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THF gives grants to 17 local health groups

For many, the Christmas season a time for giving, not only to friends and family but also those who are in need. In keeping with that tradition, and creating a new one, the Texoma Health Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to local health organizations and support groups that serve the Texoma community.

Ratcliffe appoints district director

ROCKWALL — Rep.-elect John Ratcliffe stayed close to home in choosing his inaugural district director. Rockwall native Jason Ross will coordinate operations across the 18-county 4th Congressional District for the freshman representative.

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DISD receives clean audit for 2013-2014 year

For the Denison Independent School District, 2014 was a year of growth with the renovation of many District campuses and the opening of the new Denison High School. These changes, and the expenses that come with them, were reflected in the 2013-2014 District audit, which was received by the Denison School Board on Tuesday.

Fairy tale programs don’t help schools

One of the goals U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan set when he launched the $3.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in 2009 was to turn 1,000 schools around annually for five years. “We could really move the needle, lift the bottom and change the lives of tens of millions of underserved children,” he said.