Carl Bates, Sherman hunter, makes elaborate, ornamented hound horns from discarded cow horns. Hunters from several states request them. Bates, 38, has made horns for seven years. “Most anyone can make one. It just takes a little time and patience,” he said. He sounds a blast from one of his own.

Feb. 10, 1954


SIXTY YEARS AGO


Staff photo — Lawrence Mark Hine, Grayson County’s first baby of 1954, and his mother Mrs. Claude I. Hine, were welcomed home Wednesday by the baby’s brother, Phillip, who passed his first birthday Dec. 26.


Phillip stood in for his father, enroute home from six months service with the Air Force in Korea. Mrs. Hine and the boys are at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Burch, in Whitesboro.


Eight-pound, blue-eyed Lawrence Mark made his first landing at Perrin Air Force Base Hospital at 3:41 a.m. New Year’s Day. For his timely arrival he received a collection of gifts from Sherman merchants.


Feb. 10, 1964


FIFTY YEARS AGO


Carl Bates, Sherman hunter, makes elaborate, ornamented hound horns from discarded cow horns. Hunters from several states request them.


Bates, 38, has made horns for seven years. "Most anyone can make one. It just takes a little time and patience," he said. He sounds a blast from one of his own.



Staff photo — This narrow two-way crossover on Highway 75 North is shown as it is often found during peak traffic periods—jammed with cars. Sherman city officials have requested State Highway Department action in relieving the situation. A study has been underway several months but the Highway Department says it can’t think of anything to do.


Feb. 10, 1974


FORTY YEARS AGO


Director Cecil Isaac assembled the Sherman Symphony Orchestra from music teachers at Southeastern State college, East Texas State, Austin College, Grayson College, and public school music teachers from Denison, Sherman, Bells, Sadler, and Southmayd.


There is a psychology professor, a private piano teacher, a junior high math teacher. "We have six housewives, one travel agent, a chemical engineer, and an architectural designer," Isaac continued.


Isaac admitted to having a "carpenter" in the orchestra but "no musical saws." He has a railroad worker, owner of a children’s day nursery, and even a music store employee.


Players include two ministers, three doctors, a dental technician, a lawyer, a phone company executive, a church organist and a musical instrument maker.


There are nine music students from AC, four from Southeastern, two high school students, and ten college students who are not music majors.


Feb. 10, 1984


THIRTY YEARS AGO


KXII-TV plans to switch to a new 1,693 foot tower today for its 6 p.m. news edition.


"The basic benefit will be a greatly improved picture. Something your eye can see — more clarity, better definition, better color, just an overall improvement," said Larry Pogue, general sales manager.


The $1.7 million tower and antenna will increase reception, extending south of Dallas and north in Oklahoma City. The circular, polarized tower in Madill, Okla. will double the saturation of the current 1,000-foot tower.


"It’s almost like a technical nightmare. There are so many things that could go wrong but when things go right, [the picture is] just gorgeous," said Pogue.


Feb. 10, 1994


TWENTY YEARS AGO


Staff photo — Dylan Rodriguez got a little help from Kenny Johnson while the boys were taking turns sledding down the hill Wednesday on Elk street in Denison. Dylan laughs while Kenny pushes him down the snowy hill.