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  • Neighbors Place Winery in historic downtown Bonham is recruiting vendors for a Sip-n-Shop on Saturday, April 6, 2024. As visitors flock to Bonham for the total solar eclipse on April 8, this will be an opportunity to market your products at a favorite gathering place in town. Neighbors Place Winery will also host an Eclipse Watch Party on Monday, April 8, with catered food and live music to celebrate this rare celestial phenomenon. The last time Fannin County experienced a total solar eclipse was 1878.
  • The County Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Fannin County has voted to consolidate several voting precincts on primary election day, March 5.
  • The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the Honorable Janet Gott, mayor of Denison, as the 2023 recipient of the Anice B. Read Award of Excellence in Community Heritage. The award acknowledges an individual or organization for exemplary work in community revitalization, preservation planning and protection, or heritage tourism that significantly advances the impact of historic preservation in Texas.
  • Michaels, the best place for all things creative, has officially opened its new location in Sherman following a successful Grand Opening this past weekend.  This new Michaels location will bring numerous full-time and part-time jobs to the Sherman community over the course of the year.
  • Kelly Eder, Owner and President of Epic Solar Control and Chris Eder, Chief Operating Officer of Epic Solar Control accepted 3M’s 2023 National Dealer of the Year, Single Market award for their company during 3M’s 2024 Building Window Film Dealer Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Willow Wild Cemetery is currently accepting bid proposals for the 2024 mowing and lawn maintenance contract. Contractors must be insured.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • The eastbound US 82 frontage road at US 75 will be closed to thru traffic overnight beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and will remain closed until 6 a.m. Feb. 27. The westbound US 82 frontage road at US 75 will close to thru traffic overnight beginning at 8 p.m. Feb. 29 and will remain closed until 6 a.m. March 1.
  • GRAB YOUR GREEN and be a part of this lively, family friendly event in historic Downtown Sherman. The parade is an outstanding way to promote a business, get the word out about your community organization or nonprofit, promote an event, laugh and have a good time with family and friends. You can be a kazoo band, a tricycle brigade, roller skating troop, decorated vehicle, dressed up dog walkers, equestrian group all decked out in shamrocks. If you can imagine it and its zany and family friendly and in the spirit of the day, you can add to hilarity of this event.
  • 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.
  • The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process from March 4 through April 1, 2024. The annual, routine change is necessary to maintain the regional system and year-round water quality.
  • The 2024 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office located in Fort Worth will be conducting a free Severe Weather Education class in Fannin County County on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services Bldg., 2505 N. Center St., Bonham, TX 75418.
  • The 19th annual Garden, Lawn and Home Expo is rapidly approaching and will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex located at 700 FM 87, Bonham, TX. This event focuses on horticultural topics and may include flower gardening, native plants, and EarthKind® practices. photo by Allen Rich
  • McKinney City Council passed a resolution during its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, directing City Manager Paul Grimes to request grant funding from the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) for the planning, design, and improvement of the east side of McKinney National Airport for future general aviation and/or commercial passenger service purposes.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court debated potential Change Order #001 for $42,234.00 from Crossland for abatement of concealed mastic at the Fannin County Justice Center. "Obviously, this is our first change order and it's disturbing," Judge Cunningham remarked, adding that the amount was double what he expected. Pct. 2 Commissioner A.J. Self asked the county judge to review the contract that called for all asbestos to be removed before the $1.5 million payment for the building came out of escrow.
  • It’s almost time to kick up your heels and dance a jig: The North Texas Irish Festival brings Celtic culture to Dallas’s Fair Park March 1-3, 2024. This family-friendly festival is a beloved annual event celebrating the best in music, dance, food and spirits, storytelling, art and more originating in the Emerald Isle and alive and well today in North Texas.
  • Austin College will host its annual Dr. Kenneth Street Law Symposium, focusing on the theme "Privacy in the Digital Era" Thursday, February 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The symposium opens with oral argument before the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals, which lawyers, students, and others interested in the law profession are welcome to attend. Following the court session will be a luncheon with keynote speaker, panel discussions, and a closing reception. Approval of CLE hours is pending.
  • February 16, 2024 was the final day for candidates to file for the at-large position on Bonham City Council and three candidates have tossed their hats into the ring. The incumbent, Michael Evans, will be challenged by Tony Rodriguez and Kevin Hayes.
  • As part of a continuing effort to improve service this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service today announced special Saturday hours at the Dallas and Fort Worth Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) located at 1100 Commerce St. in Dallas and 819 Taylor St. in Fort Worth from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24, with no appointments required.
  • Early voting for the March 5 primary elections began Tuesday, February 20, and runs through March 1. Major changes are on the horizon for Fannin County.
  • You are invited to join us at Harmony House on Sunday, March 10, 2024, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., to hear the tantalizing songs of Buddy Mondlock from Nashville, TN.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson announced Texas has 17,948,242 million registered voters ahead of the March 5 primaries. The last day to register in time for the primary election was February 5. Early voting for the primary elections begins Tuesday, February 20, and runs through March 1.
  • This is official notice that there will be a Public Hearing at 5:00 pm, Monday, February 19, 2024, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry, Sherman, Texas, for the following Ordinances.
  • The 2024 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office located in Fort Worth will be conducting a free Severe Weather Education class Tuesday, February 20, 2024, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Grayson County College Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX.
  • Here's a look at work planned in the district for the week starting Feb. 19, 2024.
  • I was honored and worked hard to represent Tom Bean and all the citizens from May 2008-November 2020. We accomplished much in our city during these 12 years and I feel that it is time once again to pull the city back to the way it was several years ago. Financial reports and transparency will only be two of the many things I will tackle if you decide to support me in May.
  • Join us at the Eisenhower Birthplace from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. for a celebration of presidential proportions. Test your presidential knowledge, see how everyone stacks up with our presidential height charts, design your own presidential campaign button, and more! This event is a come and go event that is free and open to the public with activities for all ages.
  • Arlington Animal Services captured a coyote this morning believed responsible for biting three children at Parkway Central Park in separate incidents. The coyote will be humanely euthanized and transported to Texas Health and Human Services in Austin for rabies testing.
  • During Tuesday's regular meeting of Fannin County Commissioners Court, Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham addressed the ever-present local rumor mill. "When questions are asked, I like to answer them," Judge Cunningham began. Cunningham said one rumor is that the county is offering $1.5 million to develop Hwy. 121 South. The actual situation is that the county may decide to contribute 1% of the total estimated cost to engineer and complete Hwy 121 From the Collin County line to its intersection with Hwy 56 in Bonham. "It's dangerous now," Cunningham remarked. "People will be dying this year on Hwy. 121."
  • Join the 501c3 Non-Profit Organization "Airplanes and Coffee" for a FREE day of fun at the Durant Regional Airport in Durant, Oklahoma on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This will be a chance to examine many beautiful aircraft, up close and personal, or even learn about becoming a pilot or mechanic. This could be the start of a fascinating and rewarding career or hobby.
  • The City of Arlington has partnered with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Wildlife Services to trap and remove one or more coyotes from Parkway Central Park after three children were bitten in separate incidents. Coyotes, which are typically afraid of people, can be found throughout Arlington. Sightings may be common, but aggressive encounters have been rare here, Code Compliance Director Brian Daugherty said. “If you do spot wildlife, we encourage you to report it on our website so it can be appropriately tracked and addressed with our Animal Services staff,” Daugherty said.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at the Denison Development Alliance, 311 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas 75020.
  • Bonham City Council approved an order calling for a general election to be held on May 4, 2024 to elect the councilmember at-large and mayor, and a special election to be held simultaneously on May 4, 2024 to elect a councilmember for an unexpired term to represent Ward 4.
  • Fannin Federal Credit Union is currently seeking a hard-working, dedicated Loan Assistant in training to join our innovative and passionate team...
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that road construction will begin Feb. 12 on US 75 from its intersection with US 82 to North Loy Lake Road in Denison, Texas. This project will widen the four-lane roadway to six lanes divided. It will also create continuous frontage roads and reconfigure and improve intersections along US 75. 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.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • Wesley House Assisted Living is excited to announce that all 24 new independent senior living cottages and clubhouse are now fully complete and available for move-in. The Wesley House Cottages are located on the same property as the Wesley House Assisted Living at 1200 W Russell Avenue. All 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom cottage rates include electricity, water, internet, trash service, lawn care and scheduled housekeeping. Move-ins have already begun and all but several of the new cottages have already been rented. Wesley House Assisted Living is also excited to announce that construction has begun on its new Alzheimer’s/Memory Care addition.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024
  • The Fannin County Children's Center is seeking volunteers for a variety of roles including serving as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in foster care, office volunteers to assist in different tasks relative to children we serve, and event volunteers to assist in outreach and fundraising activities. There will be an informational meeting via zoom on Monday, February 12 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.