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DISD receives clean audit for 2013-2014 year

For the Denison Independent School District, 2014 was a year of growth with the renovation of many District campuses and the opening of the new Denison High School. These changes, and the expenses that come with them, were reflected in the 2013-2014 District audit, which was received by the Denison School Board on Tuesday.

Alternative gifts meet needs around world

Instead of new gadgets or designer jeans, some in the area will get livestock and water wells for Christmas, but the gifts aren’t for them exactly. The alternative gifts will go to those in need around the world and help make their quality of life better long after holiday decorations have been put away, the jeans have worn out and the gadgets are outdated.

Kidd-Key repairs on schedule

Sherman’s old, leaky Municipal Building is still old, but it’s leaky no more. Construction crews with Fort Worth-based Mid-Continental Restoration Co. worked this week to put the finishing touches on a multi-month project to seal the 90-year-old structure from the elements.

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Denison Education Foundation awards fall grants for classroom innovation

In keeping with its goal of encouraging and fostering innovation in the classroom, the Denison Education Foundation awarded more than $21,000 in grants to Denison Independent School District teachers during a meeting of the Denison School Board on Tuesday night. With the addition of Tuesday’s grants, the DEF has given more than $1 million in grants and scholarships to area teachers and students in its 14 years of serving the DISD.

Two arrested following Sherman theft bust

A pair of Sherman teenagers were behind bars Tuesday after a police raid turned-up numerous stolen guns, as well as electronics and prescription drugs. Sherman Police Department detectives said an 18- and 17-year-old were taken into custody late last week, accused of committing at least seven burglaries and possibly several more.

Sara Swamy now an all-way stop

Crews work on the lights at the intersection of Sara Swamy and Loy Lake Road in Sherman Tuesday morning. The lights at that intersection have been turned on to create an all-way stop, and will assume their permanent programming when the Loy Lake Road bridge construction project is complete.