Although the Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest criminal court in the state — and it deals with hot-button issues including the death penalty — its nine judges don’t attract much attention. That can make campaigning for a seat on the court difficult. Several candidates running for the court’s open seats said they doubt most Texans know the court even exists.
The District Attorney’s Office came to an agreement outside of court with the owner of the five horses that were seized last week due to animal cruelty complaints.
VAN ALSTYNE — As part of Van Alstyne Middle School’s exploring careers class, eighth graders were introduced to a variety of professions and dual-credit classes at Grayson College South Campus Thursday morning. The group of 20 students learned about health science, welding and core classes so they know what to take when they get to high school.
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.
The city of Sherman is considering a plan in which it would offer to take over the ownership and maintenance of 45 traffic signals that are currently owned by the Texas Department of Transportation, assuming the city can get local match funds from the agency.
Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden, one of the videographers indicted after infiltrating a Houston Planned Parenthood facility, on Thursday rejected prosecutors’ offer of a probation deal, according to his attorney.
Oncor, the state’s largest utility, is warning state regulators that electric rates could increase for millions of Texas customers if they approve a complex reorganization plan that would include its takeover of the much smaller, and struggling, Sharyland Utilities.
It’s a weekend for kids, dads, learning and love. Throw in some gumbo and natural beauty, and it’s going to be a fun-filled time for everyone.
Home sales in Texas reached an all time high of 309,000 in 2015, with prices rising about 5.5 percent across the state, according to a quarterly report from the Texas Association of Realtors which was released this week.
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.
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.
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.
WHITESBORO — Whitesboro officials are hoping a letter sent to district engineers with the Texas Department of Transportation will help expedite a repair that would stop an underpass on the east side of the city from flooding.
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.
Just two months after it officially added just over 186 acres to its city limits, Sherman is closing in on expanding again with approximately 274 acres along Friendship Road and Highway 56.
Grayson County candidates for district attorney and commissioners court met with voters Monday night in an open forum event ahead of the March primary.
In preparation to design a clear vision for a Grayson College master plan, a consulting firm collected feedback from students and staff members Tuesday. Between educational insight from administration and personal preferences of students, Freese and Nichols representatives were able to identify some main ideas to focus on moving forward.
Grayson County Commissioner Jeff Whitmire compared the Texoma Council of Governments with the area’s embattled transportation provider TAPS Public Transit during Tuesday’s meeting of the Commissioners Court.
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.
Grayson County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to allow the county’s district attorney to work with the North Texas Regional Veterans Court to help local veterans address military service-related mental health issues that might lead them to become involved in the justice system.
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.
Grayson County Commissioners agreed to give $20,000 to TAPS Public Transit Tuesday to help pay for someone to overlook the process of getting proposals to get an outside transportation company to run the organization .
Sherman recently completed installing a new playground for area children at Fairview Park that includes accessibility for those with disabilities and in wheelchairs.
In April 2012, I wrote a column about someone finding what was believed to be a soldier’s dog tag outside of Montrose, Colorado , with the name “W.S. Hibbard, Denison, Texas” written on it.