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  • In other action, Fannin County Judge Randy Moore made a motion to hire a part-time custodian. Commissioners court approved the motion.
  • Powder Creek Pavilion will host "The Lone Stars" Friday, October 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m. for a magical evening of area singers and songwriters playing your heartstrings in the rustic surroundings. The Blandelles take the stage Saturday, October 24, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy '50s, '60s, & '70s Rock & Roll the way it should be.
  • The City of McKinney is set to spray an area of the city to control mosquitoes after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus. Spraying will start at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, weather permitting. The spray area is generally a mile radius of Wildwood Drive and the Glen Oaks subdivision.
  • The Texoma Earth Day Festival planners are offering a one-time recycling event on October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Community members will be able to bring a wide variety of materials to the Sherman City Hall South Parking Lot at the corner of Pecan Street and S. Elm Street.
  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. According to Jaime Littrell, MLS, Infection Prevention Coordinator at TMC Bonham Hospital, "This has been an eventful year, but there are things we can do to keep ourselves safe. One of the simplest things is to get your flu shot." TMC Bonham Hospital is partnering with CVS Pharmacy to offer flu vaccinations at the hospital on Thursday, October 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • The contractor will upgrade existing roadway guardrails and add sloped end treatments to existing drainage structures. This work will be done on State Highway 121 in Fannin County, from State Highway 56 to the Collin-Fannin County line.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation will host an online virtual public meeting at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 27 to gather public input on construction of a new roadway location from Scharff Road (four miles west of Gunter, Texas) to State Highway 289 (Preston Road) in Grayson County. The new roadway is known as the Gunter Relief Route.

  • In 2018 the Hall-Voyer Foundation, which operates the Honey Grove Library & Learning Center, launched a Capital Campaign to renovate and repair the Library buildings.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to upgrade safety features for travelers will begin Oct. 19 on US 377 in Grayson County.
  • Fannin County Hospital Authority has gifted Fannin County a one-time stipend of $600,000 to assist with the funding of the county’s Emergency Medical Services for 2021.
  • For the 10th consecutive day, hospitalization numbers of COVID-19 patients have increased in Texas, according to the latest daily data release by Texas Department of State Health Service (DSHS). Texas hospitals currently have 4,263 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • Shortly after 8:00 p.m. October 12, Major Sean Blair, a 20-year-old white male, was found in his vehicle in the 400 BL Elphis St. with one gunshot wound to the forehead.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced the closure of the southbound US 75 Washington Street exit ramp (Exit 59) on October 25. The closure is expected to last approximately two months. Motorists who travel frequently in this area are asked to pay special attention to all barricades, traffic controls and signs, and to reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones.
  • Join the McKinney community - virtually - in one month, on November 5, as we learn more about how we work together to make McKinney the best it can be. Distinguished speakers will be Mayor George Fuller, City Manager Paul Grimes, Collin College President Dr. Neil Matkin, and MISD Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning next Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, 313 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • Newly confirmed cases, hospitalizations, active cases, the positivity rate and fatalities related to COVID are all trending upward in the latest daily data release by Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court approved setting up GoGetTested.com, a private vender, in Fannin County. Troy Hudson, Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator, told commissioners that GoGetTested.com will train 2-3 local healthcare workers to operate the mobile testing site, which will operate Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tests will be at no cost to the public or the county and results should be back within 48 hours. Mr. Hudson is in the process of determining the location of the testing site, as well as when it will open.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, county judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning October 14th, provided they assist in enforcing health protocols. The governor's Executive Order also increases the occupancy levels for all business establishments other than bars to 75%.
  • Report: October 7, 300 BL Sam Rayburn Dr., Reporting Officer – Cpl. Kolton Phillips. A call for service was received in reference to Unlawful Use of Criminal Instrument.
  • (L-R) Brad Nichols, City of Bonham Director of Human Relations; City of Bonham Employee of the Month T.J. Davis and Bonham City Councilmember Tony Rodriguez. Mr. Davis is the latest outstanding City of Bonham employee to be recognized for exemplary performance. Several citizens addressed city council regarding the need for a city tax freeze for residents 65 and older, while another group voiced concerns over the impact Juba - Pizza Bar is having on their neighborhood.
  • (L-R) Jesse Roach, co-founder and MyTelemedicine Chief Technology Officer; Rey Colon, co-founder and MyTelemedicine Chief Executive Officer; Alex Trican, co-founder and MyTelemedicine Chief Security Officer. MyTelemedicine, an innovative, feature-rich, virtual health & SaaS platform that provides the healthcare industry with cutting-edge technology and an extensive API suite, announced that it would be expanding its headquarters in McKinney. With a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation's (MEDC) Innovation Fund, the company plans to create 40 new, high-tech and executive jobs over the next three years, bringing their total number of employees to 63, with an average salary of $70,000.
  • The Fannin County Office of Emergency Management will sponsor training for CERT class 23 on October 15, 2020. Over 200 citizens of Fannin County have completed this training. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class beginning volunteers who sign up for this course can walk into their first training class ready to make new friends, have fun, and learn how to better take care of their community.

  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 12
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation setting Saturday, December 19, 2020 as the date for the special runoff election to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Pat Fallon.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to add rumble strips and profile striping to roadways in six Northeast Texas counties will begin Oct. 12. Profile striping defines the edges of traffic lanes on a roadway. Milled rumble strips are shallow divots in the pavement that alert drivers when a vehicle is drifting over the edge of a traffic lane.
  • 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 at Bonham City Hall
  • Hospitalization numbers in Texas increased for the sixth-consecutive day as the number of daily new cases climbed above 4,000 for the first time in 10 days, according to the latest daily data release by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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  • Fannin Central Appraisal District is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Property Tax Collections Specialist.
  • Registration is open for Bonham's tenth annual Great Days of Service. As with many activities in 2020, there will be adjustments made to this year's event due to the pandemic. There will not be a large group gathering and breakfast this year. Volunteers will just go directly to their work site at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10.
  • Powder Creek Pavilion has a doubleheader planned for this weekend, with Still Kickin playing Classic Rock on Friday and then on Saturday C7 Band plays all your favorite Classic Country dance favorites.
  • Thursday, October 8 marked the second-consecutive day Texas reported more than 3,700 new cases of the novel coronavirus and more than 100 deaths related to COVID-19. Hospitalization numbers across the state increased for the fifth-consecutive day. Texas hospitals currently have 3,556 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) are household products that are toxic, corrosive, flammable, reactive, or explosive, like oil-based paint, household cleaners, motor oil, batteries, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs… that require special care when storing and disposing.
  • ORDER YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL ASAP! The USPS considers up to 10 business days the standard to receive 1st Class mail. By that reasoning voters who intend to vote by absentee ballot (by mail) would need to submit an application to vote by mail no later than October 16th. The deadline to apply is October 24th which is far too late.
  • Hospitalization numbers increased for the fourth consecutive day, while Texas had 3,776 new cases and 119 newly reported fatalities related to the novel coronavirus in the latest daily data release by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
  • (L-R) Tere Curtis, Fannin County Family Crisis Center; Jerry Magness, Pct. 3 Commissioner; A.J. Self, Pct. 2 Commissioner, Carol Pillars, Fannin County Family Crisis Center Executive Director; Melody Michaud, Fannin County Family Crisis Center Board President; Karen Crutcher, Fannin County Family Crisis Center Volunteer Coordinator and Sexual Assault Advocate; Dean Lackey, Pct. 4 Commissioner. "In 2019, 185 intimate partner homicides occurred in 62 Texas counties," Ms. Pillar, Executive Director of Fannin County Family Crisis Center stated. "One hundred fifty-one women and 34 men were killed by their current or former partners."