School News
  • Austin College will host a 'Roos Who Write Conference on campus Wednesday, October 29 through Saturday, November 1. Alumni who work in the world of words and composition - producing news programs to novels, music to blogs to grants - will share their thoughts and experiences in several sessions.
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University will celebrate Native November with a variety of events beginning on the first day of the month and concluding on Nov. 19. The celebration is sponsored by Southeastern’s Native American Center for Student Success.
  • Participating in Wednesday's ceremony were, front row, left to right, Kayla Stiltner, Adeline Patterson, April Clinton, Sierra Janway, Shayla McDonnell, and Chance Eubanks. Back row, Southeastern president Sean Burrage, vice president for academic affairs Doug McMillan, Student Government Association president Ben Wright, Bobby Long, Jessica Baker, Mitchell Emberson, Alexandra Ray, and associate dean of academic services Tim Boatmun.
  • Bonham ISD is pleased to announce that the Bailey Inglish campus, comprised of the Fannin County Head Start and Bonham ISD Pre-K, has been selected to receive an Apple grant as part of the ConnectED program. Apple awarded the grant to the Bailey Inglish campus and 113 other schools across 29 states which represent incredible diversity in geography, size, and demographics.
  • "Animals -- Masters of Disguise" will be the topic for Saturday, November 1, for Youth FIRST, at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Spots, stripes, and protective coloration are all disguises that help animals survive. Youngsters ages 4 – 12 will learn some of the many ways in which animals camouflage themselves, with parallel programs for 4 -7 and 8 – 12. The activities begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. and are free of charge.
  • Bonham Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of "Superior Achievement" under Texas' Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. The Superior Achievement rating is the state's highest, demonstrating the quality of Bonham ISD's financial management and reporting system.
  • The Texas A&M University-Commerce Career Development department, in collaboration with undergraduate academic programs, are offering the Explore Your Major Fair on November 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Rayburn Student Center (RSC).
  • The Gunter ISD Foundation Trust (GIFT) has created the Jack Elliott Memorial Scholarship after receiving a nearly $30,000 memorial gift. Shown here, left to right, are Shari Meyerdirk, GIFT co-administrator; Dr. Jill Siler, Gunter ISD superintendent; Liz Grant and Debbie Widdig, nieces of Charlynne Elliott; and Cynthia Bruner, GIFT president. Not pictured is Sharon Bon, GIFT co-administrator.
  • Morning Star Academy has started Children Tae Kwon Do classes at their Gymnasium. Classes are held every Tuesday for children 5-8 years old from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and for 9-16 years old from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Classes are taught by Maxwell's of Sherman certified Black Belt Instructors. Maxwell's has been voted Texoma's "Best Martial School" the last four years. Your child's first class is FREE.
  • Tuesday, October 28, the Lady Warriors will take on Melissa in their final district game. The JV will play first starting at 5:00 p.m. and the varsity will follow the JV game. The Lady Cardinals varsity enter the game with a perfect 9-0 record and Bonham enters the match with an 8-1 record in district. The Lady Warriors can grab a share of the district championship with a victory.
  • Donald Britton and Mackenzie Haskins were selected as the 2014 McKinney North High School Homecoming King and Queen. photo by Rog Pachuta of www.BuzzzPhotos.com
  • Honey Grove FFA members Alex Gibbons, Avery Caffee and Gervie Stone competed at Texas A&M University at Commerce Invitational LDE Contest, Thursday, October 23. Leadership Development Events focus on creating situations for members to demonstrate their abilities in public speaking, decision making, communication and their knowledge of agriculture and the FFA organization.
  • Back Row: Tessa Terry 4th, Mia Riley 5th, Michael Willoughby 6th. Middle Row: Katelin Pugh 3rd, Marlei Isom 2nd, Callie Williams 1st, Riley Walker 1st. Front Row: Kenzie Nodier Pre-K, Alison Pope Kinder
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is celebrating 125 years of tradition at this year's homecoming on November 1. University faculty, staff and students as well as alumni and community members are invited to homecoming events beginning on Friday, October 31.
  • As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education -- including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff -- plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships.
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University recruiter Hope Zachary visits with a prospective student Thursday at the Texoma Area-Wide College Fair. Some 600 high school students attended the event, which was hosted by Southeastern and included representatives from colleges in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas.
  • Sports fans in Bonham were treated to a fantastic fiesta dinner between athletic contests Friday, October 17, courtesy of the Bonham High School Spanish National Honor Society.