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  • Early voting for the May 4 general election -- and special election -- will be April 22 until April 30, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The days with extended voting hours will be April 25 and April 30, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • The Board of Directors of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the eighth annual Silent Auction & Market, to be held Monday, April 29, 2024 in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • Opting to enjoy a field trip at one of Fannin County's historical treasures, rather than conducting a business meeting, the Fannin County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association spent a thoroughly delightful hour thanks to our hostess, Margo McCullough. She and her staff welcomed us, and made our visit fun and informative.
  • Here's a look at work planned in the district for the week starting April 22, 2024.
  • "Heavy Date Over Germany" will be the next quarterly program of the North Texas World War II History Roundtable. Jewellee Jordan Kuenstler, director of the Museum of the West Texas Frontier in Stamford, Texas, will present the life and times of B-17 tail gunner Ray Perry. He flew missions over various Nazi targets in 1944 and 1945. The program will be at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum in Greenville. Members and public are invited.
  • The contractor will replace these bridges and their approaches: CR 1202 at Brushy Creek and CR 4020 at
    Caney Creek in Fannin County, and Southmayd Road at Elba Creek in Grayson County. These roadways will be closed while these projects are underway. The target completion date is April 2025.
  • The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the re-opening of the newly renovated Bonham Goodwill store with a ribbon cutting Friday, April 19, 2024.
  • This week, we're celebrating our unsung heroes during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! When you call 911, it’s their voices that give hope and reassurance, while at the same time making sure help is on the way!
  • By a 4-1 vote, Fannin County Commissioners Court approved marketing five acres of county-owned property located on FM 897. The county owns five acres near a boat launch on Bois d'Arc Lake that is currently zoned for agriculture and on the tax rolls at more than $400,000. "We probably need to consider re-zoning the lot before marketing it," Judge Cunningham suggested, adding that he believes, once the property is zoned for commercial use, the county can push for a seven-figure deal.
  • A Meet & Greet for Grayson County's Republican runoff candidates will be held Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Activities Room of the Grayson County Courthouse, 100 W. Houston St, Sherman, TX.
  • It was a delicious steak dinner with 1,100 of your closest friends, followed by a free concert by Cody Canada & The Departed in historic downtown Bonham, thanks to a year of work and planning by Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc.
  • Fannin County Judge Newt Cunningham signed a proclamation declaring April to be Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in Fannin County. This proclamation was signed during Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The courthouse was full of child abuse professionals, Fannin County Crisis Center staff, CASA volunteers, Fannin County Children’s Center (FCCC) Board Members, elected officials, and FCCC staff.
  • Hosted by Fannin County Master Gardeners, this event featured a series of speakers and vendors were on hand with a variety of greenery guaranteed to add color to your garden space.
  • This is official notice that there will be a Public Hearing at 4:00 pm, Monday, April 15, 2024, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 W. Mulberry, Sherman, Texas, for the following Ordinances.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • April is an active month for the Fannin County Amateur Radio Club, in many ways. From the net for the eclipse on April 8 to the weather net later that evening, the club operated their radios with updates on the conditions in the area. The weekly net check-ins and net control operations pays off when the conditions warrant.
  • Over the last two months, Texas Mitigation Solutions (TMS) started work restoring a key portion of the North Sulphur River as part of the Lake Ralph Hall project. In the 1920s, the natural path of the North Sulphur River was straightened and channeled to help protect farmland along the river from periodic flooding. The original channel was 16-20 ft. wide and 10 ft. deep. Since that time, massive erosion has expanded it to 350 ft. wide and over 60 ft. deep–nearly ten times its original size. Wetlands, quality habitat and multiple state highway bridges have been destroyed in the process. The mitigation project is returning a section of the river downstream of the dam to its natural, meandering path.
  • The IRS announced today that eligible Texas taxpayers can now use IRS Direct File, a new service that provides taxpayers with the choice to electronically file their federal tax return directly with the IRS for free. Direct File is a mobile-friendly, interview-based service that will work as well on a mobile phone as it does on a laptop, tablet or desktop computer.
  • Here's a look at work planned in the district for the week starting April 15, 2024.
  • Teams began setting up grills early Saturday morning for Fannin Agricultural Association's 2nd Annual Steaks on Main Ribeye Cookoff. By noon, all 1,100 tickets had been sold. Even if you weren't fortunate enough to secure tickets for the steak dinner, come enjoy an outdoor concert in one of the oldest towns in Texas, courtesy of Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. This year's headliner will be Cody Canada and the Departed, with opening acts Waves and Red Stone Revival.
  • McKinney Air Center, the city's fixed-based operator at McKinney National Airport, has been rated among the top 10 percent service providers in the 2024 AIN FBO Survey: The Americas. The survey, released on Friday, evaluated thousands of aircraft handling facilities, with McKinney Air Center standing out as one of the best in the industry.
  • The Windom Art School will be hosting a free art demo on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Wanda Oliver will be using intaglio inks to make handmade prints using only those things you can typically find around the house - no printing press required.
  • Raynaldo Riviera Ortiz Jr., 60, was charged by criminal complaint in September 2023 and indicted the following month on charges related to tampering with IV bags used at a local surgical center. After eight days of trial and seven hours of deliberation, a jury convicted him of four counts of tampering with consumer products resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of tampering with a consumer product and five counts of intentional adulteration of a drug.
  • Investment Catalysts LLC of Southlake, Texas, acquired 75.9 acres on Farm-to-Market Road 1417 in Grayson County, about 70 miles north of Dallas, with the intent to hold the parcel for investment purposes. "This land acquisition represents perfect timing by the buyer," Younger Partners Executive Managing Director John St. Clair said. "They made this purchase right there in the bullseye, where everyone is looking for this type of land today. The estate has additional tracts nearby that are available and just as desirable."
  • The 35th Annual Spring Native Plant Sale fundraiser at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants.
  • There will be NO City of Bonham Municipal Court Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • Fannin County Commissioners Court held a lengthy discussion regarding a proposed moratorium on wind farms in Fannin County. Chris Wilson led the presentation and told the court he has a petition with 900 signatures of people who oppose wind farms. "We vastly outnumber those in favor of this development," Mr. Wilson stated and he warned residents in western Fannin County and eastern Grayson County that wind farms are also looking at an area near Ector, Savoy and Bells. photo by Allen Rich
  • (L-R) Mackenzie Lane, Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce Chair, and Samantha Lumpkins, Citizen of the Year. The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated their members in their community with their annual awards banquet of March 23 at the Roy V Floyd Community Center. Guests enjoyed appetizers and a delicious meal from Cane River Catering as they were serenaded by the jazz
    quartet, Mulligan’s Revenge.
  • Bonham City Council presented a proclamation to the American Legion for Children and Youth Month. In 1939, the National Legionnaire newspaper proclaimed that April had become designated as American Legion Child Welfare Month and called upon posts to report their activities throughout the nation. Locally, American Legion Anderson-Roberts Post 283 plays an important role in the community, including helping the Bonham Chamber present the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Powder Creek Park. "This group is always doing something good for our community," remarked Bonham Mayor Compton (far right). "It's a pleasure to work with them."
  • For the first time in almost 146 years, daytime skies over Bonham darkened Monday, April 8, 2024 as a total solar eclipse passed over North Texas on a northeast trajectory that carried it from Mexico to Maine at 1,200 mph. photos by Allen Rich
  • April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment, and to educate communities about prevention methods. Sexual violence impacts every community and affects people of all genders and ages. Due to many cases not being reported, the official numbers are likely underestimated.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in the Fannin County Courthouse and via teleconference
  • The City of Bonham is gearing up for an "out of this world" experience on Monday, April 8, 2024. For the first time in 146 years, Bonham will be in the Path of Totality during the "Great American Eclipse". The last solar eclipse that Bonham, TX experienced totality was on July 29, 1878, and there will not be another until 2044. Bonham can expect a little more than 3 minutes of totality, which makes our city a great viewing option.
  • On April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse is anticipated to draw an increased number of people to the United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands. In the District’s efforts to keep the public safe and protect public lands, the USFS Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands requested a Fire Prevention Education Team (FPET) to assist staff with public outreach.
  • Here's a look at work planned in the district for the week starting April 8, 2024.
  • Following a two-hour standoff, the subject came out voluntarily and was taken into custody without incident.
  • Yesterday, on April 2, 2024, Megatel Homes proudly hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the much-anticipated Megatel Homes Anacapri Laguna development lagoon. The ceremony, attended by city officials, project stakeholders, and community members, celebrated the beginning of construction for the $800 million project that will introduce over 1,000 homes, 600 multi-family units, and a captivating 2.3-acre crystal lagoon, among other amenities.