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Defender program comes forward to S&S CISD school board

The Sadler Southmayd Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss proposed Board and district policy changes that will enable the District to adopt its proposed Defender program during a regular meeting on Thursday. The program will allow the District to authorize select teachers to carry concealed handguns on District campuses as an added form of security. The Board will discuss the proposed changes, along with points and issues brought up at last week’s public meeting on the subject, before deciding whether or not to vote on the proposal, or further develop the program. The meeting will be held at 6:30 at the S&S CISD administration building, located at 1 Ram Drive, in Sadler. Other items that will be heard, considered and acted upon include:

Jay Watkins announces candidacy for Denison School Board

Jay Watkins, former president of the Denison School Board, has announced his candidacy for the Ward 7 place in the May 10 Denison School Board election. Watkins resigned from the Board in 2013 after moving out of his ward. Watkins will be challenging incumbent and Board Secretary Randy Sedlacek in the May election.

Approximately 100 turn up for meeting about CHL in S&S schools

SADLER — About 100 people attended a public meeting held by the Sadler and Southmayd Consolidated School District on Monday in which the District presented its proposed Defender Program. The program would allow approved Concealed Handgun Licence holding faculty to carry handguns in the classroom and on school campuses as a precautionary measure.

Speaker change for Lincoln Day Dinner

For health reasons, Lt. General Thomas Stafford will be unable to attend the Grayson County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday. In his place, Dick Armey, former U.S. Representative from Texas from 1985 to 2003 and House Majority Leader from 1995 to 2003 will be the keynote speaker.

Grayson County Republicans to hold annual dinner

Grayson County Republicans are preparing for their Lincoln Day Dinner to be held Saturday at The Tanglewood Resort. This event is the kick off for the 2014 election season as they will be celebrating their primary election winners, supporting their runoff candidates and preparing for their state convention to be held June 4-7 in Fort Worth.

Hawley wins JP nomination, Stanley and Noel enter into runoff

With the results from Tuesday’s Republican primaries in, the race is over for some, while other candidates will continue into a runoff election in May. David Hawley secured the nomination for Grayson County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 and Jeff Stanley and Rita Noel will meet in a runoff for Precinct 4.