Local News
  • A saddle that was made by S.C. Gallup Saddlery Company in Pueblo, Colorado for famed Western photographer Erwin E. Smith is now on display at Fannin County Historical Museum.
  • The 4th Quarter BEST/FEST meeting will feature Paul Montgomery from the Paris TXDOT office and a representative of the Dallas TXDOT department to talk about the current road work, expected road work, and what TXDOT sees for Fannin County in the next few years. The plans for the 121 corridor coming up from McKinney will also be discussed.
  • Santa’s elves will provide balloon entertainment for Brunch With Santa participants.
  • The Donald W. Reynolds Friends of the Library, 1515 W. Main, Durant, OK, will sponsor it’s second annual Holiday Craft Show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-6. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. The Craft Show will feature 20 or more vendors.
  • The Fannin County Extension Office and Master Gardener Group will be hosting Master Gardener training for those wishing to become certified Master Gardeners within Fannin County beginning January 6.
  • The first Lions' Innovation Showcase will take place on November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the square in downtown Commerce, Texas. The Lions' Innovation Showcase is an opportunity for all faculty, staff and students to promote their skills and creativity in their chosen fields.
  • The Bonham Police Department and the Fannin County Family Crisis Center are again teaming up for their annual Christmas Food Drive. People have been most generous in donating to this event to help provide much-needed food for folks who find themselves needing a little assistance. Last year we were able to provide food for around 150 families in our community.
  • The financial assistance approved today will finance the planning, acquisition, and design costs associated with upgrading and expanding the City of Sherman’s water treatment plant. The expansion will allow the city to address regional water needs and to provide additional water supply for future growth in the area.
  • On November 19, 2014, Ronald Glen Peel, 51, of Whitesboro, pled guilty to one charge of Indecency With a Child by Sexual Contact and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The sentence, handed down by 397th District Court Judge Brian Gary, was the product of a plea agreement Peel reached with the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Arrest- November 12, 600 Block S 4th St. Arresting Officer Cpl. Richard Lundy. Officers were dispatched in reference to an accident where the suspect vehicle left the scene. Officers conducted an investigation and located the suspect vehicle. The driver, 28 of Bonham, was arrested for Accident Involving Damage to Vehicle >$200.
  • A meeting that may prove to be pivotal to the future of the Creative Arts Center has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. and everyone who is interested is invited to attend.
  • The Denison Development Alliance will meet in a regular session beginning on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 4:00 P.M. in the Conference Room at the Denison Development Alliance, 311 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas.
  • The Commerce Police Department will be partnering up with the Commerce Little Angels to raise funds for the program this holiday season. The Commerce Little Angels is a program that provides toys for Christmas to children in need.
  • On November 17, 2014, Dewayne Edward Sheren, 47, of Sherman, pled guilty to two charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. The sentence, handed down by 397th District Court Judge Brian Gary, was the product of a plea agreement Sheren reached with the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office.
  • (L-R) Rotarian Ronnie Atnip, Rotarian Jack Lipscomb and Tom Thornton
  • The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.7 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2015 for recipients of monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The increase will take effect for Social Security beneficiaries in December 2014, which will be paid in January 2015, and for SSI recipients beginning December 31, 2014.
  • Following a law enforcement operation led by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (DPS-CID), 37 individuals have been charged with federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in a drug distribution conspiracy that operated in North Texas and elsewhere from January 2013 to October 2014, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
  • Vineyards participating in the festival include Lone Star Wine Cellars, Caudalie Crest, Grayson Hills Winery, Eden Hill Winery and 96° West Winery. Entertainment will be provided by Nawlins Gumbo Kings, Moving Colors and headliner Hunter Sullivan Band.
  • Don't miss out on the fun at the 5th annual Friend-and-Fund-Raiser at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Yes, High on the Hawg is set for Saturday, November 15, at the Refuge. Wild hog BBQ and all the trimmings will be on the menu, and will be served from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Come and watch as the Old West Comes Alive during Winnsboro Wild West Days, November 15-16 at the Jack Cross Pavilion in Winnsboro's City Park.
  • Class Representatives for graduating classes dating back to the '30s have been diligently trying to locate and update classmate information in preparation for the BHS All-School Reunion scheduled for June 12-13-14, 2015.
  • The McKinney Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire with injuries on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 1:35 p.m. According to McKinney Fire Department spokesperson Stacie Durham, a female approximately 60 years old was believed to be lighting a cigarette while seated in her car when her clothing ignited. The victim was transported to Parkland Hospital via CareFlite.
  • John Fechner, (right) Fechner Pump and Supply President, accepts a certificate of completion from Dave Williams, OKSBDC Business Survival Senior Consultant, for his company’s completion of OKSBDC Business Survival Planning.
  • "Hiring Red, White and You!" is an event designed to connect Texas veterans and spouses, as well as others looking for employment, with area employers who are looking for qualified candidates for a variety of positions. The 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. event will be held in the Grayson College Main Campus Sports and Recreation Center gym.
  • *Report- November 6, 400 Block Katy Blvd. Reporting Officer Det. William Abbott. A theft report was completed when the victim advised officers that the garage that he dropped his vehicle off at for repairs no longer had possession of his vehicle. Investigation continuing.

  • “I am honored to represent the Fourth District, and its more than 60,000 veterans – these men and women have made personal sacrifices in order to keep America safe and strong and are a valued part of our community. History has shown that there can be no peace in the world without strength. A strong defense is our best offense, but our greatest weapon is the power of prayer. May God bless our veterans and their families.” - Congressman Ralph Hall
  • Corporal Tyler S. Trovillion, 22, Plano East High School Class of 2000, US Marine Corps. While serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, on Wednesday, June 15, 2005, Tyler’s unit was involved in a combat operation near the city of Ramadi, about 70 miles west of Bagdad. He and four other Marines were killed in action by the detonation of a roadside bomb near their vehicle. Tyler is buried at Ridgeview Memorial Park, McKinney.
  • The Red River Photo Club will be meeting next Tuesday evening, November 11th, at 6:30 pm at the Creative Arts Center located at 200 West Fifth Street. Please plan to attend.