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Battle of the Ax set for Friday night

Updated: 11/14/2007 - SHERMAN, TX -- It's the Battle of the Ax and bragging rights are on the line. Denison and Sherman take to the field for the annual tradition on Friday night.

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Second illegal horse racing bust in Thackerville

Updated: 11/14/2007 - LOVE COUNTY, Okla. – There has now been another illegal horse racing bust in Thackerville. This is the second time in four months the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission has come down on an illegal horse racing track in Love County.

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Oklahoma water sought by Texas district

Updated: 11/14/2007 - CHOCTAW COUNTY, OK -- A Texas water district is filing an application with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board for more than 37 billion gallons of Oklahoma water each year.

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Saint Jo schools close after student found infected with MRSA UPDATED

Updated: 11/14/2007 - ST. JO, TX -- A local school district released its students early today, after an elementary student is diagnosed with the MRSA superbug. Students in the St. Jo school district were sent home at 1 pm Thursday, while an elementary school student remains in the hospital with this dangerous staph infection.

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TCEQ fines City of Pottsboro $220,000

Updated: 11/14/2007 - POTTSBORO, TX -- The City of Pottsboro now owes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality over $220,000. The fine comes eight months after Pottsboro’s sewer plant was found to be non-compliant.

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The Hunt for Bigfoot

Updated: 12/04/2007 - PARIS, TX -- Reports of a Bigfoot sighting in Atoka County surfaced in 2006, and you saw the story here on First News, but nothing much came of that sighting. Now rumors of Bigfoot’s return have surfaced in the woods outside Paris, Texas, so we sent Daniel Gotera to try and find out if the creature is fact or fiction.

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New dam in Fannin Co.

Updated: 11/14/2007 - FANNIN COUNTY, TX -- Officials in Fannin County had a chance to tour a new flood control project on Thursday afternoon. Contractors updated officials on where they stand on a new dam project south of Savoy.

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Grayson Co. Airport could change name

Updated: 11/14/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The Grayson County Airport could soon go through an identity change that includes a new logo and a new name, but first county leaders have to approve the changes.

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Bonham GE plant to remain open

Updated: 11/14/2007 - FANNIN COUNTY, TX – After reports two months ago that the entire plant would be shutting down, officials now say parts of the General Electric plant in Bonham will remain open.

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Safe Family: Cold medicine recall and your kids

Updated: 11/08/2007 - With all the recalls going on lately, it's enough to make your head spin! You ask, "Which toys are safe?" Now, with the latest recall on infant cold medicine, you are probably asking yourself, "What do I give my children when they're sick?"

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Fire destroys Marshall Co. home

Updated: 11/08/2007 - LEBANON, OK -- Fire destroyed a Marshall County business that was also one family's home. Family members say Eugene and Nita Arterberry ran what many called "The Auction House,” a place where the couple held auctions to raise money for children in need.

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Home foreclosures up

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Foreclosure rates are on the rise. But if you think all hope is lost, it's not. You can find out information on how to stop it. About.com offers some useful suggestions and hints.

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Fatal house fire in Ada

Updated: 11/07/2007 - ADA, OK -- An Ada man is dead after becoming the victim of a fatal house fire. Authorities say a chair inside the home caught on fire which spread throughout the rest of the structure.

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Two-car crash in Wilson

Updated: 11/08/2007 - WILSON, OK -- A two-car crash in Wilson sends four people to the hospital. It happened around 7 pm when authorities say two pick-up trucks collided. The crash forced rescue crews to re-route traffic on Highway 70.

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Aqua Dot toy recall

Updated: 11/08/2007 - Another toy recall, this time “Aqua Dots.” The Chinese-made toys contain a chemical which, if swallowed, can lead to a coma or seizures, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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New Habitat house in Denison

Posted: 11/07/2007 - DENISON, TX -- A family in Denison will soon have a new home. Volunteers were hard at work in the 200 block of East Hull Street on Wednesday.

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TAPS needs community help

Posted: 11/07/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The future of TAPS is still up in the air but officials say there's hope for the organization.

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Small house fire in Sherman

Posted: 11/07/2007 - SHERMAN, TX -- Firefighters responded to a small house fire in Sherman around 10:30 Wednesday morning in the 1500 block of Binkley Street.

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Construction to begin on FM 1360 in Gainesville

Posted: 11/07/2007 - GAINESVILLE, TX -- Construction is set to begin on the heavily traveled FM 1360 next week. The purpose of the construction is to improve safety for students and other drivers heading to and from the new Gainesville High School.

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Armed robbery in Ardmore

Updated: 11/07/2007 - ARDMORE, OK -- An armed robbery took place in Ardmore on Tuesday night at the Pro-Mart on Interstate 35 and Veterans Road at around 9:30 p.m. Authorities say the suspect walked in the store, showed his gun, and demanded money.

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1 dead in Carter Co. stabbing

Updated: 11/07/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, OK – A man has been stabbed to death in Carter County between Fox and Graham in what the sheriff's department described as a domestic dispute.

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Honey Grove teacher dies in car accident

Updated: 11/07/2007 - HONEY GROVE, TX -- The town of Honey Grove, Texas, is dealing with the tragic loss of a teacher. Melinda Horner, 54, died when her car hit a horse on the highway.

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Missing Denison man’s body found in Sherman

Updated: 11/07/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- The body of a Denison man who had been missing for two days was found Wednesday morning lying in a ditch off West Washington Street in Sherman in an apparent fatal motorcyle crash.

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Election Day in Texas

Posted: 11/06/2007 -
GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Election Day is Tuesday in Texas, and several amendments are on the ballot statewide and in Grayson County, including two propositions for the City of Sherman. Check this story for all the details and election results as soon as they become available.

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