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Grayson College draft budget includes salary increases, new positions

The Grayson College board of trustees met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a draft budget that included anticipated salary increases for the college’s staff and faculty. College President Jeremy McMillen said a proposal for an across-the-board salary increase of at least a 2 percent was included in the draft budget after much discussion. This raise would cause the salary expenses for nonadjunct faculty to increase by 4.79 percent over what was budgeted last year — a $538,970 increase.

Sherman ISD board to consider calling tax rate election

When the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees meets Monday, it will consider calling a tax ratification election later this summer. It’s an election that, should it pass, would give the district access to an additional $4 million without taking an additional cent from taxpayers, Superintendent David Hicks said.

AC to help mark the passage of time

Faculty and staff of Austin College will gather Monday in the school’s IDEA Center to mark the Summer Solstice and watch the progression of the sun through the building’s solstice calendar. As the light from the sun travels along the floor of the center, the group will welcome the Summer Solstice at 1:28 p.m. Members of the community are invited to the free event, which begins at 1:15 p.m. in the Oscar Page Atrium of the IDEA Center.