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  • Terry Bee, Peace Officer and Special Investigator with the Bonham Police Department, received the Public Servant of the Year Award last year. The 2016 Chamber Banquet is scheduled for February 6, 2016 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex. The chamber will be selling tickets until Tuesday, February 2.
  • Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) governing board President Keith Clegg, Gainesville City Council, and TCOG Executive Director Dr. Susan B. Thomas today released a letter sent by President Clegg to the TCOG governing board members and a memorandum sent by Executive Director Thomas to the TCOG staff.

  • The Bonham Public Library, Whitewright Public Library, and the Bonham Romance Readers' Book Club proudly announce the 8th Romance in Bonham to be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Bonham Public Library from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. As in the past, each author will discuss her novels after which the audience will have time to talk to each author individually.
  • The Fletcher Warren Civic Center will be the site for the Gun Show on February 13th and 14th, 2016. Vendors will be exhibiting everything from guns, knives and swords, including those that might have been used during the Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc. Some of the booths will also include books, clothing, gun parts, reloading supplies and equipment, ammo, prints and photos relating to military history. Vendor spaces are still available and cost $45 for 8ft. of table space.
  • The Texoma Patriots is holding its second candidate forum and straw poll February 9. This week the forum is featuring the Grayson County Republican Primary Election candidates for the office of Sheriff and Constable, Precinct 2.
  • 1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit. In mid-1958, Kilby, as a newly employed engineer at Texas Instruments (TI), did not yet have the right to a summer vacation. He spent the summer working on the problem in circuit design that was commonly called the "tyranny of numbers" and finally came to the conclusion that manufacturing the circuit components en masse in a single piece of semiconductor material could provide a solution. On September 12 he presented his findings to management, which included Mark Shepherd. He showed them a piece of germanium with an oscilloscope attached, pressed a switch, and the oscilloscope showed a continuous sine wave, proving that his integrated circuit worked and thus that he had solved the problem. U.S. Patent 3,138,743 for "Miniaturized Electronic Circuits," the first integrated circuit, was filed on February 6, 1959. Along with Robert Noyce (who independently made a similar circuit a few months later), Kilby is generally credited as co-inventor of the integrated circuit. Jack Kilby went on to pioneer military, industrial, and commercial applications of microchip technology. He headed teams that built both the first military system and the first computer incorporating integrated circuits. He later co-invented both the hand-held calculator and the thermal printer that was used in portable data terminals.