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Richard A. Todd


Pryor, OK, United States

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Past articles by Richard:

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

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

Denison City Council approves new animal shelter with DAWG

Denison City Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding with Denison Animal Welfare Group Monday. The memo allows both entities to take the next → Read More

Denison ups fees for code violations ahead of rental inspection program

Denison is set to increase fees for code violations as part of the new voluntary rental registration and inspection program which will begin May 1.The → Read More

SEDCO, DDA allocate funds for workforce development grant

Manufacturing and health care training at Sherman and Denison High schools are getting a bit of a kickback. Workforce Solutions Texoma is partnering with → Read More

Denison, Sherman schools to remain closed til April

Sherman and Denison Independent School Districts will remain closed due to fears of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Both districts announced plans Tuesday to extend their break into April amid recommendation from state and national medical and emergency experts.Denison schools will remain closed for the next three weeks as the district prepares to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and… → Read More

Little Texas among acts to join Music on Main this summer

Denison Live revealed the lineup for the summer music series ‘Music on Main’ at Ivanhoe Ale Tuesday afternoon. Denison Main Street Director → Read More

Denison closes city facilities, cancels events until further notice

Starting Tuesday, a number of services in Denison will be unavailable to the public as the COVID-19 crisis continues.The council chambers of Denison City → Read More

Gov. Abbott waives STAAR test for 19-20: Local districts weigh in

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday morning that he is suspending the requires for testing under the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, → Read More

Area schools to close due to coronavirus pandemic

Under the Texas Education Agency guidelines Texoma schools will be closed next week in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Denison ISD officials made the → Read More

Local schools prepare to combat COVID-19

As school districts across the country take precautionary measures against the coronavirus, Texoma districts continue to monitor the situation. → Read More

Grayson County unemployment increased slightly in January

Grayson County unemployment rate climbed slightly from 2.9 in December 2019 to January this year. The county lost roughly 400 jobs during the span. The → Read More

Denison entrepreneur to be featured on Texas Bucket List

Denison business woman Nitia Musico turned her passion for creativity into a thriving business that is soon to be featured on a nationally-syndicate TV → Read More

Denison, DAWG to use larger shelter to save more lives

The city of Denison held a news conference Thursday to discuss a recent partnership it entered into. Denison will be working with the Denison Animal Welfare Group to construct a new 12,000-square foot facility it says will help the saves lives.The new shelter is expected to cost $3.5 million dollars with DAWG providing $500,000 and the city providing the rest. Phillips said she expects it to be… → Read More

Rains increase risk for large mosquito population this year

The additional rains this year have increased the chances of the Texoma region having a larger than normal mosquito population.Grayson County Health → Read More

Daycare in Gateway Village approved by P&Z

Mudpies and Lullabies received a site plan approval by the Denison Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday allowing the new daycare center to move forward → Read More

Rain back in Texoma forecast for the week

Texoma is looking at a possible rain chances later this week as the year continues to trend wetter than normal.National Weather Service Fort Worth Meteorologist Jason Godwin said Texoma residents are looking at a warm week with a 20 percent chance of rain most days until Friday when it jumps up to 70 percent.Godwin said March tends to be when the precipitation starts picking up with the peak… → Read More

Daycare center looking at Gateway Village

Mudpies and Lullabies, a daycare center with three locations in North Central Texas, is now looking to expand into Denison’s Gateway Village.The Denison Planning and Zoning Commission is considering approval of a site plan for the daycare chain to open a new location in Denison. The site is a 7,140 square foot facility expected to hold between 150-160 children.According to the staff report… → Read More