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.
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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.
The history of pairing wine with complementary food stretches back centuries. Epicureans long ago figured out that a light-bodied chardonnay, say, tastes better when accented with seafood, and vice versa. So organizers of Sherman’s Stroll on the Square weren’t exactly reinventing the wheel when they introduced a cooking competition as a tasty new wrinkle in the city’s annual wine tour for 2014.
Like a proud naval captain, Dave McVey looks over his fleet. He easily cites the detailed specifics of every nook and cranny on every single vessel, along with their extensive histories, and is happily sharing that knowledge with the public through a display that is now known as “McVey’s Navy.”
Downtown Sherman Preservation and Revitalization’s annual Stroll on the Square event is slated for a major expansion this year, as organizers aim to attract a crowd Friday Night for one of Sherman’s most popular yearly events. In addition to the wine tasting stations that anchor the happening, ten local chefs are matching their talents in a competition for the best treat in Texoma.
Celebrate local history, talents and the fall season this coming weekend with two special events. From reenactors to running, history to hot dogs and parachutes to pets, all this and more will make up this year’s Eisenhower Birthday Celebration and the Grayson County Fair.
Denison’s annual Fall Festival, which last year was marred by grumpy weather and rain, had no such problems in 2014. Thousands of people packed Main Street Saturday to take advantage of picture-perfect temperatures and soak in some small-scale shopping, free food and a constantly changing melange of entertainment.
Aspiring writers from across Texoma gathered at Austin College Saturday for the Herald Democrat’s first-ever Writers Conference. Nearly 100 attendees heard from several authors regarding a variety of writing topics, including a keynote address by New York Times bestseller Deborah Crombie, whose novel “To Dwell in Darkness” currently resides at No. 12 on the national chart.