The skies over Grayson County’s North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field should be a little safer soon. County commissioners Tuesday approved a request to increase the number of during which the tower at NTRA is staffed by two air traffic controllers at once.
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Jay Watkins, former president of the Denison School Board, has announced his candidacy for the Ward 7 place in the May 10 Denison School Board election. Watkins resigned from the Board in 2013 after moving out of his ward. Watkins will be challenging incumbent and Board Secretary Randy Sedlacek in the May election.
SADLER — About 100 people attended a public meeting held by the Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated School District on Monday in which the District presented its proposed Defender Program. The program would allow approved Concealed Handgun Licence holding faculty to carry handguns in the classroom and on school campuses as a precautionary measure.
A proposal to let bingo halls in Texas use electronic devices similar to slot machines is drawing fire from opponents who say it will expand gambling.
WASHINGTON — On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers said hearings on Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary provide a fresh opening to raise questions about President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
By Peter Urban
WASHINGTON — A secret Senate report on the CIA’s treatment of al-Qaida detainees from 2001 to 2006 concludes that the spy agency used brutal, unauthorized interrogation techniques, misrepresented key elements of the program to policymakers and the public, and actively sought to undermine congressional oversight, officials who have read the report say.
WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2012, some of America’s largest banks were coming under attack, with hackers commandeering servers around the world to direct a barrage of Internet traffic toward the banks’ websites.
WASHINGTON — Natalie Tennant, the presumptive Democratic nominee for West Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat, got an earful visiting a company where workers said President Barack Obama’s environmental policies threaten their jobs.