Air Traffic Control

The Federal Aviation Administration expects to hire more than 12,000 new Air Traffic Controllers over the next decade and that means business for Grayson County’s North Texas Regional Airport. Mike Shahan, the airport director, says the rarely used control tower will be very active again beginning this summer. It’s part of a deal with L-3 Communications to train new controllers.

Top Down

When the newly restyled Chevrolet Bel Air arrived in showrooms it was an instant success. More than 1.5 million 1956 Bel Airs were produced, making it a remarkable success and one of the most recognizable American cars of all time. Denison’s Milton McAllister was 13 years old, but in his memory the Bel Air’s graceful front and rear wheel openings, […]

Black Texomans Honored

Walter E. Potts was born in Denison in 1892 and lived to be 105 years old. The son of William and Mollie Potts distinguished himself in World War I serving as one of thousands of “Buffalo Soldiers” assigned to the U.S. Army’s 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions. The 92nd was attached to France’s 4th Army.

“Empty Bowls”

The Salvation Army raised $6,000 and served 300+ people at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom on January 26th. Area restaurants donated their signature dishes. Participating restaurants included Angela’s Cafe, The Jalapeno Tree, The Boiler Room, Carol’s Red Apron, Cracker Barrel, The Metropolitan Cafe, Travis Street Grille, Ya-Hoo Baking Company, […]

Chocolate Indulgence

CASA of Grayson Co. is a service organization dedicated to area children who have found themselves in the court system, not for what they have done, but as victims of abuse and neglect. The goal of CASA is to represent these children as Guardians ad Litem to protect their rights and to ultimately place each into a loving and protective home.

Lake Texoma Getaways

Lake Texoma isn’t like many other resort areas—on our lake when it gets cold, people still hit the water—only skiing and sailing are replaced by fishing. Some of the best striper catches are in the coldest parts of the winter and guides do a big business with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Summer Diversions

If you don’t have your summer travel plans made by now, you’re slacking big time. The price you’ll pay is higher transportation and accommodations costs. Booking early pays big dividends. You can use those Internet travel websites and once in a while get some killer bargains. But a good travel agent can get you those same deals when given a little time and a lot of flexibility on your part.

The Downside of Summer Sun

As the summer warmth beckons us to the beach and poolside, outside activities mean more exposure to the sun. That means exposure to ultraviolet radiation and risk of skin cancer. The sun radiates light to the earth, and part of that light consists of invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays. When these rays reach the skin, they cause tanning, burning, and other skin damage.

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Charlie Haldeman is the KXII news director, and he is the co-anchor of First News at Six and Ten alongside Maureen Kane. He joined the First News team in January of 2006 and lives in Sherman with his wife Amanda and their daughter, Hattie Elaine.