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  • To honor and remember our nation's military heroes, Audie Murphy Day will be Saturday, May 25. This annual event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum to celebrate Audie Leon Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, as well as military veterans and those currently serving our country.
  • Like a market on wheels, the North Texas Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Truck travels North Texas to deliver nutritious food, including fresh produce and refrigerated items, directly to communities with high need.
  • A homeless shelter in Fannin County is about to become a reality! Open Arms Shelter hopes to be open sometimes this summer or early fall. The building at 1205 Albert Broadfoot was purchased in September of 2018. We had a matching grant from IWSL to purchase the building. Thanks to generous donations from many people, we met the matching grant well ahead of our one-year deadline.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of May 20, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. 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. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
  • Picnic lunch begins at 12:00 noon followed by the business meeting. Activities are held at the Mulberry Cemetery.
  • West section of the dam embankment – looking east. The climb to 90-feet continues as construction crews are adding between 15,000 and 17,000 cubic yards of earth to the dam embankment on an average workday.
  • (L-R) Sherry Collins, Dr. Charla Harris, Lisa Lettie and (sitting) Margaret Alverson. Preston Trail Chapter Historic Preservation Committee Chair, Lisa Lettie and members were greatly honored to receive a 1st Place Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Society for their project of historical preservation at the Frontier Village. Three local libraries, Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro eliminated their genealogical departments and offered all data to Grayson County Frontier Village located at Denison, Texas as a new depository.
  • A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held 3:00 p.m. May 26, 2019 at Union Cemetery, approximately four miles north of Ravenna, Texas. Speakers for the afternoon will include Vera Ross, former resident of the community, Gregory Hall, local historian as well as representatives from state and federal offices. The Fannin County Historical Commission welcomes the public to share in and witness this exciting historical event. photo by Vicky Maclean
  • The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is to "develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our community for the state of Texas." Our goals are to improve public understanding of natural resource ecology and management by developing a pool of local knowledge about natural resource ecology that can be used to enhance land management and education efforts within local communities.
  • To date, 50 contractors from the surrounding area have been hired to work on the project.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Bonham City Hall
  • I want to issue a correction regarding details of courthouse restoration.
  • The City of McKinney's historic downtown has once again been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. This is the 15th time McKinney Main Street has been recognized nationally for their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. photo by Allen Rich
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to install directional chevron signs and curve signs on various roads in six Northeast Texas counties is set to begin the week of May 20.
  • The Honey Grove Library and Learning Center was honored as Honey Grove Business of the Year by the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce at its Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 11.
  • The City of Bonham's Employee of the Month for April 2019 is Yadira Solano; this most recent recognition of an exemplary public servant came Monday, May 13, 2019 at a regular meeting of Bonham City Council. (L-R) Bonham City Councilmember Bill Chapman; Yadira Solano, Employee of the Month for April 2019; and Brad Nichols, Director of Human Relations for the City of Bonham
  • Report: May 8, 300 BL SH 121 S., Reporting Officer-Ptl. Kyle Schatzel. A call for service was received in reference to Found Property.
  • Summer will be here before you know it. So, make plans now to be part of our Summer Reading Program because Reading is a Blast. The theme this year is Universe of Stories. Registration begins on May 28 and you can register at the Library. Pick up your reading log, a bookmark, and a gift just for registering.
  • Murray and Deidra Jackson - photo by Malinda Allison. Deidra Jackson was honored as Honey Grove 2018 Citizen of the Year by the Honey Grove Chamber of Commerce at its Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 11.
  • Once vehicles in violation of this Ordinance are identified, Bonham Officers will issue Citations to the owners of the vehicles and/or the property owner where the vehicle is located. Once an individual is issued a Citation, they will have ten (10) days to abate the vehicle or appear in Municipal Court for the violation. This effort is in response to the growing number of complaints the Bonham Police Department receives from property owners around the city who are concerned by the unsightliness of the vehicles and the hazards they present.
  • The Lamar County Genealogical Society May meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Our speaker will be Robin Cole-Jett, publisher of Red River Historian, History where the South meets the West. She works as the Site Interpreter for the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison and will soon finish her fifth book, Traveling History among Ghost Towns in the Red River Valley. Born in Paris, she now resides in Denton County.

  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of May 13, 2019.
  • During National Small Business Week, May 5-11, the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting data security. Individuals are not the only ones who need to protect their identities. Businesses and other organizations, especially trusts, estates and partnerships, can also be victims of identity theft. For example, criminals may file Forms 1120 (corporations), 1120S (S corporations) or Schedules K-1 in their names. Last year, 2,450 businesses reported that they were victims of tax-related identity theft, a 10-percent increase over 2017.
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore (far left) visits with contractors at the south entrance of the Fannin County Courthouse following a tour of the structure May 9, 2019. On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, contractors will spray on an application that will be peeled off Wednesday, removing the black waterproof mastic that covers much of the exterior of the courthouse.
  • The clouds are clearing out and the only thunder you will hear in Bonham on Saturday afternoon will be coming from Raminator, title holder for the World's Fastest Monster Truck in the Guinness Book of Records. Bonham Chrysler is hosting its annual Raminator Event at 1522 W. Sam Rayburn Dr. Bonham, TX 75418, with lots of family-friendly fun, including $1 Monster Truck rides until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019. Monster Truck fans will want to be on hand 3:00 p.m. Saturday when Raminator puts on an amazing show at the Car Crush.
  • With the many changes occurring in Honey Grove, it only made sense that the Chamber of Commerce would choose the theme of "New Chapters" for the 2019 Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 11. Tickets must be purchased by May 4, 2019. There will not be any tickets available after this date.
  • Join us at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum on a journey back in time on Saturday, May 11. From 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. you will be transported back to the 1890s for an evening of tasting food you may have never tried before and some old-fashioned fun!
  • The Red River Art Fest on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. includes an Art Walk to businesses in and around the Bonham Square. Even residents enjoy this chance to visit a business they might not otherwise walk into. Wineries are a central part of the festival as well and include local favorite Homestead Winery and Cooley Bay Winery of Van Alstyne, Seifert Cellars of Millersview and Blue Duck Winery of Albany. Each winery offers a wide selection of great wines.
  • Report: May 1, 1800 Agnew St., Reporting Officer-Ptl. Kyle Schatzel. A call for service was received in reference to Unauthorized Use Of Vehicle.
  • Fresh off election victories on May 4, 2019, Bonham City Councilmembers Bill Chapman (left) and H. Compton recite the oath of office May 8 during a special called meeting of Bonham City Council. City of Bonham Municipal Court Judge John Skotnik administered the oath of office. Newly elected councilmember Timothy La Vergne, II was unable to attend and will receive his oath of office at a later date.
  • Jason Weisz has a compelling vision for his family's land bordering Bois d'Arc Lake, a vision that includes fine dining in a restaurant that extends out over deep water, a gated residential section, a wedding venue, a dance hall, 60 cabins, camping spots, a dock and maybe even a Marriot Hotel. Monday, May 6, 2019, at a Bois d'Arc Lake Zoning Commission work session, Mr. Weisz presented his vision to lake zoning commissioners as part of his request to have the land zoned for commercial use.
  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 - canvass returns of May 4, 2019 election
  • The McKinney National Airport has completed construction on a new 40,000-square-foot hangar, by far the largest hangar at the airport, as part of a public-private partnership with Western LLC. The hangar will store up to four Gulfstream G-550 aircraft, have office spaces ready for tenant finish out and eight fully-enclosed garage spaces for car storage.
  • Results for Bonham, Bonham ISD, Dodd City, Dodd City ISD, Honey Grove, Ladonia, Fannindel ISD, Savoy, Trenton, Blue Ridge ISD
  • The Chief Appraiser for Fannin County, Mr. Mike Jones, will address the Fannin County Republican Women’s Club Monday, May 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend!
  • The McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to oppose the widening of Hwy. 380 at their recent board meeting. The Chamber's official position statement indicated the organization opposes the widening in place of US 380 and is urging officials from the Texas Department of Transportation to work closely with the City of McKinney to determine a bypass route that makes the most sense for our City and Regional future development.
  • I am grateful for the opportunity, and trust, you granted me to bring my many years of Bonham city service experience to a seat on the Council.