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.
The second phase of the Sherman Municipal Airport master plan, which is expected to cost about $75,000, is expected to look at how to develop the airport into a thriving destination for future aviators.The Sherman City Council is expected to consider a second phase of the plan for the Sherman Municipal Airport that will look at possible projects when it meets next week.The plan will be presented by consulting firm Corgan, who completed the first phase of the project earlier this year.
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David Gunn, owner of Knight Furniture, was honored by the Sherman Chamber of Commerce with three awards, including the President’s Award, Small Business of the Year, and the Community Leader of the Year. More than 330 people attended the Sherman Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon on Friday at Austin College to recognize all the service-minded individuals in the community.
After hearing about pending growth for years, Grayson County residents saw the arrival of a lot economic development related to growth arrive in 2018.Sherman and Denison in particular had a number of new industries and companies arrive in town, and saw several existing corporate citizens announce plans to expand locally.”This has been the most growth oriented period we’ve had with record low unemployment, record high tax income and new property tax income,” Denison Development
City Council members say the southside project has the room needed for big box retailers.
Texoma’s unemployment dropped in October, maintaining its position below state and national numbers, the Texas Workforce Commission said in its monthly jobs report.The report found the unemployment rate for the Sherman-Denison area fell from 3.2 percent in September to just 3 percent in October, placing it within what many experts consider “full employment.”
When Sherman Mayor David Plyler received the Denison Yellow Jackets jersey he was to wear during Monday’s City Council meeting, he was surprised to see his named emblazoned on the back.Plyler spent the entirety of the meeting wearing the Yellow Jackets No.
The Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization recently received an update on proposed changes that could reduce the organization’s Category 2 funding through the Texas Department of Transportation from $7.9 million per year to about $6 million per year.The update comes following discussions and a vote by the 25 members of the Association of Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations, also known as TEMPO, regarding the allocation of Category 2 funds between the organizations.
Sherman will have two contested City Council races in November, but there won’t be a change in the mayor position.The filing period for the city’s municipal elections ended Monday and Mayor David Plyler is unopposed in his re-election bid, meaning he will start his second term following the Nov.
After six months of work preparing the former MEMC building, Finisar Corp.’s Sherman facility is ready to begin production.Finisar held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for its new facility featuring company executives and local officials, including Grayson County Judge Bill Magers, Sherman Mayor David Plyler, Sherman Economic Development Corp.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information from Finisar’s financial earnings call for the final quarter of the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Finisar Corp. announced Monday that its Sherman facility is expected to begin production on vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers for Apple’s iPhone line of products by the end of the year.