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Tempers flare as TAPS works to move forward

In a contentious meeting Tuesday, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors received an update on the agency following drastic service cuts and significant layoffs last week. TAPS Interim CEO Tim Patton updated the board on an agreement with the IRS for payment of back payroll taxes and an audit by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Need for Speed: Faster Internet gunning for Texoma

Blazing fast home Internet service is headed straight for Sherman and Denison. Earlier this month, both cities and Cable ONE announced that Sherman and Denison will be able to lay claim to the title “Gig city” with the 2016 launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new gigabit service.

Jefferson Elementary hopes to transform purpose of library

Randi Evans, like many librarians across the U.S., has been trying to create a space in her library where students can gather to make and create projects, commonly known as a makerspace area. Jefferson Elementary School, where Evans works, is the first campus in the Sherman Independent School District trying to transform the purpose of its library into something that fosters such creativity.

Commissioners approve routine matters before holiday break

Grayson County Commissioners Phyllis James and David Whitlock, along with County Judge Bill Magers, voted Tuesday to allow Justice of the Peace Mike Reeves to increase the salary for his clerk. Reeves said he wanted to take the action after learning that a clerk in another court had been given a raise during the budget sessions. Reeves said the two clerks had traditionally been paid the same amount.

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Food Drive to benefit Salvation Army continues through Wednesday

A group of high school girls worked quickly to unfold and sort T-shirts Monday as others around them accepted food donations. The hardworking teens, radio station live booths and large box trucks parked next to the Sherman Wal-Mart’s front entrance left little doubt that the Bob Skaggs Memorial Food drive was underway once again.

DPD welcomes new officer

The Denison Police Department recently welcomed Kristijan Jakovac, left, to its ranks. Jakovac was hired in June and graduated from the police academy this month. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is pictured here with Police Chief Jay Burch.