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School counselors help prepare students for each stage of life

School counselors have only eight hours in a workday to complete a mound of paperwork, endure long meetings and still find time for their students. Although local school districts may vary in size and needs, counselors interviewed said they have assumed the responsibility of supporting children and preparing them for their next stage of life.

Sherman alcohol petition nearing goal; organizers offered free meals for gathering signatures

With less than two weeks to go in its campaign to remove alcohol sales restrictions in Sherman, the group Sherman for Progress is making a final push to get the 2,100 voter signatures it needs to get a local option election added to the May 7 ballot. However, that final push included a strategy a representative from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office said may violate a bribery statute of the Texas Penal Code.

Man cuts his hands, says it was a robbery; other police reports

Dispatch received a call in reference to a suspicious person in the 1200 block of West Taylor Street on Feb. 3. Officers responded and located a male fitting the description of the suspect. The male was bleeding from a wound on his hand. He told officers he had been robbed and was cut with a knife during the altercation. His account of the story had several inconsistencies. The Criminal Investigations Division responded and learned the male had not been robbed, but had cut his own hand accidentally. The case was forwarded to CID for further investigation.

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Sherman library seeking input for its future

The Sherman Public Library is asking for input on its services and facility from local residents through a short survey it posted to the city website this week. The survey will allow local patrons to weigh in on the library’s master planning process, which will be used by city officials in determining the library’s future.