Local News
  • It's time to make plans for New Years Eve and The Hilton Garden Inn is excited to present The New Years Eve Masquerade 2017!
  • On December 15 and 16, 2017 from 6:30-9:00 p.m., hundreds of families will bundle up and experience Holidays at the Heard, the most unique holiday event in North Texas. Holidays at the Heard brings the beauty of the holiday season into nature. Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard's role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary's natural beauty.
  • The City of McKinney announced it has entered into a public-private partnership with Western LLC for a $16 million construction project at the McKinney National Airport that will update and expand its facilities and include a new state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal and 40,000-square-foot hangar. Construction is expected to begin this spring and will take approximately 12-18 months.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, December 11
  • The McKinney National Airport will hold two public open houses in December to discuss the final phase of the Airport Master Plan. The public is invited to attend the open houses Monday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30—7 p.m., located in the Dulaney Room of the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt St.
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hyatt Place Garland 5101 George Bush Highway Garland, TX 75040
  • Join us at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate Christmas at the historic Ende-Gailliard house. For the first time the house will be all decked out for Christmas along with a visit from Santa! In addition, this will be a great opportunity to see two of the rooms that have been recently restored. Refreshments will be served and donations will gladly be accepted for future restoration projects at the house.
  • Monday, January 1st is the first day to request Applications for Ballot by Mail for all elections to be held in 2018. You may qualify for a Ballot by Mail if the reason for voting by mail is: 1) 65 years of age or older; 2) Disability; 3) Expected absence from the county; or 4) Confinement in jail.
  • No injuries reported at either home.
  • Willow Wild Cemetery Association is soliciting bids for grass mowing and trimming at the Willow Wild Cemetery, located at 1220 West 7th Street, Bonham, TX 75418 for a period of one year.
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Place Garland 5101 George Bush Highway Garland, TX 75040
  • For the first time in a quarter century, Bonham will have a Dairy Queen when doors open at the new facility Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Dairy Queen will be giving the first 50 people in the doors a free Hunger Buster a week for a year and will also have some T-shirts and other giveaways throughout the weekend.
  • In this great country of ours no one should ever go hungry, yet it happens every day to both young and old. Families are struggling to put food on their tables, sadly sometimes there's just not enough. Our small food pantry stands ready and willing to help - the Wolfe City Food Pantry serves about 125 families, or approximately 375-400 hungry men, women & children. We are a 503(c)3 non-profit organization striving to feed hungry people right here in our communities providing over 100,000 meals last fiscal year.
  • (L-R) Director of McKinney Main Street Amy Rosenthal, Aaron Werner and Dee-dee Guerra. McKinney Main Street's electric shuttle McKinney DASH was recognized with a Spirit of Downtown Award by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) on Nov. 8 during the President’s Awards Gala. The gala was held in conjunction with the 2017 Texas Downtown Conference, hosted in McKinney this year. The McKinney DASH, Downtown Area Shuttle, helps alleviate downtown parking congestion by offering free rides to downtown visitors' walking to and from parking lots surrounding the square during peak dining and shopping hours.
  • "We hope the community enjoys and supports the amphitheater project. It has been an underutilized asset and this rehabilitation and restoration project will render it useable again," said Bonham City Manager Sean Pate.
  • WFAA, Channel 8 Santa's Helpers Toy Drive returns to historic downtown McKinney for the third year in a row. The community is invited to drop off toys from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 on Kentucky Street next to the McKinney Performing Arts Center. (photo by Allen Rich)
  • Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter (left) issues the oath of office to Joe C. Dale. In other business, the countywide burn ban will remain in place due to dry conditions. photo by Jarrett Tucker
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. will be the filing deadline for candidates and filing deadline for independent candidates to file declaration of intent. The first day of early voting will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
  • Renlita received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions Texoma (Texoma) area at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 21st Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Dallas. The award honors private sector employers that are actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community. Denison Industries was recognized as one of three finalists for the statewide TWC Small Employer of the Year.
  • Just for the holiday season, children can have photos taken in the Fannin County Museum of History's 1918 Fire Engine with our large Teddy Bear. photo by Malinda Allison
  • The McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) is looking for ways to expand the Collin County Transit Program. The MUTD Board is gathering input from the community to help in the decision-making process. Residents are encouraged to visit the city's website to complete the online survey by Jan. 5.
  • The Texoma Health Foundation is hosting its annual Holiday Event Tuesday, December 5 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., kicking off the holiday season. This holiday gathering will be held at 5036 Reba Drive in Denison. Twenty-one unique nonprofit organizations from North Texas and Southern Oklahoma will fill the Foundation and Reba's Ranch House highlighting their work and programs the Foundation supports throughout the year.
  • An investigation revealed the fire sprinkler system had activated and suppressed a fire within the dumpster. A single sprinkler head is credited for the minimal fire damage and reinforced the value of fire sprinkler systems in commercial structures.
  • When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast Region, Clayton Home Building Facility Team Members were eager to help. Team Members at Clayton Homes in Bonham along with seven other Clayton Home Building Facilities across Texas came together to donate over $50,000 to the Texas Hurricane Relief effort.
  • Come hear the candidates running for public office in 2018. Please note that we will be having the FCRW installation of officers for 2018 prior to candidate introductions and speeches.
  • Free and fun for the entire family, the McKinney Community Band rings in the holiday season with the sounds of sleigh rides, bells and all things festive at its annual Holiday Spirit Christmas Concert.
  • The Telephone Volunteer Fire Dept. will be having a Fish Fry on Dec. 2 at Sam Rayburn School beginning at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used for expenses to help the fire department continue to serve Ivanhoe, Lamasco, Carson, Telephone, Monkstown and Riverby.
  • The meeting is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share during the Christmas potluck lunch following the meeting. This is the annual Christmas party and there will be a White Elephant Gift Exchange, so please bring a suitable gift.