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Little cabin offers big lessons for SHS students

Out behind Sherman High School, there is a cabin. It’s a little snug at 460 square feet, but there is plenty of room for one or two people to live, cook, sleep and bathe. The fireplace and ceder trim give it the feel of a hunter’s retreat, and not a square foot is wasted. It is impressive that such a small space feels so liveable but even more impressive that the cabin was designed and built by high school students.

Howe hopes for Hawaiian water park

HOWE — Harvest Family Entertainment, an Irving company that operates a chain of seven faith-based “Hawaiian Falls” water parks around Texas, is eyeing Howe for its next location, according to city leaders. Mayor Jeff Stanley and other members of the Howe City Council directed city staff Tuesday night to begin the search for a 25-acre parcel of land near U.S. Highway 75 on which a water and outdoor activity park could be constructed.

Renovations begin in Denison’s City Hall

Workers were busy moving furniture and clearing offices in the Denison City Hall on Tuesday, in preparation for renovations, which are expected to begin this week. While work is expected to continue inside the building for the next six weeks, City Manager Robert Hanna said the renovations will not hinder the work of city employees.

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Denison City Council approves abatement for Ruiz

After an announcement of an agreement in June, the city of Denison approved a tax abatement with Ruiz Foods for its expansion earlier this year during a City Council meeting on Monday. In order to approve the abatement agreement, the City also signed off on the creation of a reinvestment zone for the area surrounding the Ruiz facility.

Sherman OKs new paint for water tower

One of Sherman’s most visible structures will soon be receiving some much-needed TLC. The Sherman City Council on Monday voted to approve an engineering contract that will pave the way for a fresh coat of paint and several internal improvements to the city’s 2-million-gallon Gallagher Water Tower.

Grayson College lands health worker grant

As local health officials brace for the onset of an upcoming flu season made more difficult by the specter of the Ebola virus, Texoma Medical Center received a shot in the arm Monday afternoon. Grayson College President Jeremy McMillen announced that his institution has received a grant of $475,608 from Texas Workforce Solutions to provide training to current and future TMC employees. The announcement was made Monday at the College’s Center for Workplace Learning.

GTUA approves TWDB participation for Van Alstyne project

In anticipation of expected growth in the city, the Greater Texoma Utility Authority has approved a request for an application for up to $2.87 million in low-interest bonds for a project that will allow Van Alstyne to tap into the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance pipeline. In August, the GTUA approved the issuance of bonds for $485,000 toward the planning, acquisition and design of the project.