The sound of bells, in a metaphorical sense, is the sound of Christmas. But for many needy families across Texoma and the nation, the sound of bells — the Salvation Army’s patented bell ringers outside of countless retail establishments — creates Christmas.
The investment group behind an effort to bring a large-scale restaurant to downtown Sherman received an early Christmas gift Friday, as the board of directors for the local economic development organization voted unanimously to provide a $32,600 financial incentive for the project.
WASHINGTON – Congress last week completed a bill that keeps alive – at least through this year — more than 50 tax breaks worth $42 billion to businesses and individuals.
VAN ALSTYNE — Something happened in south Grayson County Thursday morning that hasn’t occurred in more than five years. A young women behind the counter at Van Alstyne’s Mobil station stepped to the fuel console and entered three numbers on the keypad, changing the corresponding digits on the sign outside the door:
As local schools prepare to let out for the holidays, students across Texoma are looking forward to the two-week reprieve from classes. During the break, educators and local organizations are offering ideas for children’s activities to keep students active both physically and mentally.
Washington Elementary School Principal Amy Pesina walks a group of kids through the halls Thursday afternoon. Thursday was Pajama Day and the students watched “Polar Express.”
Instead of new gadgets or designer jeans, some in the area will get livestock and water wells for Christmas, but the gifts aren’t for them exactly. The alternative gifts will go to those in need around the world and help make their quality of life better long after holiday decorations have been put away, the jeans have worn out and the gadgets are outdated.