Memorial site at old Denison High School

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The old Denison High School may be gone, but it won’t be forgotten. A memorial was dedicated at the site on Main Street on Friday.

The memorial consists of signs and balloons hung by two ladies who say they want to remind everyone about the historical building that once stood there.

The ladies, who are from out of town, followed the demolition, and are now encouraging others to put their signs or flowers with theirs.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on Nov 19, 2007 at 04:09 AM
    In regards to the comment made by Crazy....you must be a very ignorant person. The SDH group did not tear the town apart, it's the City Council and the Mayor that continue to do so. If you ask me, you're probably related...no one's tax dollars are going anywhere and there is no longer any court going on....do your research! And if you look at the site, it only states facts, it does not blame anyone! There are no "REAL PLAYERS". And honestly, I am not interested in your efforts to make snide little comments! Go grow up and quit being so ignorant!!
  • by Crazy Location: Denison on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:42 PM
    You can THANK the so called "save denison history" group for tearing Denison apart. You wouln't beleive what they have said and done to the Council members and their families. Now, the Council has to use your taxpaying dollars to fight SDH in court and spend staff time in open record searches. Have you seen their site? They are blaming eveyone and anything they can because they did not get what they wanted. PLEASE go waste someone elses time, it looks as though the real "players" are not interested in SDH's efforts.
  • by Debra Hiner Location: Denison on Oct 26, 2007 at 08:13 AM
    I loved the Old DHS, my McDaniel Jr. High. I was born here and so I've seen it almost 50 years. My grandfather helped build it, my father graduated there and I was really hoping to show it to my grandchildren someday. Our town had something beautiful and unique but the City Officials destroyed it. I am trying to forgive but, I am still grieving this tremendous loss. I miss seeing it everyday. I pray someday those who were too blind to see will wake up and start to appreciate Denison's Rich History before it's all gone and we have become like so many other cities that look exactly alike, how boring. Those that care need to grieve in order to move on, as with any death. This is a Loss to our town. I'm sorry there are so many insensitive people out there. I'll be praying for them, too.
  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on Oct 25, 2007 at 04:03 AM
    Shame on KXII for allowing such ignorance on their website!!! All the name calling and such.....these people need to get a life, and find something better to do than to comment about what others do with their time....if someone is or was involved in saving that old building, who cares? It doesn't give the rest of you ignorant people any right what so ever to call names and act like you're better...I'm sure that there are answers to questions that you'll never know, A. Because you were never involved and B. Because your so-called City Council and Mayor don't want you to know. QUIT downing other people for their efforts....AT LEAST THEY TRIED TO MAKE ONE!!! As for yourselves....we've only seen your nasty little comments on this page....which KXII should be ashamed for letting people post....if you don't have anything better to do with yourself than to get on here and make comments....go have a beer or something and loosen up! This is the kind of negativity that tears a town apart....
  • by Fed Up Location: Denison on Oct 22, 2007 at 12:12 PM
    I can't believe this childish crap is still going on. I grew up in Sherman but I've been living in Denison for the past 16yrs and that eyesore that was "Old DHS" has been there the whole time. Yes, it was a neat building once upon a time and I commented to my wife many times it's sad that it's being allowed to just sit there and rot. But the fact of the matter is that those who are now doing all the whining because it's gone had over 20 yrs to get what they wanted and did nothing. The question as to why it wasn't important then but is now is yet to be answered. And another thing, 2500-2800 people doesn't constitute a majority of the citizens of Denison. You people are just as bad as those you accuse of trying to dictate to this town. Face it, if a true majority of Denison wanted that building saved it would have been. Now get over it and move on. A memorial??? How ridiculous.
  • by Lori Location: Denison on Oct 22, 2007 at 04:13 AM
    So many negative comments, so many ignorant people. Why don't you all just drop it and keep your negative ignorance to yourself? Anyone and everyone who ever tried to do something to help with saving that old building does not care!
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Oct 21, 2007 at 04:06 PM
    Maybe Shelly McBride will write a special song & sing it where the highschool used to be. Why don't we all get together & have a concert on the lot & all hold hands & have a candle lighting ceremony. Maybe we can try & get donation & build a big, gaudy, bronze monument & erect it on the old sight. We can build a special sad pool where the toilets use to be so we can come & spend our days thinking of how we miss the old highschool building. I got a better idea - why don't we all get a life & move on???? LOL - I do think a 13th hour reunion would be cool.
  • by notfromhere Location: Sherman on Oct 21, 2007 at 03:28 PM
    The story that wouldn't die.......coming soon to a theater near you.
  • by Sharon Location: Dothan, AL on Oct 21, 2007 at 01:04 PM
    Oh, please this is getting so old. I used to live in Sherman, and yes, the old Denison High building was very unique and neat, but please, a memorial. Get a life. If they were that interested in the old building, why didn't they try to save it years ago?
  • by Betty Sue Location: Denison on Oct 21, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    The city worker and 8 year old boy in Southmayd were killed in accidents. Old DHS was demolished intentionally by city leaders who did not care what the PEOPLE wanted or offered to do for the benefit of our entire community. There is plenty of pain to go around here.
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