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Life and Work in Sherman, Texoma - Old Helldorado

Updated on March 17, 2015
Th old Sherman Texas Furniture room store.
Th old Sherman Texas Furniture room store. | Source

Interstate Cooperation - TX Longhorns and OK Sooners

Texoma is a market region that covers ten southern Oklahoma counties and three northern Texas counties that lie along the Red River.

The leading cities in this market and workforce area are

  • Sherman and Dennison in Texas and
  • Ada and Ardmore in Oklahoma.

Intense sports (college football, predominantly) and political rivals have prevented economic interstate cooperation in the past, but these barriers have begun to fall away since 2005 and more so in the Great Recession of 2008 - 2010. In 2015. By early 2015, jobs had increased in Texahoma overall.

In 2007, cooperative plans for creating greate access to the entire region of Texoma were written to include Education, Quality of Life, and Economic Growth.

In 2009, leaders targeted the industries of 1) Healthcare and 2) combined Manufacturing, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Progress is tracked by interested organizations such as

The leading industrial sectors supporting the economy of the Sherman-Denison Metro Area and the Texahoma Region include:

  1. Trade, Transportation and Utilities - Trucking is expanding quickly.
  2. Educational and Health Services
  3. Government
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Leisure and Hospitality - includes Travel & Tourism, Dining & Accommodations

Grayson County, Texas

Grayson County, Texas:
Grayson, TX, USA

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Sherman TX:
Sherman, TX, USA

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Ardmore OK:
Ardmore, OK 73401, USA

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Ada OK:
Ada, OK, USA

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Texoma Region

10 counties in Oklahoma and 3 counties in Texas make up the Texoma Region.
10 counties in Oklahoma and 3 counties in Texas make up the Texoma Region.

City of Sherman

Sherman is only 60 miles north of Dallas for residents that want a day trip for shopping and excitement in the big city. They can return to their own relaxing Sherman, Texas and still have vibrant arts, culture, and history at their fingertips. Its also just 10 miles south of Lake Texoma, which was built by the Army Corps of Engineers and became a great vacationing spot with plenty of room and loads of water activities.

Perrin Field Historical Society preserves the history of Perrin Army Airfield and Perrin Air Force Base formerly in Grayson County for 30 years. The museum contains old photographs and other memorabilia, and the society maintains artifacts in the lobby of the Grayson County Airport.

Many of the city streets are undergoing reconstruction 2009 - 2012 and Downtown Sherman is in the midst of an ongoing revitalization project to being increased numbers of living and commercial spaces to the downtown area. Historical sites are preserved and maintained by local organizations as well. Shopping is another feature of Downtown Sherman that many enjoy. (See section on Downtown Sherman, below.) Shopping is also available at the Midway Mall, Sherman Town Center, and Sherman Commons.

Business investments in Sherman jumped from $111,000 in fiscal 2006-7 to $337,016,600 in 2007-8. Part of this increase is contributed by Panda Energy from Dallas, Texas, which contructed to 500 megawatt facility. Alternative energy sources are also a focus for future business. State and city business incentives make Sherman an attractive place to open a company.

Texhoma Attractions

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge:
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092, USA

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Lake Texhoma:
Lake Texoma, United States

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Red River Rail Museum:
Red River Railroad Museum Inc, 101 East Main Street #145, Denison, TX 75021, USA

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Eisenhower Birthplace, Texas:
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 609 South Lamar Avenue, Denison, TX 75021, USA

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Texas Rail History

The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas
The Railroads of San Antonio and South Central Texas

The American railroad system was instrumental in transporting goods from Central and North Texas and Oklahoma out to the business markets that demanded those goods.


Diagram of a Locomotive


Downtown Sherman Revitalization

Revitalization and reconstruction in urban areas is a major component of creating additional economic health in a city. As the county seat and home of the county courthouse, Sherman has had added incentive for maintaining a vibrant downtown area.

Sherman, like other towns and cities across America, has been focusing on downtown improvements in recent years. News in July 2009 of ARRA funds available to US towns and cities to preserve historic buildings may add an additional boost to Sherman. The City of Sherman, Sherman Department of Tourism, Sherman Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Sherman Preservation and Revitalization (DSP&R) have worked together since the 1990s with success.

An interesting note is that Sherman in the Historical Old West hosted many bandits and outlaws such as Jesse James, earning the nickname "Helldorado on the Cross Timbers."

Interesting Downtown Sherman Links:

Downtown Sherman

Sherman TX:
Sherman, TX, USA

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Projections for Fastest Growing Jobs to 2016

  1. Personal and Home Care Aides
  2. Waitstaff
  3. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  4. Mainstream Middle School Teachers - does not include Voc-Ed
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Teacher's  Assistants
  7. Receptionists
  8. Customer Service Representatives
  9. Construction Laborers
  10. First-Line Supervisors for Food Prep and Service
  11. Child Care Workers
  12. Combined Food Prep and Service job titles
  13. Retail Salespersons
  14. Nurse's Aides and Orderlies
  15. Farm Workers & Laborers - Plant crops and plants
  16. Mainstream Secondary School Teachers, excluding Voc-Ed
  17. Maids and Houseers
  18. Welders, Solderers, and related jobs
  19. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Mfg
  20. Product Team Assemblers

Largest Area Employers, Sherman-Denison

  1. Tyson Foods - Meat processing and distributing; best known for chicken products.
  2. Wilson N. Jones Regional Heath System
  3. Texoma Health Care System
  4. Texas Instruments - Semiconductors & defense electronics
  5. Connect General (Cigna) - Insurance claims processing
  6. Sherman Independent School District

Occupations To Add the Most Jobs by 2016

  1. Retail Salespersons
  2. Personal/Home Care Aides
  3. Farmers & Ranchers
  4. Combined Food Prep & Service
  5. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  6. Waitstaff - Dining room service
  7. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers
  8. Customer Service Reps
  9. Nurse's Aides and Orderlies
  10. Construction Labor

Actual Job Listings

The Top 10 Job Listings for Sherman and Denison, Texas.

  1. CDL-Licensed Truck Drivers
  2. Software and Systems Engineers and IT Technicians
  3. Physical and Occupational Therapists
  4. Automotive Technicians
  5. Speech Therapists
  6. Family Practice, OB/GYN, and Internal Medicine Physicians
  7. Physical Therapy Assistants
  8. Planning Analysts
  9. Insurance Salespeople
  10. Registered Nurses (RNs)

Top Hiring Companies

Leading companies hiring in Sherman-Denison include recruiters, often for Healthcare:

  1. Texoma Medical Center
  2. Rush Trucking
  3. Southern Medical Recruiters
  4. Telereach
  5. Bank of America - Mortgage and other loans
  6. RehabCare
  7. Medical Staffing Network
  8. Core Medical Group
  9. Advanced Medical
  10. Baylot Emergency Medical
  11. Universal Health Services
  12. Healthcare Professionals Network

Area Higher Education

  • Austin College
  • A & M at Commerce
  • Grayson County College
  • Murray State College - Tishomingo, Oklahoma
  • North Central Texas College - Gainesville, Texas
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Oklahoma Technology Center - Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Durant, Oklahoma
  • University of North Texas

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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Tahks! This was a thoroughly interesting area to review.

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      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Fantastic information!


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