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Sherman looks at options to address deficit

The Sherman City Council struggled Friday with how to address a $1.6 million annual budget deficit in future years, as the city’s chief financial officer Robby Hefton delivered sobering news during an afternoon meeting at City Hall. The City has been drawing down utility fund balances in recent years in order to get through the recession without cuts to services, but that particular budget sleight-of-hand has now run its course, leaving councilors with nothing but tough choices.

Children’s wishes funded by excercise

Over 100 people participated in the sixth annual Workout For a Wish challenge at Nautilus Family Fitness Center on April 12. Participants raised $21,300 for the Wishing Well Texoma. The Wishing Well is a nonprofit organization that depends solely on contributions from the community.

Surprise act of kindness at Denison WalMart

Amid the Friday afternoon bustle at the Denison WalMart, a good deed almost went unnoticed. As shoppers rushed to purchase everything they would need for the upcoming Easter weekend, a mysterious do-gooder paid for the groceries of everyone else in the check-out line.

Denison City Council to vote on brew pubs in downtown

The Denison City Council will consider an amendment to a city ordinance on Monday which will allow for microbreweries and brew pubs in the downtown area. The request for the amendment comes after it was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission last week. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Denison City Hall, located at 500 Chestnut St.

GTUA considers bids of Krum waterwater plant project

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority will take action on the proposed city of Krum Wastewater Treatment Plant project on Monday during its regular meeting. The Board will consider the sale of a bond for the project and consider awarding the contract for the project. The meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the GTUA administrative offices, located at 5100 Airport Dr. in Denison.