Grayson College draft budget includes salary increases, new positions

The Grayson College board of trustees met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a draft budget that included anticipated salary increases for the college’s staff and faculty. College President Jeremy McMillen said a proposal for an across-the-board salary increase of at least a 2 percent was included in the draft budget after much discussion. This raise would cause the salary expenses for nonadjunct faculty to increase by 4.79 percent over what was budgeted last year — a $538,970 increase.

Paxton opinion slams schools’ transgender policies

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued an opinion saying the Fort Worth school superintendent who made headlines for formulating guidelines to accommodate transgender students exceeded his authority. Paxton also said that a portion of the guidelines instructing district employees not to out transgender students to their parents might violate state law.

Man robbed with his own concealed handgun

A woman snatched a man’s legally concealed weapon and stole his wallet while the two were waiting in line at a Denison gas station Sunday night. Police eventually arrested the woman, Bobbie Renee Kelly, 36, of Tom Bean, for aggravated robbery.

How can Denison protect its historic buildings?

Six years ago, an antique shop that once served as the office for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad began crumbling and eventually had to be torn down. In 2005, repairs were needed to the Hubbard Furniture Co. building when it was discovered that the brick mortar wasn’t doing it’s job any more. And last week the back wall of a downtown Denison building where construction crews had been working collapsed into an alley.

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Grayson College draft budget includes salary increases, new positions

The Grayson College board of trustees met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a draft budget that included anticipated salary increases for the college’s staff and faculty. College President Jeremy McMillen said a proposal for an across-the-board salary increase of at least a 2 percent was included in the draft budget after much discussion. This raise would cause the salary expenses for nonadjunct faculty to increase by 4.79 percent over what was budgeted last year — a $538,970 increase.

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Longtime NFL coach dies at 85

Buddy Ryan, the countrified, colorful and controversial coach who could design a defense and find the talent to man it as well as anyone in NFL history but whose sneering disdain for what happened on the other side of the ball led to his downfall in Philadelphia, died Tuesday at 85 after a long battle with cancer.

Gridiron Golf aids SE football team

DURANT — Nearly 30 teams gathered at the Chickasaw Pointe Golf Resort on Saturday for the 12th-annual Gridiron Golf Classic to help raise money for the Savage Storm football program.

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