Little cabin offers big lessons for SHS students

Out behind Sherman High School, there is a cabin. It’s a little snug at 460 square feet, but there is plenty of room for one or two people to live, cook, sleep and bathe. The fireplace and ceder trim give it the feel of a hunter’s retreat, and not a square foot is wasted. It is impressive that such a small space feels so liveable but even more impressive that the cabin was designed and built by high school students.

Howe hopes for Hawaiian water park

HOWE — Harvest Family Entertainment, an Irving company that operates a chain of seven faith-based “Hawaiian Falls” water parks around Texas, is eyeing Howe for its next location, according to city leaders. Mayor Jeff Stanley and other members of the Howe City Council directed city staff Tuesday night to begin the search for a 25-acre parcel of land near U.S. Highway 75 on which a water and outdoor activity park could be constructed.

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.

News

Small-business owners plan for emergencies

Small-business owners looked on as a video played unfolding the current events happening in Ottawa, Canada, with the attack on the city’s Parliament building. The three-minute footage describing the ongoing situation shut off, and John Simonsen, manager of SERVPRO in Denison and Sherman, stepped forward.

Sports

Okla. smokepole hunters expect good season ahead

After several weeks of October early archery action, Oklahoma deer hunters will head to the woods this weekend to open up the state’s nine-day deer muzzleloader hunting season running from Oct. 25 through Nov. 2.

Softball stars will support NCTC

GAINESVILLE — Some of the biggest names in softball will join former North Central Texas College softball players in raising money for a scholarship to honor four Lady Lion players who were killed in a bus accident in September.

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