Lake Texoma waters recede past spillway

After days of clear and dry weather, the waters of Lake Texoma stopped trickling over the spillway early Wednesday morning. This comes nearly two weeks after lake levels eclipsed the spillway for the second time in one season.

Jones promoted to chief at Sherman Fire Department

Sherman Fire Department Division Chief Dan Wood, left, presents the white chief’s hat to new Sherman Fire Chief Danny Jones during a promotion ceremony at Sherman City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Jones spoke of his career learning the ropes in Denison first followed by Sherman, and thanked God, his family and the city of Sherman for the chance to serve. Former Chief J.J. Jones retired in April.

Man pleads in burglary cases

Levi Joseph Terry, 33, of Whitesboro, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on each of three charges: burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building and theft of property. A prepared statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s office said the sentences were part of a plea agreement reached by Terry. The sentences were imposed by a visiting judge, Judge Scott McDowell, sitting in the 397th District Court. The sentences will run concurrently.

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Rare Bells bank note slated for auction

BELLS — Starting next week, a part of Bells history will be going on sale to the highest bidder. On Saturday, a rare 1902 $20 bank note from the National Bank of Bells will go on the auction block in South Carolina. The bill is expected to bring between $15,000 and $20,000 at auction.

Man shot dead in Colbert after threatening, following couple

COLBERT, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine why a man followed a couple from a Colbert, Okla. truck stop, cause their vehicle to crash and then threatened them, eventually leading to the man being shot dead.

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