Grayson County native Gene Short spent 24 years serving Grayson County as one of its longest-tenured servants in a county commissioner’s position. He recently announced his candidacy for the office of Grayson County judge. Short said he did so hoping to continue his dedicated work as a proven fiscal and social conservative in local government.
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In a special session on Monday, the Grayson County Commissioners Court submitted the finalized results for the Nov. 5 election, which included nine constitutional amendments.
On Tuesday night, the Sherman Senior Center will be hosting an informational meeting for individuals looking to know more about Texas’ new voter ID laws. The meeting will kick off at 6 p.m., and will feature Grayson County Election Administrator Deanna Patterson and driver’s license expert Mike Adams.
The Sherman City Council has an agenda packed with farewells, welcomes and reorganizations for its upcoming regular meeting.
Elections are, once again, right around the corner and several area folks have already put their names in for offices that are up for vote in Grayson County and Fannin County. The filing deadline for the March Democratic and Republican primaries is Dec. 9. Folks who want to run for an office in either primary must sign up with the party’s chairperson.
Bill Magers announced his candidacy this week for Grayson County Judge in the 2014 Republican Primary Election.
The voter turnout in Tuesday’s election might not have been huge, but it did seem positive. Every proposition on the ballot passed in both Grayson and Fannin counties. Just 1,942 of the 72,428 registered voters in Grayson County cast ballots during the early voting period for the constitutional amendment election. All votes are unofficial until canvased. On Election Day, 3,399 voters who did turn out were overwhelmingly in favor of proposition 6, a measure aimed at shoring up water needs for the state into the future.
By Nate Strauch
By David Gonier
The city of Sherman has two new city councilors. Voters elected Lawrence Davis to District 1 and Tom Watt to District 2.