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  • The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will host a monument dedication Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 10 a.m., in honor of the Chosin Few, accompanied by a reception immediately following. The monument, created and organized by Metroplex Military Charitable Trust, honors those who fought and died during the Battle of Chosin, a two-week-long conflict in 1950 during the Korean War.
  • Report: June 29, 2022 – 1300 BL Finch Ln., Arresting Officer- Ptl. Patrick Howell. A 32-year-old male was arrested for Poss CS, UNL Carry of weapon and Violate Bond/Protective Order.
  • Texas Hill will headline the show!
  • Ted Lane has been promoted to Director of Treasury Management Services.
  • First Baptist Church Kids Closet is now open every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. First Baptist Church in Bonham is located at 710 North Center Street, Bonham, TX 75418.
  • Steven "Craig" Shelton, 61, pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas to violating an arrestee's civil rights by using excessive force against him.
  • Eric M. Bridges, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today that the 2-1-1 Texoma Area Information Center (AIC) has successfully attained national accreditation from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). The local 2-1-1 staff consists of Alison Tesney, Anita Haliburton, Mary Browning-Rodriguez, Melinda Sinor, and Shawnee Bartlett.
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court voted to institute a burn ban for Fannin County. An increasing number of fires is damaging property and draining the resources of local fire departments. "Do not burn outdoor trash, do not burn brush piles," warned Fannin County Judge Randy Moore.
  • $8,000 sign-on bonus for LVNs, 12 paid holidays per year, health/life insurance,13-26 vacation days per year, and 13 days of sick leave per year
  • Starting salary is $45,233.76/Yr. (19.77/Hr.) Applications and testing information may be obtained from the Human Resources Dept at Bonham City Hall or online.
  • With extreme temperatures predicted for the next 10 days, and Fannin County already experiencing a punishing drought, Fannin County Commissioners Court has implemented a countywide ban on all outdoor burning.
  • On Friday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m., the Creative Arts Center presents Movie Night with How to Make an American Quilt featuring Winona Ryder; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase. On Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Creative Arts Center artists Carrol Reese and Karen Sigler provide step by step instruction to create your own 2’ x 2’ Barn Quilt Square! On Saturday, July 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Portrait Quilt Artist Leo Ransom instructs beginner through intermediate students on the art of creating a portrait quilt.
  • Plano Antique Mall has consistently provided Plano residents a chance to find hidden gems for more than 20 years now. It recently underwent a massive change however, moving from its longtime location on East Spring Creek Parkway to a new building at 6505 West Park Boulevard.
  • 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.
  • The self-described "oldest event in Arlington" returns on Independence Day for another year of festive Fourth fun. The Arlington Independence Day Parade is an over 50-year-old tradition in the city with more than 120 parade entries registered this year. This year’s theme, 'E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many, One’ is said to represent the different backgrounds and walks of life that come together to make the United States. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, parade organizers plan for the event to run until 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  • The City of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July at Red, White, and BOOM! with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show. Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with downtown events: a hometown parade followed immediately by the Yankee Doodle block party on East Louisiana Street. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.
  • As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, officials with the U.S. Forest Service remind the public that fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.
  • Lake Bonham will be the center of activities Sunday, July 3 as residents and visitors flock to the area to celebrate the 45th Annual Lights Over Lake Bonham Fireworks Show, presented by the Kiwanis Club, Bonham Chrysler, N-Tex Sand & Gravel, Jake Shockley State Farm Insurance, in cooperation with the City of Bonham, Texas. This event is free to the public.
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center currently has a list of families needing fans. Thank you for your support!
  • We are seeking out sponsors for the 143rd Annual Leonard Picnic.
  • The Texas Department of State Health Services and local health departments have identified multiple cases of monkeypox in Texas in people who did not travel outside the state. Public health testing has found a total of 12 monkeypox cases in Texas residents. While the first cases involved international travel, three patients report that they did not travel in the three weeks before becoming sick, meaning they were exposed in Texas.
  • Lake Fannin Volunteers (L-R) Cheryl Youree, Ann Fuller, Jerri Reichert, Mike Vaught, Alicia Whipple and Anna Martin. To date, 18 Lake Fannin Volunteers have qualified for the "Hours 4 Hours" program that waives four hours of Lake Fannin Lodge rental fees for 15 hours of documented Lake Fannin Volunteers service.
  • The City of McKinney, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) announced a new initiative to commit sales tax dollars to invest in new roadway infrastructure through 2035. The announcement follows the adoption of a resolution at the June 21 City Council meeting, and comes amid McKinney's continued rapid growth and the mutually-recognized need for more arterial roadways that connect commercial and business corridors in the community. photo by Allen Rich
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore noted that the county's tax rate in 2020 was $0.5890 per $100 of valuation, but he estimates the county's next tax rate will fall into in the range of $0.48 to $0.50 in order to offset escalating property values.
  • The Salvation Army in Grayson County is pleased to welcome new leaders, Lieutenants Michael & Amanda Cain. They officially assumed their position on Sunday, June 26 and are looking forward to getting to know the community and continuing the ministry of The Salvation Army.
  • In the days leading up to the holiday, the City of Arlington will again activate its fireworks reporting webpage that will allow residents to provide information about fireworks activity to the Arlington Fire Department’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center while keeping phone lines open for emergencies.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to widen FM 2931 from US 380 to FM 428 in Denton County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an in-person and online virtual public hearing on the proposed project. The same information will be available at both the in-person and virtual hearings.
  • Report: June 22, 2022 – 700 BL Star St., Reporting Officer – Ptl. Blake Garcia. A call for service was received in reference to Burg of Hab.
  • Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest government employee union representing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) workers, applauded the announcement by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee that it would block the confirmation of the nine-member Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission that would have considered closing and privatizing a large portion of the current VA health care system.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott today announced GlobiTech, Incorporated ("GlobiTech") will establish an additional manufacturing facility in Sherman, Texas. GlobiTech, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., provides silicon epitaxy products and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry. This project will create 1,500 new jobs and generate billions of dollars in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $15 million has been extended to GlobiTech. In addition, GlobiTech has been offered a $10,000 Veteran Created Job Bonus.
  • As Fannin County waits for Upper Trinity Regional Water District to develop and announce a Shoreline Management Plan for Lake Ralph Hall, the unique responsibility to devise a 5,000-foot zone around the lake that promotes economic development, preserves water quality and protects the best interests of the local residents falls on the shoulders of Lake Ralph Hall Zoning Commission.
  • "The Board of Directors is excited to announce that Aaron Werner has joined Visit McKinney as our new Executive Director," said Vince Vittatoe, VM Board Chair. "Aaron returns to McKinney with plans for even higher levels of achievement as the department continues to attract leisure visitors, conferences, and business travelers to our incredible city."
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Bob Borochoff, Phillip Holt, and Deborah Scanlon and appointed Marty Green to the Finance Commission of Texas for terms set to expire on February 1, 2028.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties for the week starting June 27, 2022.
  • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and RecruitMilitary® will co-host the National Viurtal All Veterans Job Fair, June 28 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT. The event is free to veterans, their spouses, active-duty military personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve.
  • On June 1, 2022 Wesley Partners Senior Living acquired the Woodmoore Assisted Living and Woodmoore Village in Bonham, Texas. As with many acquisitions the expectation is to prepare for change, however, in this instance the biggest change may be only in name. According to Wesley Partners management, they hope the biggest change residents and their families will notice is the name change of the community to Wesley House.
  • Rock & Fossil Day at The Sherman Museum has been postponed until fall.