Dog park plan has Sherman’s tail wagging

It’s an empty lot of grass at this point — technically, two empty lots of grass sandwiching one skinny lot of mature trees and a small concrete wall. A 10,836-square-foot island of green surrounded by concrete and asphalt in downtown Sherman. But with a little bit of help from the community, the property on the corner of Wall and Montgomery streets could become something worth panting over.

Grayson College program earns Bellwether nomination

Every year the Bellwether Awards recognize innovative and unique college programs that lead community education towards the future. This culminates in an exclusive event to recognize the best colleges in instructional programs and services; workforce development; and planning, governance and finance.

Walls rise as Emerson begins hiring

Construction crews worked to place the walls of Emerson Process Management’s Sherman plant expansion Tuesday afternoon. The manufacturing company in south Sherman is hiring 22 new employees as part of an $8 million upgrade to its Fisher Controls production line, which creates industrial-strength valves for the energy sector and other producers.

New motorcycle law ensures safety features stay

Nearly five years elapsed between the death of Malorie Bullock — the 19-year-old Tom Bean graduate who was thrown from the back of a friend’s motorcycle in April of 2010 — and the full enactment of a Texas state law named in her honor. House Bill 3838, or “Malorie’s Law,” was passed in 2013 under the sponsorship of Sherman Rep. Larry Phillips, after a lengthy negotiation over what, exactly the law would say.

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Sherman man pleads guilty in wife’s death

A Sherman man whose wife died after he struck her with a car pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of failure to render aid resulting in death and will be sentenced after a hearing set to start on March 19.

Sports

Vikes ‘young but talented’

At national powerhouse Grayson College, it’s considered a bad year when the Vikings baseball team doesn’t win its region and make it to the JUCO World Series.

Soccer Lady Cats falter at Prosper

PROSPER — Sherman’s girls soccer team played Prosper close for a half, but couldn’t maintain the level of intensity after the intermission in a 5-0 loss to open District 10-5A play on Tuesday night.

SE softball ranked No. 4 in NFCA poll

DURANT — Southeastern softball will open the 2015 season with the same national ranking it finished the 2014 season as the No. 4 team in the nation in the NFCA Preseason Poll released on Wednesday.

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