Levels on Lake Texoma continue to rise. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, the pool elevation at the Denison Dam was 643.44 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District.
CARTWRIGHT, Okla. — They called it “The Coney Island of Lake Texoma.” Adopting the name of the adjacent arm of Lake Texoma, Burns Run Concession Site opened to the public in 1947, attracting nearly a quarter-million visitors in its first year alone.
Officials with Grayson County and local communities started the long process of assessing damage Tuesday after strong storms passed through the region over the Memorial Day weekend. Officials met with representatives of the National Weather Service to survey the damage from the storms, which include a confirmed tornado in Sherman and Denison.
The cheers of hundreds of third and fourth grade students from Denison Independent School District echoed in Munson Stadium Tuesday afternoon as all five elementary schools competed in “Play Day.” Twenty elementary classes participated in a “mega relay” and several running events.
Yet another round of storms is forecast fire up across parts of Texas and the southern Plains into Tuesday night with the risk of severe weather, including flash flooding.
I learned what it is to be 80 years old Saturday and it isn’t even time for my latest birthday for two more weeks. Thirteen members of the Class of 1953 at the old Denison High School gathered at the Southern Grill and Kitchen for a joint 80th birthday party representing 960 accumulative years of life for those attending.
Denison Independent School District held its annual “Play Day” for third and fourth graders to compete in field day activities Tuesday afternoon at Munson Stadium. “Play Day” was organized for students to have a fun yet friendly competition with other elementary schools in Denison.
Another wave of severe weather ravaged Texoma on Monday, bringing rain, wind and even a tornado. Monday’s severe weather affected several areas of the state and caused Governor Greg Abbott to add to the number of Texas counties covered by a disaster declaration.
Denison residents were able to enjoy a Memorial Day parade on Main Street just before severe weather struck the area.
Nearly 100 people gathered Monday at West Hill Cemetery to pay their respects in a Memorial Day service meant to honor to fallen military personnel.