Kaden Thompson, left, and Mason Copling peer into a darkened tent oozing white mist at the annual Sherman Police Department Fright Fest on the municipal lawn Thursday night in Sherman.
Two Denison police officers were promoted in a pinning ceremony Thursday among family and coworkers.
A crane hoists U.S., Oklahoma, and Choctaw Nation flags to the top of a new hotel tower under construction at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant on Thursday. The expansion, which includes additional rooms and new amenities such as a bowling alley and theater, is scheduled for completion in 2015.
VAN ALSTYNE — One person had to be airlifted to a hospital and several others were also injured Thursday morning in a three-vehicle accident in Van Alstyne.
SHERMAN — Inside the Greater Harvest North Church chapel stood a tent decorated with plastic leaves, branches and berries. Underneath, a table covered in a white cloth held the edibles for Holy Communion.
“One of the greatest joys of my life has been serving on this Board,” Ruby Jo Williams said Tuesday night after receiving a number of gifts of appreciation from the Grayson College Board of Trustees. “It has been so educational for me and so fulfilling,” she added.
GORDONVILLE — At first glance the oddly shaped tree in Brad Ward’s yard simply appears to be an old, misshapen tree. The post oak curves at its base, running nearly parallel to the ground, with three thick branches sticking up in to the air, away from the main trunk. The unusual shape of it makes it stand out among the other trees in Ward’s yard — precisely what you would want for something meant to mark a trail, over 100 years ago.
HOUSTON — A legal battle that started when a bush crashed in Sherman killing 17 people in 2008 ended last week when a federal judge in Houston sentenced the owner of that bus to three years of probation in a plea agreement.
Willa Mae Pruitt took home top honors Wednesday at the Sherman Senior Center’s annual pumpkin carving contest. An anonymous donor provided grocery gift cards to each of the top three winners.
BONHAM — One day into his trial for sexually assaulting children at a daycare, John Karl Duncan pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child, sexual contact. Duncan will serve at least 10 years in prison for the crimes.
Rachel Springfield gets some help from her dad Mike at the annual Boo Bop at the Denison Public Library Tuesday evening. The events brings kids in for family friendly Halloween activities and snacks.
The entrance to the Grayson County Courthouse was blocked Tuesday morning as crews began repairs on the front steps.
BONHAM — In a heart-wrenching first day of testimony from mostly young children, the trial began for a Fannin County man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children at the daycare he and his wife used to own.
WHITESBORO — A local legend had his name and legacy immortalized in stone last weekend, as the Whitesboro community came together to dedicate a memorial to Charles Baum, who passed away last year. Nearly 70 people gathered at Trollinger Park Sunday for the unveiling of a bench to honor the memory of Baum, who survived the Bataan Death March and several years as POW in World War II before returning to Whitesboro to serve as a longtime postmaster and school teacher.
The main challenge is to assemble a wind turbine. That’s a hard task for a remote controlled robot. There are plenty of difficulties that crop up along the way, too, from transporting materials to filing permits to traversing damaged roadways to avoiding endangered wildlife. But for the local high school students who build and pilot these robots, the difficulty is part of the fun.