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  • You root for your hometown teams, but are you as quick to support your local businesses? Small businesses employ approximately 65% of U.S. workers and therefore make a dramatic impact on local economies. Proprietors often live nearby, shop nearby, pay taxes locally and participate in local community affairs.
  • Just for the holiday season, children can have photos taken in the Fannin County Museum of History's 1918 Fire Engine with our large Teddy Bear. photo by Malinda Allison
  • I would like to announce my candidacy for Fannin County Clerk. I have lived in Fannin County all but the first 8 months of my life, so I would say that I am an "lifetime" resident. I have been married to Jimmy Herpeche for almost 29 years. We have 2 daughters (Kamey Sprouse and Lexi Herpeche), a son (Blake Herpeche), a daughter-in-law (Bekka), and as son-in-law (Jordan Sprouse). I was raised in Telephone, graduated from Sam Rayburn High School, and have lived in Dodd City since 1995.
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agents and specialists pass out samples from a cooking demonstration of recipes from the agency's new Essentials cookbook and Healthy Texas initiative at the State Fair of Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo)
  • The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the McKinney Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
  • 1963 In the first live, televised murder, Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is murdered two days after the assassination, by Jack Ruby, a nightclub operator, in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. Oswald was being led by two detectives to an armored car to take him to the nearby county jail. Jack Leon Ruby (born Jacob Leon Rubenstein; March 25, 1911 January 3, 1967) was the Dallas, Texas nightclub owner who fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963, while Oswald was in police custody after being charged with assassinating U.S. President John F. Kennedy and murder of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit two days earlier. A Dallas jury found him guilty of murdering Oswald, and he was sentenced to death. Ruby's conviction was later appealed, and he was granted a new trial. However, on January 3, 1967, as the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill in his prison cell and died of a pulmonary embolism from lung cancer.