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  • 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
  • Historic downtown Denison's free concert series continues Friday, July 3 with the Chase Sanford Band.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation brought its "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to Sherman this week to urge drivers to put down the phone and minimize distractions or else run the risk of crashing. Across the state in 2014, there were 100,917 distracted-driving crashes resulting in 483 fatalities and more than 3,000 serious injuries. Last year in Sherman, there were 213 motor vehicle crashes due to driver inattention, resulting in one fatality and five serious injuries.
  • Star Magee, USDA Rural Development; Allen Lambright, USDA Rural Development; Mr. Jason Taylor, Homeowner; Mr. Derek Ammerman, DR Horton; Mr. Brad Ayers, DHI Mortgage
  • 1937 Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight. Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records,[2] wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Many researchers believe the Electra ran out of fuel and that Earhart and Noonan ditched at sea. Navigator and aeronautical engineer Elgen Long and his wife Marie K. Long devoted 35 years of exhaustive research to the "crash and sink" theory, which is the most widely accepted explanation for the disappearance. Tom D. Crouch, Senior Curator of the National Air and Space Museum, has said the Earhart/Noonan Electra is "18,000 ft. down" and may even yield a range of artifacts that could rival the finds of the Titanic, adding that "the mystery is part of what keeps us interested. In part, we remember her because she's our favorite missing person." Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.
  • Early voting will begin July 6 in the runoff election between Antonio (Tony) Rodriguez Jr. and Bob Thomas in the race for Bonham City Council At-large position.