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Pottsboro Council discusses drainage issue

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro City Council dealt with discussion Monday from residents of the Texoma Ranch Estates concerning the neighborhood’s drainage problems. The area has had a history of drainage issues, Farley explained, and the city had been meaning to find a solution as soon as they had money available to do so.

Commissioners talk tax abatement for Panda plant

The Grayson County Commissioners Court heard from Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker Tuesday morning about the expansion of the Panda Energy plant and a proposed tax abatement. Commissioners also heard about developments to Carpenter’s Bluff Bridge, and other agenda items.

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Panda power plant expansion means hundreds of jobs, millions in investment

When a group of Dallas energy investors, united under the banner of Panda Power Funds, agreed to build a state-of-the-art, 758-megawatt combined cycle natural gas power plant on Sherman’s south side, they altered the financial future of the city, Grayson County and its various public institutions. From property taxes to water fees to the local employment base, Panda, it seemed, had given the city a gift that would keep on giving .

GIS takes the guess work out of city planning for Sherman

A new type of technology is changing the way the city of Sherman interacts with its customers and is revolutionizing the provision of civic services in multiple ways. Called Geographic Information Systems , or GIS for short, the tech has been embraced by city leaders in recent years, and is already paying dividends in Sherman’s growth, they say.

Rare Bells bank note slated for auction

BELLS — Starting next week, a part of Bells history will be going on sale to the highest bidder. On Saturday, a rare 1902 $20 bank note from the National Bank of Bells will go on the auction block in South Carolina. The bill is expected to bring between $15,000 and $20,000 at auction.