TAPS looks to settle forbearance with Landmark Bank

The TAPS Public Transit board of directors authorized Transdev General Manager Scott McClellan to negotiate a settlement agreement with Landmark Bank Monday as part of the transit agency’s efforts to settles its debt. The negotiations center around a forbearance agreement between TAPS and the bank for nearly $696,000 in loan payments.

Whitesboro ISD board purchases new wheels

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Independent School District board of trustees approved the purchase of two buses during a special meeting Friday afternoon. The board also granted the superintendent the authority to hire personnel over the summer months.

Denison moving forward with Chestnut Street renovation

Members of the Denison City Council and city staff received an update on proposed improvements to Chestnut Street and its signature red brick roadway Friday during the city’s budget summit. The project, which also includes a water line replacement, will see the replacement of the historic brick work with an updated concrete roadway.

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Ellis tops Bruner by 6 votes in Fannin County

In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.

Sports

Celina’s Merritt called up to majors

Celina native Ryan Merritt was called up from the minors by the Cleveland Indians on Monday to give the left-handed pitcher a taste of the major leagues.

Storm athletes recognized on AD Honor Roll

DURANT — Following the conclusion of the 2016 spring semester, a total of 128 student-athletes have earned a spot on the Southeastern Oklahoma State Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for their work in the classroom over the semester. To earn a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must complete at least 12 hours and carry a 3.0 or better GPA.

Bergman helping Rafters to fast start

Denison native Aaron Bergman has helped the Shreveport Rafters of the National Premier Soccer League to a 3-0 start in South Central Conference play

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