Local News
  • Report=>August 16, 400 Blk of Katy Blvd, Reporting Officer – Ptl. Benjamin Ray. A call for service was received in reference to a complaint of Burglary to a Building.
  • A 35-year-old Plano, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for defrauding investors in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
  • The proposed facility will emit the following air contaminants in a significant amount: volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 micrometers or less and 2.5 micrometers or less. In addition, the facility will emit the following air contaminants: sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, hazardous air pollutants, and lead.
  • According to a Wal-Mart asset protection employee, 27-year-old Commerce resident Kimberly Michelle Stailey and 46-year-old Commerce resident Dalton Dewayne Hunt entered the store and went to the electronics department where, together, they picked out some items from the shelves. Mr. Hunt then went to another part of the store where he placed the items in his backpack. Mr. Hunt and Ms. Stailey were detained after they attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. At the asset protection office, both persons told a Commerce Police Officer that they had drugs in their bags.
  • For the last several weeks, the market has been closed. This has given our vendors and patrons a break from the heat, but also a chance for our produce vendors to catch up on their fall planting in hopes that September will bring a great harvest! In fact, to kick-off the fall, market organizers are planning a special Fall Kick-Off & Vintage Day on September 5 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. In addition to the regular produce, meat, baked goods, and artisan soap vendors, the market will be hosting vendors with vintage treasures and décor, recycled and repurposed items for sale.
  • Mary Badham who portrayed Scout in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird will appear.
  • Gunter in Grayson County was granted a small community recreation grant of $74,579 to further develop 13.7-acre Gunter Park. The proposal includes a playground. The town of Little Elm was granted a non-urban outdoor recreation grant of $294,150 to acquire 21.9 acres and to develop 38-acre McCord Park located on the eastern side of town. The proposal includes a boardwalk, group pavilion with picnic tables, covered small pavilions with picnic tables, dog park, disc golf course, benches, interpretive signs, and landscaping.
  • Now hiring caregivers, you do not have to be certified, but requires some experience, will train right recipient.
  • First positive human case of West Nile Virus

  • Dozens of vintage vehicles will be traveling through Bonham on Saturday, August 29 for the 47th running of the Bugtussle Trek. Creative Arts Center will host trekkers at their rest stop in Bonham and refreshments will be provided.
  • On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 the McKinney Police Department along with Homeland Security Investigations, Collin County District Attorney's Office, Collin County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Comptroller's Office served eight evidentiary search warrants on local game rooms.
  • Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce President Randy Bowen (left) shakes hands with Kwikchek owner Doyce Taylor following a ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled Kwikchek store located on Hwy 121 in Bonham.
  • Yielding shovels were (left to right) Town Manager Harlan Jefferson, Craig Martin of TVG, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Curry Vogelsang, Council members Jason Dixon and Mike Korbuly, Mayor Ray Smith, Ben Pogue of Pogue Construction, Council member Kenneth Dugger, Mayor Pro Tem Meigs Miller and Prosper Fire Chief Ronnie Tucker.
  • The City of Commerce along with assistance of Texas A&M University-Commerce has been testing mosquitoes for various diseases by trapping them and sending them to the Department of State Health Services. On August 19, 2015, Emergency Management Officials released information notifying citizens that a positive test was received for the West Nile Virus. Although the areas that tested positive on August 19 are now testing negative, the City has received one additional test that has come back with a positive reading for West Nile Virus.
  • At its September 22 Board meeting, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will provide time to receive public comment and input on the regional water planning area boundaries.
  • Yesterday, Public Works personnel uncovered a mosquito pool with evidence of West Nile Virus at the trapping station inside the Public Works Service Center, 1600 Mark Tree Lane. At the same time, workers have found no evidence of the disease in any of the other six sites around town. And, there has not been a confirmed case of human occurrence of the disease anywhere in Little Elm.
  • Doyce Taylor of Kwik Chek Food Stores kicks off the grand opening festivities with a ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled store at 1741 N Hwy 121 on Saturday – August 22, 2015.
  • Sheila Mae Wolfe, 54, of Pottsboro, today pled guilty to one charge of Murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. The sentence was handed down by 397th District Court Judge Brian Gary pursuant to a plea agreement which Wolfe reached with the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office.
  • The public and interested stakeholders are invited to attend a Texas Water Development Board meeting Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170, 1700 North Congress Avenue in Austin, TX 78701.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce has a busy month planned for September 2015 and we probably have something that would appeal to you. Look over the events below and call our office at 903-583-4811 and let us know which one you would like to be a part of. All but the Golf Tournament are free for anyone in the community who would like to attend.
  • Trucks will be available for viewing on August 24, 25 & 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 814 W 16th Street in Bonham, Texas 75418. Bids will be due in a sealed envelope marked clearly on the front of the envelope (name of bidder, phone number and Truck bid number that will be posted on the windshield of each truck). The sealed bids will be opened on August 27 at 2:00 p.m. at same location. Payment shall be by Cash or Cashier’s Check from a local bank only. No personal checks will be accepted.
  • A husband and wife have been arrested for drugs and the man faces multiple other charges stemming from a traffic stop late Saturday night.
  • For those interested in participating in the program, please contact the Commerce Police Department at (903)886-1139 for more information. Applications are also available at the lobby of the Commerce Police Department at 1103 Sycamore.
  • Texans will have the opportunity to assist with the state’s disaster recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from May 4 to June 22. Dozens of qualified Texans will be offered temporary jobs as local hires of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in its Austin, Denton, and Houston offices.
  • With area fire departments responding to numerous small fires and the situation growing more dangerous every day, Fannin County became the latest Texas county to declare an outdoor burn ban.
  • The County Wide Mission's annual banquet will be held on August 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church Fellowship hall located at 710 North Center St. in Bonham, TX.
  • Bring your family - all ages welcome!