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.
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Saving water is not just a pressing issue in California. Although the drought in Texoma is over, water can become a scarce resource, no matter the city.
With 40 states expected to see water shortages within the next decade, water conservation is as important as it’s ever been. That’s why Sherman is encouraging local businesses to use treated effluent water to free up the city’s storage of fresh water.
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.
A capacity crowd once again packed the Whitesboro Rodeo Arena Friday night to witness the largest field of competitors in the event’s history. More than 400 riders, ropers and ‘rastlers signed up to compete over the holiday weekend, ensuring an action-packed event from start to finish.
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.
POTTSBORO — Pottsboro City Council will discuss all matters relating to the Lake Texoma Flag agreement with the Club at their next meeting, scheduled for Monday. In addition to discussing the Lake Texoma Flag agreement, Council will also discuss a community garden at the James G. Thompson Park.
The Denison Police and Fire departments will soon be facing off in the Battle of the Badges blood drive.
It was an intermittently rainy Friday afternoon, but that did not stop many Texomans from hitting the town and planning the rest of their July 4th weekend.
COLBERT, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine why a man followed a couple from a Colbert, Okla. truck stop, cause their vehicle to crash and then threatened them, eventually leading to the man being shot dead.