It has been almost five years since the house located at 51 Parnell Street was called home by anyone, and it shows. The woodwork on the front of the house could use work in places and a fresh coat of paint, and two windows are missing or broken, leaving shards of glass on the concrete porch. At some point, the mailbox was destroyed, leaving only the broken shell as a reminder that this is 51 Parnell. Despite these setbacks, a local teenager sees the house as an opportunity for those without a home.
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Sixteen area youngsters are learning what it’s like to be a law enforcement officer this week at the Grayson College Junior Police Academy.
Authorities in Cooke County have arrested 10 people for prostitution and other charges, and taken custody of two children who were in their care.
It’s not a topic for cocktail parties. Polite conversations tend to steer clear. But with every flush a reminder, it’s a topic just as vital to civic leaders as potholes and police cruisers.
Denison police are currently searching for two men suspected of burglarizing a hotel and tying up a clerk early Wednesday morning.
William Deering with the Denison Police Department speaks to kids at the Junior Police Academy during Grayson College’s College for Kids Tuesday morning. Deering and his K9 partner Ivar demonstrated some of the things they were able to do as a team including finding hidden narcotics and subduing suspects.
There are seven crimes listed as “Part 1” offences in the Uniform Crime Reports that provide municipalities with a meaningful way of comparing law-and-order statistics: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. All the big ones, in other words.
Texoma is in strong economic shape, on paper. Grayson, Fannin and Cooke counties all beat the statewide average for poverty rates. But, according to Texoma Council of Governments Director Susan Thomas, a strong economy can still leave quite a few people behind.
As the city prepares to start a series of capital projects and upgrades, Denison city officials said they expect the city’s general fund revenue to surpass its expenditures by $185,000. City Manager Robert Hanna gave the Council the news Monday as the city leadership discussed the 2015 fiscal year.
The Sherman City Council on Monday moved forward with a $65.3 million draft budget that will include a bump in the city’s property tax rate to help close a seven-figure fiscal deficit left over from the Great Recession. The 2.4-cent rate increase is expected to generate an additional $550,000 in revenue to support local services, at a cost of about $25 for the average homeowner in the city.