Local News
  • Powder Creek Pavilion in Bonham announces that, starting Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m., they will host "Open mic night" and "Big time karaoke." Wednesdays will be open mic night at Powder Creek Pavilion and Thursdays will be big time karaoke.
  • The City of Bonham will begin mosquito spraying Thursday, June 20 and continue Friday, June 21 beginning at 9:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
  • Fannin County Electric Cooperative (FCEC) has a planned electrical outage for converting voltage as part of the electric line upgrade project north and west of Leonard. This voltage conversion along with additional projects in the area will improve reliability and increase the capacity of our system. The dates of the conversion were originally June 19 and June 20 and are now moved back one day to June 20 and June 21. The conversion will be divided into different sections to shorten the outage times. Power to your location could be out more than once during this two day period. No outage will start before 8:30 a.m. each morning and the outages could last up to four or five hours. The voltage conversion area is shown on the map.
  • Gary J. Fernandes, local author, businessman, rancher and raconteur, will be the special guest of the Democratic Women (and Men) of Fannin County at their meeting on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth May Room of the First United Bank at 120 W. Sam Rayburn in Bonham.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Bonham City Hall
  • 6:00p.m. Monday, June 17
  • Footsteps & Fingerprints is currently looking for smiling faces who have a passion for working with children. Must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma. Apply in person.
  • One (1) position available for 20 hours per week. Job duties include library customer service, working with teens, technology skills, clerical and maintenance. Job requires heavy lifting, computer skills and ability to stand for long periods. Good communication skills required.
  • Wait until you see Bonnie Wenk Park now! The new all-abilities playground, extended trails, multi-use fields, all in the same beautiful Bonnie Wenk setting. Join the McKinney Parks and Recreation Department, City Council members, city dignitaries and Parks and Recreation staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 15 and later, a party to celebrate.
  • A dedication ceremony to commemorate an Official Texas Historical Marker awarded to the Bank of Windom will be held Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the historic bank building in Windom. Chris Ebling, owner of the bank building, prepared a historical narrative of a bank deemed to be a significant contributor to the state's history.
  • The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Carrie L. Lovejoy Elementary School, located at 256 Country Club Rd. in Allen, Texas 75002. The meeting will be held in an open house format from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Megan Robinson is the most recent example of an outstanding employee recognized by the City of Bonham. Megan is the Dispatch Supervisor for 911/Telecommunications for police/fire/EMS and has worked for the City of Bonham for 19 years. She was recognized as May 2019 Employee of the Month for the City of Bonham during a regular meeting of Bonham City Council June 10.
  • Report: June 5, 1400 BL N. Center St., Arresting Officer-Ptl. Kyle Schatzel. A 45-year-old female from Bonham was arrested for Driving Without A License.
  • Applications and testing information may be obtained from the Human Resources Dept. at Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St., Bonham, TX or online at www.cityofbonham.org.
  • The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site invites the public to the inaugural program of the "Ike Lecture Series" with a presentation by Dr. Felix Harcourt, "Eleanor and Eisenhower: Personal Politics" on Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 p.m. inside the historic site's Red Store. The presentation free and open to the public.
  • Construction on Bois d'Arc Lake in Fannin County has resulted in several road closures that will affect travel this summer.
  • On July 4, 2019, the second annual RBFCU McKinney Star-Spangled Salsa Festival presented by Bernard’s Gourmet Foods will take place at Chestnut Square Heritage Village in McKinney, Texas. This spicy food festival and contest immediately follows the Red, White and BOOM hometown parade in historic downtown McKinney at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m.
  • On June 12, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present "Geopolitical Flashpoints with Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, and Dana Perino," part of the "Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management" series. Dana Perino of Fox News Channel will moderate the discussion between global political experts Ian Bremmer and Niall Ferguson, which will delve into the panelists' unique perspectives on today’s global hot spots, including China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be livestreamed at bushcenter.org and via Facebook Live.
  • 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • In the 131-year history of the Fannin County Courthouse, there have been few days more momentous than two events coming soon. The first event will begin 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 when a Fannin County Courthouse Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held on the north side of the courthouse. The second noteworthy event, the announcement of the results of the restoration bids, has been pushed back to early July.
  • Of the nation's six fastest-growing cities, two are in Collin County, Texas.

  • 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • The ceremony's most prestigious award was given to local volunteer Julia Ringler. Each year the Betty Holland Volunteer of the Year Award honors an outstanding community volunteer who exemplifies the qualities of dedication, service and care to others that were represented in longtime Reba's Ranch House volunteer Betty Holland. Bice stated, "Julia is the photographer who is always in the background snapping photos at all of our events. She always gives so graciously of her time and talents with such a kind, compassionate servant heart."
  • Everyone is invited to a Fannin County Courthouse Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony slated for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 on the north side of the courthouse.
  • Cirrus Aircraft announced today a new facility at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI) in McKinney, Texas that will provide a world-class customer experience for Cirrus aircraft owners in the Dallas Metroplex Area. Factory Service operations will be offered to customers beginning in August 2019, and in late 2020 the facility will expand to include a new, dedicated Cirrus Aircraft facility on site that offers flight training, maintenance and aircraft management. In addition to the growth of amenities and services offered to customers in the region, the Cirrus Services facility in McKinney will eventually bring an additional 30 jobs to the local community. Cirrus Aircraft is actively recruiting for a number of positions.
  • In honor and memory of your friends and loved ones buried at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery, please plan to attend Homecoming Sunday, June 9 at 10:45 a.m.
  • The 1st Annual Jerry Robison Tractor Pull is slated for Saturday, June 8 at the pulling track, located at 100 W. 1st Street and Main Street, three blocks south of the Bonham Square. Admission is free.
  • Smokey Bear comes to Bonham State Park to celebrate his 75th birthday. Will you join us?
  • Cavanaugh Flight Museum has long been known for bringing history to life at their Addison, Texas museum. However, this summer the lauded museum will bring their collection to Grayson County. On Saturday, June 8, Cavanaugh Flight Museum will host the American History Warbird Ride Day. From 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., guests will be able to view aircraft and even purchase rides in selected planes, including the museum’s B-25 Mitchell, T-6 Texan, TravelAir 4000, O2 Skymaster and UH-IH Iroquois Huey.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at Bonham City Hall
  • The Lake Zoning Commission of Fannin County, Texas held a public hearing Thursday, June 6, 2019 to consider a request for a zoning change for two pieces of property north of Lannius that will be located along the shoreline of Bois d'Arc Lake.
  • A founding member of the Lost Gonzo Band and member of the Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame, Bob Livingston became a musical ambassador for the U.S. State Department who performed in Syria, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, India and Norway -- just to name a few of the stops in a career that is approaching half a century. But it all began with a random act of kindness...
  • Originally formed in Liverpool in 1980, A Flock of Seagulls had a No. 9 song on the charts with "I Ran (So Far Away)" and "Space Age Love Song" that hit No. 30 on US Billboard Chart, both released in 1982. This iconic British band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:00 p.m. Thursday as Sherman's free summer concert series gets underway.
  • The media descends on commissioners court interviewing Fannin County Judge Randy Moore and Stacy Rauchwerger. Item twelve on the agenda approved reimbursement of Estray Fees paid by Ms. Rauchwerger. Funds will come out of contingency and the resident will sign a full release of liability for the county. photo by Jarrett Tucker
  • Notice is hereby given that the Lake Zoning Commission of Fannin County, Texas will hold a public hearing starting at 8:30am, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the City of Bonham Council Chambers at the Bonham City Hall, located at 514 Chestnut Street, Bonham, TX 75418.
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a call about a gas leak at 1515 N. Central Expy at 8:36 a.m. A construction crew hit and damaged a 6-inch natural gas line while doing work behind the PetSmart store in the shopping center.
  • Jerry Huffman, Fannin County Emergency Management Coordinator took this series of photographs after a wind event Monday night caused significant damage in the vicinity of Mulberry Methodist Church.