The legal community in North Texas turned out in force Wednesday to witness the renaming of the federal courthouse after Judge Paul Brown.
When Four Rivers Outreach Founder Arthur Horn first put together an event for local homeless veterans five years ago, the response from those who it was intended to serve was tepid.
The building at the corner of Travis and Pecan streets in Sherman has had a long history of service to the community. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $140,000 and has housed federal officials from post master to federal judge. On Wednesday the legal community celebrated the change of Spanish Colonial revival Beaux Arts building’s name to the Paul Brown Federal Courthouse. The name change honors Judge Paul Brown who sat on the bench in that building from 1985 to 2006. Brown died in 2012.
Workers were busy moving furniture and clearing offices in the Denison City Hall on Tuesday, in preparation for renovations, which are expected to begin this week. While work is expected to continue inside the building for the next six weeks, City Manager Robert Hanna said the renovations will not hinder the work of city employees.
As work progresses on the $1.5 million renovation of the Denison Police Station, the Historic Preservation Board approved exterior designs for the project, in hopes of bringing it back closer to its original 1930s look.
Grayson County WIC employees were all smiles Tuesday while being interviewed by TAPS pressman Dan Acree. The Women, Infants, & Children program will get some added exposure during the next 12 months, as a 28-foot TAPS bus will sport a travelling billboard with WIC’s contact information and slogan: “Healthy foods grow healthy families.” The advertisement is being sponsored by the Grayson County Health Department.
Wanted: Tall building in downtown Sherman to host historic sign. Must have 30 feet of vertical facade and substructure capable of supporting 1.5 extra tons. Must pay or find funds to hang. Commercial ventures need not apply.
After an announcement of an agreement in June, the city of Denison approved a tax abatement with Ruiz Foods for its expansion earlier this year during a City Council meeting on Monday. In order to approve the abatement agreement, the City also signed off on the creation of a reinvestment zone for the area surrounding the Ruiz facility.
One of Sherman’s most visible structures will soon be receiving some much-needed TLC. The Sherman City Council on Monday voted to approve an engineering contract that will pave the way for a fresh coat of paint and several internal improvements to the city’s 2-million-gallon Gallagher Water Tower.
As local health officials brace for the onset of an upcoming flu season made more difficult by the specter of the Ebola virus, Texoma Medical Center received a shot in the arm Monday afternoon. Grayson College President Jeremy McMillen announced that his institution has received a grant of $475,608 from Texas Workforce Solutions to provide training to current and future TMC employees. The announcement was made Monday at the College’s Center for Workplace Learning.
In anticipation of expected growth in the city, the Greater Texoma Utility Authority has approved a request for an application for up to $2.87 million in low-interest bonds for a project that will allow Van Alstyne to tap into the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance pipeline. In August, the GTUA approved the issuance of bonds for $485,000 toward the planning, acquisition and design of the project.