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  • McKinney Performing Arts Center welcomes Chicano powerhouse band Del Castillo to the Courtroom Theater Saturday, August 17, 2024. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power, uniting music lovers of all ages, creeds, and colors. Their original music blends rock, Latin, blues, and world music into a cinematic celebration of sound that lifts your soul.
  • During a regular meeting of Fannin County Commissioners Court, Joe Szewczyk of Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool presented a plaque to Fannin County for 50 years of membership in TAC. "We're looking forward to another 50 years," Mr. Szewczyk told Fannin County Commissioners Court. (L-R) Pct. 1 Commissioner Dale McQueen, Pct. 2 Commissioner A.J. Self, Joe Szewczyk of Texas Association of Counties, Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham, Pct. 3 Commissioner Jerry Magness, Pct. 4 Commissioner Doug Kopf - photo by Lisa Loiselle
  • Due to an escalation in construction costs, Upper Trinity Regional Water District requested additional funds to continue construction of Lake Ralph Hall reservoir in Fannin County. The reservoir will provide a firm yield of approximately 39,205 acre-feet and up to an additional 21,283 acre-feet of indirect reuse to meet projected water demands. The TWDB has previously committed $513,580,000 to the project.
  • Mark your calendars for the 2024 Autumn in Bonham bike rally on October 5! Autumn in Bonham holds the distinction of being a Century Mile ride and features 4 paved routes, and 3 gravel routes, and the return of a 13-mile “family” route all within Fannin County. Participants of past rides will recognize familiar landmarks along the 24-, 40-, 65- & 100-mile paved routes and enjoy riding by Bois d’Arc Lake, a new county attraction. Riders that prefer gravel now have 3 routes to choose: a 25-mile, 45 mile and a 70-mile option.
  • Bonham ISD board approved Nicholas Foster as Dean of Students for L.H. Rather Junior High and Jennifer Green as Dean of Students for Finley Oates Elementary.
  • 1943 – World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes bomb the city by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings. As part of a sustained campaign of strategic bombing during World War II, the attack during the last week of July 1943, code named Operation Gomorrah, created one of the largest firestorms raised by the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces in World War II, killing an estimated 37,000 people in Hamburg, wounding 180,000 more, and destroying 60% of the city's houses. Hamburg was selected as a target because it was considered particularly susceptible to attack with incendiaries, which, from the experience of the Blitz, were known to inflict more damage than just high explosive bombs. Hamburg also contained a high number of targets supporting the German war effort and was relatively easy for navigators to find. Careful research was done on behalf of both the RAF and USAAF to discover the optimum mix of high explosives and incendiaries. Before the development of the firestorm in Hamburg, there had been no rain for some time and everything was very dry. The unusually warm weather and good conditions ensured that the bombing was highly concentrated around the intended targets, and helped the resulting conflagration create a vortex and whirling updraft of super-heated air which became a 1,510 foot-tornado of fire.