Grayson County commissioners Tuesday cleared the way for County employees to work overtime at the Grayson County Holiday Lights display. Located at Loy Park in Denison, the display will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will be open each night from 5:30 to 10 p.m. until Jan. 3, weather permitting.
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BONHAM — Fannin County’s current endeavor to regain ownership of Lake Fannin has hit a few snags, Judge Spanky Carter said Monday.
Grayson County commissioners will talk a little holiday when they meet Tuesday. Commissioners will use part of their last meeting before Thanksgiving to talk about the official start of the County’s holiday season — the annual kick off for Grayson County Holiday Lights.
The Sherman City Council on Monday took the form it will hold for the 12 months, as the body said goodbye to Deputy Mayor Robert Softly and formally empanelled two members — one new, one returning — for three-year terms. Softly stepped down from the Council after six years of service. He was first been elected in May of 2008.
The Grayson County Commissioner’s Court will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Grayson County Courthouse, 100 W. Houston St. in Sherman, for a regular meeting. Meetings are normally scheduled for Tuesday, however County offices will be closed on Tuesday in observation of Veterans Day.
VAN ALSTYNE — Van Alstyne Independent School District said Wednesday that the numbers released Tuesday night concerning the school bond election were incorrect. The numbers changed, the District said, but the outcome did not.
BONHAM — Tuesday was a long night for candidates and residents alike awaiting election results in Fannin County. Final vote counts were not made public until about 2 a.m. Wednesday, according to County Clerk Tammy Biggar.
BONHAM — Fannin County Clerk Tammy Biggar said Election Day brought with it, “the perfect storm” of difficulties for her office and that storm resulted in a vote count that was not finished until the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
Grayson County election officials said 31.52 percent of the County’s 74,845 registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 4 election. Not surprisingly, the majority of the 23,593 voters cast Republican ballots. Straight ballot voters cast 15,102 ballots total and 11,951 Republican ballots went to Republicans with Democrats getting 3,043, Libertarians getting 89 and the Green Party getting 19 ballots.
VAN ALSTYNE — With the cross-hairs of Metroplex growth aimed squarely at Van Alstyne, voters resoundingly approved a $6.9 million school bond Tuesday that will literally pave the way for continued student body expansion at Van Alstyne Independent School District. More than 66 percent of votes were in favor of the initiative, which passed 1,213 to 608.