It was an intermittently rainy Friday afternoon, but that did not stop many Texomans from hitting the town and planning the rest of their July 4th weekend.
Though less than six months old, the Sherman Chamber of Commerce’s revamped web presence has already drawn some positive statewide attention. The Chamber’s new website took home silver honors in the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives’ annual awards, which were announced earlier this week.
Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker and other local officials present an oversized check representing the city’s $25,000 facade grant to the owners of the Old Iron Post restaurant at the renovated dining establishment Thursday morning. The restaurant has seen large crowds during its soft opening, many of whom have come to see the renovations the ownership group made to one of Sherman’s most historic structures.
Summer vacation has left the hallways of Sory Elementary School empty but tucked away in the back of campus, a group of more than 50 students have been learning without the typical homework and tests of the regular school year.
While many attractions across Lake Texoma may still be closed due to the high water or flood damage from record-breaking rains, local businesses are trying to make the best of the Fourth of July weekend.
After days of clear and dry weather, the waters of Lake Texoma stopped trickling over the spillway early Wednesday morning. This comes nearly two weeks after lake levels eclipsed the spillway for the second time in one season.
Sherman Fire Department Division Chief Dan Wood, left, presents the white chief’s hat to new Sherman Fire Chief Danny Jones during a promotion ceremony at Sherman City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Jones spoke of his career learning the ropes in Denison first followed by Sherman, and thanked God, his family and the city of Sherman for the chance to serve. Former Chief J.J. Jones retired in April.
Texomaland’s patriotic, fun-loving spirit will be flying high with lots of great family-oriented activities this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Whether you’re into mind-blowing light shows, kicked-back country music, jaw-dropping horsepower, scrumptious barbecue or hands-on history, it’s all right here this weekend. All they need to be complete is you!
The Sherman Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged a vacant home Wednesday morning.
Levi Joseph Terry, 33, of Whitesboro, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on each of three charges: burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building and theft of property. A prepared statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s office said the sentences were part of a plea agreement reached by Terry. The sentences were imposed by a visiting judge, Judge Scott McDowell, sitting in the 397th District Court. The sentences will run concurrently.