Earlier this week William C. Wadsack wrote about the fact that Monday might not be so bad. On Tuesday, he wrote a reprisal — maybe he was wrong. This week has felt a bit like a week of Mondays, not really because of bad or clumsy things happening but because of activities.


As I was thinking back on the week I realized just how much happened. President Donald J. Trump completed his first full week as president, so the week was packed nationally, but there’s been a lot going on in Texoma as well.


Here’s a review:


On Monday, the Sherman Independent School Board voted to call a $308 million bond election to fund a new high school, other facility changes and technology improvements.


On Wednesday, a jury sentenced an Oklahoma man to four life sentences for assault of a public servant after he rammed several police cars during an hourslong chase in 2012.


On Thursday, we followed volunteers participating in the point in time count of the area’s homeless and saw Denison High School students learn about apartheid.


Then came the weekend — and The Weekend. On Friday, we finally reach a breaking point in our examination of the retirement of former Sherman Police Chief Otis Henry with a statement from Sherman City Manager Robbie Hefton and an interview with Henry’s lawyer. We also received the long-awaited State Fire Marshal’s report on the explosion of the VPG plant in Bonham. You can read about those things on today’s front page. Saturday was also the first day for new Saturday edition the The Weekend and HD Homes.


Needless to say the newsroom — and really the whole building — was a busy place last week.


Oh, did I mention nominations are open for the 15th annual Best of Texoma. Today is the last day to nominate, so visit http://heralddemocrat.com/contests.



Happy birthday Sunday to Deborah Jackson, Georganne Austin, Otis Henry, and Linda Brown, all of Sherman; Billy Don Jackson of California; Dianna Hooper of Denison; Jason Hannan of Colbert, Oklahoma; and Bill Johnson of Paris.


Happy birthday Monday to Kenneth Farrington of Gainesville; Malaki Gent of Cedar Hills; and Rosalie Pellman of Pottsboro.