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  • The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is preparing to conduct the annual 28-day water system maintenance of its Wylie, Tawakoni, and Bonham water delivery systems. Maintenance will begin February 26, 2018 and conclude March 26, 2018. During the water system maintenance, tap water remains safe for use and consumption. Residents who are sensitive to changes in the water may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine.
  • McKinney Mayor George Fuller signed a proclamation at the Feb. 20 McKinney City Council meeting to participate in the National Wildlife Federation Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, joining hundreds of cities across the U.S. in support of the declining population of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TxHSA) is excited to announce that a limited number of new floors seats are now available for its 2018 Hall of Fame Awards Show this Saturday, February 24, at the Paramount Theatre, in celebration of the songwriting contributions of Buddy Holly, Mickey Newbury, Liz Rose and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
  • (Left) Dr. Doug Steele, director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Alma Moreno, San Patricio County Commissioner and President of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, and Dr. Jeff Ripley, AgriLife Extension associate director for county programs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Eleven-year-old Grace Farrell of Bonham, pictured with Children's Advocacy Center therapist Michelle Griffith, took home the top prize in the Open Your Heart Art Contest sponsored by the Fannin County Children’s Center. Farrell is a sixth grade student who is homeschooled. She won $100 and a blue ribbon for her artwork that will now be featured on the front of the Open Your Heart campaign cards.
  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: The Siege of the Alamo (prelude to the Battle of the Alamo) begins in San Antonio, Texas. The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.