Paxton opinion slams schools’ transgender policies

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued an opinion saying the Fort Worth school superintendent who made headlines for formulating guidelines to accommodate transgender students exceeded his authority. Paxton also said that a portion of the guidelines instructing district employees not to out transgender students to their parents might violate state law.

Man robbed with his own concealed handgun

A woman snatched a man’s legally concealed weapon and stole his wallet while the two were waiting in line at a Denison gas station Sunday night. Police eventually arrested the woman, Bobbie Renee Kelly, 36, of Tom Bean, for aggravated robbery.

How can Denison protect its historic buildings?

Six years ago, an antique shop that once served as the office for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad began crumbling and eventually had to be torn down. In 2005, repairs were needed to the Hubbard Furniture Co. building when it was discovered that the brick mortar wasn’t doing it’s job any more. And last week the back wall of a downtown Denison building where construction crews had been working collapsed into an alley.

Denison Public Library partners with school district for summer reading program

With the advent of new technologies and the spread of information via the internet, the role of the public library has been changing to meet new demands. As a part of this changing role as a center of the community, the Denison Public Library has partnered with the Denison Independent School District to offer free snacks to children during its summer reading program.

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Pottsboro man sentence in stalking case; other court pleas

The 397th District Court made its judgment on a stalking case in May. Weldon Prewitt, 36, of Pottsboro, pleaded guilty to stalking and was sentenced to eight years in prison, probated five years, and $750 fine. Prewitt was sentenced to two years in prison, probated for five years, for failing to comply with the terms of probation previously granted for possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

Sports

Longtime NFL coach dies at 85

Buddy Ryan, the countrified, colorful and controversial coach who could design a defense and find the talent to man it as well as anyone in NFL history but whose sneering disdain for what happened on the other side of the ball led to his downfall in Philadelphia, died Tuesday at 85 after a long battle with cancer.

Gridiron Golf aids SE football team

DURANT — Nearly 30 teams gathered at the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort on Saturday for the 12th-annual Gridiron Golf Classic to help raise money for the Savage Storm football program.

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