DENTON — Leaving home at the age of 16 isn’t common for most teens, but the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science on the University of North Texas campus provides just that opportunity. It’s a residential program for gifted and talented students considering STEM careers and looking for a more rigorous curriculum.
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POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Independent School District the board of trustees decided Monday night, to give taxpayers a little break. The board is poised to drop the tax rate a penny and a half. The board did not adopt the proposed tax rate, but the decrease from $1.19 per $100 valuation to $1.175 will be discussed at an upcoming public hearing.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that more than $800,000 in federal aid for residents affected by the heavy storms in late spring and early summer. In total more than $44 million in federal aid has been given out in the 47 declared emergency counties, statewide.
BONHAM — A Paris woman was killed in a wreck Monday afternoon on State Highway 121 near Bonham.
BONHAM — After three budget workshops and a few weeks of negotiating, the Fannin County Commissioners Court approved their proposed budget for the 2015 — 2016 fiscal year on Monday.
The city of Denison has released its five-year Consolidated Plan for community development and improvement in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The plan, which was last updated in 2010, is a part of the city’s application process for funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Black Grant program.
DURANT, Okla. — Officials with Irving-based Commercial Metals Co. announced plans on Monday to build a new micro mill in Durant, Oklahoma. The plant is expected to create 300 new jobs and pump nearly $400 million in to the local economy.
Grayson County commissioners should move quickly through a fairly routine agenda Tuesday. Commissioners are expected to discuss an interlocal agreement for E 911 public safety answering points and to discuss the upgrade of the communications office area and change out a generator.
COLBERT, Okla. — One man died and a woman was critically injured Sunday when a small plane crashed near Colbert, Oklahoma.
GUNTER — The flooding from heavy rains in May resulted in the destruction of several areas at Gunter High School, creating additional projects for the school district this summer.