A combination of very strong winds, falling temperatures and frozen precipitation will make Wednesday and Wednesday night dangerous for motorists. Freezing rain and sleet will change to snow before ending late Wednesday or early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Roads will be icy Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
1-13-04 - A federal bill could be key to the future expansion of highway 289 through Grayson County. Tex-dot commissioner Robert Nichols met with county officials Tuesday.
Right now, Texas only gets an 88 cent return on every dollar from the gasoline tax fund. But this new bill would give the state a 95 percent return. The difference would add up to big money for the state - over $1.2 billion over the next six years.
It would be enough money for Tex-dot to foot the bill for the much anticipated highway 289 project that would run from highway 82 to Pottsboro. But in order for it to pass, Commissoner Nichols says Texans need to drum up some local interest.
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