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Fannin County schools tour Oklahoma tornado shelters

It’s not often that school administrators get taken on field trips, but that is exactly what happened late last month. As part of an update process for Fannin County’s emergency plans, the Texoma Council of Governments took a handful of superintendents and principals up to Oklahoma to tour tornado-resistant safe rooms in schools.

Denison residents experience “earthy” smell to drinking water

Officials with the city of Denison said that residents may have noticed an unusual taste and odor from drinking water within the past month. After investigating the concerns, the city is reporting the taste and smell are connected to the growth of algae in Lake Randell, the city’s primary water source, said Public Works Director David Howerton.

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Collinsville project set to begin Wednesday

COLLINSVILLE — The Texas Department of Transportation has announced plans to begin work on FM 902 west of Collinsville, with the first traffic control device slated to hit the road Wednesday. TxDOT will spend $1.2 million to improve 1.8 miles of FM 902 from the Cooke County line to U.S. Highway 377, with a scheduled completion date of May 2015.