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  • The Black Dirt Playboys are a last-minute addition to Music on Grand, an all-day music festival coming up Saturday, April 29 in historic downtown Whitewright.
  • Empty Bowls McKinney is returning for its 6th annual fundraising event to help end hunger. This annual event begins with a showcase of over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional artists, student artists, and amateurs. Guests then come to share a sampling of soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants. For the price of admission, guests take home one of these empty handcrafted bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the local community and of the children and adults who go to sleep hungry.
  • The Rev. Karl Travis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, says that the congregation has mission in its DNA and has for decades. Evidencing its continued commitment, First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth Session voted Sunday to make a gift of $200,000 to Austin College to fully endow the college's Alternative Spring Break program.
  • Ogen Nash (1902-1977) was the sort of poet that people who don't like poems couldn't get enough of. In a era of sparking writers of light verse, he stood out, even against the likes of Dorothy Parker, Phyllis McGintley, Franklin P. Adams, Don Marquis, and others. I suppose Nash isn't read much anymore. In our drive for political correctness we are abandoning our American literary heritage at an ever quickening pace. And that's too bad. So here are a few efforts to honor Ogen Nash and the smiles he brought to the world.
  • The Noon Books Review will meet Friday, April 28 at the Bonham Public Library meeting room. Guests are invited to bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the one hour discussion. Dessert and iced tea will be furnished by the library. The topic for this month is the National Book Award winner Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
  • 1978 Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes. John Daniel Ehrlichman (March 20, 1925 February 14, 1999) was counsel and Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs under President Richard Nixon. He was a key figure in events leading to the Watergate first break-in and the ensuing Watergate scandal, for which he was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and served a year and a half in prison.