There are times when living in North Texas has its disadvantages — looking your way here, July — but for much of the year, the weather makes Texoma a great place to call home. And Saturdays in September certainly fall in that second category. The Sherman Chamber of Commerce will commandeer the city’s Municipal Park for the annual Autumn Arts Fest this weekend, placing a particular emphasis on the musical arts for 2014.
More than 90 pilots are expected in Texoma over the weekend for the U.S. National Aerobatic Championships next week. The event, which will be held at North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field, will showcase the talents of pilots from across the country as they compete for the US title.
The Sherman Economic Development Corporation revisited many of its successes from the previous year Tuesday before turning its attention to 2015 during a joint meeting between the SEDCO Board of Directors and the Sherman City Council, which is the organization’s authorizing body. During the meeting, SEDCO’s budget and Program of Work were both approved by unanimous votes.
Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker reads a proclamation to the Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in recognition of Constitution Week Wednesday morning at the Grayson County Courthouse. In 1955, the DAR successfully petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to celebrate the signing of the Constitution.
During Monday’s Sherman Independent School District Board meeting, the Trustees heard some startling statistics on English language learners. Lauren Dill, the district’s director of bilingual education, said that over the course of seven years, the number of students in SISD’s bilingual and English as a second language programs has increased from 900 to over 1,500 this year.
Get your gourds going. Lavish your lettuce with love. Be sure and wash your squash with panache. The Sherman Farmers Market is officially a “go.”
The Sherman Fire Department took advantage of a nice day and some open ground at Progress Park Tuesday to provide training on its ladder truck to new department engineers.
In efforts to preserve the economic vitality of downtown, the city of Denison is considering a design guideline to help business and property owners maintain and preserve the historic qualities of the district. The Denison Historic Preservation Board discussed the draft document with Main Street Director Donna Dow during a regular meeting on Tuesday.
The Grayson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday finalized the county budget and tax rate for next year, which had Sheriff J. Keith Gary, among others, smiling wide. Gary and his correction captain, Roger Braziel, attended the morning meeting to thank Judge Drue Bynum and other the other commissioners for buoying staff levels at the county jail.