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Highway 691 closure set for Tuesday

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation are planning to close the easternmost portion of Highway 691 to install a box culvert, starting Sept. 23. The stretch of road between Texoma Parkway and Theresa Drive will be inaccessible for at least a week, said TxDOT.

Progress continues on Denison’s Preston Harbour Development

It has been over 13 years since work to making the Preston Harbour Development a reality started in the city of Denison. Since becoming a part of Denison late last year, work has been ongoing in preparation for future development at the 3,000-acre site, said Cindy North, the project manager for Schuler Development, the project developer.

Sherman police raid turns up drugs

Officers with the Sherman Police Department’s Special Response Team knocked-in the door of a home on the 300 block of FM 1417 Tuesday, finding more than $12,000 worth of methamphetamine, 1.5 gallons of codeine syrup — commonly called “lean” or “purple drank” — and two sleeping individuals inside, said a press release from the SPD. Officials seized the drugs along with $2,200 in cash, as well as scales and other drug packaging materials, placing a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman under arrest at the scene.

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GCRMA continues talk on XTO pipeline

The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority received an update on an offer from XTO Energy to install a pipeline across North Texas Regional Airport- Perrin Field property during a regular meeting Thursday morning. The board tabled the matter without taking action on the request as it gathers more information before signing the agreement.

SEDCO reflects, looks to 2015

The Sherman Economic Development Corporation revisited many of its successes from the previous year Tuesday before turning its attention to 2015 during a joint meeting between the SEDCO Board of Directors and the Sherman City Council, which is the organization’s authorizing body. During the meeting, SEDCO’s budget and Program of Work were both approved by unanimous votes.

Signing of the constitution remembered

Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker reads a proclamation to the Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution in recognition of Constitution Week Wednesday morning at the Grayson County Courthouse. In 1955, the DAR successfully petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to celebrate the signing of the Constitution.

DISD hears updates on construction, enrollment

At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Henry Scott shared some encouraging numbers with the Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees. After a long period of stagnation, DISD’s enrollment figures have now risen by 1.5 percent for the last two years in a row. The district started the new year with 4,515 students, breaking the 4,500 mark for the first time in several years.