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  • American Idol finalist Hollie Cavanagh to provide live entertainment
  • Kristin Farmer, benefactor and strategic advisor to the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center, interacts with a student.
  • It's time to start that fall garden. Plant tomatoes and pumpkins early in the month. You can still plant black-eyed peas. Plant peppers in the last two weeks of the month.

  • Hawaiian Falls water parks & adventure parks to honor active duty military, veterans and all first responders with free admission at all 7 Texas parks, including Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, Waco, Pflugerville and White Settlement.
  • 1863 American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge. Pickett's Charge was an infantry assault ordered by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Union positions on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Its futility was predicted by the charge's commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered psychologically. The farthest point reached by the attack has been referred to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy. The charge is named after Maj. Gen. George Pickett, one of three Confederate generals who led the assault under Longstreet. After Confederate attacks on both Union flanks had failed the day and night before, Lee was determined to strike the Union center on the third day. On the night of July 2, General Meade correctly predicted at a council of war that Lee would try an attack on his lines in the center the following morning. The infantry assault was preceded by a massive artillery bombardment that was meant to soften up the Union defense and silence its artillery, but was largely ineffective. Approximately 12,500 men in nine infantry brigades advanced over open fields for three-quarters of a mile under heavy Union artillery and rifle fire. Although some Confederates were able to breach the low stone wall that shielded many of the Union defenders, they could not maintain their hold and were repulsed with over 50% casualties, a decisive defeat that ended the three-day battle and Lee's campaign into Pennsylvania.[1] Years later, when asked why his charge at Gettysburg failed, General Pickett replied: "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it."
  • The annual Lake Bonham July 4th Fireworks Show, sponsored by the City of Bonham and Kiwanis Club of Bonham, will light up the summer sky Saturday night with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics. photo by Allen Rich