BONHAM — The Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed and approved the proposed budget and proposed tax rate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday.
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Judge-elect David Hawley looks over a plaque presented to him recognizing him for 34 years of service at the Grayson County Sheriff’s office. A retirement party was held for Hawley at the Grayson County Courthouse Thursday.
Included in Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget is a major question mark left over from last year: $700,000 set aside to equip high school students with electronic devices. The district did not use that money last year, and it remains to be seen how or if it will be used in the new school year.
Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is alleged to have postulated that, “A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course; golf teaches you how to behave.” Count Sherman Boys & Girls Club Director Mike Delong in agreement.
Steve Norby served in the Navy for six years, operating a nuclear reactor on a submarine. When he left the service, he went to college on the GI bill to study electrical engineering and took a job working for Texas Instruments. But Norby’s severe depression slowly began taking over his life, he said, and before long he was on the streets, bouncing from shelter to shelter.
Grayson College is holding its popular “One and Done” registration day for Fall semester enrollment. New and returning students are encouraged to visit the Main or South Campus on Aug. 7 between 8:00 am and 7 p.m. to sign up for the new semester. The South Campus is also hosting an open house for the new Electrician program and Occupational Safety and Health courses from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the same day.
Texoma residents experienced a lot of rain Thursday morning.
The Lake Texoma Association will hold its 23rd annual Bash for Cash on Friday, August 8.
Swing sets were empty at Fairview Park in Sherman after rains moved through the area Tuesday morning. More rain is expected later in the week, but cooler temperatures and dry weather are forcasted for the weekend.
Denison Independent School District’s 2014-2015 draft budget shows the increases in staff one might expect from a district preparing to open a large new high school – eight new custodians and three new maintenance personnel will be added. But the district will also be losing seven teaching positions, due to shifting class sizes at the elementary level.