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  • Chris Lawrence, WFAA News co-anchor, is Master of Ceremonies. The mission of the Appreciation Day Service is to honor Dr. King's legacy and continue the values he represented of love, equality and justice.
  • A Candidate Meet & Greet for the candidates in the Republican Primary for Pct. 3 Commissioner and Fannin County Sheriff will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Honey Grove City Hall.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 21 at Bonham City Hall


  • Our program this month is: "Can a Progressive Nominee Win the Presidency?" facilitated by former Democratic nominee for US House of Representatives Catherine Krantz!
  • The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by Texoma Council of Governments is hereby notifying interested parties that effective January 28, 2020 applications will be accepted for the Fannin County Waiting List.
  • Created by Aha Process!, "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World" is a 16-week program of investigation that positions participants as the experts regarding their lives and problem-solvers in building resources for themselves and the community. "Getting Ahead" offers participants a weekly meal prepared by area churches and businesses, and free childcare provided through the Foster Grandparent program. The first "Getting Ahead" class in Fannin County was held in the fall of 2019, and produced eight graduates.
  • 336th District Judge Lauri Blake administers the oath of office to George Robinson, Dodd City ISD's first-ever Chief of Police. "He comes in here with community support and the support of our school board," stated Dodd City ISD Superintendent, Jon Hill.
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center will be calling out the winner of this fabulous playhouse on Valentine's Day, 2020. You have a chance to win this beach cottage for a child or children in your life. Tickets are currently on sale at 3 locations in Bonham.
  • New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Fannin Central Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and has information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons age 65 or older.
  • During a regular meeting Tuesday, January 14, 2019, Fannin County Commissioners Court approved the final plat for North Star Estates, Phase 3 in Trenton, which contains 14 lots.
  • The monthly Art on the Town Painting Party is coming up on January 16 at the Creative Arts Center. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., participants may BYOB and snacks if they wish and the CAC will provide an instructor and all art supplies needed to paint the project. A winter scene is the painting planned and local artist Chris Cravens will teach the class.
  • (L-R) Brad Nichols, City of Bonham Director of Human Relations; Amber Brown, December 2019 Employee of the Month; and Bill Chapman, Bonham City Councilmember. At a regular meeting of Bonham City Council held Monday evening, Amber Brown was named Employee of the Month for the City of Bonham and councilmembers ratified action by Bonham Economic Development Corporation to sell a 2.6 acre parcel located adjacent to and just to the west of Holiday Inn Express & Suites to a commercial developer.
  • Report: January 10, 100 BL McMahon St., Reporting Officer – Cpl. Billy Kennedy. A call for service was received in reference to Assault (Info).
  • At last check, 3 children from Fannin County who are in foster care do not have a CASA volunteer advocate. The Fannin County Children’s Center is seeking volunteers for a variety of roles, including CASA advocates for children in foster care, CAC volunteers who supervise children at the center, Rainbow Room volunteers who organize clothing and other supplies, Honey Doers who help with minor repairs and maintenance and Hospitality Team who prepare food for various meetings and trainings.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to a woman who declares her major as education and is enrolled as a junior or beyond in college. An applicant must be a graduate of a Fannin County high school or be a Fannin County resident.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that an open house is set for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. January 14 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street) in Sherman, Texas, to discuss details of the US 75 Project in Grayson County with the public and other interested stakeholders.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work on the US 75 project in Grayson County is set to begin Jan. 20, with the contractor setting barricades at work sites on Jan. 13. The project will widen the four-lane roadway to six-lanes-divided from FM 1417 to State Highway 91. It will also create continuous frontage roads along the roadway, add U-turn lanes at major intersections, and reconfigure and improve the intersection at US 75 and US 82. The project will also reconstruct the bridge at South Travis Street and adjust the main traffic lanes of US 75 between Lamar and Washington Streets to remove them from the 100-year floodplain. TxDOT has slated an open house meeting on this project from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom (405 N. Rusk Street).
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 13 at Bonham City Hall.
  • Visit McKinney is accepting applications from organizations wanting to develop new projects, activities, or events that promote the City of McKinney as a tourism destination. The promotional grant application deadline is Feb. 3.
  • 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 13
  • Whether you call it chili con queso or just queso, it is widely recognized as the most popular party treat in the Lone Star State. This is your chance to win up to $100 in the First Annual Queso Cook Off to Benefit The Sherman Museum set for January 11, 2020 at 903 Brewers, 1718 S Elm St., Sherman, TX 75090.
  • The new programs are designed to interest all ages from our oldest adults to our youngest babies. Pickleball will be offered to adults only and Mommy and Me will be offered to first-time moms with babies under the age of 5 months. Then there will also be programs for ages in between.
  • Kelle Kennemer, Public Safety/Police Chief for Austin College, and James Perry, the retiring police chief
  • Free, in-person assistance beginning the first week in February at locations in Van Alstyne, Sherman, Denison and Bonham.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14 at Bonham City Hall
  • Open Arms Homeless Shelter plans to open in January. The operation of the shelter will depend on volunteers from the community. The shelter will have paid staff members to assist volunteers. An orientation and informational meeting for anyone interested in volunteering at the shelter will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church (219 West Denison Street, Bonham). The meeting will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Rhonda Grubbs Cunningham is the new Chairman of the Hall-Voyer Foundation, which operates the Honey Grove Library and Learning Center.
  • Report: January 1, 1500 BL Island Bayou Rd., Reporting Officer – Sgt. Benjamin Ray. A call for service was received in reference to Motor Vehicle Theft (AUTO).
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7 at Bonham City Hall
  • The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers to train for the upcoming filing season to provide free tax help. Working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs can be rewarding while serving a vital role in your local community. No previous experience is required.
  • Certified Medical Assistant or Experienced Clinic Nurse needed for busy Family Practice Medical Clinic.
  • The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will celebrate Sam Rayburn's 138th birthday on Saturday, January 4, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • More volunteers are needed at the Fannin County Children's Center. The non-profit with a mission of promoting safety and improving the lives of abused and neglected children has several different roles that volunteers can fill.
  • 2019 City of Bonham Employee of the Year Dempsey Stewart (left) receives a plaque from Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd. Mr. Stewart will receive eight hours of paid time off and a $250 gift certificate.
  • Report: December 25, 301 E. 5th St. (Bonham Police Department), Reporting Officer – Ptl. Billy Kennedy. A call for service was received in reference to Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon.
  • Returning for its fifth year, Day 1 Dallas has moved to Frisco! This tons-of-fun family fair is designed for children and families to celebrate New Year’s Day together. It features a spectacular firework show set to children’s music, interactive children’s activities, crafts and games, live bands and performances all while benefiting Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit educational and therapeutic center for homeless children and their families in Dallas. Vogel Alcove helps children recover from the trauma and stress of homelessness by providing specialized early childhood and school-age programs, and family support services.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31 at Bonham City Hall
  • With Fannin County's unemployment rate running at historic lows for more than 30 months now (varying from 2.8% to 3.4%, let’s call the average monthly rate 3.2%) coupled with a modest but steady growth in the size of the workforce, and a consumer price index increasing 2.1% by almost any measure we/Bonham-Fannin County have enjoyed very fair sailing weather in 2019 and are very well positioned for an even better 2020!
  • Dr. Dana Sisk (left) and Dr. Jerry Hopson, Trustees of the M.W. and Fair Miller Foundation and Malinda Allison, Vice President of the Board of the Fannin County Museum of History
  • Report: December 18, 1600 BL Oriental St., Reporting Officer – ACO Jimmy Gilbert. A call for service was received in reference to a Dog Bite.