Sherman’s and Denison’s school districts had an unscheduled five-day weekend courtesy of the winter ice storm that made roads nearly impassable and closed most areas businesses, school districts, and non-emergency city government offices.
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Denison Planning and Zoning Director Faye Brockett said the Planning and Zoning Commission approved every request brought before it during the body’s meeting Tuesday.
The Sherman Fire Department open house planned for Wednesday has been canceled due to weather.
The recent ice storm caused damage to several area buildings, and also prompted the response of Texas military forces.
Ann Smajstrla/Herald Democrat
As Texas’ population continues to skyrocket, a popular phrase has appeared with increasing regularity in the speeches of local and state leaders: “Water is the new oil.” If that adage proves true, it’s safe to say former Sherman Mayor David Sprowl, who died Saturday at the age of 73, left Grayson County with a bonanza.
Due to a rupture in a chlorine/water line residents of Bells should boil tap water before consumption, the city of Bells said in a written release Tuesday.
Grayson County commissioners agreed Tuesday to allow the County’s disaster declaration to lapse at the end of its seven-day period on Saturday. Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum signed the declaration on Sunday in an effort to help the County deal with the winter weather that turned highways into parking lots and left people stranded in their vehicles.
As roads around Texoma begin to thaw after severe winter weather made travel dangerous in recent days, the economic impact of the storm is still uncertain. The storm, which closed or hampered many local shops and businesses, came in the middle of a shorter-than-average Christmas shopping season.
The Texoma Area Paratransit Service has cancelled all services for Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions from the winter storm late last week.