Denisonians were out in force Saturday for the 2015 edition of the Main Street FallFest, and they brought their dancing shoes with them.
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VAN ALSTYNE — Van Alstyne residents, who just a few weeks ago spoke out in a preliminary hearing against a proposed power plant near their homes, have decided not to pursue their requests through to a formal hearing.
WHITEWRIGHT — The Military Vehicle Preservation Association rode through downtown Whitewright Saturday morning with a convoy of more than 50 historic military vehicles as part of the 95th anniversary recreation of the 1920 Transcontinental Motor Convoy along the Bankhead Highway.
Theft — An officer spoke with a female complainant Wednesday who said she parked her vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 1800 block of Texoma Parkway. The keys to the vehicle were locked inside the vehicle with the window rolled down so the complainant could unlock the doors when she returned. The vehicle was later found in Colbert, Oklahoma after the company the complainant bought the vehicle from located it with locator system and disabled the starter. A report was generated for theft of property more $2,500 but less than $30,000.
VAN ALSTYNE — The 71 head of cattle that were seized from a piece of property near Van Alstyne in September could be going to a new home soon. SPCA of Texas Spokeswoman Maura Davies said the cattle’s owner Charles Helms reached an agreement earlier this week with the SPCA and Grayson County Sheriff’s Office to turn the cattle over to the SPCA.
Following the departure of CEO Brad Underwood last month and rising concerns regarding its future, officials with TAPS Public Transit announced plans to move the organization forward with its “Moving Forward Initiative.” The news release on the plan says Interim CEO Tim Patton will “be aggressive in stabilizing the agency in the face of budget and operational issues over the last 12 months.”
Blue Bell Ice Cream recently announced that the Texoma region will be included in phase two of the company’s market re-entry plan, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 2. Phase two will see ice cream distributed from North Central Texas to north central Oklahoma, including in Grayson, Fannin, Cooke and Collin counties in Texas and Bryan County in Oklahoma.
COLLINSVILLE — Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run wreck that occurred in Collinsville Saturday afternoon. Witnesses told Whitesboro dispatch they saw a man and a woman fleeing the scene of a wreck on Highway 377 in Collinsville Saturday.
WASHINGTON – With just hours to spare before federal funding expired, Congress approved a stopgap measure last week to keep agencies open for another 10 weeks as they negotiate a budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
Eleven local businesses opened their doors for Manufacturing Day Friday morning, hoping to inspire the next generation of workers in the Texoma region. “Manufacturing Day” welcomed 458 students from Denison High School and Sherman High School who are taking Career and Technical Education courses.