WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate handed lopsided victories last week to its first major energy bill in nearly a decade and a Federal Aviation Administration measure to enhance safety, promote drone technology and offer additional consumer protections to the flying public.
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Unlike some other local governments, the Sherman Independent School District board does not have term limits. On Monday night, the board decided to keep it that way. Discussing the possibility was proposed by board member Kiki Osterman.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved a bill supporters say would block federal regulation of broadband Internet rates, protect consumers and promote innovation, but critics warned the vaguely written measure would backfire and end up hurting those it is expected to help.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate last week rejected an amendment to block airlines from further shrinking passenger seats and require them to post seat sizes on their websites as lawmakers took up a much-anticipated Federal Aviation Administration bill.
Fannin County commissioners will join other commissioners courts around the state this week when they consider proclamations in support of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Last month, Texoma voters elected new sheriffs in Grayson and Fannin counties, re-elected Grayson District Attorney Joe Brown and cast ballots for president . Next month, voters will return to the polls to make decisions on area schools and cast votes for candidates running for a number city leadership positions.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House approved a partisan bill last week that Republicans claim would help guarantee fairness in the government’s review of business mergers while Democrats warn it would gut an independent process that protects competition and consumers.
Grayson County Republicans gathered Saturday to decide who will represent them at May’s state convention in Dallas. In all, the party faithful picked 58 delegates to the state convention and 24 alternates.
The willingness to ask questions and openly discuss existing issues in the presidential election fueled a four-hour meeting for local Democrats who gathered at the Grayson County Courthouse Saturday for the party’s county convention. Close to 30 Democrats discussed resolutions and how Grayson County delegates could influence the voice of the Democratic Party.
WASHINGTON — Legislation to block states from enacting their own labeling laws for genetically modified foods failed to advance in the Senate last week.