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Equine arena moves forward

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro City Council met Tuesday afternoon in a special called meeting to discuss the proposed Grayson County Equine Arena. After an hour in closed session, the Council voted to continue moving forward with the project, giving Mayor W.D Welch the authority to negotiate the acquisition of property and authorizing City Manager Michael Marter to seek financial and legal counsel for the City.

Mutli-use development planned near NTRA

The intersection of State Highway 691 and FM 1417 near North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin Field — currently a mix of forest and half-occupied commercial buildings — could see a major rejuvenation in coming years if Realtor Rex Glendenning has his way. Glendenning sent a representative from the consulting firm Teague Nall & Perkins to the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night to take the first step toward bringing a multi-use development to the southwest corner of the intersection.

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.

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.

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.

Denison City Council to vote on brew pubs in downtown

The Denison City Council will consider an amendment to a city ordinance on Monday which will allow for microbreweries and brew pubs in the downtown area. The request for the amendment comes after it was approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission last week. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Denison City Hall, located at 500 Chestnut St.