SHERMAN, April 15, 2013 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the winner of the Summer in Texoma Youth Art Contest. The winning entry, “Cliffs of Lake Texoma,” was submitted by Erin Hollahan, a second grader from Leonard, Texas.
SHERMAN, March 27, 2013 – Dr. Susan B. Thomas, Executive Director of the Texoma Council of Governments, announced the schedule for the 2013 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections in the Texoma Region. The collections will be held on April 20, 2013 in three separate locations including the Criminal Justice Center located in Gainesville, Grayson College in Denison, and the Precinct 4 County Warehouse on the east side of Bonham. All collections will begin at 9 am and close at 1 pm or earlier if funding is exhausted.
SHERMAN, March 22, 2013 – Workforce Solutions Texoma, Texoma Council of Governments, and Denison Development Alliance announce the release of the Texoma Regional Economic Dashboard report. This report covers the Fourth Quarter of 2012. The Economic Dashboard provides a quick, informed, and consistent economic picture of the area.
SHERMAN, March 20, 2013 – Research into increasing hospital readmissions and conversations with community members revealed to Texoma Council of Government’s (TCOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) staff that a link was missing in their community’s efforts to keep patients from going back to the hospital. Health care providers and organizations were working independently, not collectively, toward a solution.
SHERMAN, February 25, 2013 – Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today RSVP Senior Corps, which is a part of TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging, has been awarded a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Sherman, January 7, 2013- Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the National Accreditation of the 2-1-1 Texoma Program administered by TCOG.
SHERMAN, December 27, 2012 – Dr. Susan B. Thomas, Executive Director of the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG), announced that TCOG will be hosting a mandatory workshop for those who are interested in applying for criminal justice grants through the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
As financial exploitation targeting older adults continues to become more prevalent in the United States, TCOG’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) joined a nationwide campaign to encourage older adults and their families to address the issue and to get informed about the warning signs and resources available to help prevent abuse.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Texoma Council of Governments, based in Sherman, Texas, received two 2012 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Texoma Regional Economic Dashboard and the TCOG Economic Impact Statement FYE2011.
SHERMAN, September 12, 2012 – Susan B. Thomas, PhD, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG), announced today the Cooke, Fannin and Grayson County Citizens of the Year and the Texoma Regional Citizen of the Year, all of whom were recognized and presented with awards during TCOG’s 2012 Annual Event & Luncheon.
SHERMAN, TEXAS — This quarter’s economic dashboard gives two thumbs up for the region’s labor force and unemployment rate.
(Washington DC.) – Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition this April 9 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announced today at the group’s annual winter meeting.
By CATHY MOUNCE, Register Staff Writer Gainesville — Cooke County’s elderly residents have a nearby resource to help them. The …
The TCOG governing board accepted a $100,000 grant tonight for the Area Agency on Aging Care Coordination Program.
By Jonathan Cannon Herald Democrat While the environmental benefits are likely the most obvious ones in assessing former commercial sites, …
This year we recognize the deep-rooted history of the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) and celebrate the regional impacts we continue to achieve as a result of that well-established foundation. Our organization’s roots run deep, allowing us to be grounded and stable as we find new and innovative ways to grow. Whether we are providing new services to member governments, finding new funding sources to expand services to seniors, or reinventing the way we deliver housing and energy services to the citizens of this region, the TCOG tree is growing despite the cuts in state and federal funding for our programs. Tolkien once said, “the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
In this report you will see that TCOG has had yet another remarkable year. Many thanks go out to our member governments, agency and non-profit partners, and private sector supporters who help us maintain the health of our roots and grow this organization for the people of Texoma.