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Tempers flare as TAPS works to move forward

In a contentious meeting Tuesday, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors received an update on the agency following drastic service cuts and significant layoffs last week. TAPS Interim CEO Tim Patton updated the board on an agreement with the IRS for payment of back payroll taxes and an audit by the Texas Department of Transportation.

Need for Speed: Faster Internet gunning for Texoma

Blazing fast home Internet service is headed straight for Sherman and Denison. Earlier this month, both cities and Cable ONE announced that Sherman and Denison will be able to lay claim to the title “Gig city” with the 2016 launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new gigabit service.

Jefferson Elementary hopes to transform purpose of library

Randi Evans, like many librarians across the U.S., has been trying to create a space in her library where students can gather to make and create projects, commonly known as a makerspace area. Jefferson Elementary School, where Evans works, is the first campus in the Sherman Independent School District trying to transform the purpose of its library into something that fosters such creativity.

Commissioners approve routine matters before holiday break

Grayson County Commissioners Phyllis James and David Whitlock, along with County Judge Bill Magers, voted Tuesday to allow Justice of the Peace Mike Reeves to increase the salary for his clerk. Reeves said he wanted to take the action after learning that a clerk in another court had been given a raise during the budget sessions. Reeves said the two clerks had traditionally been paid the same amount.

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Adopting ‘like being a new mom all over again’

Across the country, states and cities alike are focusing efforts throughout November to bring attention to those looking for a loving family and home. As a part of events celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month, Grayson County held an adoption ceremony Friday in which seven children from Texoma were formally adopted into permanent homes.