Early voting for the Nov. 4 Grayson County General and Special Election begins on Monday and runs through Halloween.
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The Denison Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday evening. At 6:15, the board will hold a special called meeting to present the results of its 2012-2013 financial integrity rating.
The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Monday evening for a public hearing on district and campus improvement plans.
The Denison City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Denison City Hall, Located at 500 W. Chestnut St. for a regular meeting. The Council will hold a discussion on designating a reinvestment zone for the purpose of economic development for tax abatement agreements. Other items that will be considered include:
With Election Day still three weeks away, no one knows the eventual size of the freshmen class of the 114th United States Congress. But if history is any indication, approximately 90 percent of the 394 House members running for reelection will achieve it. And of the 80ish men and women who will take the oath of office for the first time next year, nearly all of them have spent the past months grinding against opposite-party opponents and girding for the final campaign push.
U.S. Rep.-elect John Ratcliffe addresses a crowd of local supporters Tuesday evening at Fulbelli’s restaurant in Sherman. Ratcliffe is running unopposed to represent Texas’ 4th Congressional District, after unseating longtime Rep. Ralph Hall in a Republican runoff last May.
An impassioned plea from Commissioner Phyllis James Tuesday morning saved a piece of Grayson County history from the sale block. James convinced the rest of the Commissioner’s Court to reject a bid to buy a safe that had previously been declared surplus. The safe is believed to have been made between 1890 and 1910.
Grayson County commissioners Tuesday approved receiving into the Court’s minutes a fully executed copy of a resolution that will see the County contribute $4,356 toward purchasing the right of way to install a new bridge over Carpenter’s Bluff. Back in April, the Court decided to participate in the plan that will close the current bridge to vehicle traffic. The old bridge will remain for foot traffic, but a new one will be built for cars. Funds for the construction of the new bridge will come from the state of Texas.
The Sherman Economic Development Corp. on Tuesday approved an incentive for local industrial giant Presco to help cover part of the cost of upgrading its historic, central-Sherman plant. In the agreed-upon contract, Presco will invest $821,000 in its Sherman facility, which was built in 1891 as the Pioneer Cotton Seed oil mill, in order to upgrade its production capacity. For its part, SEDCO will reimburse the company $41,050 to help offset that expenditure.
Austin College will host the 2014 Issues Forum to present views related to the upcoming gubernatorial election in Texas. This luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 16th in Mabee Hall of the Wright Campus Center. Larry Phillips, Texas state representative, will present opening remarks.