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School Closed After Parents Declare 'Hunting Season' on 12-Year-Old Transgender Student: 'A Good Knife Will Do the Job' - Towleroad Gay News

A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma is closed following violent threats by parents on social media against Maddie, a 12-year-old transgender student who identifies as female and used the girls’ bathroom.

TOWLEROAD - 2018-08-14 13:09:17

Water line break inside Denison Dam repaired

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -Drivers over the Denison Dam woke up to quite a sight Monday morning.Many of you called and messaged this morning about water spewing from the lake side of the dam.Officials tell us it was just a water line running to the Army Corps offices there that burst.We're told that pipe

KXII.COM - 2018-08-13 17:08:00

Woman working inside as car shop shed catches fire, destroys shed

"The place was billowing big balls of fire, and then it was 'pop pop pop pop' and it went on for 15 minutes. It was insane," a neighbor said.

KXII.COM - 2018-08-14 17:38:00

Denison ISD is using a new school security system

DENISON, Tex. (KXII)-Denison ISD will have a new security system in place, and before any visitor can gain access to a campus they first have to scan their ID's into the LobbyGuard System."Immediately, when anyone comes into the front doors of our building, that a message is sent that security and s

KXII.COM - 2018-08-14 18:01:00

Woman killed in Marshall Co. crash

LEBANON, Okla. (KXII) -A Madill woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning.Troopers report Maria Barrientos-Aldaba, 22, was killed in the crash on State Highway 32 around 5 a.m.Troopers are still investigating what caused the crash.

KXII.COM - 2018-08-14 15:54:00

Mother of transgender Achille Schools 7th grader shares struggles following threats

ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII) - Several law enforcement agencies have stepped in after parents made threats to harm a 12-year-old Achille Public Schools student on social media last week. 12-year-old Achille Schools transgender student Maddie's mother Brandy Rose says her family moved to Achille from Sher

KXII.COM - 2018-08-14 01:00:00

Facebook screenshots reveal parents at absolute worst, threatening 12-year-old with castration

The messages were posted to a Facebook group for parents of students in Achille, Oklahoma, and called for 12-year-old Maddie to be castrated and beaten.

QUEERTY - 2018-08-14 12:45:44

UPDATE: FBI, other agencies investigating threats against Oklahoma trans girl - Dallas Voice

Several agencies, including the FBI are “stepping in” to investigate threats made online against a 12-year-old transgender girl in Achille, Okla., to determine if those threats constitute a hate crime,according to Sherman, Texas TV station KXII Channel 12, a Fox TV station.

DALLAS VOICE - 2018-08-14 16:00:08

McDonald's restaurant is closing in Denison

DENISON, Texas -- After 30 years at the corner of U.S. 75 and Morton Street, the Denison McDonald's restaurant is closing.


Sherman public library back open for business

There will be new features to the library including a children's playroom with a puppet theater, a new centralized desk, new heating system and a coffee bar.


These adults are plotting a hate crime against a transgender 12-year-old

In a series ofFacebook messages gone viral, a parent group is threatening to cause bodily harm to a 12-year-old transgender girl near Achille, Oklahoma.An emergency protective order has been filed in order to safeguard the child. At this time, her name has not been released publicly.Aseries of scree


Chemical spill at a USPS center in Coppell has delayed mail in Grayson County

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII)-"You just don't know how much you rely on the mail until you don't have it or you can't mail it," said Lisa Whitley, who works for a contracting company in Sherman.According to the United States Postal Service, about four gallons of mercury spilled from a mailed package inside t


Online threats made against transgender student

Achille, Oklahoma. (Google Maps)LGBTQ advocates are expressing support for a female student in a small southeastern Oklahoma school district following a series of threatening social media posts made by parents and other members of the community.The local superintendent said the social media posts do


Achille ISD parents threaten to harm transgender student in Facebook posts

ACHILLE, Okla. (KXII) - Comments left on an Achille ISD parents Facebook page have garnered national attention after several parents made threats to harm a 12-year-old student. It all started when a 12-year-old transgender girl in Achille used the girls' restroom on Thursday-- her first day of sev


Hunt Realty buys 2,500-acre ranch in Frisco for massive development

Hunt Realty Investments Inc. has closed on the purchase of the Headquarters Ranch, a more than 2,500-acre site that’s one of the largest contiguous land assemblages in Frisco.


Motorcycle driver injured after crashing into boat

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) --A motorcycle driver was transported after crashing into a boat in Denison Friday morning.Police were called out after 1:30 where they believe a boat was detached from another vehicle hauling it on Highway 75.That's when the motorcycle driver crashed his vehicle into the boat.T


The Ferrari King works in a shop north of Dallas but is 'literally world famous'

Don’t let the two-day beard and the rumpled denim shirt fool you. Bob Smith is a renaissance man: a metallurgist, designer, wood craftsman, engineer, upholsterer, dancer, horse breeder and sculptor.


Durant still on the hunt | The Durant Daily Democrat

By Michael Clements - michael@durantdemocrat.comThe Durant City Council is in its fifth month of searching for a new city treasurer and City Manager Tim Rundel said it isn’t clear when the job will be filled. “We have been doing[…]


Construction worker hurt in overnight hit & run

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -A construction worker is injured after a hit and run in Sherman overnight.Another vehicle was also hit by the suspect traveling on US Highway 75 before driving off.Police say a vehicle was driving north on US-75 past Sherman Town Center after 2 a.m. Thursday when it struck a co


Calera opens with three wins | The Durant Daily Democrat

Coach Rick Teafatiller’s Calera Bulldogs pushed their opening win streak to three straight on Thursday with a 10-5 come-from-behind win over Stuart. The Bulldogs trailed 3-2 in the second stanza but took the lead for