Area nonprofits experience low food supplies over summer

One thing that doesn’t take a vacation in the summer is hunger and Grayson County, just like many counties and cities across the nation, is a community where many people face that fact every day. To meet those needs, over 30 nonprofit organizations offer assistance in the form of food, financial aid or other services. However, when those organizations are the ones in need, who is there to help?

Lake Texoma gets relief from summer heat

As Grayson residents enter into what are historically the hottest days of summer, milder temperatures have given a reprieve to the summer heat. When combined with with recent rainfall, the mild summer has given relief also to Lake Texoma, which had experienced lower water levels throughout the first half of 2014.

Summer: a valuable time for learning

It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.

News

DISD Board discusses draft budget

The budget was the main item before the Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday evening. The Board approved a draft of the 2014 – 2015 general operating budget to be given final approval at their August meeting.

Pottsboro ISD puts finishing touches on budget

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School Board met Monday night to put the finishing touches on the first draft of their 2014-2015 general operating budget and handle other miscellaneous business.

Commissioners look for ways to deal with Affordable Care Act

Grayson County commissioners decided, Tuesday, that working part-time at the County means no more than 1,500 hours a year. The decision was a response to the rule that says anyone who works over 29 hours a week must be offered health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Sports

SE cross country team picked fourth

DURANT — Southeastern’s cross country team has been picked to finish fourth in the Great American Conference according to the preseason poll released on Monday.

Denison swimmer sweeps state meet

Denison 12-year-old swimmer Lindsay Looney had an impressive performance in this past weekend’s Texas Age Group (TAGS) championship meet in Austin.

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