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GCRMA approves improvements to U.S. Aviation building

The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority approved a request for improvements at the U.S. Aviation building at North Texas Regional Airport — Perrin Field during a brief meeting Thursday morning. The flight school requested permission to paint it’s student services building to match its hangar.

Bells denies request to open a local casino game room

BELLS — Bells City Council passed a motion denying a request to open a casino game room within city limits Tuesday night at its city council meeting. Last month, Scott Tatum of Rockwall requested permission to allow one of his game rooms to open in Bells, if only for a trial period.

Sidewalk project to begin next week in Pottsboro

POTTSBORO — After over a year of discussions and planning, progress will be seen in Pottsboro’s sidewalk improvement project. Pottsboro City Manager Kevin Farley addressed the City Council to provide an update on the project during its meeting Monday night. City staff had held a preconstruction conference last week in regards to the sidewalk to get the construction company ready to begin work on the project by Monday, Oct. 12, Farley said.

Main Street residents voice concerns regarding musical art in Denison

Business owners and residents of Denison’s Main Street came out both for and against the relocation of musical art in downtown during Monday night’s City Council meeting. In April, the council approved the placement of the instruments near mid-block crossings on Main Street, however recent concerns by stakeholders prompted the council to rethink the decision.

Questions sought for political forum

To enhance public awareness and understanding of the issues and candidates’ positions, the Concerned Citizens of Grayson County and the Grayson County Republican Party, are hosting a Candidate Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at Van Alstyne Middle School located at 1314 N. Waco St. Parking and entrance to the building (Van Alstyne Middle School) will be available in the rear.

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Denison scouts location for future city hall

In a past life not far removed, the building at 300 W. Main in Denison was a bank for many years, and still shows signs of that past. A recent repair patch along the front marble walls shows where the bank’s ATM once sat, and a flier in the front window still directs Bank of America customers to another location. After being a central party of the downtown landscape for many years, the building may soon come back to life as another major part of the community.