POTTSBORO, Texas (KTEN) — Streets filled with smoke in Pottsboro Sunday afternoon as fire consumed two homes in the 300 block of Atlantic Street. Officials say the flames broke out on the back deck of one residence around 3:40 p.m. and spread quickly to a neighboring property before firefighters from nine different departments arrived at the scene.
TAPS earned one of its best financial audits in recent years, officials with the organization said Tuesday. The paratransit company reduced its debt load from about $8 million down to about $1.2 million and it is expected to continue to decrease.Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said he wanted to thank the county for its financial support of the struggling transportation company.
The Grayson County Commissioner’s Court approved a plan Tuesday to get a more accurate count for the 2020 census. County officials said they will count homeless people, jail inmates, and college students toward the census numbers. They said the purpose is to help the county financially, because more people means more money from both the state and federal governments.
Grayson County, Sherman, Denison agree to pay $90KGrayson County has a plan to join with the cities of Sherman and Denison to provide additional help to ensure an accurate count for Census 2020.County Judge Bill Magers said the count could impact the county for a decade to come in a number of ways including transportation funding, Medicaid funding and redistricting.Magers said he has worked with Billow Marketing in the past and could vouch for their expertise in the area, and Tuesday,
Three boats were destroyed and a storage slip was heavily damaged after a fire broke out at Grand Pappy Point Marina in Denison Wednesday afternoon.Denison Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Bruce Geilhausen said dispatchers received a report of a boat-dock fire shortly before 1 p.m., prompting a multi-agency response.
Grayson County leaders gave a nod of approval to a new roadway project that will connect the area to the future extension of the Dallas North Tollway.
Control tower operators and first responders at North Texas Regional Airport may soon receive additional training following an incident at the airport last month. The incident, which was resolved safely with no issues, revealed breaks in procedures regarding communication during an emergency and a need to update tower equipment.Airport officials said the incident occurred when an airplane reported an emergency while approaching the airport in August.
North Texas Regional Airport – Perrin Field may soon have a new terminal to welcome visitors and aviators to Grayson County. Rise Aviation is expected to finance a new 11,000-square-foot facility at the site.The Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority board voted to enter into a professional services agreement that will set the stage for the potential development of a new terminal building.”This is a clean-cut deal for the county,” GCRMA Board Chair Robert Brady said.
Grayson County commissioners rolled forward with their tax cutting budget for the 2020 fiscal year Tuesday.The county’s new fiscal year begins October 1.The budget is built on a tax rate of $.416429 per $100 valuation.
After the Bearcats and Yellow Jackets battle on the gridiron Friday night, one not-so-lucky mayor will have to don the opposing teams jersey, a side of history that former mayors from both towns agree they don’t want to be on. “If you lose, you gotta pay the price,” said Robert Brady, former mayor of Denison.