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  • Owls - They're a Hoot - will be the topic for October 4, for Youth FIRST, at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. This free nature activities program is for ages 4 - 12, with parallel programs for 4 - 7 and 8 - 12.
  • On October 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., visitors from across North Texas will experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail.
  • Western shoot-outs, arts & Ccrafts and food vendors, games, auction, pet parade, lawn and garden tractor pull, dance and an old fashion parade around the historic Farmersville Square.
  • Calling all members of Fannin County! Can you smell the corny dogs and funnel cakes? Can you see the joy in children's faces when they see the midway lights? Can you hear the bucking broncos? It is almost time for the Fannin County Fair. Fair festivities will kick off on Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. in Bonham’s historic town square with the Fair Parade.
  • Fall is in the air and it's now time for the great outdoor festivals including the 27th Annual Denison Main Street Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Organizers promise those attending will be in for an action packed day of food, fun, entertainment, and great shopping in a family oriented venue perfect for all ages.
  • Commerce Union Depot, circa 1910 - Commerce Public Library Collection. This is a free, public event to share, document, preserve, and celebrate the legacy and experiences of the employees and families connected to the railroads throughout the Ark-La-Tex-oma region.
  • Motorists who travel on FM 902 in Grayson County should be on the alert for construction along part of this roadway beginning Oct. 3. That is the date for contractor R.K. Hall LLC to begin improving this farm to market road from the Cooke County line to US Hwy. 377.
  • DL Lennon Inc. was awarded a contract for more than $3.7 million to apply seal coating and repair the shoulders on State Highway 5 from the Collin County line to US Highway 75 in Grayson County.
  • Officials at Red River Regional Hospital (RRRH) in Bonham have received a report from Medicare that documents concerns from recent surveys. "We are meeting with our team now and have implemented changes to our practices and procedures to correct any issues they may have," stated David Conejo, hospital CEO. "Our goal is to meet face-to-face with Medicare representatives to express our commitment to be in full compliance with their standards."
  • Randolph Volunteer Fire Department's annual Barbecue and Auction fundraiser Sept. 27
    Randolph Volunteer Fire Department's annual Barbecue and Auction fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014. The barbecue will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Auction begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Volunteer Fire Department station.

  • Richardson church to host a free, all-day workshop for the unemployed and under-employed.
  • Downtown McKinney is ready to tap the keg for the annual Oktoberfest event, now expanded to three days of authentic German fun. Enjoy ice cold Franconia brew, authentic German fare like brats and pretzels, and live music on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4 – 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. The festival boasts attractions for all ages set in one of the largest historic downtowns in the state. Admission and parking is free. photo by Allen Rich
  • (L-R): Rotarians Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd, Alan Schmidt, and Bonham City Manager Bill Shipp
  • On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, a Grayson County jury convicted Timothy James Fryar, 38, of Denison, of one felony count of Assault Family Violence with a Previous Conviction. Following a two-day jury trial in the 15th District Court, jurors deliberated less than 30 minutes before finding Fryar guilty. Fryar chose to have his punishment set by the judge instead of a jury and was sentenced to 8 years in prison by District Judge Jim Fallon.
  • Arrest - September 17, 400 Block Chestnut St. Arresting Officer Cpl. Richard Lundy. A 25-year-old Bonham resident was arrested for a probation violation warrant.
  • On Thursday, September 25 join your neighbors at the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library in Honey Grove to learn about how you can prepare for the coming winter weather. The workshop is from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., and topics to be discussed include preparing for winter weather in the home, preparing for winter weather for livestock and pets, and assessing tree damage after an ice storm.
  • Norsemen are gathering to invade McKinney September 26-28 during Oktoberfest. Their first stop will be at the Collin County Historical Society & Museum for their marching orders. The museum, located at 300 E. Virginia St., will serve as the strategic command center and exhibit site. We urge you to visit the museum and test your powers of deduction. How do ancient Vikings, Runes, Volcanoes, Iceland, 19th century German and Scandinavian settlements in Texas, and Jules Verne intersect? It is a mystery.
  • Commerce residents, 19-year-old Kavrin Rapheal Massey and 18-year-old Tyran Darnelle Wilson have both been charged with one Felony 1 count of Aggravated Robbery and one Felony 1 count of Aggravated Kidnapping.
  • The BEST/FEST group meets quarterly to hear updates from the committees and solicits questions from audience members throughout the county on what they would like to see done to encourage growth and ways the group can help achieve these goals. The next meeting is slated for 8 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Fannin County Multipurpose Complex.
  • FM 1417 in Grayson County is at the top of the list for upcoming roadway safety improvements in northeast Texas, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials here.
  • The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit is a traveling extension of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument that was dedicated at the Capitol in Austin last March. The travelling exhibit brings a replica set of the "Texas Hero Tags" and a scale model of the monument to local communities across the state. The exhibit will be at the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library from October 11 through November 15. Admission is free.
  • Grayson College’s new course offerings for its Texoma’s Educationally Active Mature Seniors (TEAMS) program begin this fall. Designed for senior adults age 60+, the non-credit courses cover topics in art, culinary arts, current events, history, lifestyle issues, literature, social sciences, and local entertainment and tours.
  • Autumn & Arts Fest is slated for September 20. This free, family-friendly festival will be held 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Sherman Municipal Lawn and Ballroom.
  • The addition of a car show to Rally ‘Round Greenville means the Convention and Visitors Bureau is revving up for the largest festival in Greenville! The festival zone, reconfigured to surround the Hunt County Courthouse, makes it the perfect backdrop for car aficionados to have a great time. Surrounding the courthouse lawn, Saturday and Sunday the festival will fill with classics, hot rods, moderns, restoration projects, imports, auto vendors and more. photo by Allen Rich
  • In the early morning hours of Friday, September 19, 2014, the Commerce Police Department received a report from a Commerce resident that said he was robbed. The victim said that while he was walking in the 2400 block of Campbell Street, he was approached by two unidentified black men. One of the men displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.
  • On Friday and Saturday, September 19 & 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., there will be treasures galore on sale. We will take gently used items from the public to sell right up until the days of the sale. Hours at the center are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday - Friday.
  • Sam Rayburn works in the garden at his home in Bonham, circa 1955.