Those interested in attending Tuesday’s meeting of the Grayson County commissioners court should show up early and not expect to be seated for long.
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BONHAM — Fannin County residents will have two choices for county judge when they go to the polls this year: incumbent Creta “Spanky” Carter and write-in candidate Bill Carey. The county judge presides over the Commissioners Court and handles the county budget, among other responsibilities.
Grayson County commissioners Tuesday approved a request that the County pay for fencing for land owners who give up portions of their land for the reconstruction of FM 121.
Grayson County commissioners Tuesday took a stand against a rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to the way the EPA defines “Waters of the U.S.” County Commissioners said the changes amount to the “EPA’s intended infringement of private property water rights.”
Grayson County commissioners will put aside culverts, road bores and other issues Tuesday long enough to honor a 30-year County employee who plans to retire at the end of the month.
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’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.
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.
Concluding its recent work on budgets for the 2015 fiscal year, the Denison City Council approved the budgets for the Denison Convention & Visitors Bureau and Denison Development Alliance during a regular meeting on Monday. The meeting signals the end of over two months of work on budgets for the city.
In an uncharacteristically brief meeting Monday evening, the Sherman Independent School District Board heard a handful of reports from the administration on the beginning of the school year.