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  • Each fall, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site hosts a walking tour of Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham, Texas. However, this year we will not present an in-person tour. Instead, we invite you to join us online for a virtual visit to this historic cemetery. The video will include brief biographies of eleven individuals whose contributions in education, on the field of battle, health, history, literature, politics, and sports went beyond Bonham, Texas. They are Sam Rayburn, Robert H. Taylor, James M. Hardaway, Alonzo J. Wemple, Harry P. Steger, Thomas C. Bean, Susie Belle Biard Gober, John P. Simpson, Lelia Roberts, Dr. Thomas D. Spies, and Roy D. McMillan.
  • The RailYard Incubator is a destination food hall in historic downtown Denison, Texas with 5 restaurants and 1 beer/wine garden resulting in a unique culinary and craft beverage experience. "We are thrilled to receive this gold award for entrepreneurship. We believe food is a first mover for downtown revitalization and capital flow. The RailYard incubator concept utilizes local economic development programs and taps into an abundance of existing and upcoming regional culinary talent to facilitate restaurant startups." said The RailYard Founder, Josh Massey.
  • Fatalities from crashes involving pedestrians are on the rise in Texas and now account for nearly one in five of all of the state’s traffic deaths. Last year, 668 people died in pedestrian-related crashes in Texas, up by 5% from 2018, and more than 1,300 were seriously injured. Crashes involving bicyclists in 2019 also claimed the lives of 68 people and seriously injured 313. These numbers follow an alarming trend that has seen pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities increase over the last five years.
  • The following update prepared by Turner Construction was read by Judge Randy Moore at the 10-20-2020 meeting of the Fannin County Commissioners Court. Photos of work at the Courthouse are frequently posted on the Facebook page "Fannin County Courthouse Restoration."
  • 1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas. Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American soldier and politician. An important leader of the Texas Revolution, Houston served as the first and third president of the Republic of Texas, and was one of the first two individuals to represent Texas in the United States Senate. He also served as the sixth governor of Tennessee and the seventh governor of Texas, the only American to be elected governor of two different states in the United States.