BONHAM — The Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center cut the ribbon on a new mental health suite Thursday. The new space allows for an increase in mental health services and will help improve the comfort level of patients.
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After only 12 months of operation, the North Texas Youth Connection’s Denison-based Transitional Living Program is shutting down. The program, which aimed to find stable living situations for homeless youths aged 18 to 24 years, did not receive a planned stipend from the federal government which allowed it function.
The Grayson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Thursday to support the building of a proposed $10 million Equine Arena in Whitesboro. The decision is still contingent upon the City of Whitesboro agreeing to the county’s terms.
Barbara Kinney-Smith was all smiles Wednesday afternoon as she leaned against the fresh linoleum sill of a pane-less reception window at Texoma Community Center’s brand-new mental health respite in north Denison. A veteran nurse of more than two decades, Kinney-Smith laughed and joked with colleagues, proudly pointing out to fellow attendees of TCC’s open house event which office she planned to call home once the facility opens its doors a few weeks hence.
A traffic stop Monday in Sherman led to the recovery of several stolen trailers.
The Denison Historic Preservation Board will discuss the request for a variance to the city’s sign ordinance during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Board received a request for a variance that would allow for signs advertising free Wi-fi hotspots in Heritage and Pocket Parks to be placed around the downtown district. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut St. in Denison.
Crews worked Wednesday to hang signage marking the new off-ramp for FM 1417. The construction foreman said the new ramp should be open by mid-morning Thursday, at which point the old exit will be removed.
After nearly two decades spent shepherding mental health services for the Red River area, Texoma Community Center Executive Director Tony Maddox has announced he is retiring. Maddox met in a closed-door meeting with TCC’s Board of Directors Wednesday afternoon to discuss the details of his departure later this year.
DURANT — A shooting occurred Tuesday night in Durant, causing one person to be airlifted to a Plano hospital.
SADLER — The Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District received public input Monday on its proposed Defender Program. If approved, the program would allow District-authorized staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The program would serve as an additional level of security at District facilities in the event of an armed intruder on campus grounds, S&S officials said.