The characteristic red bricks roads that cross Denison’s downtown district have been a constant feature on the city’s streetscape for the past century. However, that part of Denison’s look will soon be a thing of the past.
A Sherman woman told law enforcement she felt sexually assaulted after a toy made to look like a urinating little boy sprayed water on her at a hibachi restaurant.
For Sgt. Nikki McDonald of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, prayers for law enforcement are always needed, so when Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman reached out to local law enforcement, more than 50 showed up to the appreciation luncheon in their honor Thursday.
Grayson County commissioners found out this week that health care for county employees isn’t likely to take a larger than normal bite out of the fiscal year 2017 budget. In fact, the county will save money this year.
Grayson County commissioners filed their annual road and bridge reports this week. The reports discuss work that has been done in the past year and work that is planned for the coming fiscal year.
Sherman’s Street Maintenance Department maintained 199 miles of asphalt streets last year, spending 2,553 hours repairing asphalt at a cost of $237,108. But that cost could have been significantly higher had the department not gone green a couple years ago.
DURANT, Okla. — Sen. James Lankford met with Durant, Oklahoma community members at Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Wednesday for a conversation concerning local and federal issues. The Republican senator’s Southeast Oklahoma tour also includes Ada, Atoka and Ardmore.
As 2015 came to a close, the city of Denison celebrated what was the strongest year for housing building permits the city had seen in a decade. Just one year later, Denison is expected to nearly double the number of permits issued.
A special panel charged with suggesting changes to the state’s testing and school accountability system will recommend that state lawmakers implement a series of individualized, computer-based exams to measure student performance and progress throughout the year.
After winning approval for a new skilled nursing facility from Sherman’s Planning and Zoning Commission last month , Paramount Senior Living faced a challenge from Grayson County’s other nursing homes when the City Council considered the company’s specific use permit recently.
Dozens of elementary students are nearing the end of a two-week journey through Southeast Asia, a trip that didn’t require the children to leave the classroom. In partnership with Austin College, gifted and talented second to fifth graders in the Sherman Independent School District attended Thinking Camp at Jefferson Elementary School.
The line of anxious, curious shoppers grew and snaked across the parking lot as management and associates of Dirt Cheap, one of Sherman’s newest retail operations, paced. It was time for the store’s official ribbon cutting and grand opening, but Wednesday morning’s power outage had the site in darkness except for the light coming in from the front windows.
The American Red Cross announced Monday that there is a nationwide blood shortage and issued an emergency request for blood donations. Well, that blood shortage is also affecting Grayson County because the Texoma Regional Blood Center is experiencing a blood shortage affecting all blood types.
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The Denison Independent School District board of trustees approved the first draft of the 2016-2017 operating budget during a special meeting Tuesday. With Director of Business Suzette Henderson presenting, the budget was presented in three phases: general funds, food service and debt service.
A vehicle hydroplaned and knocked down a light pole in Sherman Tuesday afternoon.
Sherman High School’s Director of Percussive Studies James Smith has a lot on his plate — at this point, he said, it’s more like a platter. That’s not stopping him from adding one more thing to his already full itinerary, however, as he takes on the challenge of preparing his high school percussion group to perform at the prestigious Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival at the Music for All National Festival in March.
What was once a printing shop may soon be the site of a new gun shop in downtown Denison. Officials with the city of Denison Historic Preservation Board met Friday with a prospective business owner who is looking to restore a building at 124 W. Woodard St. and open a new gun retail shop at the location.
Grayson County’s Office of Emergency Management Director Sarah Somers told the Grayson County Commissioners Court Tuesday that her office is seeing some of the county’s hard work pay off.
BONHAM — With works ranging from the simple to the sublime and spanning more than a century, the seventh annual Bonham Quilt Hop will be bigger and better than ever this year. The popular event runs from 1 until 4:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at locations throughout Bonham.
Drought conditions are beginning to reappear throughout Texas as the hottest and driest days of the summer drag on, the Texas Water Development Board reported Monday. In its weekly drought report, the TWDB indicated slight drought conditions are occurring in both northeast and southwest Texas with isolated spots in the Texas panhandle.
The Pebblebrook South subdivision recently cleared the latest hurdle in its developers’ plan to add 91 homes on more than 17 acres in the neighborhood on the city’s west side.
Though it is still months away, the November 2016 election creeps closer by the day. In preparation for that, Grayson County commissioners approved on Tuesday dates, times and places for voting in both the early voting period and Election Day.
Criminal charges against the anti-abortion activists behind undercover recordings of a Houston Planned Parenthood facility were dismissed Tuesday.
The state Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm’s plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided the project falls under state jurisdiction.
“That is what makes Grayson County such a great place to live,” Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said Tuesday as he introduced, to a standing room-only crowd, the winners of the GC Historical Commissions’ essay contest.
“Swallowed in the obscurity of a cramped second-hand magazine stand in Denison’s trade lot district is a nerve-shaken veteran who had a part in the greatest exploit of heroism of the entire World War” read a story datelined from the Denison Herald and published on Jan. 16, 1941 in the Whitewright Sun.
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