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  • If you want to learn how to identify the birds of North Texas, the "Little Sit" is the perfect way to start. Modeled after Cornell's "Big Sit," a group of dedicated birders meet once a month at the end of Pad H on the west side of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
  • McKinney Performing Arts Center will host a vonversation with the "Grandmother of Juneteenth" and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Dr. Opal Lee featuring moderator, Brittney Johnson (NBC5 anchor/reporter) on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Due to ongoing inclement weather and icy road conditions, Bonham ISD has decided the safest course of action is to cancel school on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
  • Fannin County administrative offices will remain closed Wednesday, February 1, due to ongoing inclement weather and travel hazards. Additional information will be updated on the county website if necessary.
  • Meals on Wheels of Texoma will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday and will not be delivering meals due to inclement weather. Our clients are instructed to use one of the shelf stable meals we sent out recently.
  • 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during the reentry of mission STS-107 into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster was a fatal accident in the United States space program that occurred on February 1, 2003. During the STS-107 mission, Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it reentered the atmosphere over Texas, killing all seven astronauts on board. The mission was the second that ended in disaster in the Space Shuttle program after the loss of Challenger and all seven crew members during ascent in 1986. During the STS-107 launch, a piece of the insulative foam broke off from the Space Shuttle external tank and struck the thermal protection system tiles on the orbiter's left wing. Similar foam shedding had occurred during previous Space Shuttle launches, causing damage that ranged from minor to near-catastrophic, but some engineers suspected that the damage to Columbia was more serious. Before reentry, NASA managers had limited the investigation, reasoning that the crew could not have fixed the problem if it had been confirmed. When Columbia reentered the atmosphere of Earth, the damage allowed hot atmospheric gases to penetrate the heat shield and destroy the internal wing structure, which caused the orbiter to become unstable and break apart.