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SISD looks to community to plan for future

For the first time since 1997, Sherman Independent School District is taking an in-depth look at its long-term goals. The Board of Trustees voted Monday to contract with Plano-based educational consultants N2 Learning to create a strategic plan for the district.

SPD lieutenant retires after more than 22 years

Sherman Police Assistant Chief Steve Ayers presents Lt. Charley Smith with a display commemorating his 22-plus years of service at the Sherman Police Department during a retirement ceremony held for Smith Wednesday afternoon. Smith said after his years of service he’s ready to focus on getting things done around his place, playing golf and getting ready for hunting season.

SHS to welcome new students Friday

Sherman High School will host its annual new student orientation from 8 a.m. to noon Friday. The day will be an opportunity for all new SHS students – upcoming freshmen as well as transfer students of all grades – to tour the building, meet students and staff, and get used to life at Sherman High School.

Denison brewery brings new life to historic building

The building located at 218 W. Main St. in Denison has had many names and functions in the century that it has stood in downtown Denison. The building originally served as the Star Theater during the early days of Denison’s existence, and continued that role as the State Theater years later. At another point it was owned by a church. In 2014, it will start a new life as a brewhouse.

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Sherman car wash plan turns contentious at P&Z meeting

A local entrepreneur hoping to develop a piece of private property into an express car wash near Sherman Commons Shopping Center won the first round in a nascent battle against his would-be neighbors Monday. The Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday voted to approve a zoning change for the property on Loy Lake Road near the Pecan Grove Road intersection, despite objections from a nearby dermatology clinic.

Denison man arrested for leaving children in car; other reports

Endangering a child — At 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of two children left in a car in the 1000 block of S. Armstrong Avenue, said Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler. A man had left his two grandchildren, ages one and three, inside his car while he went into a business. The car was not running and the windows were rolled down about an inch. The man said he had been in the business for about five minutes, but witnesses said he had left the children in the car for about 15 minutes. Police arrested the man for endangering a child.