• We hope you have plans to attend our Deep Summer Bluegrass Festival August 24-27. All events are inside the air conditioned Chrystal Opry House. We have a kick-off potluck supper on August 24. at 6:00 p.m. which is free for campers. If you aren't camping and wish to come, please call 903-546-6893 for more information. There will be fellowship and jamming afterwards.
  • At the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library in Honey Grove, Texas, it is our pleasure to be displaying "Notecards by Belan" for donation by the artist, Belan Siy. Belan is a resident of Windom, Texas and has been a patron of the library for several years.
  • Featuring the Hoe-Down regulars, By Faith alone, and special guest, Dave Darnell of Leonard
  • Open to the public
    Breakfast served 7:00-9:00 a.m.
    Lunch served 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Salad bar each weekday
    Grill is open for burgers
    Baked potatoes on request if ordered ahead of time
  • In order to increase awareness and appreciation of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of Hagerman NWR is sponsoring a photography contest. Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each of four categories in 2 divisions. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded for First Place in each category and the single photo judged as Best of Show. photo by Allen Rich
  • The Bonham Senior Citizens Center needs volunteers to deliver lunches to its Meals on Wheels clients.
  • Schedule an open-air tram tour on Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge's all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. The tours are free but donations are accepted. Guided tours are offered at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Call 903-786-2826 for reservations as seating is limited. Standbys will be accepted on weekends if space permits.
  • Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke, and Fannin Counties will be conducting a Social Support Volunteer Training at the office located at 316 S. Chestnut Street in Gainesville on Thursday, August 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch and all materials will be provided. Training participants will become familiar with the Home Hospice team concept and philosophy, as well as gain an understanding of the role of the volunteer. Home Hospice is looking for volunteers in Cooke County.
  • On Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m., 16 students from Maxwell's Tae Kwon Do will test for Black Belt or degree of Black Belt. The exam will be held at First United Methodist Church in Howe and the public is welcome to attend.
  • Norman Lewis (1909–1979), Hep Cats, 1943, Oil on canvas, © Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY, Khephra Burns and Susan L. Taylor
  • Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. People from throughout Fannin and Grayson counties are expected to participate in the first annual Bonham Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the North Texas Chapter at 9:00 a.m., October 8 at the beautiful and serene Legacy Ridge Country Club. This fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's local and national education and advocacy programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.
  • Volunteer opportunities include office help, community events, fundraising events, assisting with presentations, and court accompaniment.
  • Roberta Dodd Crawford was born on 5 August 1897, one of eight children of Joe Dodd, a day laborer, and Emma Dunlap Dodd. Nothing in Crawford's early childhood suggested that she was anything but an ordinary young girl who went to Booker T. Washington School, played with her brothers and sisters in the streets of Tank Town, and faithfully attended church on Sundays. But by her early teens it was obvious that Crawford was different than other children. She possessed an otherworldly soprano voice, later described by one critic as "ethereal."