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Plyler hopes to build Sherman as mayor

After spending the last four years learning the ins and outs of city government, Sherman Deputy Mayor David Plyler is ready to strike that word “deputy” from his title. Plyler filed paperwork Monday to run for mayor of Sherman during the Nov. 3 election. He is currently the only candidate in the race.

Pottsboro ISD board looks to lower tax rate

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.

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Denison releases Consolidated Plan for CDBG program

The city of Denison has released its five-year Consolidated Plan for community development and improvement in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The plan, which was last updated in 2010, is a part of the city’s application process for funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Black Grant program.

Pro bono attorneys fault immigrant detention centers

HOUSTON — Pro bono attorneys working at the country’s two largest immigrant family detention centers in Texas said Monday that they have been “locked out” after they raised concerns last week that officials were forcing the immigrant mothers they represent to sign legal papers without consulting them.