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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Build the future: Enroll your middle schooler in TRF Camp Build Today! TRF Camp Build is a unique, free co-ed electrical mini-day camp tailored for current 6th-8th graders. Hosted at Modular Power Solutions, 3007 Fallon Dr, Sherman, TX 75090, the camp offers an immersive hands-on experience, providing participants with valuable skills that extend beyond the program's duration. Free day of construction, skills, and fun on May 18 in Sherman. Space is limited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services Bldg., 2505 N. Center St., Bonham, TX 75418.
  • 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.
  • Here's a look at work planned in the district for the week starting Feb. 12, 2024.
  • A statement released by Bonham ISD reports that Jherson Manuel, a teacher at I.W. Evans Intermediate School, was arrested Thursday, February 8, 2024, by the Bonham ISD Police Department on allegations of inappropriate social media communication with a high school student.
  • The annual Winter Field Day was was held January 27 & 28, 2024. Fannin County Amateur Radio Club operated from Lake Bonham Pavilion again this year.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today advised travelers that the opening of the new southbound lanes of FM 1417 from US 82 to State Highway 56 is tentatively slated for Feb. 9.
  • The local chapter of Fannin County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association recognized two outstanding members, Doris McCullough and Wileen Burns, for their community volunteer service.
  • Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham said negotiations continue regarding courthouse repairs and pending litigation. Cunningham explained that he has filed a 202 petition and asked to take discovery in an attempt to determine what was done, what wasn't done, and who is responsible. "A lot of thing weren't done that were represented to be done," stated Cunningham as he looks at $20,000 it will cost to adjust jury chairs and another $20,000 of work needed in the basement. "Contractors are saying the county signed off and I'm telling them to prove it," Cunningham told the court.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today advised travelers that the east- and westbound frontage roads of US 82 at its intersection with US 75 will temporarily close starting at 7:00 a.m. on Feb. 7. The closure is slated to remain in effect for approximately five weeks. During the closure, east- and westbound US 82 frontage roads between US 75 frontage roads will be reduced to one lane in both directions.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Ladonia City Hall
  • The Ninth Annual Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by the Bonham Police Department, the La Vergne Family, and the Texoma Regional Blood Center at the City of Bonham Council Chambers on February 7 and February 8, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties for the week starting Feb. 5, 2024.
  • February 6 - Broken Bow, Oklahoma - Choctaw Community Center - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Guest speakers: Jessica Arnold and John Skotnik, candidates for Office of Fannin County Criminal District Attorney.
  • This is official notice that there will be a Public Hearing at 5:00 pm, Monday, February 5, 2024, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry, Sherman, Texas, for the following Ordinances.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Fannin County Courthouse
  • Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson reminds Texans that the deadline to register or update your registration in time for the primary election is Monday, February 5.
  • Grayson County Office of Emergency Management is excited to announce that registration is open for the 2024 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. This 9-module training is scheduled to meet the second Tuesday of each month February - October 2024 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Participants will learn about Disaster Preparedness, CERT Organization, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Fire Safety & Utility Controls, Light Search & Rescue, Terrorism and CERT, and will complete the training by participating in a disaster drill.
  • Come join us for a ride on the Wildlife Explorer! Our new and beautiful tram is available for hour-and-a-half tours of Hagerman every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. weather permitting. Lots of stops for bird-watching and photography.