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Sherman mechanic shop expansion denied by P&Z

A small business owner looking to expand and improve his Sherman mechanic shop on the 3300 block of Texoma Parkway left the city’s monthly Planning and Zoning Commission meeting frustrated and confused Tuesday evening. Jeff Jeffers, the proprietor of Jeff’s Auto Sales, had requested permission to build a 3,000-square-foot building with auto bays in which to work on vehicles.

U.S. marks 1 million geocaches nationwide

On the night of May 2, 2000, the great blue switch controlling selective availability was pressed. From there, 24 satellites around the globe processed their new orders, and GPS enthusiasts around the world watched their devices’ accuracies go from 300 feet to 50 feet overnight.

Hall released from hospital

PLANO — U.S. Representative Ralph Hall was released from the hospital over the weekend and was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility, according to his Congressional staff. The 17-term Congressman has been recovering from a broken femur and fractured nose sustained in an Oct. 4 car crash near Bonham.

WIC unveils ‘Healthy families’ bus

Grayson County WIC employees were all smiles Tuesday while being interviewed by TAPS pressman Dan Acree. The Women, Infants, & Children program will get some added exposure during the next 12 months, as a 28-foot TAPS bus will sport a travelling billboard with WIC’s contact information and slogan: “Healthy foods grow healthy families.” The advertisement is being sponsored by the Grayson County Health Department.

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New programs under Farm Bill bring reforms to industry

Over the past few weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a series of new programs and reforms, as a part of the 2014 Farm Bill. These reforms are aimed at giving farmers better options for risk management, and increasing eligibility for USDA microloan programs for beginning and family farmers.

TCC decides on outside candidate, picks Thompson

Texoma Community Center’s highly contentious search for a new executive director came to an end Thursday, as the mental health organization’s Board of Directors voted 6-1 to extend an employment offer to Texas Department of State Health Services Contract Manager Daniel Thompson. Thompson was selected over internal candidate Brent Phillips-Broadrick, the Center’s mental health services director for whom several staff members stumped publicly throughout the process.

AC opens new practice courtroom

It looks, for all the world, like a courtroom. From the swinging wooden door leading to the witness stand to the imposing leather chairs of the judge’s bench. It is easy to imagine real attorneys conferring quietly with their clients at the provided tables, but this courtroom wasn’t built for practicing law. It was built for studying it.

Tom Bean Dollar General finally a reality

Tom Bean Mayor Sherry Howard was joined by a crowd of locals and county leaders Thursday morning to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the town’s new Dollar General store, which opened earlier this week. Howard said she worked for more than eight years to bring the business to the city.