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  • At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, McKinney Fire Department (MFD) personnel responded to reports of a structure fire at 1016 Scenic Hills Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters found the second floor of the two-story home fully involved in fire. In addition, fire had spread to an adjacent residence at 1020 Scenic Hills. photo courtesy of First Response Photography
  • Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Children will enjoy live entertainment on the main stage, a classic car show, train rides, 25-foot rock wall, face painting, giant slide, bounce house and an obstacle course. For adults, there will be arts, antiques, crafts, gifts, and local food and wine vendors.
  • Whether you ride for fun, for the challenge, or just for the passion of pedaling, when you sign up for the Farmersville Trick It Up Bike Ride we’ve got you covered.

  • Bonham Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of "Superior Achievement" under Texas' Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. The Superior Achievement rating is the state's highest, demonstrating the quality of Bonham ISD's financial management and reporting system.

  • Family water park operator opens year-round adventure par and event center with meeting facilities with full-service catering, birthday rooms, family arcade and ice cream shop.
  • 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. 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 after annexation in 1845, he became a U.S. Senator and finally a governor of the Texas in 1859, whereby Houston became the only person to have become the governor of two different U.S. states through direct, popular election, as well as the only state governor to have been a foreign head of state. As governor, he refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy when Texas seceded from the Union in 1861 with the outbreak of the American Civil War, and was removed from office. To avoid bloodshed, he refused an offer of a Union army to put down the Confederate rebellion. Instead, he retired to Huntsville, Texas, where he died before the end of the Civil War.