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  • "Nothing is going to change except the operator," Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter informed the 121 employees at Fannin County Jail on Friday morning. "These are good jobs and I'm not going to let anything happen to them."
  • The Texas Tax Amnesty Program will, under certain circumstances, provide delinquent taxpayers with relief from penalties and interest on tax due. Tax amnesty applies to periods prior to Jan. 1, 2018, and only includes liabilities that have not been previously reported to the Comptroller's office. It does not apply to accounts which have been certified to the Office of the Attorney General; accounts which are presently in litigation; periods that are currently under audit or for which a notice of audit has been issued; or accounts that have been reduced to judgment.
  • The City of McKinney today broke ground on the future home of the McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. Construction is expected to take approximately 12-18 months.
  • The event will feature multiple dog rescue groups with pets available for adoption including: Crossed Paws Animal Haven, League of Animal Protectors (LAP), Legacy Humane Society, Lone Star Westie Rescue, Millie’s Mutts, Save Our Strays (SOS), The Street Dog Project, and White Rock Dog Rescue. There will be animal related vendors selling various items for cats, dogs, and the people who love them. Among the vendors are Charlie Pickles, Mr. Wigglebottoms, Pawtastic Snacks, Pet Wants Plano, Wet Nose Bows, and State Farm. A themed photo area will be available for pet parents to snap photos of their beloved pets.
  • Earth Day Texoma 2018 is nearly upon us! EDT provides a day of fun, free activities and information to help ordinary people learn practical ways to improve the health of the planet and that of their children. This is the tenth year it has been held. The annual family-oriented environmental festival is scheduled for 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., April 21, 2018, at the Sherman, Texas Municipal Grounds.
  • 1836 – Texas Revolution: The Battle of San Jacinto: Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat troops under Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.

    Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured the following day and held as a prisoner of war. Three weeks later, he signed the peace treaty that dictated that the Mexican army leave the region, paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country. These treaties did not specifically recognize Texas as a sovereign nation, but stipulated that Santa Anna was to lobby for such recognition in Mexico City. Sam Houston became a national celebrity, and the Texans' rallying cries from events of the war, "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!," became etched into Texan history and legend.