TOM BEAN — It will still be months before the disjointed jumble of buildings that make up Tom Bean Independent School District are fully reconfigured into a modern facility under a single roof. Until then, it’s still a lot of walking for Principal Patrice Counts.
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The Greater Texoma Utility Authority Board approved an application on Monday for participation by the Texas Water Development Board in the construction at the Sherman Wastewater Treatment plant. Under the agreement, the TWDB could provide up to $3.56 million in financing options for the construction of a replacement headworks lift station and other electrical upgrades.
WHITEWRIGHT — Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Whitewright on Thursday.
HOWE — Although the city of Howe is relatively small with about 3,000 residents, its police force of seven is still busy around the clock. Howe PD’s second-in-command, Sgt. Mike Hill, took some time out of his schedule to discuss his role in the department.
BONHAM — A jury found William James Akin guilty of one count of sexual assault of a child and three counts of indecency with a child — sexual contact, said Prosecutor James Moss Friday morning. The jury sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
The Sherman Municipal Building grounds were filled with people, vendors, the sound of music and the smell of rich food Saturday afternoon and evening. The occasion was the 17th-annual Hispanic Heritage Fesitval, which continues to draw thousands of attendees.
Saturday’s chilly weather did not stop about 100 people from gathering at Fairview Park to participate in the ninth-annual Caregiver Celebration Walk, sponsored by the Texoma Council of Governments.
For more than 20 years, James. R. Fry, retired judge of the 15th state District Court, presided over many cases involving the youngest of the county’s residents.
Time is running short for writers in the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma area to sign up for the Herald Democrat Writers Conference at Austin College on Oct. 4 and get signed copies of the books that will be discussed there.
Anne Newsome’s career as a travel counselor for the Texas Department of Transportation spanned a quarter century and, notable Friday in particular, two different Travel Information Centers. The first of those buildings, in which Newsome greeted travellers for more than 15 years, was, as a Realtor might describe it, “cozy.”