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  • To help identify and address housing issues in Denison, the Denison City Council approved the creation of a temporary Housing Task Force at its June 15 meeting. While the City of Denison has taken a number of measures in the recent past to address the affordability and quality of its housing stock, the city recognizes the need to better equip itself for future growth.
  • Fannin County Water Supply Agency will meet 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at Bonham City Hall. USDA representative Mike Holm is expected to attend and discuss possible grants that could help fund engineering studies for rural water distribution.
  • Due to flooding, the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, headquarters, and all public roads and access areas are currently closed. At this time, senior and access passes are not available. Tram tours will not resume until flooding abates and roads are once again open to vehicles.
  • Kiwanian Warren Jamieson introduced speaker Randy Truxal, Executive Director of the Grayson College Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt Texas corporation founded in 1992.
  • After extensive research and evaluation of potential water management strategies over the past few years, the Region C Water Planning Group (RCWPG) recently approved a draft version of its 2016 Region C Water Plan – known formally as the Initially Prepared Plan (IPP). The draft plan provides for water management strategies to address the needs of North Central Texas’ growing population, which is expected to more than double by 2070.
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  • Want a rewarding job with Holiday and Vacation Pay? Meals on Wheels Bonham is looking for 2 Part-Time Kitchen Aides (29 hours/week). One position will require travel 5 days per week, therefore applicant must have a dependable means of transportation. Both applicants must have a food handler’s permit or be willing to obtain one within 90 days.
  • The Master Gardeners of Grayson County invite you to learn more about the Master Gardener motto of "right plant, right place" and to help us teach the concept to others.
  • Bois D' Arc Municipal Utility District has restored pressure and service, and continues to flush lines. We have maintained a chlorine residual and received two separate water sample results for each incident from the water lab. The WATER IS SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION. It is NOT NECESSARY to boil the water before you drink it.
  • Beginning June 2015, TCOG will address the need for emergency respite services among caregivers who experience a health crisis, accident, extreme exhaustion or even death, wherein care recipients’ quality of life might otherwise be significantly compromised.
  • The Briscoe Center is proud to sponsor, "Photojournalism and the American Presidency," presented by Alison Beck at the Sam Rayburn Museum on June 25, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Many citizens have experienced storm damage this year—from record-setting floods to tornadoes and lightning. If you suffer damage to your home or personal property, you may be able to deduct the losses you incur on your federal income tax return. "Keeping accurate records is essential to maximizing deductions," said Clay Sanford, an IRS spokesman in Dallas. "Unless you record them when they occur, you may forget expenses when you prepare your tax return."
  • Are you passionate about gardening? Do you like to share your knowledge and gardening tips with others? Do you enjoy volunteering in your community? Collin County Master Gardeners do all this and more!
  • As Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) prepares to repair a gaping hole in Hwy. 78 just north of the aging Red River bridge, one of ODOT's future options for the 76-year-old bridge has become a temporary reality.
  • Initially prepared plan calls for a variety of recommended water management strategies to address North Central Texas' water needs through 2070
  • The City of Bonham will be spraying for mosquitoes the evening of June 24 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The area east of N. Center Street will be sprayed June 24. An EPA approved pesticide will be used via an ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogging machine.
  • Today, the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Board of Directors announced the resignation of Jim Wehmeier from his position as President and CEO. Wehmeier started with MEDC on Nov. 1, 2012. Executive Vice President Abby Liu will serve as Interim President effective immediately.
  • Due to the water line break and loss of continuous pressure for customers located west of Telephone on FM 273 and all customers effected, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system Bois D’ Arc Municipal Utility District, public water system number 0740044 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
  • The Fannin County Historical Commission is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission for its work in 2014. (L-R) Malinda Allison, Jacqueline White, Tom Thornton, Palmer Rayford, Sharon Terry, and Larry Standlee
  • Residents who want to get involved in helping shape city policies for a variety of areas from libraries, historic preservation, economic development, to the arts have an opportunity with city boards and commissions. The city is taking applications for open positions through June 29.
  • Beginning at 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on each day from June 22, 2015 through June 26, 2015, Spur 503 will be closed to accommodate the Burlington Northern Railroad’s plans for bridge work. The City of Denison urges drivers to drive cautiously in the area and obey all street barricades. Plan to follow the detour routes or avoid the area if possible.
  • Looking for a certified signed Earl Campbell UT football jersey? How about a pinball machine for your home? The list of items that will be up for bid at the Greenville Chamber’s upcoming auction is exciting!
  • The Commerce Police Department received an unusual high amount of burglary of a motor vehicle calls.
  • Dr. Susan Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the Area Agency on Aging of Texoma has current availability in the Care Coordination services for Home Delivered Meals. These services help homebound seniors receive a nutritious meal each week day and are served to seniors in all three counties, Grayson, Fannin and Cooke.
  • Leonard Ray Bass, 50, was arrested and remains in custody in connection with the robbery in Prosper. He has no known address, and has been implicated in at least three other bank robberies in the local area, having served some prison time in the past for these crimes. He is currently being held in the Collin County Jail under a $150,000 bond.
  • (L-R) Alan Schmidt, Johnny Wells, Sandy Barber, Ronnie Atnip
  • Report=>June 1, 300 Blk of Pine St, Reporting Officer – Sgt. Joe Gentry. A call for service was received in reference to a complaint of Burglary of a Habitation.