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Panda power plant expansion means hundreds of jobs, millions in investment

When a group of Dallas energy investors, united under the banner of Panda Power Funds, agreed to build a state-of-the-art, 758-megawatt combined cycle natural gas power plant on Sherman’s south side, they altered the financial future of the city, Grayson County and its various public institutions. From property taxes to water fees to the local employment base, Panda, it seemed, had given the city a gift that would keep on giving.

GIS takes the guess work out of city planning for Sherman

A new type of technology is changing the way the city of Sherman interacts with its customers and is revolutionizing the provision of civic services in multiple ways. Called Geographic Information Systems , or GIS for short, the tech has been embraced by city leaders in recent years, and is already paying dividends in Sherman’s growth, they say.

Rare Bells bank note slated for auction

BELLS — Starting next week, a part of Bells history will be going on sale to the highest bidder. On Saturday, a rare 1902 $20 bank note from the National Bank of Bells will go on the auction block in South Carolina. The bill is expected to bring between $15,000 and $20,000 at auction.

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Bridge opening a long time coming for Sherman shoppers

The Texas Department of Transportation opened the new portion of Sherman’s Loy Lake Bridge to traffic earlier this week, removing barricades and turning on new traffic signals on Wednesday evening. The large-scale construction project, which has been repeatedly delayed by weather, is entering its 18th month as construction crews finally wind down work on site.

Sherman City Council gets good news at 2016 budget meeting

One year after the Sherman City Council was forced to make some tough choices on the city budget, including a property tax hike to fill a shortfall in local revenues, the same governing body found themselves — and their city — on much more solid fiscal ground Thursday during the city’s annual budget workshop.

Pottsboro petting zoo

The bunnies were a hit as, from left, Shelby Sethaler, Audrey Sethaler, Clara Petty and Linda Mercado all have their hands full with rabbits that were part of the petting zoo at the Pottsboro Public Library Friday afternoon