Rain that seemed as if it would never let up finally did late Sunday evening, but the four days of precipitation will likely leave their mark on the record books, making 2015 Sherman-Denison’s wettest year on record. A system fueled by Gulf moisture dumped several inches of rain on Texoma, as well as the rest of North Texas and much of the Southern Plains.
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Sherman officials are preparing for the planned annexation of 186.244 acres of land west of the city limits near North Heritage Parkway, but one subdivision included in the proposed annexation would prefer not to join the city.
With more rain in the forecast, Texoma will not be able to dry up until later this week. There will be a small break in between rain Saturday night and rain during the daytime Sunday, but National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Huckaby said there could be up to an inch and half more to come.
The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, is one of the biggest retail shopping days for businesses in the United States. The day after Black Friday, or Small Business Saturday, is a day to promote small businesses and putting locally earned dollars back into the city. And that’s just what a number of local shops did Saturday.
Following a contentious meeting last week, the TAPS Public Transit board of directors will meet Monday to discuss the future of the transit agency. In a closed, executive session, the board is expected to discuss the status of TAPS executive officers and the “appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment of duties, discipline or dismissal” of personnel.
Once the drought broke with October’s heavy rains across Texas, the storms kept coming every five or six days, and they’re likely to keep coming, one round after another, through February.
In light of TAPS Public Transit’s cuts in service, Grayson College has been providing limited transportation to students for the remainder of the fall semester. One route in Sherman and one route in Denison will be available weekdays until Dec. 10, the end of final exams.
Those who drive by the Grayson County courthouse regularly might notice a new place to rest their eyes on the southwestern corner. The small vignette is a memorial dedicated to a former Grayson County prosecutor.
HOWE — The Howe Independent School District board of trustees scheduled a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for a team of eight training.
VAN ALSTYNE — For many businesses, a marker of success can be placed on the number of years it’s done business in a community. For the Benton-Luttrell company, 125 years of business in Van Alstyne and surrounding communities is that marker.