Local News
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 22 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020
  • The Fannin Central Appraisal District Board of Directors is seeking Appraisal Review Board (ARB) members from qualified property owners of Fannin County for the upcoming 2021-2022 term.
  • A licensed, experienced insurance agent is needed in Bonham. For more information, please email tammyhouse26@yahoo.com or call 903-640-2436.
  • Report: September 9, 2000 BL SH 121 N., Reporting Officer – Sgt. Jim Lewis. A call for service was received in reference to an Information Report.
  • This means the database in which the ballot was created will have to be amended, the ballots reviewed and the equipment re-tested resulting in the ballots by mail not being mailed out this week as intended. Fannin County will still meet the deadline to mail out military ballots by Saturday, September 19, 2020 as is required by law.
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore gave an update on courthouse restoration and said this subject will likely be a discussion item every week for the remainder of the project. Steel support structures are going up and utility work will begin next week. Workers hope the courthouse can be dried-in by February and the tentative move-in date is July 2021.
  • Texoma Medical Center (TMC) is pleased to announce that it is now providing home health services to the people of Fannin County. TMC has acquired Northeast Medical Center Home Health (NEMC) and began operating as TMC Home Health-Bonham on September 1, 2020. TMC Home Health provides customized care in the comfort of your own home through a seamless continuation of care with a wide range of services. Our team of trusted nurses and therapists work closely with patients, families and physicians to ensure the continuity of our patient's recovery and well-being.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, 313 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17
  • Several cities and counties in the Sherman area were awarded a total of $432,268 in another round of federal grants to help recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today.
  • (L-R) Brad Nichols, City of Bonham Director of Human Relations; City of Bonham Employee of the Month Victor Wright and Bonham City Councilmember Timothy La Vergne.
  • October 5, 2020 -- Last day to register to vote in the November election.
    October 23, 2020 – Deadline to return your application for a mail-in ballot to the County Clerk’s office.
    October 13-30 — Early Voting
    November 3, 2020, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ELECTION DAY!
  • Lake Fannin Wilderness Park lies within the 1,600 acres of Caddo Grasslands. It is on the National Registry of Historical Landmarks. The Lake Fannin Volunteers, a non-profit organization, need help in continuing to raise money for renovations of the Lake Fannin Lodge, removal of foliage and maintenance of the dam area, as well as reclamation of the camping and road access areas.
  • 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, September 15 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 15 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference

  • Monday, September 14
    5:15 - public hearing
    5:30 p.m. regular meeting
  • Since its founding in the late 1840s, Sherman —- a fairly-concealed, quant gem in North Texas -— has been the home to several celebrities, including silent film actress Stella Adams, award-winning musician and heartthrob Buck Owens, Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI champion footballer Hunter Smith, and distinguished FBI Agent Charles B. Winstead. Besides this group of renowned personalities, Sherman has also been the home to a large number of unknown, yet equally industrial community leaders. In this article I will shed light on Sallie Brooke Capps, an education reformer who matured into a young woman and received a quality education whilst in Sherman.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of Sept. 14, 2020.
  • Where were you on September 11, 2001? For 19 years, people have been asking that question and for many now living in North Texas, the answer is "New York City." That is one of the many reasons why the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Leadership McKinney Alumni Network hosts an annual event to honor the those who gave their lives and the other victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • A Denton man has been convicted of child sex trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to rehabilitate and improve a portion of FM 824 in Fannin County is set to begin Sept. 10.
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore stated that Fannin County has had a total of 615 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with an estimated 436 recoveries and 12 fatalities related to the novel coronavirus. The county currently has an estimated 167 active cases, with 11 active cases in the prisons and an estimated 156 active cases in the remainder of the county. "It seems to be spreading a little bit and it is in our schools," the county judge noted.
  • Report: September 2, 500 BL Lipscomb Blvd., Arresting Officer – Ptl. Corey Verner. A 22-year-old male was arrested for Man Del CS and Other Agency Warrant.
  • After serving 23 years in the probation profession, Bonham native Corey Baker has been selected as director of Fannin County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD).
  • Carrying on the legacy started by Bonham School of Dance over 15 years ago, Studio94, owned & operated by Kathleen Brooks, opens this month. Classes offered include ballet & tap combo for 2yr olds thru 6yrs, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, clogging, cheer/tumbling, cheer privates & pageant training.
  • All interested citizens of the county are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8 at Bonham City Hall and teleconference
  • Many people aren't aware that Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) receives federal LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) funding to distribute to low-income families for energy expenses. Right now, because of the ongoing pandemic, an additional $94 million in funding is available to Texans through the CARES Act. People living in Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Denton, Hunt, Grayson & Rockwall counties can apply for assistance by downloading an application from TCOG’s website at www.tcog.com/energy/apply. Anyone interested in applying for assistance can also request an application be mailed to them by calling (903) 813-3541 option 2, or toll-free at (800) 677-8264 ext. 3541.
  • Texoma Council of Governments will receive a federal grant totaling $400,000 to coordinate with rural communities to strategically leverage resources that assist in local economic recovery during the pandemic, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced. This grant will be used to support local redevelopment and revitalization in the region and to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Preston Forrest Development, a Plano-based real estate investment and development company, today announced the beginning of construction for Westlake Townhomes, a 12-unit development located at the southwest corner of Crawford Street and Lillis Lane in Denison, Texas.
  • Developer and investor G.K. Reddy was all smiles Thursday morning at a groundbreaking for his Best Western Plus, Bonham's second flagship hotel. Mr. Reddy credited Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd and city staff for making this development possible.
  • Want to make sure downtown Bonham looks its best for residents and visitors, alike? A group of volunteers is organizing a clean-up day Saturday, September 5 on the Bonham Square. graphic courtesy of volunteers
  • The library board of directors is a governing board made up of 15 directors (currently 13) and is a working board that develops library policies, plans programs, raises funds, and administers those funds, excluding those supplied by the City of Bonham. The board spends countless hours working on and creating crafts, painting pumpkins, baking, donating their time in supporting the library. Each year the library board has two fundraisers: Pumpkin Patch Bazaar in October and Books n Blooms in April.
  • Report: August 25, 900 BL Beech St., Reporting Officer -Ptl. Tim Herman. A call for service was received in reference to Reckless Damage.
  • Join us in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, for 'Coffee With the Mayor' on September 4 at 8:00 a.m.! Sherman Mayor David Plyler has invited Sherman Tourism/Main Street Director Sarah McRae to update us about Sherman Arts Fest, including a live demonstration of the Drone Racing that will happen on September 19!
  • "The primary focus of the Lavon Lake watershed protection plan is to prevent contaminants from entering Lavon Lake from surrounding cities, farms and ranchlands," said David Cowan, NTMWD Watershed Manager. "This funding will help us with our mission of protecting water quality in this critical water source for North Texans," Cowan added.

  • Love to work in the garden? Come and help us add plants, weed and mulch our beautiful butterfly garden. Join our team that is on call for Wednesday morning gardening. photo by Allen Rich
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 1 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference