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Suspect in multiple Dallas-area thefts arrested on Sherman PD warrant; other reports

Theft — On Dec. 10, police responded to a theft at a store in the 3300 block of North U.S. Highway 75. The suspect had stolen a necklace valued at $12,000. The suspect was a man and was well-dressed, wearing a suit and tie. He had asked an employee to see the necklace and then wanted to inspect the diamonds with a sight glass. He looked at the diamonds, put the sight glass down and ran out with the necklace. The suspect drove off in a car.

Tax drive-thru

Grayson County residents were able to take advantage of a tax payment drive-thru Friday at the court house. Several people walked back to their cars to use the drive-thru instead after seeing the line inside.

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Austin College enters contest to win sharpened security

Most college students spend their time thinking about work, classes and friends. The security level of their campus probably isn’t something the registers with most college students. It does register, however, with college faculty and staff. That’s why Austin College is looking to advance its security system by entering the Stanley Safer Schools contest.

Dog park plan has Sherman’s tail wagging

It’s an empty lot of grass at this point — technically, two empty lots of grass sandwiching one skinny lot of mature trees and a small concrete wall. A 10,836-square-foot island of green surrounded by concrete and asphalt in downtown Sherman. But with a little bit of help from the community, the property on the corner of Wall and Montgomery streets could become something worth panting over.

GC 2015 campaign kicks off

Grayson College’s Foundation will kick off its 2015 “Supporting the Dream” campaign with a piano recital at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Crucce Stark auditorium at GC’s Denison campus.

New motorcycle law ensures safety features stay

Nearly five years elapsed between the death of Malorie Bullock — the 19-year-old Tom Bean graduate who was thrown from the back of a friend’s motorcycle in April of 2010 — and the full enactment of a Texas state law named in her honor. House Bill 3838, or “Malorie’s Law,” was passed in 2013 under the sponsorship of Sherman Rep. Larry Phillips, after a lengthy negotiation over what, exactly the law would say.