of two women from Fort Worth and North Richland Hills who were killed in 2013 when a chartered bus crashed on the way to a casino.
The Denison City Council paved the way Monday for a new unified police and fire dispatch center when it approved a $151,500 construction contract for the project. The move came after the bid process resulted in just one bid, which was over the projected budget.
After two weeks, officials with TAPS Public Transit are reporting a steady flow of trips being booked with the agency. The agency resumed service late last month following a 90-day suspension of service in January that redirected transit calls to neighboring agencies to the agency’s six-county area.
The Sherman City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday expressing support for the construction of a Kroger Marketplace store in the city.
The spirit of Wilson N. Jones, the Choctaw chief who willed his wealth to a trust to provide adequate health care for the poor of Grayson County, might have been hovering over the Grayson County Courthouse Monday.
At the heart of the community lies the education institutions that assume responsibility for instilling knowledge in future leaders and decision-makers. In the span of 50 years, Grayson College has become a pillar of Texoma by opening its doors for students to acquire a higher education and the necessary skills to thrive in the workforce.
Vocational Nursing Highlights of the program: Students become a licensed nurse in 12 months. Once they complete the program, they can go straight into the workforce or they are eligible for the associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs. Employment opportunities: Licensed vocational nurses work in home health agencies, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, physician offices, schools and certain areas of a hospital. Program growth : Within the last 20 years, the program has doubled from 40 students to 80 students per year. Community impact: The Texoma area has one of the largest geriatric populations in the state of Texas. With the Baby Boomer population retiring, the care for the aging community is growing and so is the need for licensed nurses in a variety of health care settings.
Celebrating a major milestone is not only a time to reflect on the past, but it is also a moment to share a vision for the coming years. In the midst of Grayson College’s 50th anniversary, the school’s leaders shared what they believe the future may hold for the future of the college.
As soon as the sun came up on Wednesday, volunteers rushed into the storm-battered areas in Grayson County to start the cleanup.