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TAPS considering transit companies for management services

The TAPS Public Transit Board of Directors received an update on the status of the transit organization, including the search for a new management provider, during its meeting Wednesday. Less than two weeks ago, the agency released a request for proposals for outside agencies to take on all management of TAPS.

Longtime Sherman competitor earns trip to regional spelling bee

After three years of making it to the Grayson County Spelling Bee and walking away empty-handed, Piner Middle School student Nick Estes was finally named champion Wednesday afternoon at Grayson College. Countless hours of studying with his family is what helped the eighth grader spell out “wikiwiki,” which means quickly, for the winning word in the 28th round.

Bells will allow firearms in city hall

On Tuesday, the Bells City Council discussed how a new law allowing the open carry of firearms will affect their monthly meetings. With the law comes new signage required to prevent individuals from carrying guns, if that is what a council requests. The Bells Council had several choices: post no signs, post both signs preventing both open carry and concealed carry firearms, or choosing a sign allowing either concealed carry or open carry. In the end, the council approved a motion to do nothing and allow the open and concealed carry of firearms.

Pottsboro Council denies Family Dollar’s request to sell alcohol

POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro City Council denied a request for a specific-use alcohol permit for the city’s Family Dollar Monday night. After considering a request from the establishment to have spirits available for purchase and consumption off the property, the council came to the decision that the purchase of alcohol will continue to be prohibited at that location.