Since celebrating positive behavior has become a campuswide program at Mayes Elementary School in Denison, Principal Natalie Hicks said she has seen the number of referrals to the office decrease.
Obesity and stress-related ailments are increasing in America. Efforts are mounting for people of all ages to get off the couch and get moving, to spend less time on the computer or in front of the TV and more time re-acquainting themselves with the great outdoors. For a growing number of people, accomplishing that is as simple as going back to a favorite childhood pastime – bicycling.
Residents gathered Saturday at the Sherman Municipal Grounds to enjoy the Texoma Earth Day Festival.
Sherman became a little greener Saturday as residents around the city celebrated Earth Day with various events. Austin College students, faculty and staff participated in local environmental service projects, while hundreds of people attended the Sherman Earth Day Festival.
The man accused of shooting and killing another man Tuesday in Denison has turned himself in to the Grayson County Jail. Jordan Tyrel Ballard, 22, maintains his innocence while police are pursing murder charge.
The Howe Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Friday evening of its Howe Area Chamber of Commerce/Howe Development Alliance/Keep Howe Beautiful office. One of the revitalized Chamber’s first projects was to honor those individuals who have made a significant contribution to Howe in its history. Members of the first class of inductees are: Jabez Haning, W.P. Thompson, A.M. Ferguson, Mame Roberts, Charles R. Thompson, Arthur Boyle, Tony Brinkley, L.B. Kirby, Norma Wallace, Ray Bledsoe, Carrie Waller and Elmer Schenk.
In the first round of state testing 78 percent of fifth and eight graders passed the reading test, and Denison and Sherman Independent School Districts’ results were at least near par with state results and surpassed them in some cases.
Heavy rain Friday and throughout the week brought flash flood warning to North Texas. It wasn’t all bad though. The heavy rains over the past several weeks brought Lake Texoma above the seasonal conservation pool level on April 19.
Area law enforcement officers had the opportunity Friday to learn from some leading experts in the forensics field at the 12th annual Grayson College Forensic Conference.
In Denison’s earliest days, there were two main ways to enter from the east or from the south. From the east there was Paw Hill and from the south, along what now is Highway 91 or Texoma Parkway, was Breezy Hill. Both areas have played an important role in the establishment of the town.