WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to support the confirmation of three Texans that President Barack Obama has tapped to serve as federal district judges — including Amos Mazzant III of Sherman.
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Just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a hard-hat-clad tour group entered the control center of Sherman’s new combined-cycle natural gas power plant. A lone worker sat watch over a dozen computer screens, each detailing some aspect of the 750-megawatt-rated facility’s operations.
Grayson College students and teachers took a tour around the world Thursday — well, kind of. As part of the nationally-celebrated International Education Week, some of Grayson College’s international students set up tables at the campus life center to share different cultures with the GC community.
A Whitesboro man pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of indecency with a child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. A statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office said this was not the first time the man had been convicted of a sexual offense against a child.
Criminal Mischief — An officer responded to a criminal mischief call Monday in the 300 block of W. Morgan Street. An unknown person had entered Munson Stadium and discharged two fire extinguishers into an electrical panel and an air conditioning unit.
Those heading down U.S. Highway 75 between Melissa and McKinney beginning Friday should consider alternative routes. The Texas Department of Transportation is performing two traffic switches and converting the US 75 southbound frontage road to one-way operation over the weekend.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown released a list Wednesday of people who were indicted this week. An indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt. The following people were indicted:
A two-vehicle wreck sent one person to the hospital Thursday morning.
He isn’t the longest serving inmate on Texas’ death row, but he isn’t far from it. Lester Bower marked 30 years on death row this past April and the state has his execution date set Feb. 10. That is the sixth date with death Bower has had since he arrived on death row after being convicted, in April of 1984, of the murders of Bob G. Tate, Phillip Good, Ronald Mayes and Jerry Mac Brown. The four were found dead at a hangar northeast of Sherman in October of 1983.
In the midst of recruitment efforts, the Sherman Police Department welcomed a new officer to the force Wednesday during a Field Training Program graduation ceremony.