DURANT, Okla. — Police in Durant and Calera have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two stores earlier this week.
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For the first time since 1997, Sherman Independent School District is taking an in-depth look at its long-term goals. The Board of Trustees voted Monday to contract with Plano-based educational consultants N2 Learning to create a strategic plan for the district.
“Out with the old, in with the new,” isn’t the most obvious museum motto — “Out with the old, in with the older,” seems more appropriate. But when it came time for Sherman Museum Director Dan Steelman to temporarily retire his Museum’s exhibit on the city’s former Woodmen Circle Home, Steelman elected to move his institution into uncharted territory.
Grayson County commissioners Tuesday made it official that they are planning to retain last year’s tax rate of 49 cents per $100 valuation. Due to new property and increased property tax appraisals, that tax will raise more money this year than last year, which means it is actually seen as a tax increase.
The subject of commercial and retail zoning and the outside display of merchandise was the focus of discussion during the Denison City Council meeting on Monday. The Council denied a request for a zoning change from commercial to local retail for a second-hand store, located at 1728 W. Morton.
State accountability scores were the main topic before the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday evening as the administration worked to shed light on the ways which the State of Texas determines its guidelines.
The Sherman City Council held two legally required public hearings Monday for its 2014-15 budget and property tax rate, which will increase by 2.4 cents per $100 valuation if passed by final vote on Sept. 15. As was the case with the first public hearing two weeks ago, no members of the public showed up to speak for or against either of the measures.
“Whether I’m ready or not, it’s a busy day,” said Phillip Scheibmeir, principal at St. Mary’s School in Sherman. For him, his staff, and 146 students at the private, Catholic school, Monday was the biggest day of the year: the first day of school.
The filing deadline for two seats on the Sherman City Council has come and gone, with only two candidates having placed their names on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. Councilman David Plyer will run unopposed for reelection in District 4, while former three-term Councilman Terrence Steele will be on the ballot in District 2.
The Greater Texoma Utility Authority Board of Trustees approved the sale of $2.2 million in bonds for financing water projects in the city of Van Alstyne during a meeting on Monday. The projects include a series of upgrades in to the city’s wastewater treatment plant, and a connection to the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance waterline.