In the race for District 9 of the State Board of Education, Fannin County followed the state trend, but only by six votes. Fannin County voters came out marginally for Keven Ellis, who received 146 votes, in his contest against Mary Lou Bruner, who received 140 votes.
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The new trend of connecting graduating seniors with a district’s youngest students has finally made its way to Grayson County. Denison High School graduates attended a ceremony unlike any other Tuesday morning when Houston Elementary School and Hyde Park Elementary School students welcomed the class of 2016 with signs and cheers.
Over the last year, a number of younger community members have slowly assumed leadership roles in Sherman. Two of the latest — Hillary Luckett Clark, Place 4, and Britton Brooks, Place 5, — to join the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees are eager to get to work for students and staff.
After a two-vehicle collision caused the deaths of the parents of four children, the Bonham Independent School District has rallied support for the local family to help ease them through the tragedy.
Drug related charges filled the indictments released by the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office last week. Indictments are formal charges and are not considered evidence of guilt. Of the 75 charges filed against 52 people, 31 were drug related.
GUNTER — Following a week of anticipation and hard work, Gunter finally has a new playground that’s distinctly all its own. It’s the first community-built playground the town’s ever constructed, a fact that the community can take special pride in, Gunter Parks Foundation President Nancy Nevil said.
Grayson County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to allow golf carts or similar utility vehicles to operate on some roadways in unincorporated areas of the county.
WHITEWRIGHT — Following the resignations of five Whitewright city employees last week, including the three most prominent positions in City Hall, new Mayor Jeremiah Looney said he can see the community pulling together.
The TAPS Public Transit board of directors authorized Transdev General Manager Scott McClellan to negotiate a settlement agreement with Landmark Bank Monday as part of the transit agency’s efforts to settles its debt. The negotiations center around a forbearance agreement between TAPS and the bank for nearly $696,000 in loan payments.
Grayson County school districts are no stranger to nationally recognized publications. And after “U.S. News & World Report” reviewed data for more than 21,000 public high schools in the nation, some local high schools made the list for the state and nationally-ranked campuses.