Dension cleans up for Sullenberger

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DENISON TX-- A group of residents are sprucing up the city of Denison for the arrival of a hometown hero, Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

Sullenberger helped save over 150 people when he safely landed a plane on the Hudson River back in January.

Today members of the Denison Young Professionals Group gathered on Woodlawn Street to pick up trash and clean up the city in time for Sullenberger's June 6th arrival.

Not only will he take part in a motorcade through the city, Sullenberger will also deliver the commencement speech at Denison High School's graduation.

" Well for us we do a lot of things in the community and one of which we wanted to just be a part as young professionals in the community. We wanted to help shape what Denison will look like in the future so we come out a couple times a year and help in the revitalization efforts. It’s important to us”, said Jared Johnson of the Denison Young Professionals.

Another city-wide cleanup is scheduled for this Saturday.


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  • by In_Correct Location: Texoma Land on Jun 5, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    Denison is a much nicer city than Durant. and it has nicer schools also. It is still wonderful that Sullenberger landed a plane safely after engine problems. Planes have so many problems and they are so unsafe and they crash too much. Him landing a plane is remarkable. Grammar Snob perhaps the person actually meant porous. lol.
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Jun 1, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    Can you say "Potemkin village"?
  • by Grammar Snob on May 30, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    Anon 5-29 @ 4:18, you say Sherman is one of the porous school systems... looks like you must've graduated from there. It's "poorest", not "porous"... "porous" things are water-permeable, which I don't think applies to school systems.
  • by Troy Location: Denison on May 29, 2009 at 04:02 PM
    Will the crack house"Centrally"located(hint)on Sears St clean thier yard too?
  • by TX Mom on May 29, 2009 at 02:45 PM
    Why don't they try to keep it clean ALL the time? I agree with Ralph - When Mr. Sullenberger leaves it will just revert to the same old - same old...
  • by Mark Location: Sherman on May 29, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    I would applaud the Group for organizing this clean-up... however, Denison is one of the dirtiest cities in Texas. Steps should be taken for the City of Denison to aggressively enforce code violation, junk cars, vacant/abandoned house, filth, etc. I grew up in Denison, but I'm ashamed to tell anyone....
  • by Anonymous on May 29, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    Someone has no clue about our school system. Are our facilities great. Not by a long shot. But our schools academic performance is way above average and in the top 10% of schools systems nationwide. Sherman is the one with the porous schools system
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on May 29, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    I think it's great that an effort is being made to clean up Denison. Unfortunately, after Sully leaves town, Denison will revert back to its usual trashiness...not that it's going to look that much better anyway. This town could sparkle, but the sad truth is, only a few people care, and far too many think being trashy is some constitutional right.
  • by Observant Native Location: Denison on May 29, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    Of course the have no evidence, NATIVE AS WELL. If they did, don't you think that they would be going to the local school board and city council, rather than posting here and hiding behind the anonymity that it provides them when they make such ludicrous allegations?
  • by Native as well Location: Dallas on May 29, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    NATIVE OF HERE... do you have any evidence of "corruptness in office and poor academic standards in their schools." At its worst, the district has at least been rated as acceptable and has in the recent past received exemplary ratings. Or are you just spouting off on things you know nothing about?
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