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  • Officials with TMC Bonham Hospital would like to invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new emergency department. The ceremony will be located at the front of the hospital at 504 Lipscomb Street in Bonham on Friday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. Completion of the 4,200 square foot facility is anticipated for early 2016 and is budgeted at one million dollars.
  • Early voting for the General Obligation Bond Election begins Monday, Oct. 19. McKinney voters will cast ballots "for" or "against" seven propositions, and each proposition can be considered individually.
  • At Monday night's regular meeting, Bonham City Council considered a myriad of financial options, awarded a bid on a 75-foot fire engine, and authorized Mayor Roy Floyd to send a letter to TxDOT regarding an alternative design that could hasten completion of construction along Hwy. 121 North.
  • The 2015 Fannin County Fair was a great success this year. Everyone who attended seemed to have a good time and was kept entertained. I would like to personally thank all those people who many of you never see. These are the people who spend weeks getting ready for the event, schedule when things need to be done each day, work with others throughout the community to bring it all together, and work 16-hour days while the event is going to keep the grounds clean. photo by Allen Rich
  • On Saturday, October 17 in the parking lot across from Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor, local charity organization is throwing a free concert called North Texas Hot Shots. The concert will start at noon and last until 6:00 p.m. Entry at the gate is free with donations encouraged. Bands for the event include local acts, The Rhythm and Beards, Chase Ryan, The Superkings, The Holler Time and nationally known music act Seryn.
  • 1845 – A majority of voters in the Republic of Texas approve a proposed constitution that, if accepted by the U.S. Congress, will make Texas a U.S. state. Formed as a separate nation after gaining independence from Mexico in 1836, the republic claimed borders that included all of the present U.S. state of Texas as well as parts of present-day Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico based upon the Treaties of Velasco between the newly created Texas Republic and Mexico. The eastern boundary with the United States was defined by the Adams-Onís Treaty between the United States and Spain in 1819. Its southern and western-most boundary with Mexico was under dispute throughout the entire existence of the republic with Texas claiming the boundary as the Rio Grande (known as the Río Bravo del Norte or Río Bravo in Mexico), and Mexico claiming the boundary as the Nueces River. This dispute would later become a trigger for the Mexican–American War from 1846 to 1848 between Mexico and the United States after the annexation of Texas by the United States on December 29, 1845. (Map of the Republic of Texas in green. The claimed area is in light green, while populated territory is in dark green.)