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Denison City Council approves abatement for Ruiz

After an announcement of an agreement in June, the city of Denison approved a tax abatement with Ruiz Foods for its expansion earlier this year during a City Council meeting on Monday. In order to approve the abatement agreement, the City also signed off on the creation of a reinvestment zone for the area surrounding the Ruiz facility.

Grayson College lands health worker grant

As local health officials brace for the onset of an upcoming flu season made more difficult by the specter of the Ebola virus, Texoma Medical Center received a shot in the arm Monday afternoon. Grayson College President Jeremy McMillen announced that his institution has received a grant of $475,608 from Texas Workforce Solutions to provide training to current and future TMC employees. The announcement was made Monday at the College’s Center for Workplace Learning.

GTUA approves TWDB participation for Van Alstyne project

In anticipation of expected growth in the city, the Greater Texoma Utility Authority has approved a request for an application for up to $2.87 million in low-interest bonds for a project that will allow Van Alstyne to tap into the Collin-Grayson Municipal Alliance pipeline. In August, the GTUA approved the issuance of bonds for $485,000 toward the planning, acquisition and design of the project.

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Commissioners talk bridges and proclamations Tuesday

Grayson County commissioners Tuesday approved receiving into the Court’s minutes a fully executed copy of a resolution that will see the County contribute $4,356 toward purchasing the right of way to install a new bridge over Carpenter’s Bluff. Back in April, the Court decided to participate in the plan that will close the current bridge to vehicle traffic. The old bridge will remain for foot traffic, but a new one will be built for cars. Funds for the construction of the new bridge will come from the state of Texas.

Semi-truck incident shuts down 75 near Howe

An unfortunate situation on U.S. Highway 75 just north of Howe Tuesday afternoon could have been much worse, according to witnesses at the scene. The Highway was shutdown for a brief period after two semi-trucks carrying large tanks missed an exit and were unable to fit under the ensuing overpass.

North Texas Cattleman’s conference set for Oct. 24 in Aubrey

DENTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension Agriculture Committee in conjunction with Cooke, Grayson, Collin and Fannin counties invite cattlemen to the North Texas Cattleman’s Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on October 24 at the Covenant Crossroads Church located at 8690 Liberty Road in Aubrey.