JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Most residents were asleep when the strikes started Wednesday at a United Nations school sheltering 3,300 Palestinians displaced by the war between Israel and the militant group Hamas.
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WASHINGTON — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will not serve out his term in Congress, announcing he will resign Aug. 18 in a Virginia newspaper opinion article and interview.
BONHAM — The Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed and approved the proposed budget and proposed tax rate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday.
WASHINGTON—On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis because conservatives — spurred on by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz—rallied against it.
Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is alleged to have postulated that, “A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course; golf teaches you how to behave.” Count Sherman Boys & Girls Club Director Mike Delong in agreement.
Included in Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget is a major question mark left over from last year: $700,000 set aside to equip high school students with electronic devices. The district did not use that money last year, and it remains to be seen how or if it will be used in the new school year.
Steve Norby served in the Navy for six years, operating a nuclear reactor on a submarine. When he left the service, he went to college on the GI bill to study electrical engineering and took a job working for Texas Instruments. But Norby’s severe depression slowly began taking over his life, he said, and before long he was on the streets, bouncing from shelter to shelter.
Judge-elect David Hawley looks over a plaque presented to him recognizing him for 34 years of service at the Grayson County Sheriff’s office. A retirement party was held for Hawley at the Grayson County Courthouse Thursday.
Burglary of habitation — Officers responded Wendesday to a house in the 1100 block of W. College Street regarding stolen medication. A suspect had forced entry into the house through a side door and stole some medicine. The investigation is ongoing.
Texoma residents experienced a lot of rain Thursday morning.