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Landowners voice concerns about airport zoning ordinance

With hopes of protecting the future vitality of the North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field, the Joint Airport Zoning Board held a public hearing on Monday to present and gather feedback on a proposed airport zoning ordinance. The Board has worked on the document, which will set guidelines for future development surrounding the airport, for the past nine months.

Monday Madness ends with a bang, er… pop

This may not be breaking news, but kids love bubbles. Like, love bubbles. And if ever there was any doubt as to that fact, it was put to rest pretty quickly during the city of Sherman’s final Monday Madness event of the summer.

Lake Texoma gets relief from summer heat

As Grayson residents enter into what are historically the hottest days of summer, milder temperatures have given a reprieve to the summer heat. When combined with with recent rainfall, the mild summer has given relief also to Lake Texoma, which had experienced lower water levels throughout the first half of 2014.

Man assaults woman, forces her inside car; other reports

Assault — Police responded to a disturbance July 20 in the 1500 block of S. Austin Avenue. The victim and witnesses said that a man forcibly removed the victim from an apartment, began hitting her in the head with a closed fist and then forced her inside a car. The victim was able to get out of the car and the man left the area. An officer stopped the suspect’s car a short time later for a traffic violation. The officer arrested the man for unlawful restraint, assault causing bodily injury family violence and burglary. The man had also allegedly entered an apartment illegally and stole property.

CASA of Fannin County looking for school supplies

BONHAM — With the start of school less than one month away, families all over Fannin County are gearing up for getting back to school. Most classes are set to start on Aug 25. For the staff and volunteers at the Fannin County Children’s Center, it means it is time for their 18th annual School Supply Drive.

Draft airport zoning ordinance receives public hearing

The Joint Airport Zoning Board will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday in the East Courtroom of the Grayson County Courthouse to present the draft Airport Zoning Ordinance and receive public feedback on the proposal. The ordinance will outline restrictions and guidelines for future development surrounding the North Texas Regional Airport- Perrin Field.

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Community Players tune-up for classic country

There exists, within the canon of country music, a great deal of speculation as to the provenance of honky tonk angels. Hank Thompson wryly speculated divine-inception in his 1952 hit “ The Wild Side of Life ,” while Kitty Wells postulated a more misandrist source in her response tune recorded later that same year. Dolly Parton, Loreta Lynn and Tammy Wynette placed themselves squarely in the latter camp with their 1993 re-release of Wells’ song, and in some corner of the Grand Ole Opry, the debate continues to rage. Presumably.

DISD board to talk budget

The Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss the first draft of the district’s 2014-2015 general operating budget and handle routine business at a meeting at 6:30 Tuesday evening.

Summer: a valuable time for learning

It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.

Commissioners to honor David Hawley for years of service

Grayson County commissioners will take some time Tuesday to recognize a longtime public servant. Commissioners will recognize Grayson County Sheriff’s Lt. David Hawley for 34 years of service to the GCSO. Hawley will retire soon, but he isn’t going far. He was elected to fill the post of Justice of Peace in Precinct 1 earlier this year.

Austin College Revives Local ATHENA Leadership Awards

Austin College professionals are at work to bring the ATHENA Award back to the area this fall, recognizing two exemplary leaders from Grayson, Fannin, or Cooke counties with the ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at a dinner Thursday, September 11. Offered in connection with the College’s new Center for Regional and Community Development and the Texoma Women Get Connected program, this event will benefit the NOW Scholarship Fund at Austin College.