Grayson County DA seeking re-election

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown announced he will seek re-election in 2016 as the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for Grayson County. Brown, 45, was elected Grayson County Attorney in 2000 and has been re-elected three times without opposition. In 2005, Brown successfully sought a legislative change of the name of the prosecutor’s office to the office of the Criminal District Attorney.

Hog exhibitors overcome elements to show animals

Their breath came out in frosty puffs. Their hands and faces were red from the cold. Sleet pounded the tin roof and the blast of arctic air took one’s breath away and chilled down to the bone. But in true form, the determined, young exhibitors didn’t back down, give in nor give up during Wednesday’s hog show at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show.

Positive reinforcement, praise highlights lamb and goat competitions

Hard work, perseverance and choosing to be a vital part of the agriculture community earned accolades Tuesday for lamb and goat exhibitors at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. Heaping praise and encouragement on the 4-H and FFA students was lamb and goat judge, Dr. Billy Zanolini of Madisonville. It was his first time at the local show which runs through this Friday at Loy Park in Denison.

Car slides into culvert off U.S. Highway 75

The Sherman Fire Department Deep Water Rescue team stands by as a wrecker driver begins the process of pulling this car out of the concrete culvert at West Birge Street and U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said the driver attempted to exit the highway, lost control of the car and slid into the culvert. The driver and her dog were uninjured.

New livestock competition broadens beef’s appeal

Among the hundreds of competitors at the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show in Denison this week, a handful are pioneers. Show organizers added a new category of competition for 2015 called “Commercial Heifer,” aimed at young men and women interested in beef production but disinclined toward the more traditional Show Heifer category.

Denison Main Street seeks grant for cultural development

As part of its continuing efforts to enhance the arts in downtown, the Denison Main Street Department has applied with ArtPlace America for a grant aimed at strengthening communities through culture and art development. The Denison City Council signed off on the application during a meeting on Monday.

Trash-Off is on in Sherman

Among Sherman’s civic leaders, no one can quite remember the last time a few hundred volunteers got together with the sole purpose of cleaning up their city. And the very fact no one can quite remember seems to imply it’s been a long while.

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Music on Main could see established artists perform in Denison this summer

While summer is still more than two months away, officials with Denison Main Street are already at work planning for this year’s Music on Main concert series, which has brought local artists to downtown Denison each year since 2002. For 2015, officials say concert goers can expect a longer concert season and more high-caliber performers.

Sports

SOSU women win tourney opener

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Emily Williams and Rachel Wallace combined for 53 points and Southeastern topped Southwestern Oklahoma State, 101-92, in the first round of the Great American Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

Two area players in All-Star Game

Whitesboro senior Ryan Schuessler and Dodd City senior Keeshia Thompson have been selected to participate in the 16th Texas Roundup All-Star game to be held on March 21 in Maypearl.

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