‘Feasting on God’s word’: Texas minister battles brain cancer with gratitude and grace

PLANO — When you’re 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown’s population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you’re not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.

Light of day lets Texoma survey damage from 3 tornadoes (+video)

Stark Lane doesn’t quite describe the scene of devastation on the street north of Howe, which saw the brunt of severe weather Tuesday night. A near half-dozen houses were torn apart to varying degrees with a couple all but obliterated. But almost every house near the street was storm-battered as debris was strewn across lawns, branches snapped and power lines fractured.

Relief agencies offering recovery assistance

As recovery efforts continue following Tuesday’s storms, area relief agencies are asking for monetary donations instead of other assistance. Officials with area agencies said Wednesday that the recovery effort is still in an assessment phase as the damage is still being calculated and determined.

Court reporter recognized for her 32 years

For more than 30 years, Janet Kamras listened to the highs and lows of Grayson County. She listened when they adopted children and when they decided who got those children in the divorce. She listened when Child Protective Services investigated the way children were treated and when people who were convicted of abusing children were sentenced to prison.

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Severe weather possible Friday afternoon

Another wave of storms is expected to sweep Grayson County on Friday afternoon with a possibility of some storms turning severe, the National Weather Service said Thursday afternoon.

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Diamond roundup: Bonhi blasts Wilmer-Hutchins

ROYSE CITY — Mackenzie Downs and Shelby Jones came within a hit batter and a dropped third strike of a perfect game as they combined on a no-hitter, and Kaitlyn Jones was 4-for-5 with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored as Bonham made short work of Wilmer-Hutchins, winning a 28-0 laugher in five innings on Wednesday night in the bi-district round of the Class 4A Region II softball playoffs.

Golf roundup: Tioga 4th after one round

AUSTIN — Kari Hughes shot a first-round 91 to tie for fifth place, and the Tioga Lady Bulldogs are in fourth with a team round of 423 after the first day of the University Interscholastic League Class 1A girls state golf tournament at Lions Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday.

DHS’ Mandrell new Snyder head coach

Denison co-offensive coordinator Cory Mandrell has been approved as the head football coach and athletic director at Snyder High School, returning to the school he graduated from and later coached at.

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