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  • Join the Sam Rayburn House Museum for the Texas Historical Commission’s Historic Sites Free Day on Sunday, May 3 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The museum staff will provide free tours during the event and refreshments from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All 20 Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites will offer free admission on May 3. Enjoy free tours at any (or all!) on May 3.
  • The Fannin County Ministerial Alliance will host an National Day of Prayer observance at the Fannin County Courthouse at noon on Thursday, May 7.
  • The annual BBQ to raise funds for the upkeep of the Union, Siloam, and Belfountain Cemeteries will be held Sunday, May 3 on the grounds of Union Baptist Church in Ravenna. BBQ and all the sides will be served from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 at Union Baptist Church. This year's speaker is former pastor T.L. Thompson.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, community volunteers, and Lowe’s volunteers will repair a local woman’s home on Saturday, May 2 in Sherman in recognition of National Women Build Week
  • Downtown Denison Farmers Market is opening Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon to begin its 5th year.
  • "Composting Made Easy" by David Thompson and "How to Grow and Use Culinary and Medicinal Herbs" by Robin Jones
  • (L-R) Kiwanian Gabe Parker, guest speaker Johnny Wells, Kiwanian Dr. John Egstad
  • Rules for outdoor water use in McKinney will change May 1. The city's water supplier, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), has indicated water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels to terminate the Drought Contingency Plan. As a result, the city will implement the Landscape Water Management Plan which includes modifications to the current watering rules and schedules
  • The public is invited to attend a retirement reception for Ronnie Ford, City of Bonham Director of Public Utilities, to be held Thursday, April 30, 2014 at Bonham City Hall from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Did you know that out of five North Texas counties (Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar and Red River), Fannin County has the highest homeless rate? A lot of the homeless are veterans and here because of the VA.
  • Mark Stamps, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 168 months in federal prison on a child pornography conviction, announced Acting U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. The investigation began when a detective with the Sherman, Texas, Police Department, identified a computer that appeared to be sharing child pornography.
  • With more people dying senselessly on Texas roads due to distracted driving, the Texas Department of Transportation today kicked off its annual "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to urge drivers to give their full attention to the road. TxDOT’s campaign coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a special joint meeting with the Sherman Economic Development Corporation beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Workforce Solutions Texoma Board Offices, 5904 Texoma Parkway, Sherman, Texas.
  • On April 28, 2015 at 9:25 a.m., the McKinney Police & Fire Department responded to a stabbing at Dollar General located at 902 N. McDonald St. A female victim was found stabbed inside a white Pontiac sedan. The victim, Mishell Jones (49 years-old), was transported in critical condition to Medical Center of McKinney for medical treatment and died as a result of her injuries. McKinney Police took a male suspect into custody at the scene and transported him back to the police department. An arrest warrant was obtained and McKinney Police arrested and charged James Otis Jones (44 years-old) for the murder of Mishell Jones.
  • (L-R) Carl King, Dan Weeks, Melissa Wallace, Emily Porter, Mike Bankston, Roy Floyd, David Kinkade, Judy Teller, Chris Hughes and Tony Rodriquez, Jr.
  • McKinney residents will have the opportunity to earn prizes while learning more about their city May 2-10 when the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau presents its annual observance of National Travel & Tourism Week.
  • Belk is bringing their BelkGives Mobile center to Sherman on April 29. The center will park in front of the Belk store at 3606 Town Center Street and provide free breast cancer screenings to the Sherman community. Women over 40 who are interested in the free service can contact the center for an appointment. The BelkGives Mobile center will be in Paris, Texas on May 1.
  • A decision made Thursday evening at John Bunker Sand Wetlands near Seagoville may play an important role in shaping the future of Fannin County. North Texas Municipal Water District Board of Directors voted unanimously to pay for Freese and Nichols to guide Fannin County as it zones around Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir. North Texas Municipal Water District will pay approximately $125,000 to enlist the services of the award-winning consulting firm.
  • The SRSC ballroom came alive at the 2014 Silent Auction & Market, benefiting the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. More than 250 attendees bid for the 250-plus auction items. photo by Wyman Williams
  • Early voting begins Monday, April 27 for McKinney voters. Registered voters will cast ballots to elect City Council representatives for District 2, District 4 and one At Large position to serve a four-year term. There are 14 total candidates for the three positions. Early voting ends Tuesday, May 5.
  • Discover your heritage at a free genealogy seminar hosted by the McKinney Public Library System Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt Street.
  • Bonham Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to be a vital gateway to information.
  • Dr. Keith Kisselle will keynote the seventh annual Earth Day Texoma on April 25 with a talk titled "Climate Change: a Challenge for Our Time."
  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Grayson County Courthouse
  • On April 25, the day's schedule begins with "Garden for Birds and Butterflies," 9:50-10:40 a.m., with Dick and Sue Malorey answering basic questions such as: What is a "green" garden? Why go "green"? and how to make your garden attractive to birds and butterflies?
  • Bystanders report hearing no smoke alarms - McKinney Fire Department will partner with the American Red Cross to canvas the neighborhood surrounding Rocky Springs Drive on Wednesday, April 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. Firefighters and volunteers will go door to door checking and installing smoke alarms, batteries and carbon monoxide alarms, and distributing educational materials.
  • Grayson College is hosting a Forensic Science Conference on Friday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Speakers include: William Leo, board certified latent fingerprint examiner; Mark Ingraham, forensic anthropologist; homicide detectives Rick Duggan and Eddie Ibarra. This event is free.
  • The Fannin County Extension Office will be hosting the 2015 Fannin County Lawn Management Seminar at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 North Center Street in Bonham on April 23, 2015. If you are interested in attending this program, please call the Fannin County Extension Office at 903-583-7453 or email cody.maxwell@ag.tamu.edu.