School News
  • Grayson College is holding its popular "One and Done" registration day for fall semester enrollment. New and returning students are encouraged to visit the Main or South Campus on Aug. 7 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to sign up for the new semester. The South Campus is also hosting an open house for the new Electrician program and Occupational Safety and Health courses from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. the same day.
  • Youth FIRST, the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge monthly program for children, will meet for Along Came a Spider on Saturday, August 2, at 10:00 a.m. There will be nature activities, with stories, crafts and games, for children ages 4 – 12.
  • Fannin County Special Education SSA and its member districts offer comprehensive special education services to eligible students ages three through 21 years and to children from birth through age 21 years who have a hearing or visual impairment. Children from birth to age three with other disabilities will be referred to appropriate agencies for services. All referrals are considered confidential, and services are provided at no cost.
  • Dr. Jon Reid poses with teaching assistants Yang Yuming "Reon" and Siyu.
  • FFA members attending were Keyona Cook, Bailey Duplechan, Cierra Campbell, Paula Moody, Britt Moody, and Brendan Morrow. Kasey Naylor, local FFA sponsor accompanied the students.
  • The last day to request schedule changes for BHS students for next year is Aug. 8. Schedule changes after the 8th will only be honored if one of the following conditions has been met.
  • If you are a parent that has a child heading off to college soon, take the time to discuss alcohol with them to let them know what a serious issue it is. You might just save their life.
  • The Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business will host its Business Grad Expo at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2014, at the Universities Center at Dallas. Individuals interested in pursuing master’s degrees in business at A&M-Commerce are invited to attend to learn about the available programs, financial aid and scholarships and to apply for admission.
  • The Bonham High School Band rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 4, and run from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. each evening. On Fridays, practice will run from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (rather than 6-9) to work around football and volleyball scrimmages. On Monday, August 4, at 6:00 p.m., there will be an important parent meeting for all BHS and L.H. Rather band parents.
  • The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing has announced plans for a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (M.S.N.-FNP) graduate program. This program was recently approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is expected to launch in January 2015, pending final approval from the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Students wait for their turn to use the DWI simulator during a Watch UR BAC presentation at the University of Houston. The program uses interactive technology and explans the consequences drinking and driving. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce will roll out a new guaranteed tuition plan called [in]tuition beginning in the fall semester of 2014. [in]tuition guarantees all students a set rate on tuition and mandatory fees for two or four years, depending on their classification.
  • Bonham High School will host the second annual Freshman Pow-Wow on Wednesday, August 13 from 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. at the BHS Gym. Lunch will be provided for students who attend.
  • If it's August, it's time for Anime at the Creative Arts Center. Last year's Anime, SCI-FI & Fantasy Art Exhibit was full of vibrant exciting art, much of it at the hands of local students. The arts center will again allow students to enter this exhibit for free, and, since there are so many talented young people in the area, CAC Director Lisa Avila anticipates another terrific exhibit for 2014.
  • Austin College professionals are at work to bring the ATHENA Award back to the area this fall, recognizing two exemplary leaders from Grayson, Fannin, or Cooke counties with the ATHENA Leadership Award® and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award at a dinner Thursday, September 11.