Lifestyles
  • Dawn Secord will be reading her award-winning children's picture book, "No Ghoulish Green Monsters Here," starring her real-life dog, Bling, who helps children learn about facing fears, developing self-confidence and teamwork.
  • All photographers are invited to participate in the contest, regardless of age or skill level. (photo by Allen Rich)
  • Scouts had a Pack meeting at Timber Creek Saturday night.
  • Austin College musicians Daniel Dominick, piano and harpsichord, and Sylvia Rivers, soprano, assisted by Leslie Whelan on cello, will present a Faculty Recital, Saturday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Clifford Grum Sanctuary of Wynne Chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.
  • The vision has become a reality. The Bonham Public Library created a new way for families to read together while getting exercise. Thanks to the M.W. & Fair Miller Foundation, the Bonham Public Library was able to make their temporary Story Walk into a permanent Story Trail. Thanks to the City of Bonham's Park and Recreation Department that vision became a reality.
  • Call 903-583-7453 ext. 1 or come by 2505 N. Center in Bonham to get your team registered!
  • Would you like to perform a cantata with other members of the community and an orchestra?
  • There may be no event that rivals county fairs when it comes to reviving the frontier spirit of hardy, self-sufficient settlers who carved homesteads out of North Texas. This year's Fannin County Fair features live music by Bailey Rae and Bois d'Arc Red, a new carnival, beauty pageants, a junior rodeo and a Lone Star Garden Tractor Association competition. Kids can compete in a pedal tractor pull.
  • Once common, the Texas horned lizard is now one of more than 1,300 species of concern across the state. But there is good news for the little “horned toad.” Today, a coalition of zoos and wildlife scientists released 204 captive-raised hatchlings into the wild (100 of them hatched at the Fort Worth Zoo), and this follows new evidence this year that previously released lizards are now reproducing. Meanwhile, a landmark bipartisan proposal now moving through Congress, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, would bring the resources needed to save this species and hundreds like it.
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center wants to send out a thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Help Fannin County Golf Tournament. Proceeds from this golf tournament will help us help others.
  • The 12-week Step Up Scale Down program in Austin will be presented from Sept. 1-Nov. 10.
  • Pat Pierce's oil painting, Harry, was selected as Best of Show at the 2021 Sherman Arts Fest held Saturday, September 18.
  • These funds target parents who are employed in the service industry, specifically the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, food services, or retail.
  • The Rebel Crawfish baits (chartreuse/orange and ditch/brown with orange belly) were proving successful for waders and bank fishers.
  • Photo entries should be turned in the to the AgriLife Extension office (Derrell Hall Education Center) by September 24 to entered in the contest. photo by Allen Rich
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday!
  • Dr. Julia Shahid, Austin College associate professor of education, will present a lecture, "Pandemic Pivot" on Wednesday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. in Wright Campus Centers' Mabee Hall. A reception will precede the lecture at 4:00 p.m. in the adjacent Johnson Gallery. The lecture is one in the Bernice S. Melvin Sabbatical Series hosted by the college's Robert and Joyce Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching. The event is free and open to the public as well as the campus community. Attendees must wear masks for COVID protection inside all Austin College buildings.
  • Sherman Community Players is delighted to welcome its new Theatricks Coordinator, Kayla Weinkauf, and Kayla's first Theatricks production this fall will be Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook, based on the beloved and hilarious children's books by Barbara Park, which will be performed September 10-19.
  • Addison Oktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich for over three decades. This year, there will be no celebration in Munich because of the pandemic. So, when more than 50,000 fans come together in Addison Circle Park from Sept. 16-19 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that is normally served at Bavaria’s favorite festival, it will be the best Oktoberfest experience anyone can have in 2021.
  • Monday, September 20 - Santa Fe Pork Cubes
  • The time from September 15 to October 15 is when we celebrate histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
  • In a new collaborative venture between the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas, the Art Club Studio, and Theater for Hope, Charlotte's Web: The Musical will premiere September 16,17,18 at Hope on Houston located at 901 E. Houston Street in Sherman, TX.
  • Celebrate the music of Kenny Chesney with Barefoot Nation this Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Powder Creek Pavilion, located three blocks south of the square on Hwy. 78. Barefoot Nation happens to be Texas' only tribute to the one-and-only Kenny Chesney!
  • John C. Farris, CIC of Farm N'Home Casualty in Bonham, TX was recently recognized for professional leadership and advanced knowledge by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.
  • Would you like to take great photos of a storm? Well, Anita Oakley will talk about why she chases storms, how to prepare for a chase and safety. She will share images from her three years chasing between Texas and South Dakota and cover her equipment and shooting strategy. For those who are interested in trying to chase, she will offer suggestions for getting started.
  • As a White House liaison for the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, Ted Crim was privileged to watch American history unfold from a front-row seat. Now, the Texas A&M University-Commerce alumnus will share his impactful life and career with the university through a bequest intention using both real estate and other personal property assets. A gift through a bequest is a simple and generous way to support one's alma mater in perpetuity, regardless of the type of assets used.
  • Open Arms Homeless Shelter is excited to have a new opportunity for others to join in this ministry to the homeless of Fannin County. The shelter is participating in North Texas Giving Day on September 23, 2021. Last year Open Arms raised almost $1,000 on Giving Day. The goal this year is $2,000. The shelter has matching funds of $550. Help meet the goal and secure funds for helping the homeless in Fannin County. Donations can be made through the NTX Giving Day website or by following the link at oashelter.com.
  • Pailyn Payne is a contestant in the Fannin County Fair Princess Contest.
  • Fan Expo Dallas 2021 is gathering steam as the string of guest announcements continues through the summer. This year’s mega-hit weekend will be September 17-19, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
  • Ari Wilkins, the featured speaker, will present "Reconstructing Communities Using Census Records, Sanborn Maps, and City Directories." Ms. Wilkins is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of local societies.