After six years and one day, World War II came to a close 70 years ago Wednesday, signalling the end of one of the darkest periods in modern history. It was on Sept. 2, 1945 that Japan officially signed the Instruments of Surrender, ending its hostilities with the Allied Powers.
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POTTSBORO – A raised median on F.M. 120 between Spur 316 and State Highway 289 has created some issues for developers and property owners, Pottsboro City Manager Kevin Farley said in a March interview. In April, the city went to the Texas Department of Transportation with a request to remove the median entirely to allow easier access to the south side of F.M. 120. Last month, they finally heard a reply.
It’s just the start of the school year but surprises have already popped up for area teachers who received grants to implement educational and fun projects in their classrooms.
Mariano Barriantos paints one of the columns in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom Tuesday afternoon. Several renovation projects are currently underway or have just been completed in the Sherman Municipal Building including remodeling an office and a new finish on the Kidd-Key Auditorium stage floor.
Grayson County Commissioners Tuesday continued the burn ban the County has been under for several weeks. Grayson County Fire Marshal Kevin Walton told commissioners the Keetch-Byram Drought Index for the county is at 714 and is expected to reach as high as 747 in the next 14 days.
A rarity occurred at the Grayson County commissioner’s public hearing on the proposed tax rate Tuesday — a local resident actually spoke out about the proposed tax rate. In most recent years, no one has addressed the group about the proposed rate.
In 1967, Claud Easterly, then editor of The Denison Herald, answered many questions of “Who were the first boy and girl born in Denison?” with a story showing that Texana Denison McElvany was the first girl and Denison Nelson possibly was the first little boy. Both carried the name “Denison.” There was a baby named Sam Hanna born in Denison in 1872, but that was before the city had been chartered in April 1873.
TIOGA — For the first time since 1961, Tioga Independent School District welcomed a senior class to its final chapter of high school. Twenty-six seniors have graciously accepted the challenge of paving the way for future students of Tioga High School.
Sherman Police have charged a former funeral director with six counts of falsifying death certificates. The suspect, Travis Mitchell, has already been charged with two counts of abuse of a corpse.
Retired Sherman Independent School District Superintendent Al Hambrick is applauded by a crowd that gathered on the lawn of the SISD Service Center Monday afternoon. Monday was Hambrick’s last day after 35 years with the district.