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  • Lights Over Lake Bonham Concert & Fireworks Show on Independence Day promises to be a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, but this year a concert by a tribute band will make it even better. Turnpike Tributedours will provide the live music from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. The popular fireworks show will follow the music.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed John Scott as the short-term interim Attorney General of Texas, under Article 15, Section 5 of the Texas Constitution.
  • Get ready to laugh. Comedian Leanne Morgan will perform at Choctaw Casino & Resort Grant on Friday, July 7. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 7.
  • For years I searched for a poem that I remembered reading when a boy. Last year I found it. This is column is about that search, and what I found when finally successful. It seems appropriate that it should run a few days after Memorial Day as it touches on some indisputable truths that are as applicable today as they were in 1942 when the poem first was written and presented.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court discussed a partnership that could transfer management of the Multipurpose Complex to the City of Bonham. The county owns approximately 100 acres of land that surrounds the county's only facility that is adequate to host large events. Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham expressed a desire to put an arrangement in place that would guarantee operation of the facility in perpetuity.
  • 1968 death of Helen Keller, American author and activist. Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 June 1, 1968) was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and her hearing after a bout of illness when she was 19 months old. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven, when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught Keller language, including reading and writing. After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, Keller attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.