Lyla Young laughs and claps as she goes down the slide at Fairview Park in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. Afternoon temperatures for most of the area are foretasted to be in the 70s over the holiday weekend.
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Mike Kluss works on decorating the official city of Sherman Christmas tree, which has been moved from Municipal Park to the 100 block of North Travis. There will be a lighting of the tree at 6:25 p.m. on Dec. 5 before the Christmas parade.
James Case works on putting up Christmas decorations around the courthouse square in Sherman Tuesday afternoon.
A few final leaves hang on to this tree Sunday afternoon. Gray skies and cold temperatures accompanied rain in the afternoon and a wintry mix in the evening as temperatures dipped below freezing. Drivers should us caution, especially on elevated surfaces.
Hundreds gathered on the eponymous street in Denison Friday night for the city’s annual Monsters on Main event. Children tick-or-treated at many local businesses, with lines at some locations stretching a half-block.
Kaden Thompson, left, and Mason Copling peer into a darkened tent oozing white mist at the annual Sherman Police Department Fright Fest on the municipal lawn Thursday night in Sherman.
Brianna Rosenwinkle trick-or-treats at the Trick-or-Treat Village event at the Sherman Public Library on Saturday.
Dozens of costumed kiddos rotated between game stations to win their first taste of early Halloween candy.
The Sherman Fire Department Honor Guard prepares to present the colors at the ceremony naming the Paul Brown United States Courthouse in downtown Sherman Wednesday morning. The action can be seen reflected in this bell.
Rylee and Mckenziee Goree run to put together their new kites at the Pottsboro Kite Festival Saturday morning. The Goree’s traveled from Kingston, Okla. specifically for the kite festival.
Flags whip around in strong winds after a cold front blew through the area Monday morning.
Austin — Though feared and misunderstood by some cultures and societies, photography has an uncanny ability as a medium to capture moments in history and the attention of viewers decades later.
Megan Mercer, from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas, unloads catfish to place in the pond at Waterloo Lake in Denison Thursday afternoon. Mercer released nearly 1,500 fish between the pond and the lake on Thursday.
Dark clouds move by ahead of a front that brought some rain and cooler temperatures with it Thursday afternoon.
The weather took locals from one extreme to another Friday beginning with rain and drizzle in the morning, but those lingering storm clouds provided the canvas for a colorful sunset.
I was assigned to cover/shoot the Whitesboro Rodeo over the Fourth of July weekend, and it was a very well-done ( and well attended! ) event. I got there really early, much to the chagrin of my wife in tow, because I wanted to knock out some interviews beforehand.
The subject is summer safety. The hard part of that is that it seems that most people around here have decided that staying indoors is the key to staying safe in the summer. As the temperatures quickly rise to the 100 degree mark who can really blame them.
The morning sun silhouettes a walker on Travis street in Sherman Monday morning.
I often take the back roads home, trying to better learn the winding web of FMs that make up southern Grayson County. Also, I feel there’s something slightly soul-sucking about driving on a highway. I’ve passed this herd of young llamas — or maybe they’re alpacas; I’m no camelid expert — off Ida Road several times, but they’ve never been close enough to the road to photograph. Finally on Tuesday they were close enough to the fence, grubbing on some wildflowers.
Sherman officials say they were able to open Hawn Spray Park a few weeks early this year due to the mild spring weather.
With shovel in hand, Woody Keas looks over his garden containing more than 2,000 different varieties of irises Tuesday morning in Sherman. The American Iris Society recently chose Keas garden to host their 2014 National Convention. Over 250 people from all over the country came to the event to see the Irises and talk about the plant. For those interested in growing their own irises and are looking for some help Keas suggests contacting the Texoma Rainbow Iris Society at https://www.facebook.com/texomarainbowirissociety .
Lightning-filled clouds provided a light show looking south towards the Panda Energy Plant in Sherman Monday night.
You may remember these clouds from a few weeks ago. I think they were the first real strong formations of this spring season. We had been at the store shopping when we walked out to see them and at least a dozen people in the parking lot taking pictures with their phones.
Welcome to the new Behind the Lens photo blog. Here you’ll find pictures that have an interesting back story or the opportunity to explain how we captured an image.