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Man brings drugs near an elementary school and is caught by K-9 unit; other police reports

Possession of a controlled substance – On Monday an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of S. Dewey for a traffic violation. The officer asked to search the vehicle and the driver refused. A second officer arrived and used the K-9 to alert to any presence of narcotics. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle and a glass pipe was found. The pipe contained a white crystal-like substance. The substance was tested and found to be positive for methamphetamines. The stop occurred within 1,000 feet of Crutchfield Elementary, which is a drug-free zone. The driver was arrested for possession of an illegal substance in a drug-free zone. He was transported to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

USACE announces restoration of land near Widow Moore Creek

Officials with the Tulsa District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that work has begun in restoring 66 acres of core-managed land on the east side of Widow Moore Creek in Bryan County. The project goals include allowing the majority of the land to return to its natural state, while improving access to the area, Assistant Project Manager Paul Balkenbush said in a press release Monday.

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TMC celebrates 50 years of service in Denison

When Memorial Hospital opened in 1965, it was a small community hospital serving the thriving railroad community of Denison. After 50 years, and a renaming in the 1970s, Texoma Medical Center has expanded to a regional facility that provides health care service to the individuals across the entire region.

Local attorney, former part-time prosecutor running for DA

One of Grayson County’s former contract prosecutors recently announced she plans to run for the top spot at the District Attorney’s Office in 2016. Bobbie Peterson Cate said she was able to make a significant difference in people’s lives while prosecuting part time and now it is time to do it full time. Coming from a family of law enforcement — her father retired from the Dallas Police Department after 27 years, and her great-grandfather was a judge in Oklahoma — Cate said becoming District Attorney is a life-long ambition.

Man takes prescription drugs and then backs car into house; other reports

Driving while intoxicated — On Saturday officers were dispatched to the 500 block of S. Throckmorton Street regarding a wreck. Upon arriving at the scene officers found that a car had backed into a house and a man was still inside the car. Sherman EMTs were called to the scene and assisted the man out of the car. Upon investigation of the accident officers discovered that the man had taken prescription drugs before driving. The officers arrested the man for driving while intoxicated. No one was injured in the wreck.

Grayson College, SEOSU partnership becomes more articulate

Southeastern Oklahoma State University sent a large contingent of administrators and educators south of the Red River Monday to greet their counterparts at Grayson College and establish a framework to help darn the seams of college transition. The colleges’ respective presidents signed a pair of articulation agreements that will further integrate the two institutions of higher education.

Ratcliffe to host tele-town hall

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, who represents Texas’ Fourth Congressional District including Grayson and Fannin counties, will host a telephone town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will allow individuals within the District to pose questions to the representative by pre-registering and calling in to a toll-free line.