Panda power plant expansion means hundreds of jobs, millions in investment

When a group of Dallas energy investors, united under the banner of Panda Power Funds, agreed to build a state-of-the-art, 758-megawatt combined cycle natural gas power plant on Sherman’s south side, they altered the financial future of the city, Grayson County and its various public institutions. From property taxes to water fees to the local employment base, Panda, it seemed, had given the city a gift that would keep on giving .

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Pottsboro Council discusses drainage issue

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro City Council dealt with discussion Monday from residents of the Texoma Ranch Estates concerning the neighborhood’s drainage problems. The area has had a history of drainage issues, Farley explained, and the city had been meaning to find a solution as soon as they had money available to do so.

Commissioners talk tax abatement for Panda plant

The Grayson County Commissioners Court heard from Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker Tuesday morning about the expansion of the Panda Energy plant and a proposed tax abatement. Commissioners also heard about developments to Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge, and other agenda items.

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While Denison seniors Bailey Nixon and Mady McAlester were pursuing to play softball at different colleges, the opportunity to continue playing together came about — a time zone away from their hometown.

Trenton elevates Cranford

Trenton has elevated Bret Cranford to be its head football coach and boys athletic coordinator, the first change at the position since the program re-started a few seasons ago.

Garcia takes over AC track programs

Bryan Garcia has been named the new head men’s and women’s cross-country and track coach at Austin College, athletics director David Norman has announced. Garcia most recently served as an assistant at Tarleton State University.

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