The Sherman City Council struggled Friday with how to address a $1.6 million annual budget deficit in future years, as the city’s chief financial officer Robby Hefton delivered sobering news during an afternoon meeting at City Hall. The City has been drawing down utility fund balances in recent years in order to get through the recession without cuts to services, but that particular budget sleight-of-hand has now run its course, leaving councilors with nothing but tough choices.
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After being found guilty by a jury of the crime of continuous sexual abuse of a child, Cody Holt of Denison, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday by 59th state District Court Judge Rayburn Nall.
Rebecca Chase of Texoma Community Center will address Grayson County commissioners Tuesday about a request to replace the blue ribbons around the trees on the courthouse square with green ones.
Earth Day Texoma 2014 has announced a full roster of entertainment for its sixth annual outing that starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk in Sherman.
The Sherman Independent School District Board will take up mostly routine matters when they meet at 5 p.m. on Monday.
The first annual “BEACHES on a Mission” Lake Texoma Trash Bash will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
About 50 children stared excitedly at a sea of 4,000 colorful, plastic eggs spread out before them Saturday morning on the front lawn of Truth Church in Denison. The massive Easter egg hunt was the main attraction of the church’s annual “Egg-stravaganza” event.
Grayson County Clerk Wilma Bush told Commissioners this week that her office has recently completed quite a project. She said after countless hours of planning and work, her office finally has a digital map of wet and dry areas of Grayson County. Wet and dry referring, of course, to the places where alcohol can be sold, and not to the areas that have received recent rainfall.
Over 100 people participated in the sixth annual Workout For a Wish challenge at Nautilus Family Fitness Center on April 12. Participants raised $21,300 for the Wishing Well Texoma. The Wishing Well is a nonprofit organization that depends solely on contributions from the community.
Amid the Friday afternoon bustle at the Denison WalMart, a good deed almost went unnoticed. As shoppers rushed to purchase everything they would need for the upcoming Easter weekend, a mysterious do-gooder paid for the groceries of everyone else in the check-out line.