A traffic stop Monday in Sherman led to the recovery of several stolen trailers.
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The Denison Historic Preservation Board will discuss the request for a variance to the city’s sign ordinance during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Board received a request for a variance that would allow for signs advertising free Wi-fi hotspots in Heritage and Pocket Parks to be placed around the downtown district. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall, located at 500 W. Chestnut St. in Denison.
Crews worked Wednesday to hang signage marking the new off-ramp for FM 1417. The construction foreman said the new ramp should be open by mid-morning Thursday, at which point the old exit will be removed.
After nearly two decades spent shepherding mental health services for the Red River area, Texoma Community Center Executive Director Tony Maddox has announced he is retiring. Maddox met in a closed-door meeting with TCC’s Board of Directors Wednesday afternoon to discuss the details of his departure later this year.
DURANT — A shooting occurred Tuesday night in Durant, causing one person to be airlifted to a Plano hospital.
SADLER — The Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District received public input Monday on its proposed Defender Program. If approved, the program would allow District-authorized staff to carry concealed handguns on campus. The program would serve as an additional level of security at District facilities in the event of an armed intruder on campus grounds, S&S officials said.
HOWE — The Howe Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold budget workshop on Thursday during its regular meeting. The Board will review District goals for the 2014-15 school year. The Board will also review the employee compensation package, and review the preliminary revenue estimates as a part of the workshop. The meeting will be held at the Howe ISD Administration Office, located at 105 W. Tutt St. Items that will be heard, considered, and acted upon include:
After sifting through more than 150 entries in its contest for local school children to design a new event logo, the newly reinstated Keep Sherman Beautiful Committee selected a letter-art creation submitted by a Sherman home-school student. Joshua Bayless took home the $200 prize from the contest, and his design is now being reproduced for signs and T-shirts to be used at group activities.
The Denison School Board approved the appointment of department chairpersons for the Denison High School and Henry Scott Middle School for the 2014-15 school year, during its monthly school board meeting on Tuesday. The move comes as the district prepares to open its new high school, and move the middle school to the former high school campus.
Tuesday morning, a Denison woman and her two children were able to escape a fire in their house caused by a space heater.