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No one shows up talk about tax rate at Grayson County Commissioners hearing

Grayson County commissioners Tuesday took to their bench ready to hear from residents about the proposed 2015 tax rate. But when it came time to hold the public hearing on the rate, no one came forward. Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum called for comments from the public a number of times before he declared the one-minute long public hearing over and went on with the rest of the items on the Court’s short agenda Tuesday.

Lessons from labor

In 1892, the workers of the Central Labor Union in New York City held a holiday to celebrate the American worker. The idea spread across the country and now, for over a century, the first Monday in September has been a time when Americans look back with pride in jobs well done.

Soldier benefit Sunday a ‘Labor of Love’

POTTSBORO — All the way up Preston Peninsula, less than a mile from Preston Point, sits Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7873, tucked against the shores of Lake Texoma. It’s smokey and dimly lit in the warm, Cheers-y way that a VFW cantina should be, with the requisite celebrations of military history and Americana on every wall. In other words, it resembles your typical VFW hall.

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Small Business Development seminar teaches individuals about franchise ownership

To encourage business growth of all types in the region, local business leaders in Denison held a seminar on small business franchising on Thursday at the Grayson College Viticulture Center. The seminar, entitled “Career Security Through Franchise Ownership,” focused on teaching potential entrepreneurs about the realities of franchising while also dispelling the myths.

DDA discusses 2015 budget, electronic billboard

The Denison Development Alliance discussed a potential agreement Thursday for the construction of an electronic billboard overlooking U.S. Highway 75. The billboard, which is budgeted for $180,000 will be a joint effort through the DDA and the Denison Chamber of Commerce, which will collect advertising revenue.

Getting pumped for back to school

Craig and Becky McClintock get the kids pumped at a back to School event held at the Rosa Viola Hill Smith Community Center in Sherman Thursday afternoon. The event gave the kids an opportunity for games and fellowship along with a backpack filled with free school supplies.