Area law enforcement officers had the opportunity Friday to learn from some leading experts in the forensics field at the 12th annual Grayson College Forensic Conference.
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School lunches may get an upgrade for Denison and Sherman students after both school districts approved five-year annual renewable food service management contracts with Aramark this week.
Officials with the National Weather Service are predicting a wet start for the week, with rain expected to continue on Monday and Tuesday. This follows a series of storms on Friday in which portions of Grayson County received more than 1.5 inches of rain.
The man of the hour on Thursday — and, indeed, the past 65 years — was Grayson College Police Department Capt. B.F. Wade, 87, who was recognized for his more than six decades of law enforcement service. More than 100 guests filled the Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning, many of whom are current or past law enforcement officers.
The grand jury room at the Grayson County Courthouse overflowed Thursday afternoon with family members of local residents who lost their lives to violent crimes. The gathering occurred as the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office unveiled its Victim’s Memorial Wall in observance of Crime Victim’s Rights Week.
TOM BEAN — The Tom Bean officer who shot a suspect earlier this month has returned to work, according to the Tom Bean Chief of Police.
Development in the Gateway Village project moved another step forward Thursday afternoon when the Planning and Zoning Commission approved a series of zoning changes to planned development district for TPJ Properties land located along the intersection of FM 691 and U.S. Highway 75.
The Denison Development Alliance approved a change to the Denison Historic Overlay District Facade Grant Program that moved the program to the budget and oversight of the Alliance during a meeting Tuesday. The program, which has been in place for more than 12 years, was financed through the Denison Development Foundation prior to the change.
The Sherman City Council is poised to designate a major portion of FM 1417 in honor of area Vietnam War veterans. The proposal was brought before the Council earlier this week by a large contingent of area veterans, who were represented before the councilors by local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter President Charles Holcomb.
“It’s kind of a prevention infection ambassador on wheels with bright blue lights,” Texoma Medical Center’s Director of Infection Prevention Donna Glenn said. “… It really looks like a spaceship kind of a thing.”