Grayson County’s longest serving death row inmate has a new execution date. Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said Lester Bower’s seventh execution date has been set for June 3, 2015.
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The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on March 23 to not extend the contracts of Sherman High School Principal Peggy Van Marter and Assistant Superintendent Tyson Bennett.
The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday revealed the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel on its Loy Lake Road bridge project in Sherman — unfortunately, the light is flashing red and it says “You can’t get there from here.”
Grayson College spokesperson Shelle Cassell said representatives from area school boards, city and county governments are planning to attend a presentation at the College by Texas State Demographer Llyod B. Potter on Wednesday.
A 31-year-old Denison man is behind bars after police discovered two explosive devices in his vehicle after an early morning traffic stop Saturday. The Denton Police Department Bomb Squad was called in to assist with the devices, detonating one and disabling the other for evidence.
GORDONVILLE — Authorities reported Monday that a Tyler man and his companion who were seriously injured when their small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood five miles north of Gordonville Sunday remained in the hospital in fair condition. Two children also in the plane sustained less severe injuries.
Prior to 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Denison police responded to a home on the 3800 block of Texoma Parkway, where a woman said her boyfriend had attacked her and attempted to gouge out her eyes. When the man’s 11-year-old son attempted to stop the assault, he was assaulted as well, the woman told police.
BELLS — Highway 56 was the scene of a short chase Saturday night, when authorities attempted to confront the man behind the wheel of what they say was a stolen vehicle. A Bells police cruiser was damaged when the suspect took flight, eventually ending up in Savoy, where he was apprehended.
BONHAM — When Yazmin Villanueva enrolled in the Helping Our People Excel GED Program, she found the door open to the classroom that would lead her to a future career.
MEAD, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Division is investigating a boat explosion that happened at 5:30 p.m. Friday.