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Construction continues at Tom Bean Elementary

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.

GTUA approves application for TWDB participation in Sherman wastewater upgrades

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.

Hispanic Heritage Festival draws thousands

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.

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Denisonian appointed to Red River Authority post

It’s a relatively minor occurrence in the same way a new stoplight on your way to work is minor occurrence — something that happens infrequently and affects your life in a small but meaningful way. Every six years, the Governor appoints a new regional representative to the Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, a legislatively authorized body that makes impactful decisions about how surface water will be used and conserved across 43 Texas counties.

Training hours reported by GCSO investigated

An investigator for the Texas Commission Law Enforcement is expected to meet with a number of members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office today as part of an ongoing investigation into reports that some training hours were incorrectly reported to the Commission.

First week at new DHS passes smoothly

After years of construction, the new Denison High school was opened to the public last month amid great fanfare. Classes began on Tuesday, September 2, in the brand new $60 million facility. But that, to a large extent, is where the excitement ended.

Travel Center readies for platinum anniversary

For two decades now, southbound travellers on US Highway 75 entering the Lone Star State from Oklahoma have seen exactly that: the giant, lone star that is the most prominent feature of the Texas Travel Information Center in Denison. To mark the occasion of the Center’s 20th anniversary later this week, the Texas Department of Transportation is throwing a shindig it hopes will rival the building’s grand opening all those years ago.

CERT team to hold drill and graduation at Grayson County Courthouse Tuesday evening

People who are driving around in downtown Sherman and notice what looks like an emergency at the Grayson County Courthouse tonight need not worry. Everything is under control and all of those hard hats bobbing around are sitting on the heads of the 2014 Community Emergency Response Team. The team will be conducting a drill at the courthouse and then a graduation ceremony.

Denison P&Z approves planned development district, first addition

The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission granted initial approval for a zoning change from agriculture to planned development district for a property located at Loy Lake Road and Seymore Bradley Road during a regular meeting on Tuesday. The Commission then approved the final plat for the phase one of the Saddle Creek Addition, the first development in the district.