In addition to the photos from readers that you sent in, here’s what our staff captured today.
“Opportunity is the foundation of the American dream,” said Rev. Doug Strong as he addressed the predominantly white audience listening to his sermon, titled “Black Lives Matter,” at Red River Unitarian Universalist recently. He said most whites are unprepared to see themselves as oppressors, and he said their privilege necessitates the oppression of others.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown announced he will seek re-election in 2016 as the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for Grayson County. Brown, 45, was elected Grayson County Attorney in 2000 and has been re-elected three times without opposition. In 2005, Brown successfully sought a legislative change of the name of the prosecutor’s office to the office of the Criminal District Attorney.
Their breath came out in frosty puffs. Their hands and faces were red from the cold. Sleet pounded the tin roof and the blast of arctic air took one’s breath away and chilled down to the bone. But in true form, the determined, young exhibitors didn’t back down, give in nor give up during Wednesday’s hog show at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show.
Hard work, perseverance and choosing to be a vital part of the agriculture community earned accolades Tuesday for lamb and goat exhibitors at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. Heaping praise and encouragement on the 4-H and FFA students was lamb and goat judge, Dr. Billy Zanolini of Madisonville. It was his first time at the local show which runs through this Friday at Loy Park in Denison.
The Sherman Fire Department Deep Water Rescue team stands by as a wrecker driver begins the process of pulling this car out of the concrete culvert at West Birge Street and U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the driver attempted to exit the highway, lost control of the car and slid into the culvert. The driver and her dog were uninjured.
Among the hundreds of competitors at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show in Denison this week, a handful are pioneers. Show organizers added a new category of competition for 2015 called “Commercial Heifer,” aimed at young men and women interested in beef production but disinclined toward the more traditional Show Heifer category.
As part of its continuing efforts to enhance the arts in downtown, the Denison Main Street Department has applied with ArtPlace America for a grant aimed at strengthening communities through culture and art development. The Denison City Council signed off on the application during a meeting on Monday.
Kindergarten teacher Amy Walker and Damien Barnes wear country western clothes Wednesday to celebrate Texas Public Schools Week as they work on a writing assignment for class.
Grayson College’s Board of Trustees discussed its Strategic Plan and identified the priorities for the 2015-16 school year during a retreat Tuesday morning.
Camden Bryan, a pre-kindergarten student at Bryan Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center in Sherman, builds a house Tuesday with his mother, Lindsey Bryan, and sister, Emmalie, at the “Night at the Museum” event to celebrate Texas Public Schools Week. Students created art after well-known American artists, such as Norman Rockwell and Frank Lloyd Wright.
A young man named Joshua West rode into this area in 1845, 27 years before Denison was established. There already was a need for law enforcement in the newly formed Grayson County.
Headlights from cars going over the Grand Street overpass can be seen breaking through the heavy fog as condensation drips from the fence Tuesday morning in Sherman.
Grayson County’s Commissioners Court Tuesday drew a hard line in the sand when it comes to the proposed concrete plant near Gunter. The Court also celebrated the retirement of a long-time County employee.
Sherman Police have released more information on a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday, including the identity of the victim.
Two accidents caused traffic to majorly back up Tuesday afternoon on northbound and southbound U.S. Highway 75.
Among Sherman’s civic leaders, no one can quite remember the last time a few hundred volunteers got together with the sole purpose of cleaning up their city. And the very fact no one can quite remember seems to imply it’s been a long while.