Lifestyles
  • Partner, how long has it been since you heard a good story? Well, that's too long. Don't worry, the Red River Storytelling Outfit is back on the range with their saddlebags full of stories. Right now, we're looking for a posse of good storytellers and story listeners to join the Outfit. We will be holding "Meet 'n Greets" in the area to finalize the re-organization of our storytelling group. Come by the Creative Arts Center in Bonham at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 to learn more about how you can join the Outfit and roundup some great stories. Everyone is welcome. The event is free, but donations to the Creative Arts Center are appreciated.
  • Constantine Masonic Lodge #13 in Bonham recently awarded Brother J.R. Stephens with the Golden Trowel Award.
  • August 18 & 19, 2018 - Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Dallas with an outstanding mixture of vendors, breeders, and educators. This family-oriented, fun-filled event offers guests the opportunity to learn about animals not normally seen in local pet stores. Breeder-vendors are always willing to teach; and, throughout the event, there will be seminars on animal-related topics by experts in the field of herpetology.
  • Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will be able to let their imagination run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail. From September 1, 2018 through February 18, 2019, during the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit, ten moving and roaring dinosaurs provide visitors with a captivating experience. This exhibit will also offer interesting facts about both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. photo by Kathy Carter
  • Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner - including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted.
  • The Willow Wild Cemetery Association launched its annual "Pay the Mower" fundraising campaign this week with a goal to raise $15,000 by Labor Day. Keeping the cemetery freshly mowed during the spring and summer months is the largest single item on Willow Wild’s annual budget.
  • The Creative Arts Center is issuing its call for art for the upcoming Art Show & Contest - an annual event. This year, prize money is back with those who capture first place winning $75 and second place receiving $25. The Best of Show winner will receive $100 and an Artist Membership to the Creative Arts Center. There will also be a Youth Art Contest as in past years with prizes to first place and ribbons to third.
  • The Texoma Genealogy Group begins its fall session on September 12 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Sherman Parks and Recreation, 1002 N. Music St, Sherman, Texas.
  • Hosted by Joan Kelton & The Country Hoe-Downers with special guests Jimmy Rhodes, By Faith Alone, and Gary Moreland.
  • 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall - Fish plate with all the trimmings
  • A fundraiser to help this Anna Middle School 7th-grader pay medical bills will be held at VFW Lone Star Post 2150, 1710 N. Church St. McKinney, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 19, 2018 with performers Kevin Deal; RD Foster; Greg Guymon & Tanner Duncan; Casey Hollowell; The Red River Surfers; Mike Sanchez, Russell Cunningham, Israel De La Rosa, Hailey Sandoz, and Johnny “Spoonmaster” Savoy.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting "Do Well Be Well with Diabetes," an educational program series for people with Type 2 Diabetes and caregivers. Classes are FREE! Classes will be held at the Derrell Hall Education Center at 2505 N. Center Street. To be a part of Do Well Be Well with Diabetes classes, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (903) 583-7453 or email bethany.arie@ag.tamu.edu to reserve your spot in class!
  • Serving Chicken Quesadillas off the grill on a daily basis, and serving a Chicken Club Sandwich off the grill starting this next week. Open to the public!

  • All North Texas police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMT and medical personnel get free admission all week (thru 8/11/18) at any of the five Hawaiian Falls waterparks.