2-13-04 - Sarah Ganis is guilty of nine counts of child endangerment, 8 months after her three young children died in an Ardmore house fire. A Carter County jury returned the verdict late Friday night after deliberating for 5 hours. Three of those counts are connected to when she left the children sleeping in her home while she went to a neighbor's house. Closing arguments finished this afternoon in what has been a relatively short trial this week. Both sides tried to paint a very different picture of Ganis. District Attorney Mitch Sperry addressed the jury for more than half an hour, saying Ganis had a persistent and unacceptable pattern of neglect. Prosecutors say that led to the deaths of her three children. But defense attorney Eric Jones argued his client was a loving mother and a victim of circumstance; admitting Ganis made mistakes but she was taking steps to take better care of her children. Tonight's sentencing was only a recommendation. A judge will make his decision next month.
Posted: 05/08/13 -
The Sherman Public Library is very excited about our upcoming Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Children ages birth-11 can Dig into Reading and join the Youth Summer Reading Club. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Club this year is Beneath the Surface and it is open to teens ages 12-18.
Posted: 05/07/13 -
DURANT, Okla. – Regent Terry Matlock will deliver remarks at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at Paul Laird Field. The ceremony (for all schools) will begin at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Posted: 05/06/13 -
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Members of the Austin College Class of 2013 are counting down the days until graduation—with both excitement and trepidation. Austin College President Marjorie Hass will present diplomas to more than 340 bachelor’s degree candidates and 18 Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates who will take part in graduation events May 18 and 19 on campus.