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Denison student jailed after threatening to blow up school
DENISON, Texas -- A Denison High School student was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly making violent threats. Police got the call around 11 a.m. after the boy -- identified as 17-year-old Braxton Melton -- told other students he was going to "blow the school up."
Weekend FIVE: 5 events for a family-filled weekend
It is going to be a cold few days in Texoma this weekend, but that will not stop cities throughout the county from hosting events to celebrate the season. After having to postpone events, Van Alstyne and Howe will host their annual Christmas events this weekend, while the Denison Public Library will
Texas man who allegedly tried, failed to kidnap teen jogger is arrested
A Texas man was taken into custody on Tuesday for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl who managed to escape the ordeal, authorities said. Law enforcement learned that the teen had been out jogging on Dec. 2 when a person she described as a Hispanic male came near her, the Brazoria County
Sherman accepted for new Facebook program
SHERMAN, Texas -- Facebook is rolling out another new program. This one closer to home: it’s called local alerts. A new way to stay in the know is headed to Sherman. "Facebook has chosen a few hundred cities across the united states that are small to medium sized cities to roll out this local alert
Red Cross Texoma chapter makes a move
SHERMAN, Texas -- The American Red Cross has a new home in Sherman. The organization's Texoma chapter moved out of its former facility on State Highway 691 in Denison about two weeks ago. They now have office space in the Texoma Council of Governments building at 1117 Gallagher Drive in Sherman.
City of Denison has blueprint for the future
DENISON, Texas -- The City of Denison is adopting a new comprehensive plan for the first time in 16 years after seeing explosive growth in the community. "The most important takeaway from the new comprehensive plan is a desire to meet the vision that was set forth by the residents of Denison," expla
Denison OKs comprehensive plan update
The city of Denison will have a new guiding document leading the city through future growth and development. The City Council officially adopted the new Denison Comprehensive Plan — one of the city’s primary development and zoning documents — Monday night after nearly 18 months of development.
Sherman names Terrence Steele assistant city manager
Sherman has added a second assistant city manager to its roster of City Hall leadership. City Manager Robby Hefton announced the appointment of Terrence Steele as Sherman’s second assistant city manager in a press release Thursday. Steele had served as director of administration through a contract w
Something to Consider: Good Christmas music, memories go hand-in-hand
I love Christmas music. There’s simply something about it that can cheer just about anyone up. All my memories of Christmas are accentuated with Mom’s plethora of Christmas albums. Opening Christmas presents while Bing Crosby sings “White Christmas”, or eating our Christmas dinner with Michael Buble
Sherman, Denison sales tax revenues up double digits
Sales tax revenue for the year so far in Sherman and Denison is up over the previous year by double digits, with the increase outpacing the state of Texas as a whole. In Sherman, the sales tax revenue generated to date is up more than 16 percent over the previous year. It’s up over 10 percent in Den
Emerson expansion could bring 55 new jobs, $5M investment
Emerson is considering an expansion that could bring up to 75 new jobs and a $5 million capital investment to its Sherman facility. The Sherman Economic Development Corp.’s board of directors approved a $275,000 incentive Tuesday for Emerson’s planned expansion, which would bring production of tripl
Truck driver alleges CKJ Trucking failed to provide reasonable accomodation
SHERMAN – A Grayson County man alleges he was terminated from his job as a truck driver because of a disability. David W. Spindle filed a complaint on Nov. 16 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against CKJ Trucking LP alleging that the former employer violated the Americans wit
Sherman ISD distributes $157K in longevity incentives
The Sherman Independent School District recently presented checks to 141 different employees as part of its longevity incentive program. Sherman’s school board approved the $157,000 in longevity incentives last year as a way to increase teacher retention. It is one of two employee incentive policies
City seeks public input on LED lighting pilot program
The city of Denton, through Denton Municipal Electric, has launched an LED lighting pilot program to test different options for LED lights in streetlamps. During the pilot program, various strengths of light will be placed on three streets: Stuart Road (from Sherman Drive to Juno Lane), Bell Avenue
Grayson County churches present Christmas musical
SHERMAN, Texas -- Five Grayson County churches combined forces to present a free Christmas musical over the weekend. The two performances of "Jesus Our Treasure" on Saturday and Sunday featured a combined choir of about 100 singers from the churches. FBC Howe worship pastor Jonathan Coleman said the
SEDCO spending $62K on possible expansion of Progress Drive
The Sherman Economic Development Corp. is exploring options that could open up new sections of its Progress Park industrial area to potential employers. The SEDCO board of directors recently agreed to spend $62,650 on engineering and surveying work on a possible extension of Progress Drive.
Sherman police improve call response times
SHERMAN, Texas -- It's the number you never want to call: 911. But when there is an emergency, you expect a rapid response. And that was a problem in Sherman. Two years ago, it took police 12 minutes to dispatch help to the location of a 911 call, on average.
Spur 503, east-west connectivity top new SDMPO projects
Improvements to Spur 503 and east-west connectivity projects dominated a list of road construction projects expected to take place between 2019 and 2022. The Sherman Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization updated its four-year Transportation Improvement Plan to reflect these newly approved proje
Party time clouded by helium shortage
SHERMAN, Texas-- Festive party balloons may soon be harder to come by. A nationwide helium shortage is making tanks of the lighter-than-air gas used to fill balloons more expensive.
Denison brings Christmas spirit with annual parade
Rains and a winter chill were not enough to dim holiday spirits in downtown Denison Thursday as the city held its annual Christmas Parade. The parade, a holiday staple dating back to 1934, is organized by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce and seeks to bring residents from all across Texoma to the