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Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir another step closer for Fannin County

BONHAM — One of Fannin County’s proposed water projects, the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir, has moved a step closer to reality. The North Texas Municipal Water District announced Wednesday morning that it has received a water rights permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the project, completing one of the final steps of the permitting process. That process must be completed before construction on the lake can begin.

Plyler hopes to build Sherman as mayor

After spending the last four years learning the ins and outs of city government, Sherman Deputy Mayor David Plyler is ready to strike that word “deputy” from his title. Plyler filed paperwork Monday to run for mayor of Sherman during the Nov. 3 election. He is currently the only candidate in the race.

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Pottsboro ISD board looks to lower tax rate

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.

Denison releases Consolidated Plan for CDBG program

The city of Denison has released its five-year Consolidated Plan for community development and improvement in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The plan, which was last updated in 2010, is a part of the city’s application process for funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Black Grant program.