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  • Dozens of vintage vehicles will be traveling through Bonham on Saturday, August 23 for the 46th running of the Bugtussle Trek. Creative Arts Center will host trekkers at their rest stop in Bonham and refreshments will be provided.
  • A Chengdu J-20 5th generation stealth fighter currently under development for the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
  • The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit is a traveling extension of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument that was dedicated at the Capitol in Austin last March. The travelling exhibit brings a replica set of the "Texas Hero Tags" and a scale model of the monument to local communities across the state. The exhibit will be at the Bertha Voyer Memorial Library from October 11 through November 15. Admission is free.
  • Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, holds an Aggie Catch Can, a device is used to measure how much water a sprinkler irrigation system applies in a given amount of time. On the new Water My Yard website, http://WaterMyYard.org, homeowners have the choice of using a such a method, or simply selecting a picture of their sprinklers and entering the spacing between them. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jose Lopez)
  • Keeping vehicles road-ready and saving money at the pump is now easier than ever thanks to a new smartphone Web app from the Texas Department of Transportation. Along with helpful hints for keeping vehicles operating efficiently, the “Roadcents.org” app also offers tips for reducing tailpipe emissions that contribute to air pollution.
  • 1977 – The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight. The Kremer prize had been set up in 1959 by Henry Kremer, a British industrialist, and offered £50,000 in prize money to the first group that could fly a human-powered aircraft over a figure-eight course covering a total of a mile. The course also included a ten-foot pole that the aircraft had to fly over at the start and end. The Gossamer Condor was the first human-powered aircraft capable of controlled and sustained flight; as such, it won the Kremer prize in 1977. It was created by Paul MacCready and Peter Lissaman of AeroVironment, Inc. The aircraft, which was capable of taking off under human power, was piloted by amateur cyclist and hang-glider pilot Bryan Allen.