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  • Local favorite Bad Hat will share top billing among musical acts at the seventh annual Earth Day Texoma (EDT), April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the Municipal Lawn in Sherman. photo by Allen Rich
  • Monster truck fans look over Raminator, the world's fastest monster truck. Raminator is scheduled to treat spectators to a car-crushing demonstration 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Bonham Chrysler.
  • The 3rd Annual Pinkalicious Prom & Vintage Show is slated for April 25-26 at the Multipurpose Complex, located at 700 FM 87 in Bonham, Texas.
  • Rules for outdoor water use in McKinney will change May 1. The city’s water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), has indicated water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels to terminate the Drought Contingency Plan. As a result, the city will implement the Landscape Water Management Plan which includes modifications to the current watering rules and schedules
  • Returning to Durant, Oklahoma, the Take to the Skies AirFest brings an edge of the seat exciting Air Show and family festival to be held at the Durant Regional Airport–Eaker Field on Saturday, April 25, presented by the Choctaw Casino Resort.
  • 1917 – birth of Ella Fitzgerald, American singer-songwriter and actress. Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as guests on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Bill Kenny and the Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced recognizable songs like "Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Cheek to Cheek," "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." In 1993, Fitzgerald capped off her sixty-year career with her last public performance. Three years later, she died at the age of 79.