From Ashburn’s Ice Cream’s beginnings in 1907 until well after World War II, almost all ice cream was local and made in small batches to satisfy one day’s worth of customers. Its local flavor meant that local tastes became accustomed to unique offerings, not the uniformed sameness of mass-produced ice cream.
The Denison Arts Council has announced that the Texas Commission on the Arts has designated Denison as one of the first official State of Texas Cultural Districts. Denison and six other communities statewide are the first to be recognized with the designation.
The Art and Coffee Club which meets each Sunday morning at 9 at Panera Bread in the Sherman Town Center, is perking right along.
The Denison Performing Arts organization hosted Young at Heart, its annual youth art show for Denison area students at Chase Bank. The show featured more than one thousand pieces of art by children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. When asked... Read More
“Before, I never could remember the end of a joke,” said Mary Smith. “But now I can tell a joke and remember the whole thing.” Because Smith occasionally presents programs to large groups as part of her job with the Texoma Council of Governments, her supervisor urged her to join the Toastmasters to improve her public speaking skills.
When the engineers closed the flood gates on Denison Dam in February 1944 and the waters of Lake Texoma began to spread out behind what was then the world’s largest rolled earth-filled dam. Soon, people were drawn to the lake for recreation as family attractions popped up around along the shores.
When the economy tanked in 2008, progress slowed on plans to develop the intersection of US Hwy 75 at FM 691 across from Texoma Medical Center in Denison.