Local News
  • Join the City of McKinney and the McKinney Police & Fire Departments for the 2016 National Night Out Tuesday, August 2. Talk to your crime watch captain to find out about events in your neighborhood. If your neighborhood does not currently have a crime watch captain, call Officer Randy Haak at 972-547-2795 for more information about the program.
  • The American Red Cross of North Texas is making homes fire resistant through the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. At no cost to you, we would like to demonstrate some simple changes in the home that will help you protect your family against fire. In addition, the Red Cross will install a FREE smoke alarm(s) within your home.
  • Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke & Fannin Counties is offering families in our community a new bereavement opportunity. Family Camp at Camp Dragonfly is a day camp, led by professional clinicians and trained staff, for families with children of all ages who have suffered the loss of a loved one. All activities at Family Camp are designed to help families heal and live successfully after loss.
  • Many local and Grayson County residents have offered quilts to be displayed at the Bonham Visitor Center this year. Twenty-seven quilts were hung for display there yesterday.
  • Every quilt tells a story, but for most quilts that story has been lost. For one quilt that will be on display in Honey Grove during the upcoming Quilt Hop on July 29-30, much of the story is known.
  • 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 Creative Arts Center will be featuring quilts made by the very talented Leo Ransom. Leo designs and constructs his quilts to be portraits of famous people that have a special meaning to him. His use of different shades of material cut and pieced to achieve the effect that he is looking for makes the finished product very unique. When you walk into the exhibit you will immediately recognize the faces of these very famous people. photo by Allen Rich
  • Come check out Bonham's new event center. This is the perfect venue for a wedding reception, baby shower, retirement party and much more!
  • Brookshire Grocery Company stores will begin to place a greater emphasis on plastic grocery bag recycling starting August 1. Lower oil and gas prices have contributed to the decreased demand for post-consumer resin (which includes plastic bottles and jugs), so we are going to refocus our efforts on recycling plastic bags and stretch film.
  • City of Commerce staff will spray for mosquitoes in the area where there was a positive test and will continue for three days, beginning tonight, July 26, 2016. The spraying is more effective if it takes place during peak mosquito biting hours so City crews will begin around 7:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, July 23, 2016 just before 11:00 a.m., a robbery took place at Cheney's Check Cashing in Commerce. Shortly after posting the suspect's picture on the Commerce Web Page and Facebook, a citizen contacted a Commerce detective with photos and information on the suspect's identity.
  • The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has awarded a grant to Fannin County for full restoration of its historic courthouse, located in Bonham. The grant is part of the THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP) Round IX funding announced at the agency’s quarterly meeting in Austin.
  • Fannin County Extension and Fannin County Master Gardeners will be hosting a Rainwater Harvesting Seminar that will take place on August 4, 2016 with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the Seminar beginning at 6:00 p.m. concluding at 8:00. This program will take place at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 North Center Street in Bonham.
  • First Baptist Church is hosting a blood Drive on Saturday, July 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They would like to invite community members to come out and help replenish our local blood supply.


  • On Friday, July 22, 2016, Michael Garnet McGraw, 53, of Sherman pled guilty to one count of Injury To A Child and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. McGraw was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for a separate charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine. The sentences will be served concurrently.
  • A morning fire in Commerce sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a Garland woman.
  • (L-R) Penny Pearson, Donna Woodruff, Angel Titsworth holding a letter from Senator Bob Hall, Rebekah Holt
  • Join Daniel Jackson, Hagerman NWR Summer intern, on Sunday, July 24 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center for his talk "Oh-No, Not in My Backyard—Invasive Species."
  • Airport and FBO experience most profitable month since city took ownership in 2013
  • At the regular meeting last night, the McKinney City Council approved the naming of the new McKinney aquatics and fitness center: the Apex Centre.
  • More information will be released once negotiations are finalized on a project that would require an estimated capital investment of $10 million, including acquisition of the facility formerly occupied by Kwal Paint, and has the potential to create 200 jobs over a five-year period paying an annual wage of $30,000.
  • Fiscal Year 2017 budget workshops in Fannin County Commissioners Court opened Friday with promising news for taxpayers and county employees.
  • Sure to bring a wave of savings to D/FW
  • (L-R) Detective Terry Edington, Corporal Cory Brookshire and Lieutenant Terry Bee. If you missed this opportunity to donate blood, Texoma Regional Blood Center will be at First Baptist Church in Bonham Saturday, July 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • The McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced technology company Vazata has moved their corporate headquarters to Adriatica Village in McKinney. Vazata provides cloud infrastructure, managed hosting and colocation services. The move brings more than 30 jobs to the city.