Hot water may seem like an odd Christmas gift, but for anyone living without, its primacy leaves little thought for else. So for the Miller family — the 30th partner family involved in Grayson County Habitat for Humanity — a round of hot baths Sunday night was better than all the gifts in Santa’s sleigh.
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The sound of bells, in a metaphorical sense, is the sound of Christmas. But for many needy families across Texoma and the nation, the sound of bells — the Salvation Army’s patented bell ringers outside of countless retail establishments — creates Christmas.
For many, the Christmas season a time for giving, not only to friends and family but also those who are in need. In keeping with that tradition, and creating a new one, the Texoma Health Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in grants to local health organizations and support groups that serve the Texoma community.
WASHINGTON – The fourth-floor office that Rep. Ralph M. Hall occupied for the past dozen years is empty now, cleared of photographs and memorabilia collected over decades of public service.
BONHAM — Fannin County grand jurors seated for July through December have asked for an extension of their time to continue considering items currently under review, according to a release from Fannin County District Attorney Richard Glaser.
Children’s voices filled the chapel as the Covenant Presbyterian Preschool sang Christmas songs for their families Friday in their Christmas program. Many parents and grandparents took out their cameras once the singing began.
COLLEGE STATION — Experts at the Texas A&M Forest Service Predictive Services Department said the wetter winter weather Texas has experienced this year means the state is in for a lighter fire season.
The investment group behind an effort to bring a large-scale restaurant to downtown Sherman received an early Christmas gift Friday, as the board of directors for the local economic development organization voted unanimously to provide a $32,600 financial incentive for the project.
ROCKWALL — Rep.-elect John Ratcliffe stayed close to home in choosing his inaugural district director. Rockwall native Jason Ross will coordinate operations across the 18-county 4th Congressional District for the freshman representative.
VAN ALSTYNE — Something happened in south Grayson County Thursday morning that hasn’t occurred in more than five years. A young women behind the counter at Van Alstyne’s Mobil station stepped to the fuel console and entered three numbers on the keypad, changing the corresponding digits on the sign outside the door: