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Panda power plant expansion means hundreds of jobs, millions in investment

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.

GIS takes the guess work out of city planning for Sherman

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.

Rare Bells bank note slated for auction

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.

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RMA approves second National Guard operation at NTRA

The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority unanimously approved a licensing agreement Tuesday with the Texas Army National Guard for a training operation at the North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field in November. This follows a similar training mission that was conducted at the airport in late March.

Lake Texoma waters recede past spillway

After days of clear and dry weather, the waters of Lake Texoma stopped trickling over the spillway early Wednesday morning. This comes nearly two weeks after lake levels eclipsed the spillway for the second time in one season.