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  • It is easy to see why wildflowers continue to grow more popular with each passing year and now the Fannin Soil & Water Conservation District is preparing to offer wildflower seeds for sale beginning Tuesday, September 2. photo by Allen Rich
  • Brisket cook-off and tasting, bouncy houses, vendors, and live music by Carlie Manhart-Glass and Brandon Bush will all be a part of a big event being planned by Kimbo’s Kids. All of the activities will take place on the grounds of the Bonham Civic Center (old Armory) on Saturday, Sept 13. Proceeds will benefit Kimbo’s Kids and the Fannin County Children’s Center. Teams interested in signing up for the brisket cook-off must sign up by August 31 in order to receive four team t-shirts.
  • McKinney will follow the direction of the city’s water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), in allowing landscape irrigation once weekly from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Watering is allowed on scheduled trash days.
  • Colby Crowe hangs on to his 'Weekend Warrior' machine, during the LSGTPA Bill Halter Memorial tractor pull. The Bill Halter Memorial Tractor Pull was presented by area sponsors, including Cattleman's Cafe, Brockman Farms, Blue Ridge Country Store, Bo Elders Hay, Chilson Natural Hoof Care, Fortner & Son Backhoe, and the great folks at Ag Power of McKinney. The Bill Halter Memorial Tractor Pull, is named in honor of Billy Jake Halter, a long time tractor puller who passed on in 2006, and now rests in the Blue Ridge Cemetery. photo by LSGTPA
  • The BEST/FEST group meets quarterly to hear updates from the committees and solicits questions from audience members throughout the county on what they would like to see done to encourage growth and ways the group can help achieve these goals. The next meeting is slated for 8 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Fannin County Multipurpose Complex.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing an estimated 1,836 people and causing over $108 billion in damage. Hurricane Katrina was the deadliest and most destructive Atlantic tropical cyclone of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It is the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Katrina is the seventh most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, part of the 2005 season that included three of the six most intense Atlantic hurricanes ever documented (along with #1 Wilma and #4 Rita). At least 1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane; total property damage was estimated at $108 billion (2005 USD), roughly four times the damage brought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.