Austin College will honor five graduates and two faculty members for distinguished professional accomplishment and service to the college on Friday during Homecoming events on the campus. Awards will be presented during a dinner in Mabee Hall of Robert J. and Mary Wright Campus Center. For information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 903-813-2335.
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Halloween is right around the corner and some local folks have really gotten into the spirit of the holiday as local yards and porches have taken on a decidedly spooky air. Local youngsters have no reason to fear, however as there are still plenty of opportunities to get out and scare up some candy gobbling fun before the season ends. Halloween actually falls on Friday this year which has prompted some folks to move their celebrations to other days.
Austin College will host a ’Roos Who Write Conference on campus Wednesday through Saturday. Alumni who work in the world of words and composition — producing news programs to novels, music to blogs to grants — will share their thoughts and experiences in several sessions.
The 15th annual ’Roo Boo at Austin College, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Sid Richardson Center of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex, off Brockett Street and just east of the football stadium.
Austin College’s Kappa Gamma Chi sorority will hold its 24th annual 5K ’Roo Run and Joey Walk Nov. 1, with proceeds supporting Women Rock!, a Sherman organization that provides education to encourage early breast cancer detection. Cost for the race is $15 per person or $10 each for a team of three or more. Participants receive a T-shirt and are included in a raffle after the run.
First Hand Texoma will host a Christian music concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kidd Key Memorial Auditorium in Sherman. The “With Every Act of Love” tour will feature Jason Gray, Unspoken, Lindsay McCaul and Carrolton.
Life was not easy for Trenell Walker growing up in poverty in North Texas. But back in 1995, the 14-year-old had a plan for how he was going to rescue his mother from a life spent floating among shacks and collapsing tenements.
Fred and Marilyn Zickrick talk to Jenna Roper, center and Cadey Vickers about bluebonnet seeds the girls were selling as a 4-H Club fundraiser at the Grayson County Master Gardners Garden Show at Loy Lake in Denison Saturday afternoon.
Grayson College is welcoming students, faculty and community members to “Just Doo It” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grayson Commons at the college’s Denison campus.
Tony Latona and Frank Bauman move Grayson County Holiday Lights displays around for crews to start putting them out at Loy Park in Denison Tuesday morning. The drive-through light display will open the weekend after Thanksgiving.