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Truck hits motorcyclist in Collinsville

COLLINSVILLE — Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run wreck that occurred in Collinsville Saturday afternoon. Witnesses told Whitesboro dispatch they saw a man and a woman fleeing the scene of a wreck on Highway 377 in Collinsville Saturday.

Proposed casino and game room to be revisited at Bells meeting

BELLS — Last month the Bells City Council held some discussion when presented with the idea of adding a casino and game room to the city. At the September meeting, the idea was tabled pending more information about the game room and how the residents might view the issue. Now the council is planning to discuss the item further and possibly reach a decision about the game room at their next meeting Tuesday.

TAPS announces ‘Moving Forward Initiative’ in light of finance concerns

Following the departure of CEO Brad Underwood last month and rising concerns regarding its future, officials with TAPS Public Transit announced plans to move the organization forward with its “Moving Forward Initiative.” The news release on the plan says Interim CEO Tim Patton will “be aggressive in stabilizing the agency in the face of budget and operational issues over the last 12 months.”

Seized cattle could soon go to a new home

VAN ALSTYNE — The 71 head of cattle that were seized from a piece of property near Van Alstyne in September could be going to a new home soon. SPCA of Texas Spokeswoman Maura Davies said the cattle’s owner Charles Helms reached an agreement earlier this week with the SPCA and Grayson County Sheriff’s Office to turn the cattle over to the SPCA.

Denison to consider annexation on FM 84

The Denison City Council will hold a public hearing Monday for a voluntary annexation of 11.5 acres of land near the intersection of FM 84 and Preston Road. The council will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut St. Other items that will be discussed include:

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Pottsboro to plan Halloween Festival

POTTSBORO — As the weather changes and pumpkin flavoring creeps into more everyday food items, the city of Pottsboro is anticipating their annual Halloween Festival it will hold at the end of the month. The City Council members are planning to discuss the event further at their next meeting, which will take place on Monday.

GC presents “Our Country’s Good” Oct. 8-10

Grayson College theatre students take on the challenges of an 18th century Australian penal colony when they present “Our Country’s Good” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10 in the Cruce Stark Auditorium, located in the Arts & Communication Center on the college’s main campus in Denison. Written by British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker and adapted from Thomas Keneally’s novel “The Playmaker,” the award-winning and Tony Award-nominated play is geared for adult audiences.

Chefs join local school districts

The Denison Independent School District and Sherman Independent School District are hoping chef managers are the secret ingredient in the recipe for students to enjoy healthy meals. The fresh additions were part of the contract with Aramark, who is the food services provider for both districts.