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  • Now that almost all your Christmas shopping is done, maybe it is time to do a little shopping for you! And you don't have to fight the traffic on a rainy night, either, because your favorite gift this year may be as close as Bonham Creative Arts Center.
  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target, "Cumberland," during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (May 19, 2013) and collected a powdered sample of material from the rock's interior. image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
  • With eggnog season upon us, this would seem an opportune moment to revisit a story about how the spirited concoction ended the West Point career of a young man who would later become a prominent Bonham lawyer.
  • (L-R) Robin McDaniel, Meca Hampton, Al Ellis, Peggy Lane, Barb Samuelson. What would Christmas be without a little harmonizing! The Home Hospice Harmonizers is a group of employees that will be visiting nursing facilities in Grayson and Cooke counties to spread the Christmas cheer via song. Music touches the heart of many and sometimes patients who have not spoken or responded to facility personnel in a while will respond to music with a slight tap of the foot or even a smile.
  • 1888 Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. It is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. The park was created in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt to protect some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, or as he said, "preserve the works of man." It is the only cultural National Park set aside by the National Park System. It occupies 81.4 square miles near the Four Corners and features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples, sometimes called the Anasazi. There are over 4000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings of the Pueblo people at the site. The Anasazi inhabited Mesa Verde between 600 to 1300, though there is evidence they left before the start of the 15th century. They were mainly subsistence farmers, growing crops on nearby mesas. Their primary crop was corn, the major part of their diet. Men were also hunters, which further increased their food supply. The women of the Anasazi are famous for their elegant basket weaving. Anasazi pottery is as famous as their baskets; their artifacts are highly prized. The Anasazi kept no written records. By the year 750 the people were building mesa-top villages made of adobe. In the late 1190s they began to build the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is famous. Mesa Verde is best known for cliff dwellings, which are structures built within caves and under outcroppings in cliffs including Cliff Palace, thought to be the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The Spanish term Mesa Verde translates into English as "green table." It is considered to contain some of the most notable and best preserved archaeological sites.
  • TxDOT officials today announced that new westbound lanes on US 82 from Bonham to Bells, Texas, will open to traffic in January 2015. Drivers who frequent this roadway are advised that all driveways, county roads and farm-to-market roads approaching the new westbound main lanes on US 82 will have a full stop before crossing over to the median. The contractor will place stop signs at these intersections before the lanes open, and will place message boards along some routes to alert drivers to the stop signs. TxDOT officials encourage drivers to play close attention when traveling along US 82 in this area, obey all traffic controls and be alert to road conditions.