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  • Please join us Monday, May 27, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veteran's Hospital to recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day.
  • Just in time for one of the busiest boating weekends of the year, Texas Game Wardens and agency partners are celebrating National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24. The week-long campaign emphasizes the importance of safe boating practices and the use of boating safety equipment.
  • The Creative Arts Center in Bonham is excited to announce that Kidz Krew is coming back. Open auditions will be held on May 28 & 29 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the Kidz Krew production of The Magnificent Seven. This play was written by Lisa Avila, former director of Kidz Krew and the Creative Arts Center. Kelly Baxter will be the director. Actors and tech crew positions are open for kids ages 6 and up.
  • Choctaw Landing, the Choctaw Nation's newest 100-room luxury resort and casino, located in Hochatown, Oklahoma, held its grand opening on Thursday morning. The luxury resort opened its doors April 3 ahead of the official grand opening on May 23. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton presided over the ribbon cutting and celebration, which included around 300 attendees.
  • In a county with a proud farm and ranch tradition, Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. has managed to start a tradition of its own. For the second year in a row, Steaks on Main Ribeye Cook-off and concert was the highlight of the year in historic downtown Bonham. And, for the second-consecutive year, Fannin Agricultural Association donated proceeds from the event to every high school agricultural department in Fannin County.
  • 1607 Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in North America, is founded. The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the northeast bank of the James River, about 2.5 miles southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg. It was established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 4, 1607 O.S. (May 14, 1607 N.S.), and was considered permanent after a brief abandonment in 1610. It followed several failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, established in 1585 on Roanoke Island, later part of North Carolina. Jamestown served as the colonial capital from 1616 until 1699. Despite the dispatch of more settlers and supplies, more than 80 percent of the colonists died in 16091610, mostly from starvation and disease. In mid-1610, the survivors abandoned Jamestown, though they returned after meeting a resupply convoy in the James River. In August 1619, the first recorded slaves from Africa to British North America arrived in what is now Old Point Comfort near the Jamestown colony, on a British privateer ship flying a Dutch flag. The approximately 20 Africans from present-day Angola had been removed by the British crew from the Portuguese slave ship So Joo Bautista. They most likely worked in the tobacco fields as slaves under a system of race-based indentured servitude. One of their number included Angela, who was purchased by William Peirce. The modern conception of slavery in the British colonies was formalized in 1640 (the John Punch hearing) and was fully entrenched in the Colony of Virginia by 1660. The London Company's second settlement in Bermuda claims to be the site of the oldest town in the English New World, as St. George's, Bermuda, was officially established in 1612 as New London, whereas James Fort in Virginia was not converted into James Towne until 1619, and further did not survive to the present day. In 1676, Jamestown was deliberately burned during Bacon's Rebellion, though it was quickly rebuilt. In 1699, the colonial capital was moved to what is today Williamsburg, Virginia. In the 18th century, Jamestown ceased to exist as a settlement and remains today only as an archaeological site, Jamestown Rediscovery.