Denison City Council Approves Annexation - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Denison City Council Approves Annexation

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local Foundation Gathers Items For Military Care Packages

    Local Foundation Gathers Items For Military Care Packages

    ARDMORE, OK -- A local organization is helping several Oklahoma service men and women feel the comforts of home. It's the first year that employees at the Noble Foundation are collectively donating care package and some say they hope it's the start of a community movement.More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- A local organization is helping several Oklahoma service men and women feel the comforts of home. It's the first year that employees at the Noble Foundation are collectively donating care package and some say they hope it's the start of a community movement.
    More >>
  • Pilot In Weekend Plane Crash Identified

    Pilot In Weekend Plane Crash Identified

    ARDMORE, OK -- The name of the pilot killed when his plane crashed in Lake Murray State Park over the weekend has been released. OHP has confirmed that 63-year old Lawrence Brewer of Apache was piloting the 1967 Piper Cherokee when it crashed in the northwest part of the park Saturday afternoon.More >>
    ARDMORE, OK -- The name of the pilot killed when his plane crashed in Lake Murray State Park over the weekend has been released. OHP has confirmed that 63-year old Lawrence Brewer of Apache was piloting the 1967 Piper Cherokee when it crashed in the northwest part of the park Saturday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Two Arrested On Meth Distribution Charges

    Two Arrested On Meth Distribution Charges

    CARTER COUNTY, OK -- Sheriff's deputies in Carter County arrested two people this week they say were distributing drugs. 64-year old Thomas Emerson and 41-year old Sonya West were taken into custody Monday after deputies say they found 4 grams of methamphetamine in their house.More >>
    CARTER COUNTY, OK -- Sheriff's deputies in Carter County arrested two people this week they say were distributing drugs. 64-year old Thomas Emerson and 41-year old Sonya West were taken into custody Monday after deputies say they found 4 grams of methamphetamine in their house.
    More >>

DENISON -- A new development under construction in Grayson County is now inside Denison city limits.

Council members agreed Monday night to the annexation of the area at the intersection of highway 75 and 691 adjacent to Texoma Medical Center.    

Developer Tom Johnson plans to setup the area for housing, restaurants and businesses around the Hilton hotel and conference center already in the process of being built.

"If we are going to have development it needs to be within the city of Denison. And it's a mutual agreement between the developer and the community to do that. They benefit from some tax financing they can use for infrastructure and in long term the community is going to benefit from the new investment and the jobs that are created out there," says Tony Kaai from the Denison Development Alliance.

City leaders say the next step will be recruiting restaurants and businesses to the area.