Panda pays off: Power plant nets millions in first-year revenue for local governments

Outside of the Sichuan province in central China, there might not be a local government on earth right now more excited about a giant Panda than the Sherman City Council. As city budgeters met last week to sketch out Sherman’s financial future, Panda — as in, the Panda Power Funds 758-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant that began operation on the city’s south side last summer — was a popular topic of discussion.

Howe dedicates new Chamber

The Howe Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Friday evening of its Howe Area Chamber of Commerce/Howe Development Alliance/Keep Howe Beautiful office. One of the revitalized Chamber’s first projects was to honor those individuals who have made a significant contribution to Howe in its history. Members of the first class of inductees are: Jabez Haning, W.P. Thompson, A.M. Ferguson, Mame Roberts, Charles R. Thompson, Arthur Boyle, Tony Brinkley, L.B. Kirby, Norma Wallace, Ray Bledsoe, Carrie Waller and Elmer Schenk.

DONNA HUNT: Two roads led to early Denison

In Denison’s earliest days, there were two main ways to enter from the east or from the south. From the east there was Paw Hill and from the south, along what now is Highway 91 or Texoma Parkway, was Breezy Hill. Both areas have played an important role in the establishment of the town.

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Panda pays off: Power plant nets millions in first-year revenue for local governments

Outside of the Sichuan province in central China, there might not be a local government on earth right now more excited about a giant Panda than the Sherman City Council. As city budgeters met last week to sketch out Sherman’s financial future, Panda — as in, the Panda Power Funds 758-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas plant that began operation on the city’s south side last summer — was a popular topic of discussion.

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Storm clinch GAC berth with victory

ADA, Okla. — Southeastern picked up a series victory and secured a spot in the Great American Conference tournament with a split on Sunday against rival East Central, taking Game 1, 12-6 before dropping the series finale, 9-8.

SE softball swept by Henderson St.

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — For just the second time in the four years of the Great American Conference, Southeastern lost a four-game weekend series, doing so after dropping both ends of a doubleheader at Henderson State on Sunday, 4-0 and 3-1.

James named GAC freshman of year

DURANT — Southeastern golfer Zach James capped his first season by earning Great American Conference Freshman of the Year honors as well as being named first team All-GAC.

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