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Pottsboro ISD will require algebra II, despite HB5 changes

POTTSBORO — In preparation for the changes to graduation requirements mandated by Texas House Bill 5, the Pottsboro Independent School District Board outlined its new graduation plans on Monday. The new plans will require algebra II and speech as a requirement for all of the District’s graduation plans.

Man with two previous convictions commits felony theft; other reports

Theft — An officer responded Tuesday to a theft at a store in the 400 block of E. U.S. Highway 82. A store employee said he watched a man select some items, put them into a bag and leave without paying. The value of the merchandise was less than $50. However, the man had two previous convictions for theft which enhanced the offense to a state jail felony. Due to extenuating circumstances the man was released. The officer made a report for theft of property under $1500 with 2 or more previous convictions.

Equine arena moves forward

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro City Council met Tuesday afternoon in a special called meeting to discuss the proposed Grayson County Equine Arena. After an hour in closed session, the Council voted to continue moving forward with the project, giving Mayor W.D Welch the authority to negotiate the acquisition of property and authorizing City Manager Michael Marter to seek financial and legal counsel for the City.

Defender program comes forward to S&S CISD school board

The Sadler Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss proposed Board and district policy changes that will enable the District to adopt its proposed Defender program during a regular meeting on Thursday. The program will allow the District to authorize select teachers to carry concealed handguns on District campuses as an added form of security. The Board will discuss the proposed changes, along with points and issues brought up at last week’s public meeting on the subject, before deciding whether or not to vote on the proposal, or further develop the program. The meeting will be held at 6:30 at the S&S CISD administration building, located at 1 Ram Drive, in Sadler. Other items that will be heard, considered and acted upon include:

Woman assaults officer while resisting arrest; other police reports

Assault on public servant — Sunday two officers responded to a fight in the 1700 block of E. Lamar Street. The officers found the suspect driving in the 1400 block of E. King Street. The driver had a suspended license and no insurance. When officers tried to arrest her, she began to fight and kicked one of the officers in the chest. The officers arrested the woman for assault on public servant, driving while license invalid with previous conviction and resisting arrest.

Mutli-use development planned near NTRA

The intersection of State Highway 691 and FM 1417 near North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin Field — currently a mix of forest and half-occupied commercial buildings — could see a major rejuvenation in coming years if Realtor Rex Glendenning has his way. Glendenning sent a representative from the consulting firm Teague Nall & Perkins to the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night to take the first step toward bringing a multi-use development to the southwest corner of the intersection.