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  • Take a chance on a good time at the 2019 Bonham Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The evening will include FREE casino game play, dinner, auction, and a special time to honor some of Bonham and Fannin County’s most outstanding businesses and citizens from the previous year. Come out on February 2, at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex. We will recognize: Public Servant of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, New Member of the Year, Agriculturalist of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 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.
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) held a groundbreaking ceremony January 18, 2019 for Fire Station 10. The station will serve the fast-growing Trinity Falls community in the northern part of the city. The 16,000-square-foot facility will sit on three acres, include three apparatus bays and will accommodate up to10 firefighters. There will also be a community room for use by the public. McKinney Fire Station 10 will be completed in spring 2020.
  • Willow Wild Cemetery Association is soliciting bids for grass mowing and trimming at the Willow Wild Cemetery, located at 1220 West 7th Street, Bonham, TX 75418 for a period of one year.
  • Kwik Chek and McCraw Oil leaders presented a check for $14,000 to Fannin County Children's Center Executive Director Sandy Barber. In all, $56,000 is being given to CASA programs across the state. Pictured, from left is Doyce Taylor, Barber, Bill Wilson and Lance Davis.
  • Local Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration activities will include a parade on Saturday, January 19, at noon and the annual MLK Celebration Breakfast Monday, January 21, at 7:15 a.m. in Sherman, Texas.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22 at Bonham City Hall
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) invites the public to the groundbreaking ceremony Friday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. for Fire Station 10. The station will serve the fast-growing Trinity Falls community and is part of a strategic plan to best protect all areas of the city. The 16,000-square-foot facility will sit on three acres, include three apparatus bays and will accommodate up to10 firefighters.
  • Three McKinney City Council seats will be up for voter consideration during the general election in May. Individuals interested in learning more about running can pick up candidate packets from the City Secretary at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. The first day to file for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 16. The deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 15 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Participants paint in a relaxed, party atmosphere without any pressure. Beginners have just as much fun as experienced painters and acrylic pouring is a fun, almost magical technique that non-artists can enjoy! The Painting Party at Creative Arts Center is on Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants must call and reserve their spot with payment by Wednesday, January 16. BYOB and snacks and the art supplies and instructor are provided. To make reservations call 903-640-2196.
  • Report: January 9, 200 BL Bills St., Reporting Officer-Ptl. James Woods. A call for services was received in reference to Burglary Of Habitation.
  • Three seats on Bonham City Council will be decided in the May 4, 2019 election and candidates may apply for a place on the ballot from January 16 until February 15.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17
  • Texoma Council of Governments will be hosting a mandatory workshop for those who are interested in applying for criminal justice grants through the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD). This workshop will assist interested applicants with the requirements for grant submissions, eligible activities, and funding timelines. This mandatory workshop will be held January 16, 2019 at TCOG’s offices in Sherman.
  • Grayson County Master Gardeners will be starting the next class February 20 and they are looking for people who are interested. This year tuition has been reduced to $125 per person for this wonderful class.
  • McCraw Oil President Bill Wilson (center) presents a check for $2,000 from ExxonMobil for the Fannin County Children's Center to Board President Brenda Magness (right) and Executive Director Sandy Barber (left).
  • Fannin County Regional Trails Master Plan Presentation is slated for Monday, January 14 at Gober Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, with a potluck dinner set for 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 14
  • Beginning Jan. 15, work sessions will be held on the same day as regular City Council meetings. Work sessions were previously held on the Monday before regular meetings. City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month with work sessions beginning at 3 p.m. and regular meetings beginning at 6 p.m. As-needed work sessions will be scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of Jan. 14, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
  • CANCELLED: Tom Bean City Council regular session Jan. 14
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  • A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan. 12, has already garnered more than 800 registrants from around the world, organizers said. The Newcomer's Guide to Gardening takes place at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney. The free learning event, 800 a.m.-1:00 p.m., will cover the fundamentals of successful, sustainable gardening, organizers said.
  • The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $14,640,000, consisting of a $4,810,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a $9,830,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF), to the City of Bonham (Fannin County). The City will use the assistance to finance wastewater and water system improvements.
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Lake Fannin Recreation Area Conveyance Act to reduce the federal estate in Texas and convey 2,025 acres to Fannin County for public recreation purposes.
  • Report: January 2, 300 BL SH 121 S., Reporting Officer-Sgt. David Johnson. A call for service was received in reference to Forgery.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of Jan. 7, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. 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.
  • The contractor, JAGOE-Public Company, Denton, Texas, was granted 268 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $8.2 million. The contractor anticipates setting construction barricades on Jan. 7 and beginning work on Jan. 8, officials said.
  • McKinney Garden Club members and guests will meet January 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Street Auditorium for a silent auction.