Tasked with setting up 350 American flags on front lawns across Sherman, Boy Scouts from Troop 15 split up into eight groups and got an early start to accomplish the mission Saturday.
The Texoma Community Center received word Wednesday that the center is in the red by $256,000. The Texoma Community Center’s Chief Financial Officer Don Riddle reported this information at the monthly board of trustees meeting in a work session, but he had some good news to deliver with it:
A Luella man will have to wait a while to find out how long he will spend in prison after being convicted of stalking this week. Brian Evan Walker was convicted of stalking Michelle Hargis for months in 2014 and 2015. He had previously been convicted of assaulting a peace officer in charges that were related to the case and sentenced to seven years in prison. On Friday, jurors watched a DVD that showed that assault. Walker has appealed the conviction on that case.
A service in Denison honoring the contributions of the armed forces will be moved indoors Monday due to expected rain. The annual Memorial Day service will be held at the Denison SNAP Center, located at 531 W. Chestnut St. at 10 a.m. The event was originally schedule to take place at Heritage Park, but forecasted rain forced organizers to move the event inside.
DURANT— The Durant City Council voted to terminate City Manager Sarah Sherrer Thursday night following a special called meeting. The termination follows several days of questions revolving around an incident Sunday morning at the city manager’s home.
Grayson County Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Somers was interviewed by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office earlier this year about a possible conflict of interest with county training she arranged in 2012 and 2013. The D.A. office’s investigation concluded, while it is possible she violated local government code, she cannot be prosecuted for any misdemeanor offenses because the two-year statute of limitations period has passed.
GUNTER — Gunter High School senior Alex Leach wasn’t looking for an opportunity to serve with a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. As he went into his second semester of his senior year, Leach was faced with tough decisions most high school seniors are forced to confront when graduation approaches. A practiced euphonium player, Leach’s main goal was to try to break into the band at the University of North Texas.
Jurors deliberated for just over an hour and a half Thursday before convicting Brian Evan Walker of stalking in the 397th state District Court.
The cost of a seven-year series of water-related improvements in Denison are anticipated to be higher than initially expected, city officials said during an update on the current line of capital improvements at Denison’s annual budget retreat on Friday.
Housing and more classrooms are being considered by the Grayson College board of trustees.
Last week, Pope Francis opened the door to a conversation about women’s roles in the Catholic church.
The Durant City Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday night to take action on the status of City Manager Sarah Sherrer.
A new grant at Austin College will allow bright students, who might not be able to afford secondary education, the opportunity to go to college and earn a degree in science. The college announced Tuesday that it has been awarded a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a series of scholarships for students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
A weekend of remembrance and patriotism plus relaxation in a variety of ways will brighten the soggy weekend for Texomans.
Whitewright residents will soon be able to make a much quicker trip to the grocery store.
Texoma senior citizens got moving Wednesday morning in honor of the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Nautilus Family Fitness in Sherman hosted the free event that started with a healthy breakfast, and included activities such as a senior vendor fair, health and fitness screenings, and a demonstration of the Silver Sneakers program, as well as nutrition and mental health discussions, and even chair massages.
Many Whitewright Independent School District students got to head home early Wednesday after a water main break near the high school left all three district schools with no water pressure.
Texas, joined by 10 other states, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop a federal directive instructing school districts to let transgender students use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.
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