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  • Continuous free, family entertainment 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vendor booth applications or info at www.visitbonham.com or email judyteller@cableone.net.
  • Annual dog parade pays tribute to the French Quarter and City of Lights

  • 1945 – World War II: Audie Murphy in action that will later win him the Medal of Honor. Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II, receiving every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. The 19-year-old Murphy received the Medal of Honor after single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition. Murphy was born into a large sharecropper family in Hunt County, Texas. His father abandoned them, and his mother died when he was a teenager. Murphy left school in fifth grade to pick cotton and find other work to help support his family; his skill with a hunting rifle was a necessity for putting food on the table. Murphy's older sister helped him to falsify documentation about his birth date to meet the minimum-age requirement for enlisting in the military, and after being turned down by the Navy and the Marine Corps he enlisted in the Army. He first saw action in the Allied invasion of Sicily and Anzio, and in 1944 was part of the liberation of Rome and invasion of southern France. Murphy fought at Montélimar, and led his men on a successful assault at the L'Omet quarry near Cleurie in northeastern France in October of that year. After the war Murphy enjoyed a 21-year acting career. He played himself in the 1955 autobiographical To Hell and Back based on his 1949 memoirs of the same name, but most of his films were westerns. He made guest appearances on celebrity television shows and starred in the series Whispering Smith. Murphy was a fairly accomplished songwriter, and bred quarter horses in California and Arizona, becoming a regular participant in horse racing. Suffering what would today be termed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he slept with a loaded handgun under his pillow and looked for solace in addictive sleeping pills. In the last few years of his life he was plagued by money problems, but refused offers to appear in alcohol and cigarette commercials because he did not want to set a bad example. Murphy died in a plane crash in Virginia in 1971 shortly before his 46th birthday, and was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Crape myrtle researchers from China (front row, left to right) are Chan Peng, assistant researcher, Yanling Yang, professor, and Zhenfang Li, assistant researcher, all from Hubei Academy of Forestry Sciences in Wuhan, China. Behind them are Xinwang Wang, assistant professor at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Dallas, and Neil Sperry, Texas horticulturist and World Collection Park founder.
  • A glimpse of the all-new 2015 Sea Ray 350 SLX in action, sister ship of the 350 SLX that will at the Dallas – Fort Worth Boat Expo. MarineMax Dallas is pleased to announce that they will be displaying some of the newest and most innovative boat models at the Dallas – Fort Worth Boat Expo including a full range of premiere luxury yachts, sport cruisers, sport boats, deck boats, pontoons and jet boats.
  • Lanny and I decided to take the grandkids to a 3-D movie. After all, how difficult could it be? It’s not as involved as taking them to Jakarta, Indonesia. Nearly, though.