Renovations begin in Denison’s City Hall

Workers were busy moving furniture and clearing offices in the Denison City Hall on Tuesday, in preparation for renovations, which are expected to begin this week. While work is expected to continue inside the building for the next six weeks, City Manager Robert Hanna said the renovations will not hinder the work of city employees.

WIC unveils ‘Healthy families’ bus

Grayson County WIC employees were all smiles Tuesday while being interviewed by TAPS pressman Dan Acree. The Women, Infants, & Children program will get some added exposure during the next 12 months, as a 28-foot TAPS bus will sport a travelling billboard with WIC’s contact information and slogan: “Healthy foods grow healthy families.” The advertisement is being sponsored by the Grayson County Health Department.

Denison City Council approves abatement for Ruiz

After an announcement of an agreement in June, the city of Denison approved a tax abatement with Ruiz Foods for its expansion earlier this year during a City Council meeting on Monday. In order to approve the abatement agreement, the City also signed off on the creation of a reinvestment zone for the area surrounding the Ruiz facility.

Sherman OKs new paint for water tower

One of Sherman’s most visible structures will soon be receiving some much-needed TLC. The Sherman City Council on Monday voted to approve an engineering contract that will pave the way for a fresh coat of paint and several internal improvements to the city’s 2-million-gallon Gallagher Water Tower.

Grayson College lands health worker grant

As local health officials brace for the onset of an upcoming flu season made more difficult by the specter of the Ebola virus, Texoma Medical Center received a shot in the arm Monday afternoon. Grayson College President Jeremy McMillen announced that his institution has received a grant of $475,608 from Texas Workforce Solutions to provide training to current and future TMC employees. The announcement was made Monday at the College’s Center for Workplace Learning.

GTUA approves TWDB participation for Van Alstyne project

In anticipation of expected growth in the city, the Greater Texoma Utility Authority has approved a request for an application for up to $2.87 million in low-interest bonds for a project that will allow Van Alstyne to tap into the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance pipeline. In August, the GTUA approved the issuance of bonds for $485,000 toward the planning, acquisition and design of the project.

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Volleyball roundup: Pottsboro locks up a berth

POTTSBORO — Destiny Daniel had 16 kills and three blocks and Tatum Marburger chipped in 12 kills and four digs as Pottsboro dropped a set but went on to a 25-18, 21-25, 25-13, 25-17 win against Howe to clinch a playoff berth.

Storm volleyball defeats A&M-C

COMMERCE — Emily Gentle led all attackers with a 20-kill performance as Southeastern picked up a 3-1 non-conference win over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night.

Eckart’s goal lifts AC women’s soccer

Erin Eckart scored in the 54th minute of action to give the Austin College women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Dallas on Tuesday.

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