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EDITOR’S NOTE: Having trouble accessing the Herald Democrat obituaries? This should fix it.

Some users have reported having trouble accessing our online obituaries page. The problem seems to be related to a recent update to the page. Since the problem was reported, the system has been updated to prevent future problems, but some users who have already run into the roadblock — a page that says “Legacy is currently under construction.” — may continue to see that message until you force your web browser to reload the page from the server instead of the cache.

EDITOR’S NOTE: And then there were two

Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary seemed to put the final nail in the coffin of David Russell’s campaign for sheriff on Thursday, when he poured out details about what precipitated Russell’s abrupt departure from the sheriff’s office in January. But to be fair, Russell had previously hammered most of those nails himself.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Putting 2015 in perspective

The new year is a time when many set goals toward a new self — skinnier, smarter, neater, more productive, less anxious, they’re all admirable pursuits. But one thing that sometimes gets overlooked is the opportunity to be retrospective. It’s not just to rehash what happened, but to fit all the pieces of the year together, step back and see the completed puzzle — in life there is no picture on the box to guide you.

No Monday edition

The Herald Democrat offices in Sherman and Denison are back to regular hours today, though there is no issue of the Herald Democrat on Monday so employees had more time with their families.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Give thanks

A favorite time of year has arrived for many. It’s a time for family, cheerful spirits and, well, thanksgiving. I suspect I’m like many of you who find yourself a little bit more patient with your fellow man this time of year, and, considering the events of recent weeks, the arrival of the holiday season couldn’t be more welcomed.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Reacting to terrorism

It has been surreal to watch as France tries to cope with the horrific terrorist attack that happened in Paris earlier this month. I imagine that what we’re experiencing is similar to the feelings the rest of the world had as they watched the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, looking on with feelings of disbelief and fear.


We’ve written about TAPS Public Transit a lot lately. For anyone who doesn’t know, the area’s public transportation provider is in a severe financial crunch that arose, at least in part, because of “gross financial mismanagement,” as Grayson County Judge Bill Magers told us in September when we began to crack open this egg .

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, but how?

Wow, what a show, right? If you didn’t catch the GOP debate Thursday night it was something to behold. This debate is aptly being described as the least boring presidential debate perhaps ever. And TV ratings from Thursday night proved it.