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SISD revives scholarships for top students

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 looks at canceling election

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.

White House lays out antibiotic plan

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.

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County finalizes budget, jail hires

The Grayson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday finalized the county budget and tax rate for next year, which had Sheriff J. Keith Gary, among others, smiling wide. Gary and his correction captain, Roger Braziel, attended the morning meeting to thank Judge Drue Bynum and other the other commissioners for buoying staff levels at the county jail.

More than 100,000 immigrants may lose health coverage due to lack of status data

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Monday that more than 100,000 immigrants who bought health-care plans through the federal insurance exchange will have their coverage cut off at the end of the month, because they failed to provide proof by the Sept. 5 deadline that their citizenship or immigration status makes them eligible for insurance on the marketplace.

Sherman finalizes tax increase

The Sherman City Council on Monday put its final seal of approval on property tax rates for fiscal year 2015. The approved rate of 37.2 cents per $100 of valuation is two pennies higher than the 2014 effective rate of 35.2 cents, and will generate an estimated $992,000 in additional funds for the city.