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  • (L-R) President - CEO of MEDC, Jim Wehmeier; Board Member of MEDC, Chuck Branch; President & CEO of Encore Wire Company, Daniel Jones; Vice President & CFO of Encore Wire Corp., Frank Bilbon; EVP of MEDC, Abby Liu
  • A "Furry Friend Survivor" adoption event is coming up Saturday, August 2 at 2500 West Martin Street in Denison, Texas. Come enjoy hot dogs, drinks, games and prizes. Artists will be set up for face painting.
  • With the start of school less than one month away, families all over Fannin County are gearing up for getting back to school. Most classes are set to start on Aug 25. For the staff and volunteers at the Fannin County Childrens Center, it means it is time for their eighteenth annual School Supply Drive.
  • The Bralley-Pendleton school was the Honey Grove school for African Americans. The first school for African Americans in Honey Grove began in 1882.
  • The Farmers & Fleas Market will be held in downtown Farmersville at the historic Onion Shed on Saturday, August 2. Sales hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 1945 World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 317 survived.