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Casino game room business sets its sights on Bells

BELLS — Bells could see a casino game room entertainment business at its doorstep soon. Scott Tatum of Rockwall stood before the Bells City Council at their meeting Tuesday representing the casino game room that he hopes to see open in Bells. It’s something Mayor Angela LeBlanc said has never been in Bells before. He said his game room would give people from the area something to do, as well as create several jobs.

Sherman man competent to stand trial on murder charge

Judge Brian Gary found on Wednesday that Jeremy Pimm, 23, of Sherman is competent to stand trial on the murder charge facing him in Gary’s 397th state District Court. Pimm was indicted on April 15 on one count of murder in the death of Randy Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers died in March at a home on West Scott Street.

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Pottsboro median removal hits a roadblock

POTTSBORO – A raised median on F.M. 120 between Spur 316 and State Highway 289 has created some issues for developers and property owners, Pottsboro City Manager Kevin Farley said in a March interview. In April, the city went to the Texas Department of Transportation with a request to remove the median entirely to allow easier access to the south side of F.M. 120. Last month, they finally heard a reply.

New paint job for Sherman Ballroom

Mariano Barriantos paints one of the columns in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom Tuesday afternoon. Several renovation projects are currently underway or have just been completed in the Sherman Municipal Building including remodeling an office and a new finish on the Kidd-Key Auditorium stage floor.

GTUA rejects sole bid on Sherman water project

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority rejected the sole bid for work at Sherman’s Sears lift station during its meeting Monday. The project calls for the construction of 7,000 feet of pipe in order to retire the aging station, which was built in the 1960s.