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Sherman enacts speed restrictions at Sory

The Sherman City Council voted Monday to create a new school zone on Houston Street near Sory Elementary School. Auto speeds will be limited to 30 miles per hour starting 45 minutes before school opens until classes begin, from the beginning to the end of the lunch period and for the 30 minute period beginning at the close of school. Speeds will be 45 miles per hour at all other times, which is 5 miles per hour higher than the current posted speed.

No one shows up talk about tax rate at Grayson County Commissioners hearing

Grayson County commissioners Tuesday took to their bench ready to hear from residents about the proposed 2015 tax rate. But when it came time to hold the public hearing on the rate, no one came forward. Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum called for comments from the public a number of times before he declared the one-minute long public hearing over and went on with the rest of the items on the Court’s short agenda Tuesday.

Lessons from labor

In 1892, the workers of the Central Labor Union in New York City held a holiday to celebrate the American worker. The idea spread across the country and now, for over a century, the first Monday in September has been a time when Americans look back with pride in jobs well done.

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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.