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In a split vote, Denison Council approves brew pubs in downtown

As a part of ongoing plans to develop downtown into a thriving entertainment district, the Denison City Council approved a change to city ordinances that will allow for brew pubs and micro breweries in downtown Denison. The Council split 4-2 in favor. The amendment will also allow the operation of distilleries and breweries in certain districts without the need of a special use permit.

GTUA approves bond and contract for Krum wastewater plant

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority approved a series of measures that will set the groundwork for construction and funding for the city of Krum Wastewater Treatment Plant project on Monday during its regular monthly meeting. When completed, the plant will process 350,000 gallons of water each day.

Banquet honors senior volunteers

“I think the biggest encouragement you can give someone is fried chicken for lunch,” said Tillman Boyd, the director of Basic Food Pantry in Bonham. Fried chicken was plentiful, but the 200-odd fellow participants in the Retired and Senior Volunteers Program to whom he was speaking seemed to need no further encouragement. They had already donated thousands of hours of their time to local nonprofits and charities.

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays two executions

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has stayed the executions of two inmates on Oklahoma’s death row, just one day before one of the men was scheduled for lethal injection. Clayton Derrell Lockett was scheduled for execution at 6 p.m. Tuesday.