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  • Fannin County Museum of History will be showing hand embellished aprons and historic quilts. One of the aprons was made about 1910 and is completely constructed by hand. It is decorated with bluebirds. Bluebirds were a popular decorating item of the time. Women collected bluebird china that was packaged together with cast iron cocking equipment and was free to the homemaker if she sold 5 boxes of soap. Many other household items that they used, such as hot pads and table covers were also adorned with bluebirds.
  • The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) will welcome home the return of a 1924 American La France Fire Truck, with a ceremonial procession at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 29. The celebration will welcome and honor the fire truck back to its original home at the Wysong Central Fire Station and will take up permanent residency at the McKinney Fire Museum, 301 N. McDonald St.
  • Staff at TMC Bonham Hospital collected school supplies for last year's School Supply Drive at the Fannin County Children's Center. It will soon be back-to-school time. Bonham ISD students will head back to class first in Fannin County on August 16. Many other school districts in Fannin County will start on August 21. For the staff and volunteers at the Fannin County Children's Center, back-to-school time starts now as they make preparations for their 21st annual School Supply Drive.
  • For years, the Legislature has been quietly shifting the burden of paying for schools to local property taxpayers. But this time they've really piled it on. The budget lawmakers passed bakes in a mandatory property tax increase of 13.8 percent to pay for schools over the next two years.

  • The summer of awesomeness to climax with sizzling specials for teachers, school workers, special needs individuals, active duty military and First Responders, then finishing off the last day of the season with a doggie swim event.
  • 2010 WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history. The Afghan War documents leak, also called the Afghan War Diary, is the disclosure of a collection of internal U.S. military logs of the War in Afghanistan, which were published by WikiLeaks on 25 July 2010. The logs consist of over 91,000 Afghan War documents, covering the period between January 2004 and December 2009. Most of the documents are classified secret. As of 28 July 2010, only 75,000 of the documents have been released to the public, a move which Wikileaks says is "part of a harm minimization process demanded by [the] source." The leak, which is considered to be one of the largest in U.S. military history, revealed information on the deaths of civilians, increased Taliban attacks, and involvement by Pakistan and Iran in the insurgency. WikiLeaks says it does not know the source of the leaked data. The New York Times described the leak as "a six-year archive of classified military documents [that] offers an unvarnished and grim picture of the Afghan war."