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School counselors help prepare students for each stage of life

School counselors have only eight hours in a workday to complete a mound of paperwork, endure long meetings and still find time for their students. Although local school districts may vary in size and needs, counselors interviewed said they have assumed the responsibility of supporting children and preparing them for their next stage of life.

Sherman alcohol petition nearing goal; organizers offered free meals for gathering signatures

With less than two weeks to go in its campaign to remove alcohol sales restrictions in Sherman, the group Sherman for Progress is making a final push to get the 2,100 voter signatures it needs to get a local option election added to the May 7 ballot. However, that final push included a strategy a representative from the Texas Secretary of State’s Office said may violate a bribery statute of the Texas Penal Code.

Sherman library seeking input for its future

The Sherman Public Library is asking for input on its services and facility from local residents through a short survey it posted to the city website this week. The survey will allow local patrons to weigh in on the library’s master planning process, which will be used by city officials in determining the library’s future.

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Commissioners to continue gun discussion Tuesday

On Tuesday, Grayson County Commissioners will continue their discussion about possible changes to the county’s employee handbook that would make it OK for county employees with handgun licences to carry those guns in county-owned buildings where they are not restricted from doing so.