Local News
  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is conducting a feasibility study for improvements to US 380 through Collin County, a distance of approximately 32 miles. TxDOT will conduct three public meetings to discuss and receive public comments on the proposed project. All three meetings will present the same information and will be held in an open house format with a formal presentation at 7:00 p.m. Representatives from TxDOT and project consultants will be available to answer questions about the proposed project improvements.
  • The annual Davy Crockett Festival is set for September 29, 2018, around the square in Honey Grove, Texas, with a full day of entertainment planned for the entire family.
  • 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 City of McKinney historic downtown has earned the prestigious Cultural District Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts for demonstrating the area’s art, events, activities and amenities that play a pivotal role in setting the downtown apart as a gathering place for commerce, companionship and culture.
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Genealogist Carol Taylor of Greenville, Texas will be the guest speaker for the September 26 meeting of The Denison Genealogical Society. The topic will be Southern Records and Repositories.
  • On Saturday, September 22, about 45 descendants of Bailey Inglish, the founder of Bonham, will gather at Fort Inglish for an Inglish family reunion.
  • Heavy rain forced the cancellation of an evening of classic rock, courtesy of Deja Vinyl.
  • "National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, and perhaps be motivated to join in with other volunteers and help us restore America’s precious natural resources," said National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25 at Bonham City Hall
  • (L-R) Cynthia Vaughan, student Brynn Tackett, Tioga Elementary Principal, Jana Smith. Members of the Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution are celebrating Constitution Week from September 17-23.
  • North Texas Giving Day is set for September 20, 2018. This year marks the tenth year of this community wide fundraising event hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas. It is the first year for the event to include Fannin County and a few other counties surrounding Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

  • Report: September 12, 500 BL W. Sam Rayburn Dr., Arresting Officer-Ptl. James Woods. A 24-year-old man from Leonard was arrested for Driving With An Invalid License.
  • McKinney City Council voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 budget of $470.2 million and also lowered the city's property tax rate. The more than a 1.5-cent reduction brought the current rate of 0.540199 down to 0.525170. The proposed rate means property owners would pay $0.525170 for every $100 of assessed property value. The rate reduction results in about $3.2 million to remain with the taxpayers.
  • Constantine Masonic Lodge #13 in Bonham recently presented the Community Builder Award to Ms. Emily Porter. Making the presentation for Constantine Masonic Lodge is Johnny Neal.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18 at Bonham City Hall
  • Fannin County/Lake Zoning Commission will meet from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 514 Chestnut St, Bonham, TX 75418.
  • 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.
  • Preston Trail Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution cordially invites the public to attend and to participate in its Constitution Day ceremony and public reading of the U.S. Constitution, Monday, September 17, 2018, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., in the West Courtroom, second floor, Grayson County Courthouse, 100 West Houston Street, Sherman, Texas. The ceremony will honor the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. The ceremony will include the public reading of the U.S. Constitution by members of the public in attendance.
  • The demonstration of martial arts, choreographed fighting, aerial kicks, gymnastics, weaponry, self-defense, and board breaking will be held at the performance stage located at the intersection of Mulberry and Elm Streets.
  • Event planners are organizing a full day of entertainment for the entire family, including musical performers, art exhibits and displays, marketplace vendors, crafts, a large Kids Alley, plus plenty of food and beverage vendors that contribute to the festive atmosphere of one of the region's first fall festivals.
  • This year, the annual celebration begins September 17, 2018. Join Preston Trail Chapter for a public reading of the Constitution on September 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse, 2nd floor West Courtroom.
  • The Austin College "Star Party" scheduled for Friday, September 14, has been cancelled due to multiple weather projections of dense cloud cover on Friday evening.
  • McKinney is set to spray an area of the city in order to control mosquitoes after a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus was confirmed. Spraying will start at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, weather permitting. The spray area is generally north of South Cotton Ridge Road, west of Stonebridge Drive, south of Hwy. 380, and east of Independence Parkway.
  • (L-R) Vicki McComack, Pamela Howeth and Linda Miller.
  • Report: September 5, 1300 BL Seven Oaks Rd., Arresting Officer-Sgt. Cory Brookshire. A 39-year-old man from Leonard was arrested for Assault.
  • The City of McKinney will host a town hall community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Old Settler’s Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St. The town hall will be held in District 1, however, the entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • Heritage Farmstead Museum will host a volunteer fair on Wednesday, September 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to provide more information for those interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the four-acre Plano historic site.