School counselors help prepare students for each stage of life

School counselors have only eight hours in a workday to complete a mound of paperwork, endure long meetings and still find time for their students. Although local school districts may vary in size and needs, counselors interviewed said they have assumed the responsibility of supporting children and preparing them for their next stage of life.

Sherman alcohol petition nearing goal; organizers offered free meals for gathering signatures

With less than two weeks to go in its campaign to remove alcohol sales restrictions in Sherman, the group Sherman for Progress is making a final push to get the 2,100 voter signatures it needs to get a local option election added to the May 7 ballot. However, that final push included a strategy a representative from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office said may violate a bribery statute of the Texas Penal Code.

Sherman library seeking input for its future

The Sherman Public Library is asking for input on its services and facility from local residents through a short survey it posted to the city website this week. The survey will allow local patrons to weigh in on the library’s master planning process, which will be used by city officials in determining the library’s future.


Whitesboro students cope with loss of classmates

WHITESBORO — Students and teachers at the Whitesboro School District are mourning after a weekend wreck in Denton claimed the lives of two students. A third child is in critical condition from the wreck as of Monday afternoon, Denton Police said.


Soccer Roundup — Wylie pulls away from Bearcats

The Sherman boys soccer team pulled even with Wylie in the second half but Wylie scored twice in the final 13 minutes for a 3-1 victory against the Bearcats in 10-5A action on Monday night at Bearcat Stadium.

SOSU baseball to host home opener

DURANT — The Southeastern Oklahoma State baseball team will make its home debut on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at The Ballpark in Durant when it welcomes Oklahoma Christian for a single nine-inning contest.

Locals added to state swim meet

Three area swimmers were added to the Class 5A state swim meet when the University Interscholastic League released the full field for the competition on Monday.