Sammy Bryant, a Department of Public Safety Trooper and a Sherman native, has been patrolling the highways of North Texas for 24 years. He spoke with the Herald Democrat about the nature of his job, as well as his most interesting moments.
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It is a fact of summer that, when classes dismiss and the school year ends, children spend their months of freedom slowly forgetting what they have learned. Most kids, given the choice, would rather play video games or go to a pool party than stay home and practice their multiplication tables, and that shows when they go back to school in the fall having lost some of the progress they made last year.
Grayson County commissioners will take some time Tuesday to recognize a longtime public servant. Commissioners will recognize Grayson County Sheriff’s Lt. David Hawley for 34 years of service to the GCSO. Hawley will retire soon, but he isn’t going far. He was elected to fill the post of Justice of Peace in Precinct 1 earlier this year.
The Joint Airport Zoning Board will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday in the East Courtroom of the Grayson County Courthouse to present the draft Airport Zoning Ordinance and receive public feedback on the proposal. The ordinance will outline restrictions and guidelines for future development surrounding the North Texas Regional Airport- Perrin Field.
There exists, within the canon of country music, a great deal of speculation as to the provenance of honky tonk angels. Hank Thompson wryly speculated divine-inception in his 1952 hit “ The Wild Side of Life ,” while Kitty Wells postulated a more misandrist source in her response tune recorded later that same year. Dolly Parton, Loreta Lynn and Tammy Wynette placed themselves squarely in the latter camp with their 1993 re-release of Wells’ song, and in some corner of the Grand Ole Opry, the debate continues to rage. Presumably.
What is in a name? For the city of Denison, it means the gateway to Lake Texoma and the birthplace of former-president Dwight D. Eisenhower, among other words used to describe the city in a branding study released this week.
Austin College professionals are at work to bring the ATHENA Award back to the area this fall, recognizing two exemplary leaders from Grayson, Fannin, or Cooke counties with the ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at a dinner Thursday, September 11. Offered in connection with the College’s new Center for Regional and Community Development and the Texoma Women Get Connected program, this event will benefit the NOW Scholarship Fund at Austin College.
Authorities arrested an escaped prison inmate from Oklahoma in Denison Friday afternoon.
Over the past month, 120 middle schoolers have come to Sherman from all across the country for a week-long sleep away camp. Like any camp, it was full of fun and bonding, goofy activities and matching t-shirts. But unlike most camps, Summer Science Splash Camp at Austin College also focused on teaching campers about chemistry, physics, biology and astronomy.
HOWE — A two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck Friday morning sent one driver to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The wreck took place on southbound U.S. Highway 75 south of Howe.