From bamboo tossed into a fire and exploding to today’s high-tech, computer-controlled displays, fireworks have come a long way. For Americans, fireworks are as much of a tradition in celebrating their nation’s independence as presents are at Christmas. They were used in some form at the very first Independence Day celebration in 1776 and continue to be a treasured tradition.
The best swimmers in the United States will gather together over the next week. And Lindsay Looney will be among them.
Members of the Grayson County Amateur Radio Club reached out to fellow hobbyists across the world Saturday for the American Radio Relay League’s annual field day. The yearly event brings clubs throughout North America together for a 24-hour marathon. It’s one of the hobby’s largest social gatherings.
BELLS — A single-car crash near Bells sent one person to the hospital Saturday.
Denison Fire Department and Main Street officials are investigating a building that partially collapsed Friday evening in downtown Denison. The incident occurred as a construction crew was doing renovation work in the building.
The Denison Fire Department is investigating a fire that left one individual dead Friday evening. Officials with the department said they are treating the fire as “suspicious.”
Sherman City Council member Tammy Johnson announced Friday she will be seeking the District 4 seat in the city’s municipal election Nov. 8.
Police are searching for suspects who stole bags of money from a Coca-Cola truck parked at a Denison business Tuesday morning.
Wherever I go in Grayson County I’m asked questions about something that either happened here or still might be around. I wish I could remember everything that I have written in these columns in the last 16 years, but unfortunately I don’t. Chances are pretty good though that I have something in one of my files that I’ve either written or placed there for future reference.
Hey, Texplainer: Britain voted to leave the European Union. Can Texas secede from the United States?
A police chase through Sherman came to halt after the car crashed into a parked pickup Friday afternoon.
A beloved children’s fairytale will take an artistic turn Friday when its memorable characters grace the stage of Kidd-Key Auditorium in Sherman for the premier of the Cinderella Ballet. The unique performance is the creation of Ilona Nogarr, director of the Denison Dance Academy, and will feature a cast of 42 dancers — students from the academy and professionals including Nogarr’s daughter and son-in-law, Darli and Anton Iakovlev of Tartu, Estonia.
A hot car, a distracted parent, a dead child. It happens every summer, but the stories are no less tragic.
Sherman residents will soon have a new shopping option on the city’s east side.
A Denison man is suing a Shreveport-based oil company after an asphalt tanker exploded at a refinery last year, covering him in molten asphalt.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The experts were wrong again. Even on the day of the referendum, traders and oddsmakers, pollsters and professors were forecasting a vote to remain in the European Union.
After spending more than 100 years on this Earth, Ruthie Speers still feels young and full of life.
Nearly 20 unionized TAPS Public Transit bus drivers and call center operators are expected to vote on a one-year contract for service on Saturday. The move comes three months after TAPS ended its contract with First Transit for management services and adopted a new contract with Transdev.
There are many holidays that celebrate important events in the life of Jesus Christ, and many of them have unique celebrations.
The city of Denison is looking to address maintenance issues at its Eisenhower Monument in Loy Park. The move comes after the monument has experienced peeling paint and slight cracking due to water infiltration and ventilation issues, officials with the city said.
POTTSBORO — When school lets out most children can fall victim to the “summer slide,” a loss in learning accomplishments made during the school year. To fight the slide, libraries across the country organize summer reading programs that encourage reading year-round. The Pottsboro Area Library is one of those libraries with a summer reading program, but this little library has taken an additional step with a program that encourages patrons of all ages to take part in summer learning.
The Sherman City Council and the board of trustees of the Sherman Independent School District continued their recent partnership with their second joint meeting of the year Thursday.
The temperatures outside may be hot, but a number of local citizens aren’t letting that stop them from providing some great days of community service.