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  • Texoma Medical Center (TMC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest expansion project Tuesday, December 6, outside the main entrance of the current TMC Emergency Department. The expansion project is estimated to be a $50 million investment of TMC's main campus and will include the expansion of four floors of the hospital. TMC anticipates hiring an additional 200 employees over the next 12-18 months. photo by Jennifer Reed
  • David Keene, a member of the local Eco-Tourism Committee, addresses Fannin County Commissioners Court and TxDOT representatives regarding access to Red River for kayakers and canoeists at a former roadside park on the west side of State Highway 78. Commissioners also appointed Jason Walker to fill one of the vacancies on the Fannin County Hospital Authority Board and named Paul Chandler as the new Fannin County Veterans Service Officer.
  • "I think Eisenhower would have been humbled to receive this honor in the state where he was born," the two-term President's granddaughter, Mary Jean Eisenhower, told the crowd gathered in Denison.
  • The Creative Arts Center in Bonham will be hosting an evening of delicious food, exciting theatre, and an amazing fire and stunt show on Friday, December 9. The evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with homemade soups and beer followed by a medieval comedy theatre reading. Then, Edge of Knight Medieval Theatre Company will take the stage with their fire and stunt show.
  • McKinney Rotary's 17th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights honoring first responders and military veterans will be held 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 10 in historic downtown McKinney. This year, McKinney's new state-of-the-art luxury automotive dealership -- Mercedes-Benz of McKinney -- has signed up to be one of the parade's Tree Top sponsors. Funds raised through community sponsorship will benefit organizations such as the McKinney All Abilities Playground and MISD Academic Excellence.
  • 1941 World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters, and Operation Z during planning, was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. Japan intended the attack as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan planned in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. Over the next seven hours there were coordinated Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held Philippines, Guam and Wake Island and on the British Empire in Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time. The base was attacked by 353 Imperial Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four sunk. All but the USS Arizona (BB-39) were later raised, and six were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.