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  • Buy your tickets now online for the December 7th Holiday Wine Stroll and Taste of Bonham! Stroll around the historic courthouse in downtown Bonham and enjoy wines from 13 area wineries & 15 local eateries! Have your map signed by every stroll participant to enter for door prizes!
  • The Collin County Soil & Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for conservation tree and shrub seedlings. The purpose of this program is to assist farmers, ranchers & landowners with conservation practices such as windbreaks, noise and site barriers, erosion control and water conservation. Several varieties of evergreen and hardwood trees are being offered this year.
  • The new articulation agreement offers Grayson students guaranteed admission to A&M-Commerce, under specific requirements. The agreement also ensures that students will receive credit for the relevant courses they complete at Grayson College. As a result, Grayson students can feel confident that their hard work will transfer when they move to A&M-Commerce. According to A&M-Commerce President Mark Rudin, the goal is "no stranded credit hours."
  • "The IRS doesn't call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer," said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman. "Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes."

  • Many people who use computers today talk about cut and paste, but years ago when I entered first grade cut and paste required some small blunt scissors and a bottle of paste. Basically today's cut and paste is a process on the computer or smartphone where you can copy a picture or text and make that part of a new document you are putting together. It's a totally different procedure from the way I learned when scissors and a bottle of paste were actually used.
  • 2006 NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars. Almost all water on Mars today exists as ice, though it also exists in small quantities as vapor in the atmosphere. What was thought to be low-volume liquid brines in shallow Martian soil, also called recurrent slope lineae, may be grains of flowing sand and dust slipping downhill to make dark streaks. The only place where water ice is visible at the surface is at the north polar ice cap. Abundant water ice is also present beneath the permanent carbon dioxide ice cap at the Martian south pole and in the shallow subsurface at more temperate conditions. More than 21 million km3 of ice have been detected at or near the surface of Mars, enough to cover the whole planet to a depth of 115 feet. Even more ice is likely to be locked away in the deep subsurface. Some liquid water may occur transiently on the Martian surface today, but limited to traces of dissolved moisture from the atmosphere and thin films, which are challenging environments for known life. No large standing bodies of liquid water exist on the planet's surface. Although the surface of Mars was periodically wet and could have been hospitable to microbial life billions of years ago, the current environment at the surface is dry and subfreezing, probably presenting an insurmountable obstacle for living organisms. In addition, Mars lacks a thick atmosphere, ozone layer, and magnetic field, allowing solar and cosmic radiation to strike the surface unimpeded.