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Republican Rick Dunn wins judge’s seat – Herald Democrat

By Jerrie Whiteley, Herald Democrat Sherman attorney Rick Dunn will be the next judge in County Court-at-Law No. 2 in Grayson County. Republican Dunn beat Democrat Barry Rubarts to secure the bench Tuesday. Dunn received 34,933 votes to Rubart’s 9,194 votes. Dunn, a 1992 graduate of Oklahoma City University Law School, is a Sherman native. He graduated from Sherman High School in 1983 and Texas… → Read More

Denver man gets 30 years in prison for theft and drug charges

Theft and drug charges led to a 30 year prison sentence for a man facing those charges in Grayson County last week. The Denver man was sentenced by Judge Larry Phillips. Kevin Wayne King, 48, was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week for theft of property, possession of controlled substance 1-4 grams, methamphetamine, unlawful possession of firearm by felon, and theft of firearm. In a news… → Read More

Education, inspiration, fun: Juneteenth celebration to be a 2-day event

By Future Brown, Herald Democrat In 2021, Congress voted to make Juneteenth a national federal holiday. In 2022, Grayson County Juneteenth remembrance organizers are using the holiday share information about this region’s history and a once thriving Black business district. The annual Juneteenth celebration in Sherman will be a two-day event starting with a tour of the area that formerly held… → Read More

Back taxes: County reaches deal for WNJ to pay $1.4M debt

By Jerrie Whiteley, Herald Democrat Grayson County’s largest delinquent tax payer, Alecto Healthcare who owns Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center, has worked out an agreement to pay the $1,446,444.34 that it owes to local taxing entities. Tax attorney Jake Battenfield, whose firm Lineberger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, represents the county and most of the taxing entities in the county on… → Read More

Roe vs. Wade debate makes its way to Grayson County

By Michael Hutchins, Herald Democrat Members of the community on both sides of the ongoing debate on abortion and reproductive rights had their voices head Saturday during simultaneous protests outside Grayson County Courthouse. The protests come days after an draft opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of overturning the landmark decision in Roe […] → Read More

Good Morning: Mental health stories moving forward

Good Morning: Mental health stories moving forward → Read More

Good Morning: Mental health service, our county jail

In August of 2021, Grayson County was re-certified by the Health Resources and Service Administration as a health professional shortage area as it pertains to mental health services. → Read More

Grayson County 2021 November election results

* Unofficial results.Entities with the most votes are in italics Sherman Mayor Sandra Melton 1,261 David Plyler 2,187 Sherman City Council, Place 1 Henry Marroquin 1,672 Kevin Couch 1,661 Sherman City Council, Place 2 Andre Luper 1,319 Juston Dobbs 1,962 Prop A Pilot Point ISD For 4 Against 6 Prop A Van Alstyne For 1 Against 0 Prop B Van Alstyne For 1 Against 0 State Prop 1 For 7,488 Against… → Read More

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One of the oldest establishments in early Grayson County was the newspaper. Evolved from what it was then, the Herald Democrat still serves the Texoma region by providing the people with information about goings on around the county. From city council and commissioner's court meetings to school boards and planning and zoning, we have a face and presence in many of the public meetings. We have… → Read More

GOOD MORNING: Have you heard our weekly sports podcast?

Right now, unlimited access to the website and e-edition of the paper can be purchased for $1 for six months. Other subscription options are available on the website. → Read More

Sherman Riot of 1930: Grayson County talks importance of listening 90 years later

While it feels like the nation and world have found themselves back in the civil and racial unrest of the 1960s, Grayson County recently reached the 90th → Read More

Weekend to bring rain, then cooler temps

For those looking to host family Easter egg hunts in Texoma, the best time to do it may be Friday or early Saturday. Rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this weekend in North Texas.The National Weather Service said that the region can expect to see about an inch of rain over the next few days.“Even if the area gets very little rain on Sunday, with the precipitation expected Friday… → Read More

Local seamstresses helping first responders, medical professionals with PPE

While the debate rages on about how many pieces of personal protective equipment local counties will get from the national stock pile — and who will get those precious supplies first — home seamstresses across the county are working to make masks for those in need.A number of groups making masks can be found on social media networks. But in Grayson County, one such group started much closer to… → Read More

Sherman fire overtakes 20 cars at salvage yard

Sherman Fire Rescue responded to a call Thursday evening of a fire at Ellis Truck and Auto at 414 East Houston Street.SFR Assistant Chief Chris Olson said → Read More

Denison issues ‘stay home, stay safe’ ordinance

Denison issues a stay home, stay safe ordinance asking residents and businesses to avoid social gatherings and restricting commerce of non-essential retail.The ordinance will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday at the end of the work week.Denison Mayor Janet Gott warned residents that if they do not take this measure seriously the city is prepared to issue a shelter in place as the next step.“I… → Read More

Grayson County confirms second case of COVID-19

Grayson County’s Office of Emergency Management announced Monday that the county has a second confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus. The → Read More

Sherman Police to purchase armored vehicle

The Sherman Police Department may soon have a new tool for protecting officers in dangerous situations.The vehicle, if purchased, would be used for situations that would normally put an officer in danger including high-stakes negotiations, barricaded suspects and other situations with an armed suspect.The city council has authorized the Sherman Police department to solicit bids for the purchase… → Read More

Whitesboro teen takes dog training to next stage at AKC

A Whitesboro teenager is taking her love of dog training to a worldwide stage. Hannah Larson, 16, was recently accepted onto the American Kennel Club's → Read More

Papa Nick’s to deliver free meals on Tuesdays

Papa Nick’s in Denison is offering a free spaghetti meal delivered to area residents on Tuesdays beginning this week. As the company shifts to a delivery model during the ongoing health crisis facing the nation, Papa Nick’s took on a new challenge to feed the needy during the crisis.Co-owner KJ Jahja said the restaurant will be offering up to 200 free spaghetti meals delivered to the homes of… → Read More

Denison distillery shifts from vodka to hand sanitizer production

From vodka to hand-sanitizer, local distillery steps up to provide a much needed product to meet the needs of the health care industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Grayson County distillery Ironroot Republic has answered the call of the local health care industry to turn it's bourbon making facility into a hand-sanitizer production operation for the foreseeable future.Co-owner Robert… → Read More