Next week is Thanksgiving week and Grayson County commissioners will celebrate Tuesday by taking time out of their meeting to give thanks for the Office of Emergency Management’s Community Emergency Response Team Class of 2013. Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman.

Next week is Thanksgiving week and Grayson County commissioners will celebrate Tuesday by taking time out of their meeting to give thanks for the Office of Emergency Management’s Community Emergency Response Team Class of 2013. Commissioners meet at 10 a.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse in Sherman.


The OEM’s website says that CERT is a training program that "prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property." Trained CERT members respond to disasters, participate in drills and exercises and take additional training.


In addition to recognizing the CERT Team, Commissioners will consider a request to receive into minutes the executed Interlocal Agreement between Grayson County and the state of Texas regarding Regional Public Defenders for capital cases. The program helps smaller counties pay for the prosecution of capital cases. In the past, Grayson County has received money that helped to pay for attorney hours, expert witnesses and scientific testing.


Commissioners will also consider a request to approve the Interlocal Agreement between the city of Southmayd and Grayson County for Precinct 3 to patch roads in the city.


Some county department heads are making a list and checking it twice. They are not sending it to Santa, however. Instead they are marking off items they would like to have sold at a county auction. Commissioners will consider the list of items to be sold at their meeting on Tuesday.


County leaders will also consider a request to approve a resolution calling for a joint primary for the March 4, 2014 election and a request to approve overtime for county employees who work Grayson County Holiday Lights. The money paid to the county employees who work Holiday Lights is repaid to the county out of the donations taken up at the display.