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  • The first closure at Washington Street is scheduled for Jan. 20 through 27.
  • The general election May 1, 2021 is shaping up to be a pivotal event, with the mayor's seat and the city councilmember at-large position to be decided at the polls, along with a local provision that would freeze ad valorem taxes for City of Bonham residents 65+.
  • Notice is hereby given that the Bois d'Arc Lake Zoning Commission of Fannin County, Texas will hold a public hearing starting at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb 4, 2021. THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA TELECONFERENCE.
  • 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 deadline to file is Friday, Feb. 12 at 5:00 p.m.
  • January 25-26 – Leonard (City Park) 9am - 5pm
    Address: 601 E Locust St, Leonard, TX 75452
  • The National Weather Service will be conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Fannin County on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with the Fannin County Office of Emergency Management. This virtual class is being combined with Delta, Hopkins, and Lamar counties.
  • (L-R) Tina Moore, Mel McKibbin, David Hill & James Mize. Aaron's◦Furniture◦Electronics◦Appliances has given Open Arms Homeless Shelter a generous donation of $1,500. James Mize, General Manager of the Bonham Aaron’s store and David Hill, Aaron’s employee, presented the check to Mel McKibbon, Shelter Director, and Tina Moore, Board member, on Monday, January 11, 2021.
  • Pursuant to the Suspension Order by Governor Abbott, the Commissioners Court meeting will be closed to protect the public, staff and members from potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The public may participate in the meeting through the following dial in numbers or virtual conference link.

  • The statistical respite on Tuesday turned out to be short lived; Wednesday's data release by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) shows Texas logged approximately 30,000 new infections and 450 deaths due to COVID-19 during the past 24 hours.
  • Lance Capehart, Director of Public Works, City of Bonham and staff proponent for Bonham's municipal airport -- Jones Field Airport -- and staff liaison to the Bonham Airport Advisory Board co-piloted the overall initiative together with Steve Filipowicz, Executive Director – Economic Development, City of Bonham and Bonham Economic Development Corporation (BEDCo) to bring to life a marketing piece entirely focused on Bonham’s Jones Field Airport, its aviation-related business, service, an abbreviated history and future evolution as set forth in the Jones Field Airport Master Plan.
  • The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • Report: January 13, 400 BL W. 6th St., Reporting Officer – Cpl. Kolton Phillips. A call for service was received in reference to Assault CBI.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, 313 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of Jan. 18, 2021.
  • Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas small nonfarm businesses of the deadline dates to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury.
  • After an unequaled career of public service to the city of Bonham that includes four decades of involvement in city government, Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd tendered his resignation in a letter to Bonham Mayor Pro Tem H. Compton dated January 15, 2021.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 18 at Bonham City Hall
  • In its first days of being operational, the Fannin County COVID Vaccine Call Center (903-583-2189) is being inundated with an overwhelming number of calls. Please be patient. If no one answers at the call center, it is because the operators are on the line with other callers.
  • "Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and his leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world," said Eddie Taylor, Forest Supervisor for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. "We hope you take this opportunity to visit the great outdoors to help make your Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more memorable."
  • The Fannin County COVID 19 Vaccine Call Center will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day. As a reminder the Call Center will resume calls on Tuesday, January 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Pursuant to the Suspension Order by Governor Abbott, the Commissioners Court meeting will be closed to protect the public, staff and members from potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The public may participate in the meeting through the following dial in numbers or virtual conference link.
  • Due to COVID-19, there is NO option to attend in person and must be accessed via Zoom or by phone.
  • The death toll from the pandemic continues at an unprecedented pace in Texas. According to the daily data release on Thursday by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the state had 426 newly reported fatalities, bringing the total to 31,050 fatalities in Texas related to COVID-19. In the past two days alone, 831 Texans have perished from complications related to the novel coronavirus.
  • Fannin County has established a hotline called the Fannin County Covid Vaccine Call Center for the citizens of Fannin County which will open today from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., then Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of holidays.
  • Report: January 6, 100 BL S. 2nd St., Arresting Officer- Sgt. Billy Kennedy. A 56-year-old male was arrested for Poss Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a major shift for westbound traffic on US 82 in Fannin County will occur the week of January 11, weather permitting.
  • The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to present information on a proposed new location realignment of US 380 south of the city of Farmersville in Collin County and solicit public comments. The virtual public meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. and will be available through Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. All comments must be received on or before Friday, Feb. 12., 2021.
  • After a lengthy deliberation that included input from several residents, Bonham City Council voted 5-1 in favor of establishing a municipal stormwater drainage fee, with Bill Chapman, Tony Rodriguez, Timothy La Vergne II, H. Compton and Kevin Hayes voting in favor of the fee, while Wayne Moore cast the dissenting vote.
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call for a structure fire in the 4400 block of Rancho Del Norte Trail. Firefighters arrived to find a real Christmas tree had been placed into a home fireplace. Only the top of the tree was in the fire, so the flames traveled down the tree and out of the fireplace.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.
  • Pursuant to the Suspension Order by Governor Abbott, the Commissioners Court meeting will be closed to protect the public, staff and members from potential exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of Jan. 11, 2021.
  • "Increasing access to COVID-19 therapeutic treatments is a proven strategy to reduce hospitalizations and save lives," said Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
  • Every statistic in the daily data release on Friday by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is another grim reminder of the deepening impact COVID-19 is having throughout the state. On Saturday, hospitalizations are certain to top 14,000 for the first time, DSHS reports 372 newly reported fatalities related to the pandemic and another 23,000 new infections hit the charts.
  • Because our City Council and staff constitute almost 10 people, we ask that you not attend the meeting in person, and instead attend virtually.
  • Fannin County Judge Randy Moore reminded residents that Texoma-area hospitals put out a plea that explained all local hospitals are operating at capacity and Emergency Departments are overflowing. "TMC is full, TMC Bonham Hospital is full and Wilson N. Jones is full," Moore stated. "Their concern is, if someone needs a bed, we don't have one."
  • The City of McKinney will be partnering with Collin County to use their newly created COVID-19 vaccine waitlist for residents of McKinney. The county will provide the city information for residents on the waitlist when vaccines become available and appointments can be scheduled.
  • The truest indicator of how Texans are faring during the pandemic has been hospitalization numbers; in the past 90 days, the number of COVID-19 patients sick enough to be hospitalized has more than quadrupled. On October 6 there were 3,394 COVID-19 patients in Texas hospitals. Yesterday, on January 6, Texas hospitals contained 13,628 lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients. With the full impact of holiday gatherings still two weeks away, there are now 544 available ICU beds in the state.