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D.A. not moving forward with Somers investigation

Grayson County Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Somers was interviewed by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office earlier this year about a possible conflict of interest with county training she arranged in 2012 and 2013. The D.A. office’s investigation concluded, while it is possible she violated local government code, she cannot be prosecuted for any misdemeanor offenses because the two-year statute of limitations period has passed.

Gunter High senior finds place in Marine Corps Band

GUNTER — Gunter High School senior Alex Leach wasn’t looking for an opportunity to serve with a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. As he went into his second semester of his senior year, Leach was faced with tough decisions most high school seniors are forced to confront when graduation approaches. A practiced euphonium player, Leach’s main goal was to try to break into the band at the University of North Texas.

Suspect with knife chases man inside house; more police reports

An officer was dispatched to the 1200 block of Tejas Drive in reference to a disturbance. The victim reported his girlfriend’s son threatened him and chased him through the house with a knife. The victim was able to close himself in a bedroom before the suspect stabbed the bedroom door with the knife. The victim advised he was in fear of his life during the incident, and the suspect’s mother confirmed the victim’s story. The suspect was arrested for aggravated assault with a weapon. During the incident, the suspect cut two tires on the victim’s truck, and a report was generated for criminal mischief on May 18.

Seniors’ health, fitness the focus of local event

Texoma senior citizens got moving Wednesday morning in honor of the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. Nautilus Family Fitness in Sherman hosted the free event that started with a healthy breakfast, and included activities such as a senior vendor fair, health and fitness screenings, and a demonstration of the Silver Sneakers program, as well as nutrition and mental health discussions, and even chair massages.

Ellis tops Bruner by 6 votes in Fannin County

In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.