Denison Main Street receives grant for projection equipment

Officials with Denison Main Street announced that the program will receive a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for video equipment. Main Street Director Donna Dow said the $7,500 grant will allow Main Street to purchase a projector, inflatable screen and audio equipment for its annual Movies on Main film series.

TAPS considering transit companies for management services

The TAPS Public Transit Board of Directors received an update on the status of the transit organization, including the search for a new management provider, during its meeting Wednesday. Less than two weeks ago, the agency released a request for proposals for outside agencies to take on all management of TAPS.

Longtime Sherman competitor earns trip to regional spelling bee

After three years of making it to the Grayson County Spelling Bee and walking away empty-handed, Piner Middle School student Nick Estes was finally named champion Wednesday afternoon at Grayson College. Countless hours of studying with his family is what helped the eighth grader spell out “wikiwiki,” which means quickly, for the winning word in the 28th round.

Bells will allow firearms in city hall

On Tuesday, the Bells City Council discussed how a new law allowing the open carry of firearms will affect their monthly meetings. With the law comes new signage required to prevent individuals from carrying guns, if that is what a council requests. The Bells Council had several choices: post no signs, post both signs preventing both open carry and concealed carry firearms, or choosing a sign allowing either concealed carry or open carry. In the end, the council approved a motion to do nothing and allow the open and concealed carry of firearms.

Pottsboro Council denies Family Dollar’s request to sell alcohol

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro City Council denied a request for a specific-use alcohol permit for the city’s Family Dollar Monday night. After considering a request from the establishment to have spirits available for purchase and consumption off the property, the council came to the decision that the purchase of alcohol will continue to be prohibited at that location.

Feasibility study to test the waters of Red River transportation

The transportation authority for the North Central Texas Council of Governments has earmarked $500,000 for a study to give the North Texas area access to the sea . It’s part of a plan that would open the Red River to cargo from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Lake Texoma on Denison’s doorstep. In a way, the feasibility study is a test of the waters and a pledge of faith in the project on NCTCOG’s part, as the organization sees benefits not just for Sherman and Denison, but for North Texas as a whole.

Denison ISD teachers earn professional development on Twitter

In 140 characters or less, educators from one local school district were able to earn professional development credit from the comfort of their own homes Monday night. With technology becoming an essential tool for learning, the Denison Independent School District created “Tweet and Teach” as a new opportunity for educators to network and expand their knowledge outside a traditional meeting.

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Storm women get 5th straight victory

DURANT — Southeastern Oklahoma State women’s basketball picked up its fifth straight win on the strength of a huge third quarter, downing Ouachita Baptist, 68-56, in Great American Conference action on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan arena.

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