Howe dedicates new Chamber

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.

DONNA HUNT: Two roads led to early Denison

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.

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Stop it before it spreads: Thistles a growing problem this year

The recent rains and moderate temperatures are helping lots of plants in the area grow like crazy. In most instances, that is a good thing, but in one, not so much. Tall purple flowers are sprouting in some pastures and, pretty though they may be, they don’t bode well for the landscape’s productivity.

Sherman preps for return of Farmers Market

On Friday, the parking lot on the corner of Wall and Walnut streets will be nothing but an expanse of aged asphalt, perhaps a few cars and SUVs. But come Saturday, the space likely will be transformed into a bustling hub of grassroots commerce.

Man steals mattress from store; other police reports

Theft — A woman called police Friday to report a theft that happened Wednesday at a store in the 1800 block of Texoma Parkway. A man had entered the store and bought a set of a mattress and box springs. The suspect left the store and said that he would return later that same day to retrieve his purchase. When the suspect returned, he loaded two sets of mattresses and box springs into a pickup truck and drove away. The suspect had only paid for one set. Police made a report for theft.

Sports

Foster, Nolte in medal chase

AUSTIN — Pottsboro’s Hayden Foster is four shots off the lead after the first round of the Class 3A state golf tournament at Grey Rock Golf Course.

Tioga golf team charts new course

TIOGA — Coach Roy Mejia takes a lot of pride in watching his young Tioga golf charges grow up. In a lot of ways, that’s a fitting parallel of how their town and their school are on the upswing — so to speak — after many decades in the doldrums.

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