New paint job for Sherman Ballroom

Mariano Barriantos paints one of the columns in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom Tuesday afternoon. Several renovation projects are currently underway or have just been completed in the Sherman Municipal Building including remodeling an office and a new finish on the Kidd-Key Auditorium stage floor.

GTUA rejects sole bid on Sherman water project

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority rejected the sole bid for work at Sherman’s Sears lift station during its meeting Monday. The project calls for the construction of 7,000 feet of pipe in order to retire the aging station, which was built in the 1960s.

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Obama secures votes to secure Iran nuclear deal with Barbara Mikulski

In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators — the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto — will back President Barack Obama in vetoing a Republican resolution to disapprove of the deal.

Local veterans remember end of World War II, 70 years later

After six years and one day, World War II came to a close 70 years ago Wednesday, signalling the end of one of the darkest periods in modern history. It was on Sept. 2, 1945 that Japan officially signed the Instruments of Surrender, ending its hostilities with the Allied Powers.

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Gittens promoted to High-A Yankees

Former Sherman Bearcat slugger Chris Gittens has been promoted from the New York Yankees’ rookie league affiliate in Tampa, Fla. to the Yankees’ High-A team at the same location.

AC drops soccer openers to UMHB

Austin College took a 1-0 halftime lead, but three second-half goals for Mary Hardin-Baylor pushed the Crusaders past the ‘Roo women’s soccer team, 3-1, in the season opener for both teams.

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