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  • 2017 submission dates: February 4 – 26, 2017 - all proceeds benefit the Heard Nature Museum & Sanctuary in McKinney (photo by Allen Rich)
  • 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 in the Elizabeth May Room at First United Bank in Bonham
  • Water for Texas 2017 will bring together industry professionals, public figures, city representatives, students, and others with an interest in Texas water for in-depth discussions and learning opportunities to help shape a positive future for Texas water.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 24 at Bonham City Hall
  • This week I will talk about the legislative process, and specifically some of the deadlines that the legislature works under every session.
  • North and Central Texas had it all in 2016 when it came to storms. We saw record setting large hail in Wylie, catastrophic flooding in Palestine, and 18 tornadoes across the area. This past year was a typical year, with severe thunderstorms occurring throughout the year. Are you ready for whatever 2017 will throw at you?
  • With the new year comes new year resolutions. For those with a resolution to make a difference or give back, a local nonprofit may be a good fit for you. The Fannin County Children’s Center is seeking dedicated volunteers to be advocates for children in foster care. Currently, 12 children in foster care from Fannin County do not have a CASA volunteer advocate. Volunteer applications and personal interviews need to be completed before training begins on February 21.
  • The auction is at 999 Solon Road, Waxahachie, TX, 75165, exit 403 just off I-35E. Bidders can participate in person or online. Items are available for public inspection on Wednesday, January 25, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and also beginning at 7:00 a.m. on auction day. Several times each year retiring autos and equipment are offered for sale to the general public at this auction.
  • Get to know your elected representatives on a more personnel level and hear some of the exciting things they are working on this legislative session. Sign up today and help make Fannin County a better place to live and work!
  • The Austin College Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) has received a $20,000 grant from the Texoma Health Foundation and a $5,000 grant from the WB Munson Foundation to equip Austin College student interns working for area nonprofit organizations.
  • Marvin Gaye by Leo Ranson. The Creative Arts Center's Lecture Series gets off to its start this year with Leo Ransom speaking about his quilting style. Leo is known for his portraits made of fabric as many quilters know. He will discuss making a pattern by manipulating photographs and determining how many layers of fabric there will be.
  • In honor of the impending Fannin County Courthouse restoration, the Bonham Chamber of Commerce will be acknowledging Bonham history with our "Building on our Past" theme for the 2017 Bonham Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The Banquet is the time when we honor some of Bonham and Fannin County's most outstanding businesses and citizens from the previous year. artist's concept of a renovated courthouse towering over downtown Bonham
  • "These are exciting times in Fannin County," Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter remarked after announcing that county officials and representatives of U.S. Forest Service have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of 340 acres surrounding Lake Fannin to Fannin County.

  • At a regular meeting Tuesday morning, Fannin County Commissioners Court reaffirmed a decision to construct a new office building in Bonham on the northeast corner of Lipscomb Blvd. and East Sam Rayburn Drive, announced that the county and Forest Service had reached an agreement to transfer 340 acres surrounding Lake Fannin to Fannin County, and also cancelled the countywide burn ban.
  • The class is being offered by the Grayson Small Business Development Center at Grayson College and is scheduled for Jan. 24 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the main campus of Grayson College in Denison.
  • Three (3) City Council seats for the City of Tom Bean will be up for voter consideration during the general election in May.
  • Three Bonham City Council seats will be up for voter consideration during the general election in May. Individuals interested in learning more about running can pick up candidate packets from the city secretary at Bonham City Hall.
  • Volunteers leave Wednesday morning to work in Borger.
  • Report=> (January 1) A call for service was received in reference to a complaint of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Cpl. Richard Lundy responded to the call in the 400 Blk of Bicentennial Dr.
  • 1:30 p.m. January 18 at Darrell Hall Education Center
  • The photo is of Roy Chaffin (right), one of the World War I soldiers from Fannin County. The man on the left is unidentified.
  • The next meeting of the C.O.R.E. task force that is studying the impact of sand mining on the environment and Fannin County residents is slated for Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd addresses attendees of the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center.
  • On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Harmony House Concerts hosts Tim Grimm & Family Band, 4:00-6:00 p.m. What a joy to bring Tim back to our venue with his entire family accompanying him!

  • The second annual Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by the Bonham Police Department, Bethlehem Baptist Church - The House of Bread, The La Vergne Family, and the Texoma Regional Blood Center at the Bonham City Hall on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Denison Development Alliance, 311 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • Austin College students Lu Zhang '19 and Clarissa Caballero '19 helping the 30 automobiles, Sherman High School band, Sherman High School drill team, and community members to line up for the noon start time in downtown Sherman - marching to Austin College!
  • Join us on Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. for a presentation by Dr. Wayne Meyer: Journey to Peru. Enjoy a virtual trip to Peru as Dr. Meyer shares his 2016 birding travel experiences, including magnificent hummingbirds and more!
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Bonham City Hall