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Fire displaces Gunter couple

A Gunter home was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening, displacing an elderly couple. Grayson County Fire Marshal Kevin Walton said firefighters received the call about the fire around 8 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

TCOG board forms staff committee to review personnel policy changes

With discussion centering on proposed changes to bylaws and the personnel policy manual, the governing board for the Texoma Council of Governments took into consideration staff concerns and acted selectively at their meeting Thursday. The board approved most of the bylaw changes and approved a motion to form a staff subcommittee to review the personnel policy changes.

Denison Memorial Day service moved due to weather

A service in Denison honoring the contributions of the armed forces will be moved indoors Monday due to expected rain. The annual Memorial Day service will be held at the Denison SNAP Center, located at 531 W. Chestnut St. at 10 a.m. The event was originally schedule to take place at Heritage Park, but forecasted rain forced organizers to move the event inside.

D.A. not moving forward with Somers investigation

Grayson County Emergency Management Coordinator Sarah Somers was interviewed by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office earlier this year about a possible conflict of interest with county training she arranged in 2012 and 2013. The D.A. office’s investigation concluded, while it is possible she violated local government code, she cannot be prosecuted for any misdemeanor offenses because the two-year statute of limitations period has passed.

Drug charges fill Grayson County indictments

Drug related charges filled the indictments released by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office last week. Indictments are formal charges and are not considered evidence of guilt. Of the 75 charges filed against 52 people, 31 were drug related.

TAPS looks to settle forbearance with Landmark Bank

The TAPS Public Transit board of directors authorized Transdev General Manager Scott McClellan to negotiate a settlement agreement with Landmark Bank Monday as part of the transit agency’s efforts to settles its debt. The negotiations center around a forbearance agreement between TAPS and the bank for nearly $696,000 in loan payments.

Whitesboro ISD board purchases new wheels

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Independent School District board of trustees approved the purchase of two buses during a special meeting Friday afternoon. The board also granted the superintendent the authority to hire personnel over the summer months.

Denison Education Foundation celebrates top students, educators

Recognizing Denison High School’s top students and their most influential educators, the Denison Education Foundation celebrated its annual “Scholars Among Us” dinner Thursday night at the Hilton Garden Inn. With the financial support of local businesses and families, the DEF has been able to honor students and their teachers for the last 17 years.