BONHAM — Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Fannin County youth minister accused of sexually assaulting a young teenage boy. The victim, who is now a 20-year-old man, says that his former youth minister coerced him to perform sexual acts at least 20 times over the course of two years.
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.
Grayson County Commissioners Tuesday continued the burn ban the County has been under for several weeks. Grayson County Fire Marshal Kevin Walton told commissioners the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for the county is at 714 and is expected to reach as high as 747 in the next 14 days.
A rarity occurred at the Grayson County commissioner’s public hearing on the proposed tax rate Tuesday — a local resident actually spoke out about the proposed tax rate. In most recent years, no one has addressed the group about the proposed rate.
TIOGA — Tioga High School’s first group of seniors since 1961 recently started classes. Twenty-six seniors have taken on the responsibility of setting an example for the younger students. The area’s high school originally shut down in 1961, becoming a kindergarten through eighth grade campus, but the community brought back the high school program in 2012.
TIOGA — For the first time since 1961, Tioga Independent School District welcomed a senior class to its final chapter of high school. Twenty-six seniors have graciously accepted the challenge of paving the way for future students of Tioga High School.
Sherman Police have charged a former funeral director with six counts of falsifying death certificates. The suspect, Travis Mitchell, has already been charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse.
Retired Sherman Independent School District Superintendent Al Hambrick is applauded by a crowd that gathered on the lawn of the SISD Service Center Monday afternoon. Monday was Hambrick’s last day after 35 years with the district.
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.
The old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” seems more relevant today than ever before, especially when it comes to basic necessities. Caring individuals and groups in Texomaland’s “villages” are working to lessen the load when it comes to feeding the children. Visions of Sugarplums in Pottsboro and the Kid’s Pantry in Denison are two such programs.
When starting out in education, Al Hambrick expected to be a math teacher and basketball coach all his life but to his surprise, he said God’s plan led him to be the superintendent of the Sherman Independent School District.
It’s no secret that George Hatfield is a proud Okie. After 16 years of serving as a Denison Independent School District assistant superintendent, he refuses to become a full-time Texan but will forever be a Yellow Jacket.