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  • Despite a drop in the number of traffic crashes throughout the year, 2020 saw a spike in the number of fatalities overall and deaths of people in Texas from not wearing a seat belt. That's why TxDOT is reminding everyone that buckling up is the best defense in a crash.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court received the county's annual financial report, learned about TCOG sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Bonham June 5, heard an update regarding Lake Ralph Hall and discussed the stormwater damage that occurs to county roads when culverts aren't installed in driveways.
  • If you are interested in becoming a Master Naturalist, the basic training course for the Bluestem Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program will begin this fall and applications will need to be in by July 1, 2021.
  • Officials with Texoma Council of Governments have announced an appointment-only Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event on Saturday, June 5, 2021 that will take place in Bonham at the Fannin County Multipurpose Center. Collection will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
  • City of Bonham Municipal Court Judge John Skotnik (far right) administers the oath of office to the newly elected councilmembers (L-R) W. David Odom (Ward 1), H. Compton (mayor), Michael Evans (at-Large) and Wayne Moore (Ward 3).
  • 2008 – An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008. Measuring at 8.0 Ms (7.9 Mw), the earthquake's epicenter was located 50 miles west-northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital, with a focal depth of 12 miles. The earthquake ruptured the fault for over 150 miles, with surface displacements of several meters. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries and as far away as both Beijing and Shanghai—930 and 1,060 miles away, respectively—where office buildings swayed with the tremor. Strong aftershocks, some exceeding 6 Ms, continued to hit the area up to several months after the main shock, causing further casualties and damage. The earthquake also caused the largest number of geohazards ever recorded, including about 200,000 landslides and more than 800 quake lakes distributed over an area of 42,000 square miles. The earthquake left at least 4.8 million people homeless, though the number could be as high as 11 million.