Sherman cultural district in the works

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SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- The former Sherman mayor is working with the community and Austin College students to turn downtown Sherman into a cultural district.

Right now, every restaurant in downtown is locally owned. There are also museums and theatres, but a new, larger cultural district would join it all together.

Former Sherman Mayor Cary Wacker held two public meetings to get input on how to bring in more culture and art into downtown. Ideas like what new dining or murals they'd like to see.

"Food, heritage, history, music, art, dance, film, whatever people can think of," Wacker said. "We are hoping to include all of that here people can experience life in a way that is meaningful to them and we are expressing this in the way we do things downtown."

Wacker said she will soon submit a state application for downtown Sherman to officially be named a cultural district.