Local News
  • 5:00 p.m. July 14 at Family Life Center - hosted by Fonda My Tlapehuala & Feeding Fannin
  • Fannin County Master Gardener, Galen Bennett picks up fresh produce donated by John Bearden. Do you have an abundance of produce from your home garden? Fannin County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fannin County invite you to be a part of our Garden to Table project.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will convene in a regular Board of Directors meeting on July 16, 2020, at 4:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Denison Development Alliance, 311 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a major lane shift for westbound traffic on US 82 in Fannin County will occur July 17, weather permitting. Westbound traffic traveling on US 82 near Honey Grove at the Fannin-Lamar County line will be directed onto the newly constructed lanes for approximately 10 miles. Meanwhile, eastbound traffic on US 82 will remain on the existing roadway, officials said.

  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas reminded taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams.
  • 6:00 p.m. Monday, July 13 via Zoom teleconferencing
  • Texas reported a single-day record of 10,351 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 99 fatalities related to the novel coronavirus in Saturday's daily data release by Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the State of Texas to provide COVID-19 point-of-care testing for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state. This partnership will provide on-site same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents.
  • The Texas State Guard will be back at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex on Saturday, July 11, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., for another round of COVID-19 testing at the mobile test collection site.
  • The troubling case trends continued Friday with 9,765 newly confirmed cases and 95 COVID-19-related fatalities. The past four days have seen the most new cases since the pandemic began; likewise, the past four days have brought the four highest single-day death tolls.
  • Registration starts 11:00 a.m. July 11 at the Dodd City Fire Station -- Benefit Bike Run registration at 8:00 a.m.
  • The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will provide a notification when normal services resume, allowing the public 60 days from then to conduct any overdue title and registration transactions.
  • Report: July 1, 200 BL E. 15th St., Arresting Officer – Ptl. Zachary Williamson. A 44-year-old male was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Man Del CS and Tampering with Evidence, and a 38-year-old female was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Man Del CS.
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore explained that county employees do not have to wear a mask while alone in their office, but must wear a mask when the public enters the office unless the six-foot distance can be maintained. County employees who work behind a barrier such as Plexiglas do not have to wear a mask.
  • Early voting begins Monday, June 29, 2020 and ends on July 10, 2020 for the Grayson County Democratic Primary Runoff Election.
  • North Texans are encouraged to tune up irrigation systems to avoid over watering landscapes during the hottest summer months. July is Smart Irrigation Month which is a public awareness effort to promote efficient outdoor watering at a time when people typically water lawns more frequently. The campaign highlights the need to repair broken sprinkler heads and pipes, audit outdoor use to avoid water waste, install rain sensors, and utilize technology and tools to use water efficiently.
  • Ken Schnitzer, founder and Chairman of Park Place Dealerships, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain assets of Park Place Dealerships, one of the country's largest privately-owned luxury dealer groups, to Asbury Automotive Group. The sale is expected to be finalized by August 31.
  • Application dates: June 24 - July 8
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 07 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • The City of Bonham will be back at work on the splash pad this week. This photograph was taken Friday, July 3 as work ceased for the holiday weekend.
  • 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020
  • We in Fannin County are blessed to have as few positive COVID-19 patients as we do. Our numbers are climbing...and rapidly. I think we should be grateful to wear a mask for "a little while" to keep someone from catching the virus.
  • Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.
  • Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases (Fannin County has 35 active cases), with few exceptions. The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people, and making it mandatory that, with certain exceptions, people cannot be in groups larger than ten and must maintain six feet of social distancing from others.
  • Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-29 this afternoon relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster. Pursuant to the Executive Order, every person shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household, with some exceptions. The City of Denison’s events planned for this weekend, including Music on Main and the 33rd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration, will plan to move forward. Social distancing and face masks or face coverings are expected to be worn both in Munson Stadium and Forest Park.
  • "The Steel Woods have decided not to play the event due to Executive Order GA-29 relating to mass gatherings in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Regardless of the legalities, The Steel Woods view our fans as family and we feel like it is in all of our best interest to not move forward with this show in the state of Texas at this time," according to a statement released by The Steel Woods management.
  • Please maintain 6-foot social distancing if you are out at Lake Bonham this weekend observing the fireworks display. We are encouraging patrons to practice all guidelines established by the Governors Executive Orders released today.
  • Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) today announced Maureen Hammond as its new executive director. Hammond will help drive economic growth in Paris, Texas through retaining and attracting businesses, workforce development and expanded employment opportunities.
  • Report: June 24, 1500 BL Old Ector Rd., Arresting Officer – Cpl Benjamin Ray. A 30-year-old male was arrested for Other Agency Warrant.
  • With the reopening of many of our local churches and businesses, we have seen ever increasing numbers of infections in our community. It is now common to see 10 or more new cases of COVID-19 every day. And for each person who tests positive, there are likely numerous other people who became infected with the virus but were never tested. It is clear that we now have rampant community spread of this virus.
  • A revision to the Mayoral Declaration of Local State of Disaster due to Public Health Emergency instructs all commercial and non-profit entities in the City of McKinney and currently providing goods or services directly to the public to implement a health and safety policy by Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 12:01 p.m., and that policy must require that all employees and visitors to the entity's premises wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth when in close proximity to coworkers or the public. photo by Lynne Marsak Weinberger
  • After several delays, the City of Bonham is making substantial progress at the site of a splash pad in Powder Creek Park and a shaded pavilion for parents and guardians has been completed.
  • Allie Tennant's statue of Alamo hero James Butler Bonham graces the town square. The statue was restored by Fannin County Historical Commission.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court affirmed the Change in Zoning Application for Lake Trail Estates from Ag to Rural Estate Single-Family District by the required supermajority and urged residents to abide by preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Construction continues on the bridge that connects Fannin County, Texas to Bryan County, Oklahoma -- the Hwy. 78 bridge over Red River. Work on this project began in the summer of 2019 and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) expects the project to be completed in early 2021. photograph by Charlie Thomas
  • As we reflect on the strange cadence of 2020, we look forward with confidence that the coming weeks will be filled with real change. Change that reflects the echo of the words, "all men are created equal." Change that everyone can and should get behind.