In a contentious meeting Tuesday, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors received an update on the agency following drastic service cuts and significant layoffs last week. TAPS Interim CEO Tim Patton updated the board on an agreement with the IRS for payment of back payroll taxes and an audit by the Texas Department of Transportation.
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A new partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler was announced during the Grayson College board of trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon. The partnership will provide nursing students with the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree following the completion of core classes at Grayson College.
Blazing fast home Internet service is headed straight for Sherman and Denison. Earlier this month, both cities and Cable ONE announced that Sherman and Denison will be able to lay claim to the title “Gig city” with the 2016 launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new gigabit service.
Three Texoma libraries have the cure for cabin fever this week for area students, helping kids stay out from underfoot during preparations for Thanksgiving, while also helping them learn. The Van Alstyne Public Library, the Whitewright Public Library and the Pottsboro Area Library are hosting a slew of activities to keep the young ones entertained.
Randi Evans, like many librarians across the U.S., has been trying to create a space in her library where students can gather to make and create projects, commonly known as a makerspace area. Jefferson Elementary School, where Evans works, is the first campus in the Sherman Independent School District trying to transform the purpose of its library into something that fosters such creativity.
The Denison Police Department is asking for information from the public about a home invasion robbery that took place in Denison Monday.
Grayson County Commissioners Phyllis James and David Whitlock, along with County Judge Bill Magers, voted Tuesday to allow Justice of the Peace Mike Reeves to increase the salary for his clerk. Reeves said he wanted to take the action after learning that a clerk in another court had been given a raise during the budget sessions. Reeves said the two clerks had traditionally been paid the same amount.
As part of ongoing efforts to remove blight from the community, the city of Denison is moving forward with the demolition of two structures in coming weeks. The city opened bids Friday for the demolition of the former Central Ward School, which was approved for demolition in 2013, and Madonna Hospital building, which was approved for demolition in October.
It is rumored that the last shot of the Civil War was fired in Fannin County in 1871 and Lewis Peacock of the now famous Lee-Peacock feud was the target of that shot, which took his life.