Howe High School students, from left, Logan Seagroves, Addison Hughes and Jaycob Miller head out to the Texoma Regional Blood Center’s Bloodmobile bus to give blood Wednesday afternoon. The Texoma Regional Blood center is currently in need of all blood types, especially O negative.
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The Rev. Wesley Evans places ashes on the forehead of Frances Neidhardt during a service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Sherman Wednesday afternoon. The church was one of dozens in Texoma and around the world that observed Ash Wednesday. The day of fasting marks the start of lent for several Christian faiths and falls 46 days before Easter.
While it may be a dying art, there are a couple of places in Sherman and Denison where Texoma’s can get those boots fixed.
Cub Scout Pack 403 and Boy Scout Troop 403 collect food items at the Walmart in Denison on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The non-perishable food items were collected for the food pantry program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Denison to be distributive to those in need as part of the Scouting for Food national initiative. The pack and troop are made up of about 50 local boys from first through 12th grade.
Clark’s Outpost Bar-B-Q in Tioga burned down in the early morning on Jan. 18. Grayson County Fire Marshal Kevin Walton said the cause of the fire was indeterminable but accidental. The fire was believed to have originated in the attic of the building but the exact cause is unknown due the extent of the damage.
Sherman came together Friday to celebrate 2015 during the Sherman Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Luncheon at Austin College. As part of the celebration, the chamber handed out awards for Large Business of the Year to Douglass Distributing, Small Business of the Year to CBC Creative, Nonprofit of the Year to Women Rock and its Community Leader Award went to Melida Ailshire of JTalk Services.
Denison High School students are preparing a production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Here’s a look at the lavish and colorful costumes.
We often give Herald Democrat photographer Chris Jennings tough and unclear assignments and he consistently comes through. He usually chalks it up to luck or being in the right place at the right time, but as you can see from our look back at 2015, it’s more than that.
The Howe Christmas parade made its way through downtown Saturday.
Santa and Mrs. Claus joined community members from Van Alstyne, Tom Bean, Howe and Anna in taking to the streets of downtown Van Alstyne on Saturday for the Van Alstyne Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Parade and Celebration. Police cars, fire trucks and floats from the Van Alstyne Public Library, Van Alstyne churches and others, in addition to a plethora of classic cars, helped bring the holiday home. To top it off, Santa stayed for pictures and Christmas lists at the old rail car downtown, making for a host of happy children.
More than 200 children gathered in Pecan Grove West Park on Saturday for the Sherman’s annual Candy Cane Hunt. Children searched for more than 3,000 candy canes, participated in holiday crafts and got a chance to meet Santa Claus before the holiday.
Seven members of Grayson County’s STAR Recovery Court graduated Monday night during a celebration of the Court’s 10th anniversary. Graduates are: Kenny Morris, Jamie Hendrickson, Trina Sides, Kadis Land, Ronnie Miller, Paul Bruno and Cathy Crow.
WHITESBORO — Local families lined up for Whitesboro’s annual Christmas Parade Friday night. After the parade, locals got to enjoy visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and cookies, music and Christmas vendors.
Grayson College celebrated 329 students walking across the stage and graduating with a degree or certificate Friday morning. Dozens of family and friends gathered outside the Cruce Stark Auditorium to take pictures with their Grayson College graduates.
Georgetown Baptist Worship Pastor Chris Lovejoy said this year’s live nativity production will be the biggest and most dramatic one the church has put on. It takes place over two acres with a 120-member crew that have been putting on a live nativity for three years. The nativity has four scenes: the market and census places, the inn keepers home, King Herod’s castle and the stable where Jesus is born.
Sherman wrapped up a day of festivities Saturday night with its annual Christmas parade. The parade featured around 10o floats and ended with an appearance by Santa Claus. Earlier in the day, area residents explored the city’s Snowflake Festival and enjoyed the official lighting of the city’s new 26-foot Christmas tree.
Meteorologists warn Texoma could see an increase in ice and snowfall this winter that lasts into the spring. These forecasters are seeing a potentially record-breaking El Niño weather pattern this year that could bring devastation in its wake, much like some of the heavy winter conditions the area has experienced in the past.
An annual Christmas tradition made it’s way down Main Street in Denison Thursday.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth confirmed Thursday that 2015 is the wettest year on record for much of North Texas including Grayson, Fannin and Cooke counties. Locals have waded through numerous rounds of flooding, which helped drive up the annual total.
After days of rain, which started on Thanksgiving and finally came to an end Sunday, numerous roads at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge remain closed from flooding.
The C-47, That’s All, Brother led a formation of more than 800 aircraft that dropped 13,000 paratroopers behind enemy lines in advance of the D-Day invasion. The aircraft was named That’s All, Brother as a personal message to Adolf Hitler that, with the Allied invasion of Europe, his plans were done. The aircraft, which was rediscovered last year, has been purchased by the Commemorative Air Force and money is being raised to restore the plane and move it to the CAF Museum at Dallas Executive Airport.
All across Grayson and Fannin County Thursday, Friday and Saturday, heavy rain caused flooding and wet roadways that led to numerous crashes. Farther south there were at least three fatalities related to the weather, and in Oklahoma and Kansas, where temperatures dipped below freezing, five others were killed and thousands were without power.
A look back on Nov. 15 - 21.
The Austin College Muslim Student Association and Amnesty International organized a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at Austin College in Sherman in memory of the victims from recent attacks around the world.
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