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  • The Fannin County Commissioners Court meet in regular session to dig a little dirt, answer a legal question, and adopt a budget for 2016-17
  • Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, which would expedite a vitally needed new reservoir for North Texas citizens. The bipartisan amendment was introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) along with Representatives Pete Sessions (TX-32), John Ratcliffe (TX-04), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30).
  • Schedule an open-air tram tour on Hagerman's all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. The tours are free but donations are accepted.
  • Two biographers of the longest serving Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives uncover new information never before disclosed on Rayburn's relationship with the widow of former U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer.
  • A free Texas Watershed Steward program will be held October 13 at Myer's Park and Event Center in McKinney. (courtesy photo)
  • 1907 – birth of Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and businessman. Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. Orvon Grover Autry was born September 29, 1907 near Tioga in Grayson County in north Texas, the grandson of a Methodist preacher. His parents, Delbert Autry and Elnora Ozment, moved in the 1920s to Ravia in Johnston County in southern Oklahoma. He worked on his father's ranch while at school. After leaving high school in 1925, Autry worked as a telegrapher for the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway. His talent at singing and playing guitar led to performing at local dances.