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  • Bonham Fire Chief Scott Ridling told commissioners that his department was averaging about twelve and a half calls a day, and that grassfires were on the rise.
  • Begin planning your garden by determining what butterfly species exist in your area, then select the types of plants that are most likely to draw the species in. Choose native plants whenever possible.
  • Galveston's Own Farmers Market is one of 27 organizations awarded a grant. According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger. In 2015, over 42 million people were food insecure. Food insecurity exists in every county in America. Millions of people are still struggling to get by because of underemployment, stagnant wages, rising costs of living, and lack of grocery stores causing food deserts in both urban and rural areas.
  • (L-R) Bonham Fire Chief Scott Ridling, Brandy Barnard of Texoma Regional Blood Center and Bonham Police Chief Mike Bankston holding this year's trophy.
  • At last check, 13 children from Fannin County who are in foster care do not have a CASA volunteer advocate. The next volunteer training session is set to start soon.
  • 1863 Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by pro-Confederate guerrillas known as Quantrill's Raiders. Quantrill's Raiders were the best-known of the pro-Confederate partisan guerrillas (also known as "bushwhackers") who fought in the American Civil War. Their leader was William Quantrill and they included Jesse James and his brother Frank. Early in the war Missouri and Kansas were nominally under Union government control and became subject to widespread violence as groups of Confederate bushwhackers and anti-slavery Jayhawkers competed for control. The town of Lawrence, Kansas, a center of anti-slavery sentiment, had outlawed Quantrill's men and jailed some of their young women. In August 1863 Quantrill led an attack on the town, killing more than 180 civilians, supposedly in retaliation for the casualties caused when the women's jail had collapsed. The Confederate government, which had granted Quantrill a field commission under the Partisan Ranger Act, was outraged and withdrew support for such irregular forces.