WASHINGTON — Congress voted last week to give President Obama the green light to arm and train rebels in Syria to fight against violent jihadist forces in the Middle East.
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Grayson County commissioners will put aside culverts, road bores and other issues Tuesday long enough to honor a 30-year County employee who plans to retire at the end of the month.
For 20 years, Sherman Independent School District has had a policy stating that its top students will be given a $1,500 scholarship from the Board of Trustees. But this came as news to some Board members. At their Monday night policy review workshop, the Board heard that this policy has not been followed for some time.
Grayson College’s Board of Trustees will consider canceling the college’s Trustee election slated for November. The decision is expected to come when the Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for its monthly meeting. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will take place at the Administrative Services Boardroom at the Denison campus.
WASHINGTON — Amid the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigation into last month’s police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Thursday a new federal initiative to study racial bias and build trust between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.
WASHINGTON — After years of warnings from the science and medical communities about the depletion of the world’s arsenal of effective antibiotics, President Barack Obama directed federal agencies Thursday to significantly ramp up their efforts to deal with the threat.
WASHINGTON — The White House and the Democratic National Committee offered detailed defenses of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday after the South Florida lawmaker was shredded in a prominent story about her tenure as head of the party organization.
WASHINGTON — Despite lingering reservations on both sides of the aisle, a coalition of Republicans and Democrats is coming together behind proposals to arm Syrian rebels and fund the government beyond Sept. 30.
AUSTIN — Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses.
WASHINGTON — The Hispanic and black caucuses in Congress are concerned about a growing lack of interest in the midterm elections within their communities, a problem they say could complicate Democrats’ hopes of maintaining control of the Senate.