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High waters close refuge roads; numerous roads through county still closed

The Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge has one more problem to take care of before 2015 closes out. As individuals chose to opt outside over the holiday weekend, some might have found their paths hampered by high waters at the Wildlife Refuge. Refuge Manager Kathy Whaley said refuge roads began closing Friday due to high water levels from the weekend weather, and on Tuesday morning even more roads were added to that list.

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SPD officer treated and released after crash last week

A Sherman Police Officer is recovering after a wreck sent him to the hospital Friday afternoon. Sherman Police Officer Tyler Carroll was on the Washington Street ramp in the 800 block of U.S. Highway 75 responding to an accident where a hydroplaning car hit a guardrail when his patrol vehicle was sideswiped by another vehicle.

GC welding students unveil pond project

After months of battling wet weather conditions, Grayson College unveiled a new pavilion, floating fish dock and pathway around the pond at its Denison campus. With the help of a $125,000 grant, welding students were able to put their skills to the test and beautify a place on campus that everyone could enjoy.

TAPS board to discuss executive staff, future of agency

Following a contentious meeting last week, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors will meet Monday to discuss the future of the transit agency. In a closed, executive session, the board is expected to discuss the status of TAPS executive officers and the “appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment of duties, discipline or dismissal” of personnel.