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  • At a regular meeting Monday night, Bonham City Council passed an ordinance designed to help the city attract development, awarded a bid for the "Maintenance Hangar" at the municipal airport, called for a city election May 7 and discussed the possibility of issuing permits that would allow the consumption of beer and wine in a limited area at city-approved events and festivals.
  • Bonham Fire Department personnel ceremoniously "push" the new 78' Rosenbauer aerial into the bay.
  • Chef Rusty Weatherly, Grayson College Culinary Director. Grayson College's just-for-fun cooking classes are under way for the spring semester. Desserts, steak and comfort foods are on the menu as GC's Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts Center partners with its Center for Workplace Learning to offer seven recreational cooking classes for adults and children alike. Open to the public, classes take place at the Culinary Arts Center on GCs Main Campus in Denison, east of the Viking Dorm. Participants must be at least 16 years old to enroll in the classes, except where noted.
  • Peter Schulze, professor of biology and environmental science and director of the Center of Environmental Studies at Austin College, will present the lecture "What Would Your Granddaughter Do: Obstacles to Environmental Progress" at Austin College Wednesday, February 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the presentation. Both the reception and the lecture are free and open to the public.
  • 1964 The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. In late 1963, Sullivan and his entourage happened also to be passing through Heathrow and witnessed how The Beatles' fans greeted the group on their return from Stockholm, where they had performed a television show as warmup band to local star Lill Babs. Sullivan was intrigued, telling his entourage it was the same thing as Elvis all over again. He initially offered Beatles manager Brian Epstein top dollar for a single show but the Beatles manager had a better idea - he wanted exposure for his clients: the Beatles would instead appear three times on the show, at bottom dollar, but receive top billing and two spots (opening and closing) on each show. The Beatles appeared on three consecutive Sundays in February 1964 to great anticipation and fanfare as "I Want to Hold Your Hand" had swiftly risen to No. 1 in the charts. Their first appearance on February 9 is considered a milestone in American pop culture and the beginning of the British Invasion in music.
  • It was a beautiful afternoon for a parade in downtown McKinney, Sunday, February 7, when the 14th annual Krewe of Barkus Parade was held. Thousands lined the streets around the Square in historic downtown McKinney for a beloved event that celebrates Mardi Gras and has a different theme each year.