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Jurors in the 15th state district court took just under an hour Wednesday to convict Kristoffer Craft of murder in the death of his 7 year old son Kolton in April of last year.Craft was driving drunk when he missed a stop sign, left the roadway and came to a stop in a house near Whitewright. Craft, [...]
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Herald Democrat | News by Tony Venegas, Herald Democrat - 17h ago

POTTSBORO — Family, friends and community members gathered at the Pottsboro High School Auditorium on Wednesday afternoon to remember Pottsboro student Nathan Halfmann.The 16-year-old died late Saturday evening after reportedly falling into the waters of Lake Texoma. He was a member of the Pottsboro boys golf team, who won the Class 3A state championship last week in Austin.The service started with a prayer from Pastor Bill Shultz of Preston Community Church, who [...]
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Herald Democrat | News by Jerrie Whiteley, Herald Democrat - 17h ago

Reynaldo Cruz, 45, of Denison, was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in the death of Daniel Olivera Hernandez.The indictment is a formal charge and not an indication of guilt.Back on April 29, Hernandez was found deceased from multiple gunshot wounds at a house in the 800 block of West Monterey. Police were called to the home about a shooting there.Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said, at the time of the incident, that Cruz and Hernandez were engaged in a [...]
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Herald Democrat | News by Michael Hutchins And William C. Wad.. - 17h ago

With an eye toward future growth on the horizon, the Sherman and Denison City Councils approved the adoption of the Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan during separate meetings Monday night. Following the adoption by the cities, the Grayson County Commissioners Court took the same action Tuesday morning.“As we continue to grow, it’s critical that we plan for where our major thoroughfares and our minor thoroughfares are going to go,” County Engineer Clay Barnett said. [...]
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A new medical office building will soon be added to the free-standing emergency department and DaVita medical office recently constructed in the Sherman Crossroads development on the northwest corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 75 and FM 1417.The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission approved an amended site plan for the 41,056-square-foot medical office building to be located to the north of the facilities currently in the development. The new site plan calls for a two- [...]
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Herald Democrat | News by Michael Hutchins, Herald Democrat - 17h ago

As dry conditions rose across the state, drought-like conditions returned to Texoma for the first time in several months, the Texas Water Development Board said in its weekly water report. This marks the first time that the report has found drought-like conditions in Texoma since the unseasonably wet end to February.“The latest drought map shows a 4 percentage point increase in the area of the state impacted by drought,” Mark Wentzel, a hydrologist with the TWDB, said [...]
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Fannin County saw 1,735 voters cast ballots in this week’s Republican primary and 198 vote in the Democratic primary.For the Republican primary County Commissioner Precinct 2 runoff, the winner was A.J. Self with 427 votes, which amounted to 55 percent of the votes cast. Keith Mumaw received 346 votes in the race.In Fannin County, there were 195 votes cast in the Democratic primary runoff. The governor nomination race saw Andrew White receive the most votes in the [...]
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Herald Democrat | News by William C. Wadsack, Herald Democrat - 1d ago

After Gov. Greg Abbott appointed former Denison Mayor Robert Brady as the presiding officer and chairman of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority earlier this month, the Grayson County Commissioners Court made it official Tuesday, by receiving the appointment and swearing Brady in. The commissioners then added former RMA Chairman Clyde Siebman back to the RMA board.Brady’s appointment was necessary after Siebman’s departure from the position last year to serve [...]
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Primary runoff election results are in. In Grayson County, 7,445 people cast ballots with about 90 percent of those being for the Republican races.Here are the election results for Grayson County:On the Republican ballot, in the race for 5th Court of Appeals District Place 12 Justice William "Randy" Johnson received 3,499 votes and Jim Pikl received 2,221. As of 10 p.m., Pikl was leading overall in the [...]
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Editor's note: This article has been updated throughout.Former Grayson County Republican Party Chairman Reggie Smith easily won the right to continue his race to replace Larry Phillips as the State Representative for District 62. The seat represents Grayson, Fannin and Delta counties."I am very humbled by that," Smith said of the percentage of people who supported him in Grayson County. [...]
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