Sherman Council reminds voters to go to the polls

Meeting just one day before the election, Sherman City Council members took the opportunity Monday night to remind voters to go to the polls Tuesday. Though there is also a state constitutional amendment election, Sherman city residents can cast ballots for councilors and to continue, or not, the use of the local sales and use tax to provide revenue for the maintenance and repair of city streets.

‘Change’ can mean trouble

Now let me understand this correctly. From the recent news article entitled Denison Reorganization, the city gets a new city manager who says "he's going to make needed changes. That he treats every employee with dignity and respect." Five of the top employees are "leaving", one of whom gave 31 years of dedication to the city that proves she cared about her job by the amount of money owed to her for vacations and sick leave she evidently didn't take.

Photographer wins competition

Three photographs created by local photographer John Spears of Quin Studio in Sherman, were recently judged in print competition at the 2011 Southwest Professional Photographers of America Regional Convention and received scores of 80 out of 100, earning a service merit for each print. The prints are titled "Caddo Lake" (81), "Lauren" (80), and "Proud To Have Served" (80) and are on display at the studio.

AC Service Station marks 20th anniversary

Austin College's emphasis on service to others was enhanced 20 years ago through the creation of the College's Service Station, operated by a student board, matching needs in the community with students seeking volunteer opportunities. Continuing it's established history, more than 16,000 hours of service were reported through the Service Station last year.

U.S. report blasts China, Russia for cybercrime

WASHINGTON (AP) Cyberattacks by Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well corporate hackers in those countries, have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, and that stolen information has helped build their economies, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded.