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McDonald’s headquarters swarmed with wage protesters

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Protesters hailing from as far away as Kansas City, Mo., and New York participated in a demonstration at McDonald’s headquarters in suburban Chicago today urging that hourly wages for the burger giant’s front-line workers be increased to $15 an hour.

New hospital proposed in south Sherman, but industrial neighbors say it would prevent their growth

Sherman city leaders have a bit of a happy problem on their hands — but a conundrum nonetheless. A consortium of area physicians, working in partnership with the Baylor Health Care System, is working to build a small, state-of-the-art hospital in south Sherman, with 75 to 100 patient beds, many of which would overlook Stone Creek Golf Course.

Denison’s focus on affordable housing bears fruit

For Denison leaders, housing of all types has been a major focus in recent years as the city experienced growth and development. But encouraging construction of more affordable housing on vacant lots throughout the city has been a challenge. To address that the city, in partnership with local banks, launched a program aimed at encouraging infill development of affordable housing options in existing neighborhoods.

Denison retail sales pacing Grayson growth

With Main Street occupancy near its highest level in years, Denison ’s sales tax growth has continued its strongly positive trend in the early portion of 2015. The city took in $598,766 in March of this year — numbers for which were released Wednesday by the State Comptroller’s Office. It’s an increase of 5.1 percent.

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WNJ emerges stronger from sale, says admin

Along the path of employment, passing through the gatehouse that signifies a change in company ownership can be a stressful time for employees. New bosses often mean new staffing levels, and where those levels will land can cause considerable consternation.

Sherman preps for return of Farmers Market

On Friday, the parking lot on the corner of Wall and Walnut streets will be nothing but an expanse of aged asphalt, perhaps a few cars and SUVs. But come Saturday, the space likely will be transformed into a bustling hub of grassroots commerce.

Sherman P&Z approves Walmart change

Sherman’s Walmart Neighborhood Market project, currently under construction at the corner of FM 1417 and Lamberth Road, got a bit bigger Tuesday night. The Sherman Planning and Zoning Committee granted approval to a change that will quadruple the size of the super market’s adjacent convenience store.

Media Volunteer Service Award awarded locally

The Texas Council of Community Centers has picked Texoma’s KTEN News to receive the 2015 Frank M. Adams Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service in the Media category. The award will be presented to KTEN at the 30th Annual Community Centers Staff and Trustee Training Conference, which will be held June 17-19 at the Westin Galleria in Houston.

GC opens new coffee bar in life center

Students, faculty and members of the community gathered at Grayson College Monday to help the celebrate the build out of the Student Life Center. Officials with GC held a ribbon cutting to kick off the opening of GC Perks, the first coffee bar located on campus.

S&S see largest sales tax jumps for Grayson County

In a month that saw Grayson County tax receipts all over the board in terms of growth, two cities linked by a school district enjoyed the largest increase in local sales taxes. Money collected by the state during the month of February was dispersed to Texas cities by the state comptroller on Wednesday.