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  • This week's Summer Enrichment Program will feature the art of illusion. Marty Westerman performs magic and will perform levitation this time around. Join us Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bonham Armory.
  • Gary J. Fernandes, local author, businessman, rancher and raconteur, will be the special guest of the Democratic Women (and Men) of Fannin County at their meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth May Room of the First United Bank at 120 W. Sam Rayburn in Bonham.
  • 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Bonham City Hall
  • The Sherman Museum is excited to announce that it will be conducting its annual Dino Academy children’s workshop series June 26-28. The workshops are designed to complement the museum's annual Dino Days exhibition. This year’s curriculum program will focus on the connection between Dinosaurs and Meteorites.
  • Lita Huffman is one of six new graduates of Fannin County C.E.R.T. Presenting the graduation certificate is Fannin County Judge Randy Moore (right) and C.E.R.T. Coordinator Darrell Brewer.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of June 24, 2019.
  • One (1) position available for 20 hours per week. Job duties include library customer service, working with teens, technology skills, clerical and maintenance. Job requires heavy lifting, computer skills and ability to stand for long periods. Good communication skills required.
  • On July 4, 2019, the second annual RBFCU McKinney Star-Spangled Salsa Festival presented by Bernard’s Gourmet Foods will take place at Chestnut Square Heritage Village in McKinney, Texas. This spicy food festival and contest immediately follows the Red, White and BOOM hometown parade in historic downtown McKinney at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m.
  • Footsteps & Fingerprints is currently looking for smiling faces who have a passion for working with children. Must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma. Apply in person.
  • Outdoor Crew: Saturday, June 22 - Do you enjoy working outside, mowing, sprucing up hiking trails, trimming and removing brush and general cleanup? Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. (photo by Harry Gates)
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 at Bonham City Hall
  • Our Texomaland community and its people have had a wonderful connection to Southern Gospel Music. Come to the Sherman Museum for a Lunch &Learn presentation by Margaret Vaught Newman on Friday, June 21 at noon. We will relive a part of that rich heritage through song and story passed down by the many talented, faith-based singers and musicians of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
  • Report: June 12, 2100 BL N. Center St., Arresting Officer-Ptl. Kolton Phillips. A 44-year-old man from Bonham was arrested for Driving Without A License.
  • Fannin County Electric Cooperative (FCEC) has a planned electrical outage for converting voltage as part of the electric line upgrade project north and west of Leonard. This voltage conversion along with additional projects in the area will improve reliability and increase the capacity of our system. The dates of the conversion were originally June 19 and June 20 and are now moved back one day to June 20 and June 21. The conversion will be divided into different sections to shorten the outage times. Power to your location could be out more than once during this two day period. No outage will start before 8:30 a.m. each morning and the outages could last up to four or five hours. The voltage conversion area is shown on the map.
  • Crews will close both directions of Plano Parkway at US 75 between the northbound frontage road and Executive Drive from Saturday, June 22 at 4:00 a.m. to Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00 a.m. for roadway repairs and railroad work.
  • The City of Bonham will begin mosquito spraying Thursday, June 20 and continue Friday, June 21 beginning at 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
  • Sam Kieschnick, a Texas Park & Wildlife Urban Biologist, will be on site at Derrell Hall Education Center in Bonham on July 13 to teach attendees about the secret life of moths and how to use iNaturalist to help with identification.
  • The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Carrie L. Lovejoy Elementary School, located at 256 Country Club Rd. in Allen, Texas 75002. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Bonham City Hall
  • Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones.
  • 6:00p.m. Monday, June 17
  • Wait until you see Bonnie Wenk Park now! The new all-abilities playground, extended trails, multi-use fields, all in the same beautiful Bonnie Wenk setting. Join the McKinney Parks and Recreation Department, City Council members, city dignitaries and Parks and Recreation staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 15 and later, a party to celebrate.
  • A dedication ceremony to commemorate an Official Texas Historical Marker awarded to the Bank of Windom will be held Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the historic bank building in Windom. Chris Ebling, owner of the bank building, prepared a historical narrative of a bank deemed to be a significant contributor to the state's history.
  • Megan Robinson is the most recent example of an outstanding employee recognized by the City of Bonham. Megan is the Dispatch Supervisor for 911/Telecommunications for police/fire/EMS and has worked for the City of Bonham for 19 years. She was recognized as May 2019 Employee of the Month for the City of Bonham during a regular meeting of Bonham City Council June 10.
  • Report: June 5, 1400 BL N. Center St., Arresting Officer-Ptl. Kyle Schatzel. A 45-year-old female from Bonham was arrested for Driving Without A License.
  • The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site invites the public to the inaugural program of the "Ike Lecture Series" with a presentation by Dr. Felix Harcourt, "Eleanor and Eisenhower: Personal Politics" on Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. inside the historic site's Red Store. The presentation free and open to the public.
  • Construction on Bois d'Arc Lake in Fannin County has resulted in several road closures that will affect travel this summer.
  • On June 12, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present "Geopolitical Flashpoints with Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, and Dana Perino," part of the "Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management" series. Dana Perino of Fox News Channel will moderate the discussion between global political experts Ian Bremmer and Niall Ferguson, which will delve into the panelists' unique perspectives on today’s global hot spots, including China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be livestreamed at bushcenter.org and via Facebook Live.
  • 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • In the 131-year history of the Fannin County Courthouse, there have been few days more momentous than two events coming soon. The first event will begin 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 when a Fannin County Courthouse Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on the north side of the courthouse. The second noteworthy event, the announcement of the results of the restoration bids, has been pushed back to early July.
  • Of the nation's six fastest-growing cities, two are in Collin County, Texas.

  • Able Delilah churns out a high-energy set during Second Saturday in McKinney. Historic downtown McKinney's popular Second Saturday event in June featured local musicians, with bands and individual performers serenading crowds that gathered on street corners to listen to a variety of live music. photo by Allen Rich
  • 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • The ceremony's most prestigious award was given to local volunteer Julia Ringler. Each year the Betty Holland Volunteer of the Year Award honors an outstanding community volunteer who exemplifies the qualities of dedication, service and care to others that were represented in longtime Reba's Ranch House volunteer Betty Holland. Bice stated, "Julia is the photographer who is always in the background snapping photos at all of our events. She always gives so graciously of her time and talents with such a kind, compassionate servant heart."
  • Everyone is invited to a Fannin County Courthouse Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony slated for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 on the north side of the courthouse.
  • Cirrus Aircraft announced today a new facility at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, Texas that will provide a world-class customer experience for Cirrus aircraft owners in the Dallas Metroplex Area. Factory Service operations will be offered to customers beginning in August 2019, and in late 2020 the facility will expand to include a new, dedicated Cirrus Aircraft facility on site that offers flight training, maintenance and aircraft management. In addition to the growth of amenities and services offered to customers in the region, the Cirrus Services facility in McKinney will eventually bring an additional 30 jobs to the local community. Cirrus Aircraft is actively recruiting for a number of positions.
  • In honor and memory of your friends and loved ones buried at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery, please plan to attend Homecoming Sunday, June 9 at 10:45 a.m.
  • The 1st Annual Jerry Robison Tractor Pull is slated for Saturday, June 8 at the pulling track, located at 100 W. 1st Street and Main Street, three blocks south of the Bonham Square. Admission is free.
  • Smokey Bear comes to Bonham State Park to celebrate his 75th birthday. Will you join us?