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Historical Preservation Board to vote on sign ordinance variances

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.

Texoma Community Center director to retire

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.

S&S discusses concealed handguns in the classroom

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 ISD to hold budget workshop for 2014-15 school year

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:

Denison School Board appoints department chairs DHS, middle school

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.

Cosmetology students present a fashion show

“Hollywood: A Night of Stars!” is the theme for the Grayson College Cosmetology Program’s spring fashion show at 7 p.m. Monday. More than 50 cosmetology students are participating in the event held in the Black Box Theatre in the Arts &Communication Center on GC’s Main Campus in Denison.

Suspect pulls knife on gas station employee; other police reports

Aggravated robbery — An officer responded Sunday to a gas station in the 3100 block of N. U.S. Highway 75 regarding a robbery. An employee told the officer that the suspect had stolen something. When the employee confronted the suspect about it, he pulled a knife out of his pocket. The clerk called 911 and the suspect left, heading west in a green pickup.

S&S CISD to hold meeting on concealed-carry proposal

SADLER — The Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District will discuss, on Monday, allowing the concealed carrying of hand guns on school and district property. This move comes as a part of the District’s proposed Defender Program, which will allow teachers to carry handguns as a means of protecting students in the event of an emergency. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the S&S High School Cafeteria, located at 404 South Main St. in Sadler.