Lifestyles
  • "It's not easy when you see all of these businesses struggling to stay open and the livelihoods of so many threatened," said Lisa Hermes, the president and CEO of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. "On the flip side, it's very moving to have so many businesses and individuals step up and help out the community. That's what makes McKinney such a great place to live and do business." That's where TUPPS Brewery, based in McKinney, comes in. They've created a 12-pack of beer with two of their most popular brews inside – National Standard and Juice Pack – to raise money to benefit local restaurants who need support.
  • "There will be several changes from our traditional event. We hope these changes will increase the safety of those attending," said Sharline Freeman, Executive Director for the Children's Museum. "We will have two sessions with each session limited to 50 tickets or couples. The first session will be from 5:00 to 6:30; the second session will be from 7:00 to 8:30. Tickets will not be sold at the door, but may be purchased on our website." The Children's Museum will follow the state guidelines for wearing masks which is masks for those ten and over.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday! We are happy to announce that the salad bar is open again for your convenience. Please make sure and use the provided sanitizer and gloves when using the salad bar.
  • Like Crohn's disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or Hodgkin disease, Alzheimer's disease bears the name of the man who first documented it – Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist born in Bavaria in 1864.
  • A man in California was hoping to find a photo of his mother's brother Freddie, who had died at age 17 in Tulip, Texas, in Fannin County near Red River. No photo of Freddie was known to exist. And amazingly, a Tulip School photo from 1934, which had been published in a local history book and was made part of the online Photo Database of the Fannin County Museum of History, was found. Freddie is the next to last young boy in the front row. Virginia is the 7th person in the second row.
  • Grayson College Adult Education and Literacy welcomes high school equivalency seekers and English language learners to register without an appointment for free, virtual classes on Friday, January 22 or Saturday, January 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Those interested in completing high school or advancing their English language skills can simply walk into the Advanced Technology building on Grayson College's main campus in Denison to enroll. Registration can be completed in most languages with Spanish-speaking staff immediately available to assist registrants.
  • The Sixth Annual Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by Bonham Police Department, the La Vergne family, and Texoma Regional Blood Center at the Bonham City Hall on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline January 24
  • The pandemic might have silenced the music scene, shuttered the live circuit, and kept artists from their fans. But with Heart Of Fire, Kilgore native Ally Venable is coming off the ropes swinging. Defying dark times and rolling up the amps, this fourth release from the acclaimed singer-songwriter is a record to rattle your speakers and signpost better times ahead. "My vision was to spread a positive message of love," says Venable. "The world needs that right now."
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who declares her major as education and is enrolled as a junior or beyond in college. An applicant must be a graduate of a Fannin County high school or be a Fannin County resident.
  • Younger adults living alone were more likely than older adults living alone to report symptoms of both anxiety and depression in recent weeks, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.
  • The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and who has a proven track record as an active community advocate for the visual arts.
  • Drive thru and stay safe. Feeding Fannin volunteers will load your cars.
  • Getting Ahead investigators join our trained facilitators for a 16-week, "kitchen-table style" workshop. Application deadline is January 25.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday! We are happy to announce that starting at lunch Monday, the salad bar will be open again for your convenience. Please make sure and use the provided sanitizer and gloves when using the salad bar.
  • When facing difficult times, having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement helps you feel socially connected and gives you a sense of belonging and purpose.
  • Do you or does someone you know have type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease; it never goes away. To get the facts you need, join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Fannin County for virtual “Do Well Be Well with Diabetes,” an online educational program series for people with Type 2 Diabetes and caregivers. Classes are FREE and set for Wednesdays in February.
  • Visitors from across Texas laced up their shoes and packed on plenty of layers to usher in 2021 with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. In total, 2,668 people hiked and biked a total of 8,173 miles statewide.

  • Working with Dallas-based Instagram influencer Dani Austin, Park Place Dealerships provided a North Texas family with a new Volvo XC 40.
  • For the last several years it has been the dream of the Arledge Ridge Cemetery Association to build a pavilion at the cemetery for graveside services and Homecoming Memorial.
  • The public is invited to join virtually for the 4th Annual Collin County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Appreciation Day Service on Monday, January 18, 2021, the official Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. This year's theme is "The 1963 Birmingham Campaign". Dr. Cheryl Jackson, Founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry, is the emcee this year.
  • The Honey Grove Library is one of 200 libraries in the country, and one of 9 libraries in Texas, to receive a grant from the ALA Program Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries.
  • Paris, Texas singer-songwriter and Mailboat Records (Jimmy Buffett's label) recording artist Cas Haley has embarked on quite a journey in 2020. He recently released the second single "Blue Jeans" off his upcoming album All The Right People slated for early 2021. The single is co-written with his wife Cassy and was produced by legendary record producer Rob Fraboni (The Band, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton).
  • The emotional connection or calming feeling that accompanies a walk in a park or forest is the result of psychological needs being met, according to a recent study from researchers at Texas A&M University, the University of Georgia and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
  • Over 400 free Christmas meals were distributed across Fannin County on Christmas Day courtesy of Bonham Texas Star 4-H Club and with the generous support of local businesses, churches, and volunteers. This community service project started 22 years ago with the idea and energy of one young 4-H girl and has continued and grown since.
  • Open to the public Monday - Friday.
  • The effects of COVID on the human body will be studied for years – and the Alzheimer’s Association has published research from Gabriel de Erausquin, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on the long-term effects of viral infections on the brain.
  • The Inspector General for Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is again warning the public about widespread Social Security-related telephone scams. These scams may use sophisticated tactics to deceive them into providing sensitive information or money.
  • Bert Garcia will lead a talk about Eastern Bluebirds on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The topic will cover bluebirds in general as well as the Friends of Hagerman bluebird program which monitors some 50 plus bluebird boxes during the bluebird nesting season beginning in late January and lasting through mid-August every year. photo by Laurie Blankenship-Lawler