Local News
  • Report: April 15, 1700 BL Franklin St., Reporting Officer – Ptl. Kolbee Perdue. A call for service was received in reference to an Unattended Death.
  • East- and westbound lanes of Center Street under US 75 will close at 7:00 a.m. on April 21, and signed detours will be in place to guide motorists around this intersection. At 7:30 p.m. on April 26, northbound US 75 mainlane traffic will shift onto the existing frontage road near West Staples Street and transition back to existing mainlanes at West Cherry Street.
  • We have just a few spots left for a ladies-only Concealed Handgun Class on 4/24/21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Instruction will be provided by Texas Firearms Training Academy.
  • If the proposition to establish a tax limitation passes, any taxpayer that qualifies for an over 65 exemption on their residence within the boundaries of the City of Bonham would receive the benefit of a tax ceiling on the homesteaded portion of their property. It is called a ceiling, rather than a freeze, because you can pay under the ceiling amount but not over it.
  • If you missed an opportunity to enjoy the scenery at the Lake Fannin open house April 10, you have an opportunity April 24 to make this historic recreational site even more beautiful. Volunteers are asked to bring mowers, clippers and other landscaping tools.
  • The annual fundraiser for Union Cemetery in Ravenna will be held Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on county road 1105.
  • TxDOT and the City of Sherman is proposing to widen FM 1417 Segment 3 from OB Groner Road to US 75 in Grayson County, Texas.
  • Get ready for a new Farmers Market, in a setting you can only find at Creative Arts Center in Bonham. This is an opportunity to support local farmers while also listening to live music and sampling delicious food and wine while enjoying the art in the cultural mecca of Fannin County.
  • Brisket meal starting at 11:00 a.m. Come on out to our community and support your local Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of April 19, 2021.
  • Early voting begins Monday, April 19 for McKinney voters. Registered voters will cast ballots to elect City Council representatives for Mayor, District 1, District 3 and one At Large to serve a four-year term. There are 11 total candidates for the 4 positions. Early voting ends Tuesday, April 27.
  • Brookshire’s is hosting first and second dose Pfizer vaccine clinics at the Fannin County Multipurpose Complex located at 700 FM 87 in Bonham. The clinic will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Bonham City Hall
  • Quality Sand & Gravel is currently hiring Class A CDL drivers for its Yuba, OK location. Day and night shifts available. Competitive guaranteed weekly pay. BCBS medical insurance available.
  • Anna Fire Rescue is proud to announce that Captain Cody Nelson has been recently selected to participate in a prestigious leadership program. The Fire Service Chief Executive Officer curriculum, offered through the TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute, begins next month and Captain Nelson will be attending. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis through an application process. This executive leadership capstone comes at a perfect time for Captain Nelson as Anna Fire Rescue begins implementing their first ever Battalion Chief rank later this month.
  • The Texoma Earth Day Festival Planning Committee will offer a public recycling event on North Rusk Street between Pecan & Mulberry in Sherman on Saturday, April 17, 2021. This event is free to the public, and no proof of residency will be required. In addition to the recycling options, the Sherman Animal Shelter Adoption Trailer will be on site adjacent to Lucy Kidd-Key Park. Tacos Hondumex will also be at Rusk Street at Pecan for your dining pleasure.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at Bonham City Hall and via teleconference
  • Bois d'Arc Lake, the first major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years, is now filling. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) began impounding, or capturing, water on the 16,641-acre lake today.
  • Report: April 7, SH 121 S., Arresting Officer – Sgt. Kolton Phillips. A 43-year-old male was arrested for Possession of CS and DWI.
  • The McKinney Fire Marshal's Office (FMO) is making it easier and more convenient for our customers to file permits, applications and plans. "We are proud we were able to facilitate this for a positive customer experience not only for FMO but also for Development Services," said McKinney Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Mike Smith.
  • Bonham City Council voted to accept the Administrative Declaration of Ineligibility that was necessitated by a candidate for city council who was determined not to be a registered voter at the filing deadline.
  • The Fannin County Commissioners declared April as Child Abuse Awareness Month in Fannin County. (From left) AJ Self, Edwina Lane, Judge Randy Moore, Sandy Barber, Jerry Magness, Dean Lackey.
  • The Texas Department of State Health Services is asking vaccine providers in Texas to pause all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine following today’s recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will convene in a regular Board of Directors meeting this Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Denison Development Alliance, 311 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Here's a look at work planned in Fannin and Grayson counties during the week of April 12, 2021.
  • The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2021, with no grace period. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) reminds Texans to complete any overdue transactions now.
  • Dozens of visitors toured the historic lodge at Lake Fannin Sunday. The Fannin County Lake Fannin Board of Directors opened the gate to Lake Fannin and welcomed the public on Sunday, April 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 13 at Bonham City Hall or via teleconference
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) responded to a structure fire call at the corner of Anthony and Wolfe Streets Saturday night. The fire destroyed an under-construction two-story home.
  • Construction of Lake Ralph Hall in Fannin County, one of Texas' newest reservoirs, is on track to start early this summer. The Upper Trinity Regional Water District’s Board of Directors authorized last week two key construction contracts for development of the future reservoir. Granite Construction Company was selected to build the Leon Hurse Dam at a cost of approximately $160 million dollars. In addition, the Board of Director’s authorized Flatiron Constructors, Inc., the roadway relocations contractor, to begin procuring certain long-lead items (girders, concrete, rip rap, etc.) and early construction activities related to replacing the State Highway 34 bridge.
  • Sam Lumpkins and the crew from Homestead Winery will be part of the open-air market celebration of art, wine, and food this weekend during historic downtown McKinney's Arts in Bloom, a rite of spring in North Texas. photo by Allen Rich
  • 2:00 p.m. April 13 at 2228 N. Center in Bonham
  • The Sherman Museum will host a yard sale April 10, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the parking area of the museum, located at 301 S. Walnut, Sherman.
  • Seasonal crafts, decorative garden items, plants, flowers, bake sale, book sale, white elephant sale
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robin Phillips of Sherman as Red River Compact Commissioner for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023.
  • Report: March 31, 800 BL W. 8th St., Arresting Officer – Ptl. Giancarlo Puccini. A 62-year-old male was arrested for Assault FV and BPD Warrant.
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is proud to announce Battalion Chief Tino Paredes was selected to participate in the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Fire Service Executive Officer Program. This is an elite program designed to provide advanced level professional development to sharpen leadership skills of executives in the fire service.
  • Friday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. until noon and Fannin County Multipurpose Complex