The Denison High School engineering team left with a robot and came back with glory after winning second place in the nation in the robot competition. Competition involved using machines designed, built and controlled by students to scoop up and deposit soccer balls in baskets of various elevations, worth one to three points, while stopping opponents playing at the same time. The perfect score was 36 points.

SIXTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 26, 1954


The State Theater, Denison’s oldest movie house, changed management along with its present personnel and most of its past policies. The oldest movie house was among seven acquired by the state’s newest chain, the two-year-old Trans-Texas Theatres, headed by Louis Novy of Austin.


Continuing as manager of the State will be Fred McHam, manager of the State under the previous owners, Interstate Theaters, inc. McHam announced that the present staff would remain but that the State would have a new Dallas booking office and would compete for top quality pictures.


The late L.M. Ridout operated the State theatre, then known as the Star Theater, for many years before becoming interested in building the Rialto.


Novy was a partner of Interstate Theatres from the origin of that circuit in 1934 until two years ago when he formed Trans-Texas.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 26, 1964


Capt. Jack N. Coleman, weapons controller at the ground control interceptor site at Perrin, receives a Distinguished Flying Cross from Lt. Gen. Herbert B. Thatcher, Air Defense Commander, in ceremonies at Perrin. Capt. Coleman received the award for service in Viet Nam.


FORTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 26, 1974


Deborah Davis has been named to the Howe High School 1973-4 Betty Crocker Family Leader of Tomorrow. Miss Davis is now eligible for state and national honors and will receive an award from General mills Inc., sponsor of the annual educational scholarship program.



Glen Blount, 15-year-old ninth grader at McDaniel Junior High, was among top honors at the Houston Livestock Show calf scramble. Blount won a $250 Houston endowment prize fo his catching one of 12 calves in an arena with 24 boys vying for the honor.



Highway Patrolman B.D. Ridley, Fannin County Judge Choice Moore, Texas Atty. Gen. John Hill and Fannin County Deputy Bobby Madison claimed awards from the annual law banquet held in Bonham.


THIRTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 26, 1984


Hailing the new Grayson County Jail-Justice Center "as a lasting tribute to the residents of Grayson County," county Judge Horace Groff officially dedicated the $7.9 million facility in front of about 300 people.


Visitors seemed to be most impressed with the gleaming electrically automated county jail. The dedication culminated six years of planning and construction that began in June 1978.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


Feb. 26, 1994


The Denison High School engineering team left with a robot and came back with glory after winning second place in the nation in the robot competition. Competition involved using machines designed, built and controlled by students to scoop up and deposit soccer balls in baskets of various elevations, worth one to three points, while stopping opponents playing at the same time. The perfect score was 36 points.


DHS students twice recorded perfect 36’s in its five rounds to win the National Offensive Scoring Trophy and achieved a No.3 seed entering the double elimination finals.


DHS students received a scare when their controller device malfunctioned in the final seeding round, but they fixed it before the crucial finals.


The champions from Ohio edged DHS, 36-31 and 34-29, to capture the title and DHS came home second best against 44 other teams, representing 17 states.


Members were Angela Dollarhide, Chris Mahaffey, Richard Prinz, Melanie Schuth, Mandy Trinh, Scott Cottier, Chris Entwistle, Angie Lind, John Mack, Jennifer McClure, David Northcutt, Shane Owen, Anish Patel, Dennis Tittle, Beth Wright, Kim Mahaffey, Josh Potts, Jason Blankenship, Nathan Elwood and Jared Hodge.