Local News
  • 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 - Teleconference

  • The City of McKinney has established a hotline and email address for residents to contact for questions or concerns related to city business amid the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Four city employees will staff the hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
  • One local businessman says many North Texans are still ignoring the precautions that could slow the spread of COVID-19. What makes these comments particularly relevant is that they come from the perspective of a professional who disinfects everything from offices to buses.
  • The newest confirmed case is from Denison. The GCHD Public Health Emergency Preparedness team is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. Any individuals identified as having close contact and having been exposed will be contacted directly by the GCHD.
  • On Friday, March 26, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order stating that every person who enters the State of Texas as the final destination through an airport, from a point of origin or point of last departure in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or the City of New Orleans, or in any other state or city as may be proclaimed hereafter, shall be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Texas or the duration of the person's presence in Texas, whichever is shorter. On Sunday, March 26, Gov. Abbott amended the executive order and now anyone driving into Texas from Louisiana must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Larry White, Board President and Jennifer Burgess, Director. Open Arms Homeless Shelter is excited to announce that Jennifer Burgess has been hired as the director for the shelter. Jennifer is a Fannin County native who lives in Leonard.
  • Fannin County Health Authority James E. Froelich reports that the second case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Fannin County Thursday, March 26. After traveling out-of-state, the person returned to Fannin County and suspected he or she had contracted coronavirus and immediately initiated home quarantine and has not left their house. The person's only two contacts in Fannin County were two family members who immediately self quarantined. All three remain in quarantine.
  • Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today on the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill previously passed the U.S. Senate 96-0 and is on its way to President Trump's desk.
  • The Governor issued a waiver for the requirement to apply for title within a specified timeframe and the associated delinquent transfer penalty to avoid having large crowds in the county tax assessor-collector offices. No action is required during the waiver period.
  • The Governor issued a waiver for the requirement to renew registration. The waiver was issued to avoid having large crowds in the county tax assessor-collector offices. You may choose to take no action during the waiver period.
  • Beginning 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2020, the residents of Denison, Texas have been instructed to "stay home, stay safe" to slow the spread of COVID-19 and this ordinance also came with a warning that, if needed, the next preventive measure could be an order to shelter in place.
  • Many people have traditional gardens in which they grow the food they gather to eat, but these gardens take a lot of space and care. A method used in many parts of the world is to grow a Food Forest. In this way, food is grown similarly to the way it grows in nature with trees, shrubs, vines, and other plants intermingling. When food is grown in this way, the different plants aid each other in their growth habits, and more food can be grown in less space. Since plants mature at different times, they can be foraged (gathered) when needed, each in its own season.
  • The City of McKinney issued a shelter in place order for residents and closed nonessential businesses in an updated local state of disaster declaration for the public health emergency related to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31 at Bonham City Hall


    Fannin County Commissioners Court
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  • The City of Bonham wants to remind residents that during the heightened usage of disinfectant and hygiene wipes, the City's sewer lines, and treatment plant can only handle so much.
  • Fannin County officials have reported that the two county residents who were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and quarantined for the past week have both received the results of their tests today and both tests were negative.
  • Report: March 18, 301 E. 5th St. (Bonham PD), Reporting Officer Sgt. James Woods. A call for service was received in reference to Forgery of Financial Instrument Elderly.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., a disaster declaration will go into effect for Hunt County and all non-essential businesses will cease activity and all employees are directed to stay at home unless accomplishing an essential duty.
  • Effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, and continuing until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020 - All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, or to provide or perform Essential Governmental Functions, or to operate Essential Businesses.
  • To comply with state and Fannin County recommendations, Bonham Trade Days will close for April 9-11, 2020, and will stay closed until Gov. Abbott rescinds his executive order regarding COVID-19.
  • While Dallas County, Tarrant County, Collin County and Hunt County have issued emergency declarations ordering nonessential personnel to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fannin County Commissioners Court will wait to determine the pandemic's impact on more rural counties.
  • The Honey Grove Library and Learning Center will remain closed for patrons until at least April 7. In the meantime, we will be providing a curbside pickup service for requested materials starting Friday, March 20.
  • No, but use good judgment in avoiding bites from mosquitoes and ticks.

  • In order to meet our statutory obligations in addition to doing all we can to follow CDC guidelines to protect ourselves and the public from COVID-19, several changes will be made to the process for holding our county convention.
  • Teleconference to begin 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24
  • There has been a major failure in the park's sewer system that requires we shut down the restrooms and the dump station. With such facility closures, we cannot safely have visitors in the park. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. If you have camping reservations with us in the near future, please call the Customer Service Center, 512-389-8900, to make changes or cancel.
  • In Fannin County, East Lake Crockett, West Lake Crockett and Coffee Mill are among multiple recreation sites on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas that have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff.
  • Business owners across North Texas are coming to terms with the reality of their situation when it comes to dealing with COVID-19. The bottom line is the virus, and how governments and society are dealing with it is impacting every business out there in some form or another.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Texas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Greg Abbott on March 17, 2020.
  • In a sign of the times, Fannin County Commissioners Court held its first teleconference meeting Friday, March 20, 2020, as commissioners worked to update the county's protocol to address the spread of COVID-19.
  • In compliance with the Governor's Executive Order, the 336th District Court hereby gives notice to the public that all jury trials scheduled through May 1, 2020 are hereby canceled.
  • In an effort to reduce the need for in-person transactions, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) worked with Governor Greg Abbott and our stakeholders to temporarily waive certain requirements for vehicle registration, vehicle titling and disabled parking placards.
  • In an effort to protect the health and well-being of those we serve, Willow Wild Cemetery is complying with the directives issued by our Governor and our President that all social gatherings, including memorial graveside services, be limited to no more than ten people and that social distancing be observed within these gatherings.
  • 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 20 at Bonham City Hall

  • I want to address some of the concerns of the citizens of Fannin County, on behalf of my office and the county commissioners.
  • Due to the health and safety of the public and staff, we will have reduced hours until further notice. The office will be open to the public from 9:00 am until 3:00 p.m. beginning March 23, 2020.
  • Due to COVID-19, the Fannin County District Clerk's Office closed to the public until further notice.
  • James Froelich, D.O., FACOFP - County Medical Officer, Fannin County addresses Fannin County Commissioners Court regarding COVID-19. "If you are looking at the curve, it gets scarier every day," Dr. Froelich stated, adding that there is currently no treatment for COVID-19.
  • We have made the difficult decision to close our branch lobbies and serve customers with drive-thru services ONLY at our branches at this time.
  • The following City of Bonham facilities will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 18 until further notice: Bonham Public Library, Bonham Community Center (Also known as the Armory) and Bonham Municipal Court. All City-sponsored events and programming at all facilities are suspended. Facility and room rentals are suspended as well. City offices remain open; however, customers are encouraged to conduct business by phone or online if possible.