In a stunning comeback, State Board of Education hopeful Keven Ellis won Tuesday’s District 9 Republican primary runoff over Mary Lou Bruner, who drew national attention for social media posts touting far-right conspiracy theories and other fringe views.
The new trend of connecting graduating seniors with a district’s youngest students has finally made its way to Grayson County. Denison High School graduates attended a ceremony unlike any other Tuesday morning when Houston Elementary School and Hyde Park Elementary School students welcomed the class of 2016 with signs and cheers.
Over the last year, a number of younger community members have slowly assumed leadership roles in Sherman. Two of the latest — Hillary Luckett Clark, Place 4, and Britton Brooks, Place 5, — to join the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees are eager to get to work for students and staff.
A jury in the 397th state district court will have to decide if a Sherman man’s actions toward a former employee were those of a former employer trying to resolve a contract dispute or a stalker trying to woo a romantic interest.
GUNTER — Following a week of anticipation and hard work, Gunter finally has a new playground that’s distinctly all its own. It’s the first community-built playground the town’s ever constructed, a fact that the community can take special pride in, Gunter Parks Foundation President Nancy Nevil said.
Grayson County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to allow golf carts or similar utility vehicles to operate on some roadways in unincorporated areas of the county.
In March of 1873, Denison had its own Alamo. There was no battle and Davy Crockett didn’t have a thing to do with it. The exact location of the Alamo Hotel is a mystery to this writer except that it was “convenient to the Union Depot” as listed in an Alamo Hotel business card and in an advertisement on page one of the Oct. 20, 1874 edition of the Denison Daily News. From a picture that accompanies this column, it was on the north side of Main Street.
WHITEWRIGHT — Following the resignations of five Whitewright city employees last week, including the three most prominent positions in City Hall, new Mayor Jeremiah Looney said he can see the community pulling together.
The TAPS Public Transit board of directors authorized Transdev General Manager Scott McClellan to negotiate a settlement agreement with Landmark Bank Monday as part of the transit agency’s efforts to settles its debt. The negotiations center around a forbearance agreement between TAPS and the bank for nearly $696,000 in loan payments.
Grayson County school districts are no stranger to nationally recognized publications. And after “U.S. News & World Report” reviewed data for more than 21,000 public high schools in the nation, some local high schools made the list for the state and nationally-ranked campuses.
WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Independent School District board of trustees approved the purchase of two buses during a special meeting Friday afternoon. The board also granted the superintendent the authority to hire personnel over the summer months.
A backlash against this year’s STAAR exams escalated Monday when a group of parents sued the state in an attempt to keep schools from using 2016 test scores to rate students — including deciding whether students should advance to the next grade or attend summer school.
Whether students were competing as a Bearcat or a Yellow Jacket, nothing seemed more suitable than a beautiful spring day for elementary school students to participate in field day events on Friday. The excitement was contagious as Sherman fourth graders filled Bearcat Stadium while Denison third and fourth graders competed at Munson Stadium.
Looking out over the sea of black or blue hats at the recent graduations held by Grayson College and Austin College left no doubt that some graduates took their dress code a step beyond the robe and standard mortarboard.
Noelle Chesser was born under a different name, a name that does not reflect her gender identity. With an ongoing national debate questioning what bathrooms transgender people can or cannot use, Chesser just wants people to understand the struggles that transgender youth are facing locally and the misunderstandings surrounding the issue.
Releasing butterflies into the sky has been part of the healing process for Guardian Hospice families who have lost loved ones for many years and over 150 monarchs flew out of the hands of attendees celebrating life and sharing memories at Pecan Grove Park in Sherman Saturday afternoon.
Denison roadways were rated only “fair” for overall condition in a recent road survey conducted by the city. This, potential improvements and funding sources were major focuses of the City Council’s talks Friday regarding the upcoming 2017 budget.
Members of the Denison City Council and city staff received an update on proposed improvements to Chestnut Street and its signature red brick roadway Friday during the city’s budget summit. The project, which also includes a water line replacement, will see the replacement of the historic brick work with an updated concrete roadway.
Grayson County is not be the only community to participate in Relay for Life but the local contingent continues to grow and give back to the American Cancer Society year after year. With this year’s theme of “Cruising for a Cure,” Relay for Life brought together survivors, caregivers and community supporters for the annual fundraiser in Midway Mall Friday night.
After working together at Whitewright City Hall for the last seven years, City Secretary Beth Woodson and Building Permits and Court Clerk Kim Reynolds resigned together last week after Jeremiah Looney was sworn in as the city’s new mayor.
Displaying some local Civil War-era history, Grayson County Frontier Village at Loy Lake Park in Denison opened its gates for its spring event “Civil War Days in Texoma” to school-aged children on Friday and the public on Saturday.
As the city expands to the west, some of Sherman’s housing needs will soon be met by a new subdivision that will be built south of Park Street along Southridge Lane.