For many, the Christmas season a time for giving, not only to friends and family but also those who are in need. In keeping with that tradition, and creating a new one, the Texoma Health Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to local health organizations and support groups that serve the Texoma community.
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quality of life better long after holiday decorations have been put away, the jeans have worn out and the gadgets are outdated.