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  • This year, visitors to Home for the Holidays...a McKinney Christmas in historic downtown will experience even more fun as McKinney Main Street adds new activities and traditions for the entire family to celebrate the holiday season during Thanksgiving weekend.
  • The Fannin County Museum of History will be closed only on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Stop by Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for a fascinating glimpse into regional history.
  • In addition to the traditional russet potato, the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program led by Dr. Creighton Miller is producing a variety of colored gourmet potatoes. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • "Starting a business is tough; growing a business is even tougher," said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. "The SBA's ScaleUp America program offers high potential entrepreneurs the training, support and networks they need to get to scale, enabling them to create three out of every four net new jobs. Small business hiring is the backbone of job growth, and ScaleUp is yet one more way the SBA is working to help entrepreneurs propel our economy forward."
  • 1953 – death of Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate. Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in Literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into American drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama Long Day's Journey Into Night is often numbered on the short list of being among the finest American plays in the 20th century, alongside Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. O'Neill's plays were among the first to include speeches in American vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society. They struggle to maintain their hopes and aspirations, but ultimately slide into disillusionment and despair. Of his very few comedies, only one is well-known (Ah, Wilderness!). Nearly all of his other plays involve some degree of tragedy and personal pessimism.
  • Bring your used cooking oil and grease to NTMWD's Holiday Grease Roundup.