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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
Grayson College rallying around athlete after wreck
SHERMAN, Texas -- The Grayson College community rallying around an athlete hurt in a wreck. “She’s a strong young lady, a great person, great grades, everybody around here loves her. There’s been great support shown towards her,” said Grayson College women’s basketball coach Bill Damuth.
Austin DWI lawyer charged with scamming Colombian drug traffickers suspects CIA meddling
James Balagia’s expertise is DWI cases, not large drug trafficking conspiracies. The veteran Austin lawyer with a long gray beard and ponytail who calls himself “DWI Dude” also is known for his opposition to laws criminalizing marijuana. It was his main issue when he ran for Texas Attorney General i
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 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
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.
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
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
Serial killer pleads guilty in Texas woman's 1994 death
DALLAS – A 78-year-old prisoner who says he killed about 90 people over nearly four decades as he moved around the country pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 1994 strangulation of a Texas woman.
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.
Rising above: Lady Panthers claim tourney championship
Princeton girls basketball put together a perfect record in non-district action. Things began with a 59-26 home win over the Lady Bulldogs from Howe. A 3-0 first place finish in the Princeton Invitational followed that.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Wrecks near Kingston prompt US 70 speed cut
KINGSTON, Okla. -- Jason Baker has lived in Kingston for the past 15 years, but he said this year has been the worst he's seen when it comes to wrecks on U.S. 70. "Prior to that, it was like rare and few between," he said.