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Assistant city manger will lead Denison in interim

The Denison City Council took action Monday night to start the search for a new city manager when it appointed Assistant City Manager Judson Rex as interim city manager, effective May 9. Current City Manager Robert Hanna will be leaving his position with the city on May 8.

Denison ‘gateway’ expected to bring new sales taxes dollars to the city

The development that has been called the “gateway to Denison” took another step forward Monday after the Denison City Council approved a request for a zoning change to planned development district for Gateway Village. The 600-acre development, once completed, will be mixed use with medical facilities, offices, residential and retail along the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 691.

Most local districts perform well in first round of STAAR testing

Grayson County school districts received results recently from the first administration of State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR testing) reading tests for fifth and eighth graders. The Texas Education Agency released the preliminary results on April 23; statewide 78 percent of fifth and eighth graders passed the reading test.

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Denison P&Z continues talks on resource survey

The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at Denison City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut. The Commission will continue its discussion of the 2013 city of Denison resource survey. Other items that will be discussed include requests regarding properties located at 311 and 313 W. Main St. and 320 W. Chestnut.

Candlelight vigil for Jennifer Harris planned

BONHAM — The family of a slain Bonham woman are holding a candlelight vigil in her memory. The family of Jennifer Harris will hold the event at 7:15 p.m. at the Bonham High School Football stadium Sunday. Ms. Harris was 28 years old in May 2002 when she failed to return home after telling friends she was meeting someone.

Early voting continues for local school board spots

Voters in four cities in Grayson County will go to the polls on May 9 to elect candidates to local school boards . The city of Denison will also hold an election for its city council that day. Early voting for those elections is ongoing through next week. The following is a list of the candidates and voting locations for each of those districts and the city of Denison :