Local News
  • Sue Zanne Petersen will demonstrate rose pruning technique on the roses planted in the garden at Frontier Village. Mike Martin will bring his sharpening equipment to assist with sharpening pruning shears.
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    9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27 at Bonham City Hall
  • This position will provide clerical/administrative services to the Appraisal Department.
  • Following a collaborative effort by the Dallas Police Department and United States Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Donnie Arlondo Ferrell, 25, of Hutchins, Texas, is in federal custody on a federal criminal complaint for the February 19, 2018 murder of a United States Postal Service employee.
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan is the book being reviewed at Books & Bites at the Bonham Public Library Friday, February 23 at 1:00. Egan wrote the Pulitzer prize winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach, longlisted for a National Book Award, is set in New York during the Depression era and the Second World War. It is impeccably researched in its period details and well plotted.
  • Brian Hander is a 2008 graduate of Denison High School and a 2014 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy. He is an Eagle Scout from Troop 605 and an active member of Waples Memorial United Methodist Church. He, along with his wife, Erin, renovated an historic home north of downtown Denison and both work as pharmacists for the Choctaw Nation at the Durant Regional Medical Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is highlighting Americas Best Value Inn this week as one of our longtime business members. Having been in Bonham since 1992, the business currently employs five people in its service.
  • A coalition of local organizations announced the third annual Denton Mini Maker Faire which will happen on February 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center. This celebration of the Maker Movement is a family friendly showcase of the inventiveness, creativity and resourcefulness of the people of Denton. Students aged 18 and under will be admitted to the event for free. The "Call for Makers" is open on the Denton Maker Faire website until February 2, 2017.
  • Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana. The stores will become part of BGCs Super 1 Foods banner.
  • On Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Laurie McClain, singer-songwriter, will be performing right here in our living and dining room at Harmony House. Laurie will perform two 45-minute sets with a 30- minute intermission for guests to mingle.
  • Please note that the March 5 meeting will be held at the Family Life Center in Bonham.
  • (L-R) James W. Baker III, director of public policy for U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe and Gabe Parker, President of Lake Fannin Volunteers, address a meeting of the local volunteer non-profit group February 15.
  • Every member will receive a door prize just for coming!
  • The purpose of the public meeting is to present the proposed US 75 Ultimate Project and proposed improvements for the US 75/US 82 interchange. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.
  • McKinney Fire Department tonight rescued four people from cars swept away by flooding in Towne Lake Park. Swift water rescue crews used a boat to bring two people to safety. Two others were able to walk out. There were no injuries.
  • The Texas Water Resources Institute's Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. February 21 in Lewisville for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the Dallas area.
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Bonham City Hall (photo by Allen Rich)
  • The first day of early voting will be Tuesday, February 20.
  • The second installment is March 3, 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Avenue, McKinney. (Texas A&M AgriLife Illustration by Sarah Pyatt)
  • Austin College Adams Observatory opens its doors to the community for a Star Party on February 22, 2018 where visitors can explore the universe through the largest research grade telescope in North Texas. The come-and-go, free event begins at 8:15 p.m. and runs until 9:45 p.m. Advance registration is requested. Should weather conditions require a cancellation, the announcement will be posted on the Austin College website, and registrants will be notified by email on the day of the event.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to widen FM 1629 in Fannin County will begin in March.
  • The Volunteer Services Council (VSC) is sponsoring the 10th annual recycling fund-raiser benefiting Texoma Community Center. The event will be held on Saturday, March 24, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, at 315 West McLain Drive, Sherman. You do not have to be a Sherman or Grayson County resident to participate. No fees will be charged to recycle items. Items can be in any condition: damaged, obsolete, non-working or fully operational. Instead of putting them in the trash, donate the items. For more information: call 903-957-4865.
  • McKinney law enforcement agencies urge violators to pay now to avoid arrest
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 20 at Bonham City Hall
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 19 at Bonham City Hall

  • The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site invites you to celebrate Presidents' Day on February 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are located at 609 S. Lamar Avenue in Denison, Texas. The event is for children age 12 and younger with parents in attendance too!
  • Negotiations between Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter, Congressman John Ratcliffe's office and the Forest Service have resulted in the initial steps to re-open Lake Fannin.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work begins this week on another portion of the Northeast Texas Trail, in Red River County. The contractor will construct a shared-use recreation path along the route of an abandoned rail line. This 9.1-mile-long path will run from County Road 2113 at the Lamar-Red River County line eastward to FM 2120 in Bagwell, Texas.
  • I know that there has been a lot of confusion about garage sale signs and political signs. I want to thank the citizens of Bonham for their help in controlling garage sale, business signs, and political signs, at least on the corner of Russell and Center, and 9th and Center.
  • At a regular meeting Monday, February 12, 2018, Bonham City Council approved an order calling for an election to be held May 5, 2018 to elect council members for the at-large and mayoral positions. Two candidates have filed for the at-large council seat.