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  • Report: January 15, 301 E. 5th St. (Bonham Police Dept.) Arresting Officer – Sgt. Benjamin Ray. A 41-year-old male was arrested for BPD Warrants.
  • What do antique dealers, miniature book collectors, folklore enthusiasts, Texas authors, football players, marching bands, and brides all have in common? This diverse group of people comprises just a portion of those selecting McKinney as their destination of choice.
  • The 2020 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials want you to be ready. To get ready, you are invited to this year's SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class. The National Weather Service will be offering this free class on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The program will be held at the Paris High School in Paris and is held in partnership with the Paris Police Department.
  • The Denison Genealogical Society will meet Wednesday, January 29 to announce the new officers for 2020. A guest from the Census office will tell us about the 2020 Census and use of censuses in genealogy research. Also, our group will have a discussion of organizing personal genealogical research.
  • (L-R) Dr. Dana Sisk, M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation Board of Trustees; Tyler Todd, PT, M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation Board of Trustees; Tony Rodriguez, Bonham City Councilmember; Sean Pate, Bonham City Manager; John Hayden, Bonham Public Library Director; and Dr. Jerry Hopson, M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation Board of Trustees. The M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation continues to make a significant impact on the community, most recently with contributions to benefit the splash pad being built at Powder Creek Park as well as Bonham Public Library.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 21 at Bonham City Hall


  • Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that work on the US 75 project in Grayson County is set to begin Jan. 20, with the contractor setting barricades at work sites on Jan. 13. The project will widen the four-lane roadway to six-lanes-divided from FM 1417 to State Highway 91. It will also create continuous frontage roads along the roadway, add U-turn lanes at major intersections, and reconfigure and improve the intersection at US 75 and US 82. The project will also reconstruct the bridge at South Travis Street and adjust the main traffic lanes of US 75 between Lamar and Washington Streets to remove them from the 100-year floodplain.
  • In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving day-use fees Jan. 20 at day-use areas in the Angelina, Sabine, Davy Crockett and Sam Houston National Forests, and the Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson Grasslands.

  • Chris Lawrence, WFAA News co-anchor, is Master of Ceremonies. The mission of the Appreciation Day Service is to honor Dr. King's legacy and continue the values he represented of love, equality and justice.
  • A Candidate Meet & Greet for the candidates in the Republican Primary for Pct. 3 Commissioner and Fannin County Sheriff will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Honey Grove City Hall.
  • "By coming to this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas' severe weather season," says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. "Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free sessions to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year."
  • The biggest happening for the month at Creative Arts Center is the upcoming Shrimp Peel on Friday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and Tommy and Sally Eskue will be serving up boiled shrimp, potatoes and corn. There will be a winery on hand for wine purchases. All tickets must be purchased in advance by Saturday, January 18. Reservations may be made with a credit card over the phone or purchased in person at the center, located at 200 W. 5th Street in Bonham, one block west of the square.
  • The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by Texoma Council of Governments is hereby notifying interested parties that effective January 28, 2020 applications will be accepted for the Fannin County Waiting List.
  • Created by Aha Process!, "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World" is a 16-week program of investigation that positions participants as the experts regarding their lives and problem-solvers in building resources for themselves and the community. "Getting Ahead" offers participants a weekly meal prepared by area churches and businesses, and free childcare provided through the Foster Grandparent program. The first "Getting Ahead" class in Fannin County was held in the fall of 2019, and produced eight graduates.
  • 336th District Judge Lauri Blake administers the oath of office to George Robinson, Dodd City ISD's first-ever Chief of Police. "He comes in here with community support and the support of our school board," stated Dodd City ISD Superintendent, Jon Hill.
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center will be calling out the winner of this fabulous playhouse on Valentine's Day, 2020. You have a chance to win this beach cottage for a child or children in your life. Tickets are currently on sale at 3 locations in Bonham.
  • New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Fannin Central Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and has information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons age 65 or older.
  • During a regular meeting Tuesday, January 14, 2019, Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the final plat for North Star Estates, Phase 3 in Trenton, which contains 14 lots.
  • The monthly Art on the Town Painting Party is coming up on January 16 at the Creative Arts Center. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., participants may BYOB and snacks if they wish and the CAC will provide an instructor and all art supplies needed to paint the project. A winter scene is the painting planned and local artist Chris Cravens will teach the class.
  • (L-R) Brad Nichols, City of Bonham Director of Human Relations; Amber Brown, December 2019 Employee of the Month; and Bill Chapman, Bonham City Councilmember. At a regular meeting of Bonham City Council held Monday evening, Amber Brown was named Employee of the Month for the City of Bonham and councilmembers ratified action by Bonham Economic Development Corporation to sell a 2.6 acre parcel located adjacent to and just to the west of Holiday Inn Express & Suites to a commercial developer.
  • Report: January 10, 100 BL McMahon St., Reporting Officer – Cpl. Billy Kennedy. A call for service was received in reference to Assault (Info).
  • 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.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that an open house is set for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. January 14 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street) in Sherman, Texas, to discuss details of the US 75 Project in Grayson County with the public and other interested stakeholders.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 13 at Bonham City Hall.
  • Visit McKinney is accepting applications from organizations wanting to develop new projects, activities, or events that promote the City of McKinney as a tourism destination. The promotional grant application deadline is Feb. 3.
  • 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 13
  • Whether you call it chili con queso or just queso, it is widely recognized as the most popular party treat in the Lone Star State. This is your chance to win up to $100 in the First Annual Queso Cook Off to Benefit The Sherman Museum set for January 11, 2020 at 903 Brewers, 1718 S Elm St., Sherman, TX 75090.
  • The new programs are designed to interest all ages from our oldest adults to our youngest babies. Pickleball will be offered to adults only and Mommy and Me will be offered to first-time moms with babies under the age of 5 months. Then there will also be programs for ages in between.
  • Kelle Kennemer, Public Safety/Police Chief for Austin College, and James Perry, the retiring police chief
  • Free, in-person assistance beginning the first week in February at locations in Van Alstyne, Sherman, Denison and Bonham.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14 at Bonham City Hall
  • Open Arms Homeless Shelter plans to open in January. The operation of the shelter will depend on volunteers from the community. The shelter will have paid staff members to assist volunteers. An orientation and informational meeting for anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church (219 West Denison Street, Bonham). The meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Rhonda Grubbs Cunningham is the new Chairman of the Hall-Voyer Foundation, which operates the Honey Grove Library and Learning Center.
  • Report: January 1, 1500 BL Island Bayou Rd., Reporting Officer – Sgt. Benjamin Ray. A call for service was received in reference to Motor Vehicle Theft (AUTO).
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7 at Bonham City Hall
  • The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to train for the upcoming filing season to provide free tax help. Working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs can be rewarding while serving a vital role in your local community. No previous experience is required.
  • Certified Medical Assistant or Experienced Clinic Nurse needed for busy Family Practice Medical Clinic.
  • The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will celebrate Sam Rayburn's 138th birthday on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • More volunteers are needed at the Fannin County Children's Center. The non-profit with a mission of promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children has several different roles that volunteers can fill.
  • 2019 City of Bonham Employee of the Year Dempsey Stewart (left) receives a plaque from Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd. Mr. Stewart will receive eight hours of paid time off and a $250 gift certificate.