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Jay Watkins announces candidacy for Denison School Board

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.

Approximately 100 turn up for meeting about CHL in S&S schools

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.

Secret Senate report harshly critical of CIA interrogations

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.

Speaker change for Lincoln Day Dinner

For health reasons, Lt. General Thomas Stafford will be unable to attend the Grayson County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday. In his place, Dick Armey, former U.S. Representative from Texas from 1985 to 2003 and House Majority Leader from 1995 to 2003 will be the keynote speaker.