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  • On Sunday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m. the Fannin County Ministerial Alliance will host a service for reconciliation in and through God’s people of all races. The service will be held in the Common Ground Prayer Garden at First Presbyterian Church.
  • For August, 2015, Hagerman NWR recognizes not one but two photographers of the month, a couple, Paul and Ofelia Martin.
  • Our dog Jackson has an alert look, but it's deceiving. At first we thought that he was absorbing every tiny detail of his environment with his keen senses and analyzing it with computer-like speed, but it turned out to be his way of expressing the concept: "What?"

  • In the Abstract is an exhibition of abstract art at the Creative Arts Center and it opens Friday, August 7 with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Admission is always free to the arts center and the exhibit is open to all artists. There is small fee to non-members but all are encouraged to enter. Work will be accepted through August 5.
  • 1876 – death of Wild Bill Hickok, American sheriff. James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)—known as "Wild Bill" Hickok—was a folk character of the American Old West. Some of his exploits as reported at the time were fiction but his skill as a gunfighter and gambler provided the basis for his fame, along with his reputation as a lawman. Hickok was born and raised on a farm in rural Illinois. He went west at age 18 as a fugitive from justice, first working as a stagecoach driver, then as a lawman in the frontier territories of Kansas and Nebraska. He fought (and spied) for the Union Army during the American Civil War and gained publicity after the war as a scout, marksman, actor and professional gambler. Hickok was involved in several notable shootouts. He was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota) by an unsuccessful gambler, Jack McCall. The card hand which he held at the time of his death (aces and eights) has come to be known as the "Dead Man's Hand."
  • To meet the needs of Texans affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 22, the State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Sherman will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center on Monday. Grayson County Courthouse Room A-3-2, 100 W. Houston St., Sherman, Texas.