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  • At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, McKinney Fire Department (MFD) personnel responded to reports of a structure fire at 1016 Scenic Hills Drive. Upon arrival, firefighters found the second floor of the two-story home fully involved in fire. In addition, fire had spread to an adjacent residence at 1020 Scenic Hills. photo courtesy of First Response Photography
  • Exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate money for Bonham High School fall athletic programs and help students in our school district.
  • Aaron Bloom, Sherman area engineer for TxDOT, said the contractor will begin placing construction barricades and signs today (Oct. 22), and will begin work Oct. 27.

  • Today, family of the late U.S. District Judge Paul Brown gathered with federal and local leaders in Sherman to formally dedicate the Federal Courthouse as the “Paul Brown United States Courthouse.” Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) sponsored the legislation, H.R. 1685, to name the courthouse, located at 101 East Pecan in Sherman, Texas, in honor of Judge Brown. The bill was signed into law in December 2013. photo courtesy of Jennyne Reeves
  • Austin College will host 1985 alumnus and history professor William Kerrigan presenting the address, “Johnny Appleseed: St. Francis or Steve Jobs?,” Friday, October 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Hoxie Thompson Auditorium of Sherman Hall. The lecture, sponsored by the ‘Roos Who Write Conference and the Austin College History Department, is free and open to the public.
  • 1915 – Women's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote. New Zealand was the first self-governing country to grant women the right to vote in 1893 when all women over the age of 21 were permitted to vote in parliamentary elections. Women in South Australia achieved the same right and also became the first to obtain the right to stand for Parliament in 1895. In the United States, women over the age of 21 were allowed to vote in the western territories of Wyoming from 1869 and in Utah from 1870, and in most states outside the South by 1919. With the ratification in 1920 of the Nineteenth Amendment the suffrage was extended to women across the United States in time for the 1920 presidential election. Women over 21 were allowed to vote in Canada (except Quebec) from 1919. Women in Britain over the age of 30, meeting certain property qualifications, were finally given the right to vote in 1918, and in 1928 suffrage was extended to all women over the age of 21.