WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro News-Record will host a Meet the Candidates Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Whitesboro City Hall.
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After six years on the Denison Independent School District School Board, Randy Sedlacek, trustee and current secretary of the Bard, is seeking re-election for the Ward 7 place in the May 10 Denison School Board Election.
The Sadler Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss proposed Board and district policy changes that will enable the District to adopt its proposed Defender program during a regular meeting on Thursday. The program will allow the District to authorize select teachers to carry concealed handguns on District campuses as an added form of security. The Board will discuss the proposed changes, along with points and issues brought up at last week’s public meeting on the subject, before deciding whether or not to vote on the proposal, or further develop the program. The meeting will be held at 6:30 at the S&S CISD administration building, located at 1 Ram Drive, in Sadler. Other items that will be heard, considered and acted upon include:
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.
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.
Former House Majority Leader and U.S. Representative Dick Armey spoke to the Grayson County Republican Party at their annual Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening. The event celebrated Grayson county GOP’s achievements over the past year, raised money for scholarships, and served as a forum for discussion on how to keep Texas under Republican control.
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.
Robert Wilson, business executive and longtime Sherman resident, is running for the Place 7 seat in the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees election on May 10. The seat is currently held by Doug Walters, who is seeking re-election.
Educator and administrator Doug Walters is running to defend his seat on the Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees. The election, to be held on May 10, will pit him against Rob Wilson for the Place 7 seat.