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Local attorney, former part-time prosecutor running for DA

One of Grayson County’s former contract prosecutors recently announced she plans to run for the top spot at the District Attorney’s Office in 2016. Bobbie Peterson Cate said she was able to make a significant difference in people’s lives while prosecuting part time and now it is time to do it full time. Coming from a family of law enforcement — her father retired from the Dallas Police Department after 27 years, and her great-grandfather was a judge in Oklahoma — Cate said becoming District Attorney is a life-long ambition.

Ratcliffe talks local concerns with area leaders

The Denison City Council and members of city staff gathered Friday to meet with U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe as he paid a visit to Denison City Hall. The Council and staff took the opportunity to discuss what issues matter to the city of Denison with its newly elected representative in Washington.

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Gunterites raise hackles over concrete plant

GUNTER — According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, there were 233 written comments submitted in opposition to a proposed concrete batch plant just south of Gunter. And while some of those comments may well have come from outside the city, it’s a still a strong showing for a city with only 243 families, according to the last census.

Grayson County DA seeking re-election

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown announced he will seek re-election in 2016 as the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for Grayson County. Brown, 45, was elected Grayson County Attorney in 2000 and has been re-elected three times without opposition. In 2005, Brown successfully sought a legislative change of the name of the prosecutor’s office to the office of the Criminal District Attorney.

Sherman Council to hold meeting

The Sherman City Council on Monday will meet at 5 p.m. at Sherman City Hall. Councilors will hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation of 7 acres on the west side of the city. Additionally, Council members will consider a resolution for sewer improvements, as well as a change order delaying paint and repairs for the city’s Gallagher water storage tank.