Tssst, tst, tst, tssst, tst, tst, tssst… The rhythm of the cymbal echoed down the hallway of Denison High School Wednesday morning, a tinny metronome before lunch period. The muffled sound of a trombone’s whah-whah grew louder as a pair of visitors entered the new building’s Ensemble Room.
A Pottsboro man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine.
The Pottsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees met Monday night to discuss the possibilities for a new bus barn for the District among other things. Though Board did not make a decision about the bus barn possibilities, Tuesday, it did approve a contract extension for the District’s Superindent.
Jack Henderson, Russell Braswell, Richard Danner and Russell Green take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to play some tennis Monday afternoon at Fairview Park in Sherman.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown and County Veterans Services Officer Jimmy Petty received the Grayson County Commissioner’s Court’s blessing Tuesday for a program aimed at helping distressed veterans stay out of jail.
Construction crews worked to place the walls of Emerson Process Management’s Sherman plant expansion Tuesday afternoon. The manufacturing company in south Sherman is hiring 22 new employees as part of an $8 million upgrade to its Fisher Controls production line, which creates industrial-strength valves for the energy sector and other producers.
Over the years, the Business Education for Teachers program has taken local educators out of the classroom and put them to work in area employers for a week. The experience raises awareness of local job opportunities for upcoming graduates, organizers said. With ongoing success and recognition, the program may soon be expanded with the help of the Texas Workforce Commission.
Nearly five years elapsed between the death of Malorie Bullock — the 19-year-old Tom Bean graduate who was thrown from the back of a friend’s motorcycle in April of 2010 — and the full enactment of a Texas state law named in her honor. House Bill 3838, or “Malorie’s Law,” was passed in 2013 under the sponsorship of Sherman Rep. Larry Phillips, after a lengthy negotiation over what, exactly the law would say.
Two Grayson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were promoted on Jan. 21. John Holloway, left, was promoted to sergeant and Jeremy Pirtle, was promoted to corporal. Both work as correctional officers in the Grayson County Jail. They are pictured here with Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary.
Dating back to the days of T.V. Munson’s research on grapes in Denison near the turn of the 20th century, the Texoma region has celebrated its rich history of winemaking and viticulture. Now, in the 21st century, local business leaders are looking to expand this legacy to include all forms of craft alcoholic beverages.
If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, than a civic project of a thousand steps — not to mention $20 million — begins with a single vote. And for the city of Sherman’s water treatment plant expansion, that vote came last week, as the City Council unanimously passed Resolution No. 5835, authorizing the Greater Texoma Utility Authority to issue $2.5 million in new debt.
To help parents deal with the dangers faced by children in the digital world, the Dillingham Intermediate Parent Teacher Association hosted a discussion entitled “Media Madness” on Thursday night. Heather Ashwell-Hair, vice president of programs and resources for the Texas PTA, presented a program on the topic to a crowd of about 20.