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Soldier benefit Sunday a ‘Labor of Love’

POTTSBORO — All the way up Preston Peninsula, less than a mile from Preston Point, sits Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7873, tucked against the shores of Lake Texoma. It’s smokey and dimly lit in the warm, Cheers-y way that a VFW cantina should be, with the requisite celebrations of military history and Americana on every wall. In other words, it resembles your typical VFW hall.

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Texas judge overturns state’s school finance system

AUSTIN, Texas — A state judge overturned Texas’ school finance system for the second time in 18 months on Thursday, ruling that the Legislature’s funding boost last year failed to fix a system that is unfair and inadequate for the state’s 5 million public school students.

Main Street Advisory Board looks for volunteer event staff

Following an ongoing theme of maximizing human resources, Denison’s Main Street Advisory Board discussed the need for volunteer support during its meeting on Monday. The need for volunteers has become a major concern as the city is looking to limit the number of off-duty officers and city staff needed for downtown events, said Main Street Director Donna Dow.

Hospital bed race

Denison Mayor Jared Johnson and Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker race hospital beds at the end of summer party held by Texoma Medical Center for their employees Wednesday afternoon. Over the past few weeks employees at the hospital have been having a drive to raise funds for school supplies to go to Neblett Elementary in Sherman and Terrell Elementary in Denison.

Pottsboro library remodeling underway

Remodeling work inside the Pottsboro library is underway. The library will be closed August 31 through September 15 as new flooring and desks are brought in.Remodeling work inside the Pottsboro library is underway. The library will be closed August 31 through September 15 as new flooring and desks are brought in

GC offers new T-STEM scholarships

Classes are under way at Grayson College, but new scholarships are available. Up to 53 GC students could receive financial assistance, thanks to a grant the college received for the second year in a row from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded for its Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship, the college expects to allot up to $2,500 per qualifying student for the 2014-2015 academic year.