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  • Rev. Anthony Nolan, left, and Stephen Hudkins, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent, working in the garden. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has awarded a grant to Fannin County for full restoration of its historic courthouse, located in Bonham. The grant is part of the THC’s Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP) Round IX funding announced at the agency’s quarterly meeting in Austin.
  • In order to increase awareness and appreciation of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of Hagerman NWR is sponsoring a photography contest. Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each of four categories in 2 divisions. In addition, a cash prize will be awarded for First Place in each category and the single photo judged as Best of Show. photo by Allen Rich
  • Humans are masters of the ridiculous. Years ago KLM Royal Dutch Airlines made an offer the world could refuse. For $80 you could board one of their planes and go wherever it happened to be going and ride it back again without ever getting off. Their PR man was obviously overmedicated.
  • Featuring over 100 Summer Activities throughout Texoma Region.
  • 1911 – Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas." Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 7,970 feet above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 50 miles northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the "Lost City of the Incas" (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world until American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention in 1911.