Local News
  • The first annual Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by the Bonham Police Department, Bethlehem Baptist Church - The House of Bread, The La Vergne Family, and the Texoma Regional Blood Center in the west parking lot of the Bonham Police Department on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants to help you prepare for the 2016 severe weather season. To help get you ready, the National Weather Service will be offering a free class at the SKYWARN severe weather program on Thursday, February 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program will be held at Grayson County College Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium in Denison and is held in partnership with Grayson County Emergency Management.
  • The Texoma Patriots is holding its second candidate forum and straw poll February 9. This week the forum is featuring the Grayson County Republican Primary Election candidates for the office of Sheriff and Constable, Precinct 2.
  • The Bonham Fire Department's new quint fire truck will officially be placed in-service Monday February 8, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. The Truck 1 will be "pushed" into the fire station keeping with a long time tradition within the fire service. The public is invited to attend.
  • Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) governing board President Keith Clegg, Gainesville City Council, and TCOG Executive Director Dr. Susan B. Thomas today released a letter sent by President Clegg to the TCOG governing board members and a memorandum sent by Executive Director Thomas to the TCOG staff.

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  • Denison City Attorney, Courtney Goodman-Morris, submitted her resignation Friday, February 5, 2016. Ms. Goodman-Morris has served as City Attorney since December 1, 2013.
  • Finding the right information, resource or person to meet the specific needs for someone in your family can be challenging and frustrating, Connect the Dots Expo wants to help you. Free admission.

  • More than 150 million federal income tax returns are expected to be filed this year, and people will have several extra days to file. Taxpayers have until Monday, April 18, to file their 2015 tax returns and pay any tax due because of the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., falling on Friday, April 15.
  • Come and learn ways you can maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering. Discover the most effective and earth-friendly way to care for your lawn at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center Auditorium (17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX 75252) on Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • The Bonham Public Library, Whitewright Public Library, and the Bonham Romance Readers' Book Club proudly announce the 8th Romance in Bonham to be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Bonham Public Library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. As in the past, each author will discuss her novels after which the audience will have time to talk to each author individually.
  • Since 1865 when the St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal church was established in Bonham's tank town, the number of black churches has grown. Many times they have combined their churches or moved them to be able to build larger structures. History for nineteen black churches has been recorded in the book that will be available at the Black History Celebration Friday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sam Rayburn Veterans Administration Auditorium in Bonham.
  • Stephen Murden presents Paula Galyon with the Volunteer of the Year Award at last year's Bonham Chamber Awards Banquet. photo by Allen Rich
  • A Grayson County grand jury today reviewed the investigation of the January 14, 2016 incident at Sherman High School involving the use of force by Sgt. Kevin Garbacik of the Sherman Police Department during an altercation between two students. The grand jury declined to file any criminal charges against Sgt. Garbacik related to the incident.
  • (L-R): Bonham Public Library Board Members Jenniffer Self (Rotarian), Kay Layton Sisk, Sue Smith, and Jamie Slack (Rotarian)
  • The National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants to help you prepare for the 2016 severe weather season. To help get you ready, the National Weather Service will be offering a free class at the SKYWARN severe weather program on Thursday, February 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The program will be held at Bonham High School Cafeteria in Bonham and is held in partnership with Fannin County Emergency Management. During the training session, Fannin County officials will receive the StormReady recognition from the National Weather Service.
  • Fair & Square Imports, a fair trade shop in downtown McKinney, is hosting a Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event, one weekend only February 4-7 that aims to change the way rugs are made and sold, featuring rugs that provide opportunity and security directly to adult artisans.
  • Renlita Custom Opening Solutions, located in the heart of Bonham, Texas, is pleased to announce an expansion of a new Sales & Service office opening February 1 in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Texoma Area Paratransit system will be held Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at TAPS Public Transit, 3400 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, Texas.
  • Seven out of possibly 22 suspects involved in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) theft ring were arrested in January 2016 on charges of organized criminal activity after allegedly stealing ATVs in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
  • Fannin County voters will see four local contested races on the ballot.
  • The Texoma Patriots invite the citizens of Grayson County to take part in the Candidate Forum and straw poll for the Grayson County Republican Primary Race for County Commissioners of Precincts 1 and 3 as well as the race for District Attorney.
  • Scald injuries are the most common burn injury among children under age four, which is why the McKinney Fire Department (MFD), in conjunction with Burn Awareness Week Jan.31 - Feb. 6, provides residents with information on injury prevention.
  • The deaths of two young women who were acquaintances and students at Plano East Senior High School are being investigated by the Murphy Police Department, in conjunction with other area law enforcement agencies, as suicides, says Murphy Police Chief Arthur Cotten.

  • The City of Denison has worked diligently the last several months to identify the next individual to lead the Fire Department. Former Fire Chief, Gordan Weger, retired in October 2015 leaving the post vacant. Assistant Fire Chief, Bill Ray, has been filling the chief position on an interim basis while the search for a permanent replacement takes place.
  • TAPS Public Transit has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to become the designated contractor in a Public-Private Partnership that will guide the public transportation agency through a reorganization. Bidders will have until February 15, 2016, to submit responses.