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  • The four Family Medicine residents who are joining TMC and receiving their white coats are Barrett (Wes) Compton, D.O., a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth, TX; Jason Eversole, D.O., a graduate of William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hattiesburg, MS; John Kenworthy, D.O., a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA; and Brighton Miller, D.O., a graduate of University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth, TX. photo by Allen Rich
  • Northern pike of this size are common along the Cree River drainage. Pat Babcock, owner of Cree River Lodge and Luke pose with this fine specimen.
  • The Farmers & Fleas Market will be held in downtown Farmersville at the historic Onion Shed on Saturday, July 4. Sales hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The market features produce, crafts, food, jewelry, antiques, and more. On the same day will be the Sparks of Freedom Fireworks, held at Southlake Park.
  • Recent flooding below Lake Texoma has resulted in increased angling activity in the Denison Dam tailrace and a heightened threat that invasive species such as silver or bighead carp could be introduced into the lake. Right now fish are stacked up in the tailrace and baitfish are plentiful and easy to catch with cast nets. Some of those fish may be invasive species such as silver carp or bighead carp.
  • 1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. Hong Kong (香港; "Fragrant Harbour"), officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory located on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. Hong Kong is well known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. It has an area of 426 square miles and shares its northern border with the Canton Province of Mainland China. Home to around 7,200,000 Hongkongers and other nationalities, Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated regions. After the First Opium War (1839–42), Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. After it was occupied by Japan during the Second World War (1941–45), the British resumed control until 30 June 1997. As a result of the negotiations between China and Britain, Hong Kong was transferred to the People's Republic of China under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The territory became China's first "special administrative region" with a high degree of autonomy[12] on 1 July 1997 under the principle of "one country, two systems."
  • While most of the recent conversation in Grayson County regarding Civil War statues focuses on a Confederate statue in Sherman, a book by Dr. Kelly McMichael of the University of North Texas explains that this statue in Denison pays tribute to the Union soldiers who settled in anti-secession Grayson County after the war. photo by Allen Rich