Lifestyles
  • Some of the millions of people who get monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits need help managing this money. A person assigned to help you manage your monthly benefits is called a representative payee. We may decide you need a representative payee if we receive information that indicates you need help to manage your money. We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you. Your representative payee should be someone who you trust, who sees you often, and who clearly understands your needs.
  • The Bonham Public Library will be offering Virtual Digital Classes every Monday at 4:00 p.m.
  • We will be open for seating customers. We can only seat around forty at a time. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize your hands.
  • The annual meeting of the Oak Ridge Cemetery, scheduled for September 5, 2020, has been canceled due to health risks concerning COVID-19.
  • Love to work in the garden? Come and help us add plants, weed and mulch our beautiful butterfly garden. Join our team that is on call for Wednesday morning gardening. photo by Allen Rich
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome our newest member to the Bonham Community - JTB Blade Works

  • Aston Martin's first luxury SUV, the DBX, debuts at the Premier Collection in Dallas.
  • TUPPS Brewery has announced it will relocate and expand its campus to the historic Mill District of downtown McKinney. The campus will include a tasting taproom in the original grain milling building, a state-of-the-art production facility and a retail shopping area featuring local craftsman.
  • The Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, a professional dance team supporting the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), have announced they will be doing virtual auditions for their 2020-2021 dance team. Due to COVID 19 and social distancing recommendations, the team felt virtual auditions would be the safest way to hold the auditions this year. The application deadline is August 9, 2020 and the fee is $25.
  • Fleetwood X is comprised five veteran Dallas musicians who got together out of a love for the music of Fleetwood Mac. But over the last two years together, they have evolved the band into a true tribute of the heyday '70s and '80s Fleetwood Mac show, complete with costumes, characters and chemistry.
  • 5:00 p.m. August 11 at Family Life Center -- hamburgers, chips and ice cream
  • During World War II Florencie Dismond, who grew up near Lamasco and graduated from Bonham High School, met a handsome young Army GI from Indiana in Texas. The family story is that she was working as a waitress and met him at the café, although the town is not known.
  • Information collected in the census will inform the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding each year.
  • On Sunday, August 23, 2020, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Harmony House Concerts will welcome back Still on the Hill performing for us from the Ozarks. Faye & Scott, hosts of Harmony House Concerts, invite you to be a part of this delightful adventure that will take you down both old and new musical trails created by Donna and Kelly Mulhollan.
  • Today, Chairman of the Veterans Land Board George P. Bush is honored to announce that Jesus Holguin, an Army Veteran residing in our Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, will celebrate 101 years of life on Thursday, August 6.
  • Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more. The Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. (Monarch, Danaus plexippus, at the Heard)
  • Everyone is invited to come by a wine glass or buy a whole set. They're beautiful and the cost is $10 for glasses, $15 for the bags and $5 for decorated bottles. Masks - per Governor Abbott - are required in the gallery (and the center still has masks available for sale.)
  • It looks just like another dirt road leading to an overgrown cemetery in Fannin County. But there is a chance that even former First Lady Laura Bush would be interested in an historic cemetery about fives miles west of Randolph, Texas. After all, down this road is the final resting place of Mrs. Bush's great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.
  • We will be open for seating customers. We can only seat around forty at a time. Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize your hands.
  • The recently completed week long Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) for 2020 brought some exciting news in the world of Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

  • While you're spending so much time (stuck) at home these days, you can’t help but notice the home improvement projects you haven’t gotten to or didn’t quite finish. And then there’s the lawn. How can you not notice your lawn and how green or dandelion-crammed it is compared to say, the neighbor’s lawn – not that you’re into comparing.
  • Begin planning your garden by determining what butterfly species exist in your area, then select the types of plants that are most likely to draw the species in. Choose native plants whenever possible.
  • Renora Williamson, a 2019 graduate of the inaugural "Getting Ahead" class in Bonham addresses the class during a ceremony last year. Two of the original graduates were quick to explain some of the benefits of this program.
  • Confirmation of two large diamonds found at Crater of Diamonds State Park made for a busy time recently at the park, one of the only places in the world where the public can search for diamonds in their original volcanic source.
  • Beginning Friday, the Bonham Public Library is excited to build a temporary Storwalk for all ages to enjoy. While you are walking on the Powder Creek park, you can stop and read the story along the way. Each month will be a different story filled with activities and more. Thanks to the Park and Recreation for letting the library do this and thanks to Edwina Lane for supplying the metal yard sign stakes.
  • I'd like to feed my family more home-cooked meals, but sometimes after a long day at work, it's easier to stop at a restaurant for takeout. Do you have tips about how to better optimize my time for making dinner at home?
  • Canning pickles is one way to preserve your harvest of cucumbers that ripen faster than can be eaten fresh. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
  • The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place as scheduled this year but will look different due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.
  • Local officials echoed the exciting news from Texas Governor Greg Abbott that Bonham has been designated a Film Friendly Texas certified community by the Texas Film Commission. (L-R) Steve Filipowicz, Executive Director of Bonham Economic Development Corporation; Sean Pate, Bonham City Manager; Lee Ellis, Bonham Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors; and Emily Porter, President of Bonham Economic Development Corporation.
  • Women are half the population in Texas and hold a significant stake in the Texas workforce, including 63 percent of mothers working. Yet Texas women continue to lag face challenges when it comes to key indicators of economic security, including income, health insurance, college loan debt and housing stability.