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Sherman Homecoming parade

Maria Huerta passes by in a horse drawn carriage during the Sherman High School homecoming parade Monday night in downtown Sherman. The Bearcats will face the Prosper Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bearcat Stadium.

Deadly stretch of Sherman road eyed for upgrade

Charlene Smith has heard her share of horror stories at the Sherman Elks Lodge over the years. A longtime member and occasional bartender at the Lodge — located along a stretch of FM 1417 in south Sherman — Smith said a month rarely goes by without another serious wreck.

Triathletes celebrate return to Denison

After a four-year hiatus, Denison is back in the game — all three of them, in fact. Nearly 200 triathletes descended on Texoma for the Denison Red River Rampage this weekend, an event that’s been resurrected by city leaders in order to goose tourism numbers and showcase the city’s historic downtown.

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Pottsboro celebrates history with annual Frontier Day

POTTSBORO — Pottsboro’s annual Frontier Day will be held Saturday in Friendship Park. This free event is a way for the community to celebrate the cattle drives of the 1850s and the early Americans on the Shawnee Trail through the area now known as Pottsboro. Some settlers decided to make this area their home, starting the community of Pottsboro that exists today.

TCOG honors Citizens of the Year

Every year, the leaders of the Texoma Council of Governments selects four people to honor as their Citizens of the Year. Thursday night, the organization honored two men and two women for their service to their towns, counties, and Texoma as a whole.

TCOG dinner focuses on leadership

The Texoma Council of Governments held a short meeting Thursday evening at Austin College before celebrating its annual event. The theme of the evening was “Faces of Texoma,” and TCOG staff, Board members and guests shared dinner and success stories.

SISD revives scholarships for top students

For 20 years, Sherman Independent School District has had a policy stating that its top students will be given a $1,500 scholarship from the Board of Trustees. But this came as news to some Board members. At their Monday night policy review workshop, the Board heard that this policy has not been followed for some time.

Highway 691 closure set for Tuesday

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are planning to close the easternmost portion of Highway 691 to install a box culvert, starting Sept. 23. The stretch of road between Texoma Parkway and Theresa Drive will be inaccessible for at least a week, said TxDOT.

Progress continues on Denison’s Preston Harbour Development

It has been over 13 years since work to making the Preston Harbour Development a reality started in the city of Denison. Since becoming a part of Denison late last year, work has been ongoing in preparation for future development at the 3,000-acre site, said Cindy North, the project manager for Schuler Development, the project developer.