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Equine arena moves forward

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro City Council met Tuesday afternoon in a special called meeting to discuss the proposed Grayson County Equine Arena. After an hour in closed session, the Council voted to continue moving forward with the project, giving Mayor W.D Welch the authority to negotiate the acquisition of property and authorizing City Manager Michael Marter to seek financial and legal counsel for the City.

Mutli-use development planned near NTRA

The intersection of State Highway 691 and FM 1417 near North Texas Regional Airport-Perrin Field — currently a mix of forest and half-occupied commercial buildings — could see a major rejuvenation in coming years if Realtor Rex Glendenning has his way. Glendenning sent a representative from the consulting firm Teague Nall & Perkins to the Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday night to take the first step toward bringing a multi-use development to the southwest corner of the intersection.

Banquet honors senior volunteers

“I think the biggest encouragement you can give someone is fried chicken for lunch,” said Tillman Boyd, the director of Basic Food Pantry in Bonham. Fried chicken was plentiful, but the 200-odd fellow participants in the Retired and Senior Volunteers Program to whom he was speaking seemed to need no further encouragement. They had already donated thousands of hours of their time to local nonprofits and charities.

GTUA approves bond and contract for Krum wastewater plant

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority approved a series of measures that will set the groundwork for construction and funding for the city of Krum Wastewater Treatment Plant project on Monday during its regular monthly meeting. When completed, the plant will process 350,000 gallons of water each day.

TxDOT draws focus to work-zone safety

With numerous area roads currently under construction, the Texas Department of Transportation brought its Work Zone Awareness Week display to the Denison Travel Center Friday morning to remind drivers of the increased risks associated with navigating road construction. Last year alone, said TxDOT officials, 17,266 work zone wrecks occured across Texas, causing 115 deaths.