Elizabeth Holman was sitting at home Tuesday night, when, she said, she was inspired by God.
BELLS — One trailer caused the Bells City Council to do some head scratching at its meeting Tuesday. Mayor Angela LeBlanc explained that one Bells resident races cars and uses a trailer to bring his car to the racetrack and back. The trailer will sit in his driveway, and occasionally on the street, but the size of the trailer has created some issues for the neighborhood.
A series of grass fires kept area firefighters busy early Wednesday afternoon. The trouble started with a small grass fire on the U.S. Highway 75 access road just south of Farmington Road between Van Alstyne and Howe. A slightly larger grass fire was then reported approximately a mile down the road on the north side of Farmington. Fire departments from Howe, Van Alstyne and Sherman responded and put out the fires, soaking the area immediately around them to ensure there would be no additional flare-ups. No cause for the fires was immediately determined.
BONHAM — Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Fannin County youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage boy. The victim, who is now a 20-year-old man, says that his former youth minister coerced him to perform sexual acts at least 20 times over the course of two years.
SHERMAN — A Plano man who swindled investors with a fake story about a Disney theme park coming to North Texas was sentenced Tuesday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison.
After six years and one day, World War II came to a close 70 years ago Wednesday, signalling the end of one of the darkest periods in modern history. It was on Sept. 2, 1945 that Japan officially signed the Instruments of Surrender, ending its hostilities with the Allied Powers.
POTTSBORO – A raised median on F.M. 120 between Spur 316 and State Highway 289 has created some issues for developers and property owners, Pottsboro City Manager Kevin Farley said in a March interview. In April, the city went to the Texas Department of Transportation with a request to remove the median entirely to allow easier access to the south side of F.M. 120. Last month, they finally heard a reply.
It’s just the start of the school year but surprises have already popped up for area teachers who received grants to implement educational and fun projects in their classrooms.
Mariano Barriantos paints one of the columns in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom Tuesday afternoon. Several renovation projects are currently underway or have just been completed in the Sherman Municipal Building including remodeling an office and a new finish on the Kidd-Key Auditorium stage floor.
Grayson County Commissioners Tuesday continued the burn ban the County has been under for several weeks. Grayson County Fire Marshal Kevin Walton told commissioners the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for the county is at 714 and is expected to reach as high as 747 in the next 14 days.
A rarity occurred at the Grayson County commissioner’s public hearing on the proposed tax rate Tuesday — a local resident actually spoke out about the proposed tax rate. In most recent years, no one has addressed the group about the proposed rate.
TIOGA — Tioga High School’s first group of seniors since 1961 recently started classes. Twenty-six seniors have taken on the responsibility of setting an example for the younger students. The area’s high school originally shut down in 1961, becoming a kindergarten through eighth grade campus, but the community brought back the high school program in 2012.
TIOGA — For the first time since 1961, Tioga Independent School District welcomed a senior class to its final chapter of high school. Twenty-six seniors have graciously accepted the challenge of paving the way for future students of Tioga High School.
Sherman Police have charged a former funeral director with six counts of falsifying death certificates. The suspect, Travis Mitchell, has already been charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse.
Retired Sherman Independent School District Superintendent Al Hambrick is applauded by a crowd that gathered on the lawn of the SISD Service Center Monday afternoon. Monday was Hambrick’s last day after 35 years with the district.
The Greater Texoma Utility Authority rejected the sole bid for work at Sherman’s Sears lift station during its meeting Monday. The project calls for the construction of 7,000 feet of pipe in order to retire the aging station, which was built in the 1960s.
When starting out in education, Al Hambrick expected to be a math teacher and basketball coach all his life but to his surprise, he said God’s plan led him to be the superintendent of the Sherman Independent School District.
It’s no secret that George Hatfield is a proud Okie. After 16 years of serving as a Denison Independent School District assistant superintendent, he refuses to become a full-time Texan but will forever be a Yellow Jacket.