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  • For 2016, Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce is moving the starting point of Autumn in Bonham to the downtown square and will be using the Fannin County Courthouse grounds as the rally point to start and end the event. The goal is to have the riders experience the downtown area when they arrive for the event and to hopefully stay around after they finish the ride. With the Festival of Flight on the same day as the bike rally, one of our goals is to have the entire family tag along with the bike riders. Currently, we are working with the downtown vendors to see about opening early on the 22nd so those family members not part of the bike rally will have places to go and explore during the morning. photos by Allen Rich
  • The 2016 Bonham Festival of Flight Airshow is October 22 at Jones Field in Bonham, Texas. Enjoy a cool autumn day of aviation excitement as the airshow performers thrill the crowd with precision aerobatic flying.
  • Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer.

  • Public - private partnership to build a 107-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott on US 380 in Decatur.
  • 1836 Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas. Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 July 26, 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history. After the war, Houston became a key figure in Texas and was elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas. He supported annexation by the United States and upon achieving it in 1845, he became a U.S. Senator and finally a governor of the State of Texas in 1859. The only American to be elected governor of two states (as opposed to territories or indirect selection), Houston was also the only governor within a future Confederate state to oppose secession (which led to the outbreak of the American Civil War) and to refuse an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention.
  • The success of the Creative Arts Center's recent Art on the Town prompted the return of Linda Dolby and JLGlass Studio. Linda guided participants in the October class who made three fused-glass pendants. Another Art on the Town event will be Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and glass is once again on the schedule. Participants will make Christmas ornaments of several unique types and are invited to bring their wine, snacks or anything else to eat and drink.