Tours for parents highlight modern manufacturing

Rows of parts and equipment in various stages of completion lined the corridors of Sherman’s Emerson Process Management assembly plant Thursday night. Each pieces of equipment had a tag describing what stage it was at in the process. For some of those in a group touring the plant Thursday, this was their first experience with local industry.

PHOTO: Howe High School students step up

Howe High School students, from left, Logan Seagroves, Addison Hughes and Jaycob Miller head out to the Texoma Regional Blood Center’s Bloodmobile bus to give blood Wednesday afternoon. The Texoma Regional Blood center is currently in need of all blood types, especially O negative.

PHOTO: A season of prayer

The Rev. Wesley Evans places ashes on the forehead of Frances Neidhardt during a service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. The church was one of dozens in Texoma and around the world that observed Ash Wednesday. The day of fasting marks the start of lent for several Christian faiths and falls 46 days before Easter.

Grayson County sales tax receipts dip into negative territory; Fannin reports positive numbers

Total sales tax revenue for Grayson County cities dropped into the negative and Sherman rounded out the year in the positive, while Denison dipped several percentage points. On Wednesday, the Texas Comptroller’s Office reported allocations to cities based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly; in October, November and December sales by quarterly filers; and 2015 sales by businesses that report tax annually.

Three Supreme Court justices face challenges

In all three state Supreme Court seats up for election this year, Republican incumbents face primary challengers on March 1 — but that’s where the similarities end. Medical malpractice litigation dominates one race. A second pits two men named Green against each other. And the third features a two-time loser trying again to reach the state’s highest civil court.

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North Texas anglers: Get ready for sand bass run

After several years of drought and low stream flows across Texas, the past 12 months of copious rainfall should light up the annual sand bass spawning run getting ready to commence on rivers, streams and creeks scattered all across the Lone Star State.

Storm women win seventh straight

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Southeastern Oklahoma State got a career-high 28 points from Rachel Wallace, who made seven three-pointers, and stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 78-67 victory over Oklahoma Baptist in Great American Conference play on Thursday.

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