On the west side of Denison Dam Thursday afternoon, as the waters of Lake Texoma inched ever closer to the words “RECORD FLOOD OF MAY 1990 ELEV. 664.76,” scrawled across the dam’s power plant intake, a few dozen people gazed in awe from the nearby overlook.
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For the past decade, the city of Denison has been demolishing blighted buildings. But city leaders aren’t just interested in getting rid of the bad, they want to replace it with new homes.
Three men were indicted this week on charges of online solicitation of a minor, sexual conduct. The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt.
The Sherman Police Department welcomed four officers into its ranks on Thursday as each of them graduated from the department’s Field Training Program.
The Sherman Police Department is asking residents to not call 911 if they hear tornado warning sirens or if they do not have an emergency. This has been a problem for Sherman dispatchers with the recent inclement weather.
Several major roadways have been closed as water continues to rise in Texoma, spurred on by torrential rain that fell in some parts of North Texas Thursday. A section of U.S. Highway 82 between Gainesville and Whitesboro was closed Thursday morning because of flash flooding but was reopened by the afternoon as water receded.
A Denison man was indicted Wednesday on a charge of murder in death of a man shot and killed in April.
This video from the Oklahoma National Guard shows the extent of flooding around Lake Texoma.
Grayson County officials, local nonprofit organization leaders and community members gathered Wednesday to identify what local disaster relief resources are available, and to coordinate with each other about how to help the community.
Levels on Lake Texoma continue to rise. As of 10 a.m. Thursday morning, the pool elevation at the Denison Dam was 643.83 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District .