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Armed teachers defending 4 local districts
heralddemocrat.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:30:25 +0000
More than three years have passed since an armed gunman invaded Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, and fatally shot 20 school-age children and six adults. In that time, school districts across the nation have made strides in security systems to prevent any other school tragedies. In Grayson County and Fannin County, four school districts have taken an extra step by allowing teachers to carry firearms to protect their children.

American Airlines plane makes emergency landing at DFW Airport after compressor fails
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:20:07 CDT
An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Wednesday night after a mechanical failure caused flames to come from the engine. The Fort Worth-based carrier said … Click to Continue »

Texans in the spotlight at Democratic convention
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:52:15 CDT
Congressman Joaquín Castro of San Antonio took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening, four years after his twin brother, Julián Castro, delivered the keynote address at … Click to Continue »

EDUCATION: Roscoe’s Alexander member of testing commission
ReporterNews.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:25:32 PDT
Kim Alexander, superintendent of the Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District, was one of 15 commissioners in a group that looked into alternative testing ideas to possibly replace the STAAR system.

Ambushes prompt police families to ask, ‘When is it going to stop?’
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:56:22 CDT
Tara Higgins makes sure her cellphone battery isn’t low when her daughter, a police officer, goes to work. Once her daughter’s workday starts, Higgins listens to a police scanner, counting … Click to Continue »

Cub Scouts take on building project
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:12:44 CDT
A group from Cub Scout Pack 88, which draws from Caprock and Freedom Elementary Schools, spent last week building wooden bird houses and benches for the Caprock campus. The efforts … Click to Continue »

Local outpouring of support for law enforcement continues (+video)
heralddemocrat.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:55:05 +0000
For Sgt. Nikki McDonald of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, prayers for law enforcement are always needed, so when Western Heights Church of Christ in Sherman reached out to local law enforcement, more than 50 showed up to the appreciation luncheon in their honor Thursday.

TCU’s boy mascot, Micah Ahern, dies after battle with cancer
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:43:22 CDT
Micah Ahern, TCU baseball’s boy mascot and 7-year-old cancer patient, has died, according to social media posts Thursday by his family. “Wish I wasn’t posting this but trying to rest … Click to Continue »

Hospital seeks pet therapists
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:17:20 CDT

Fido is likely more than just the family dog, he is a comfort, a friend and a member of the family. Dog owners love their animals, but many have never considered their favorite four-legged friend could provide comfort to hospital patients on the road to recovery. Methodist Mansfield Medical Center now offers pet therapy, and is in need of more pets and their partners. We’re hosting a one-day Pet Partner Handler Training workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 inside the J. Randall Canedy Community Room at Methodist Mansfield.

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Friday, July 29 Calendar
dentonrc.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:22:11 CDT

McDonald’s employee fired for refusing service to Brenham police officer
star-telegram.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:36:45 CDT
A McDonald’s employee in Brenham northwest of Houston has been fired for refusing to serve an off-duty police officer, according to news reports. The officer had gone into the restaurant … Click to Continue »

Commissioners file road and bridge reports
heralddemocrat.com / Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:52:41 +0000
Grayson County commissioners filed their annual road and bridge reports this week. The reports discuss work that has been done in the past year and work that is planned for the coming fiscal year.

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