The man accused of shooting and killing another man Tuesday in Denison has turned himself in to the Grayson County Jail. Jordan Tyrel Ballard, 22, maintains his innocence while police are pursing murder charge.
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In the first round of state testing 78 percent of fifth and eight graders passed the reading test, and Denison and Sherman Independent School Districts’ results were at least near par with state results and surpassed them in some cases.
Sherman became a little greener Saturday as residents around the city celebrated Earth Day with various events. Austin College students, faculty and staff participated in local environmental service projects, while hundreds of people attended the Sherman Earth Day Festival.
Aggravated sexual assault of a child — Wednesday, three officers responded to the 300 block of N. Collins Freeway and arrested a man for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police have been investigating the incident since April 10, when a girl made an outcry that the man had touched her inappropriately. The suspect is not related to the victim. The investigation is ongoing.
The Howe Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening Friday evening of its Howe Area Chamber of Commerce/Howe Development Alliance/Keep Howe Beautiful office. One of the revitalized Chamber’s first projects was to honor those individuals who have made a significant contribution to Howe in its history. Members of the first class of inductees are: Jabez Haning, W.P. Thompson, A.M. Ferguson, Mame Roberts, Charles R. Thompson, Arthur Boyle, Tony Brinkley, L.B. Kirby, Norma Wallace, Ray Bledsoe, Carrie Waller and Elmer Schenk.
Area law enforcement officers had the opportunity Friday to learn from some leading experts in the forensics field at the 12th annual Grayson College Forensic Conference.
WASHINGTON — The Senate broke a five-month impasse last week in voting to confirm federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to become attorney general.
School lunches may get an upgrade for Denison and Sherman students after both school districts approved five-year annual renewable food service management contracts with Aramark this week.
The Texoma Council of Governments Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Eisenhower Room of the TCOG building, 1117 Gallagher Drive.
Heavy rain Friday and throughout the week brought flash flood warning to North Texas. It wasn’t all bad though. The heavy rains over the past several weeks brought Lake Texoma above the seasonal conservation pool level on April 19.