Denison to celebrate day Eisenhower was born

Honoring military veterans, parachute jumps, re-enactments, a basic training boot camp for kids and even birthday cake are a few of the events set this weekend during the Dwight D. Eisenhower 125th birthday celebration in Denison. The festivities get underway Friday and will encompass the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, the Katy Railroad Museum, downtown Denison, Loy Park and the North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field. All are free to take part in with the exception of a 5K and Fun Run.

Sidewalk project to begin next week in Pottsboro

POTTSBORO — After over a year of discussions and planning, progress will be seen in Pottsboro’s sidewalk improvement project. Pottsboro City Manager Kevin Farley addressed the City Council to provide an update on the project during its meeting Monday night. City staff had held a preconstruction conference last week in regards to the sidewalk to get the construction company ready to begin work on the project by Monday, Oct. 12, Farley said.

TAPS interim CEO updates staff on future of transit agency

In advance of an anticipated public meeting on Wednesday, TAPS Public Transit Interim CEO Tim Patton spoke to employees Friday regarding the future of the company. In a video of the meeting , which has since been posted on the agency’s website, Patton gave employees an outline of his proposed “Moving Forward” initiative.

Denison City Council names Jud Rex city manager

After nearly six months of searching for a new city manager, the Denison City Council found one close to home. Councilors voted Monday to promote Interim City Manager Jud Rex to the position. The move comes after former City Manager Robert Hanna left the city for a position in Abilene in April.



Horner named GAC golfer of the week

DURANT — Coming off his first career collegiate win at the Texoma Championship, Mason Horner has been named the Great American Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Storm kicker earns D2 national honor

DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State kicker Joel Carlos picked up his second honor of the week when he was named the National Special Teams Player of the Week following his efforts in the 8-0 Savage Storm win over Southwestern Oklahoma State this past Saturday.

Tennis Cats stay in hunt for area berth

McKINNEY — The Sherman tennis team lost to McKinney North by a score of 17-2 on Tuesday night at McKinney North High School, but remain alive for a spot in the area tournament.

Special Sections

Auto Racing Challenge
Auto Racing Challenge
Click here to enter!
The Wedding Expo
The Wedding Expo
Herald Democrat Wedding Expo 2015