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  • A prisoner in his own body. This is how Sean Carter describes his life following his fateful decision 11 years ago to get into a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. When the driver slammed into a tree, then-22-year-old Sean was left severely injured and unable to walk or talk.
  • The City of McKinney's Stormwater Management Program is excited to announce a fun geocache treasure hunt "Finding Geo" to encourage residents and visitors to learn about how to keep the city's creeks clean. Geocaches use GPS coordinates to lead residents to hidden trinkets located in the city's parks.
  • An alarming spike of boating-related fatalities on Texas waterways, including many involving paddle craft such as canoes and kayaks, is prompting a call for boaters to wear life jackets, avoid drinking alcohol and follow other safety practices heading into the peak summer boating season.
  • The Sherman Museum announced today that registration is open now for their Dino Academy. The hands-on workshop for children ages 6 – 12 is intended to provide a fun, educational experience as part of the museums’ summer program DINO DAYS. The Academy will be held July 12, 13 and 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Featuring over 100 Summer Activities throughout Texoma Region.
  • 2001 – death of Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer who, along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, amongst others created the smoother country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country's appeal to adult pop music fans as well. He was primarily known as a guitarist, but also played the mandolin, fiddle and banjo and earlier the ukulele. Atkins' signature picking style was inspired by Merle Travis. Other major guitar influences were Django Reinhardt, George Barnes, Les Paul and later Jerry Reed. His trademark picking style and musicianship brought him admirers within and outside the country scene, both in the United States and internationally.