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  • The 2017 Christmas Holiday Parade held on November 18, 2017 kicked off our holiday season with a cheery dose of Christmas music, laugher and lights. Even with the cold temperatures, and the wild, wild winds earlier in the day, thousands of residents lined the square to cheer and wave. The Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make this yet another great Christmas parade.

  • The GRACE Christmas Cottage Toy Drive will provide gifts for local children in a store-like setting. Toys can be dropped off at Park lace Lexus Grapevine between now and Dec. 15th.
  • Santa will be ready to greet each child at Brunch with Santa at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum.
  • Image of Hurricane Maria and Tropical Storm Jose acquired by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 at 1:15 p.m. local time on September 19, 2017. The satellite is operated by NOAA while NASA helps develop and launch the GOES series of satellites.
  • A public hearing to gather comments on the FY 2018/2019 Regional Solid Waste Grants Program Funding Plan and discuss the process for private industry notification is scheduled for Monday, November 27, at 4:00 p.m. in the Texoma Conference Room at TCOG Professional Building, 1117 Gallagher Drive, Sherman, TX.
  • 1992 The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The IBM Simon Personal Communicator (simply known as IBM Simon) is a handheld, touchscreen PDA designed and engineered by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and assembled under contract by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. BellSouth Cellular Corp. distributed the Simon Personal Communicator in the United States between August 1994 and February 1995, selling 50,000 units. The Simon Personal Communicator was the first PDA to include telephony features. IBM debuted a prototype device, code named "Angler," on November 23, 1992, at the COMDEX computer and technology trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The Angler prototype combined a mobile phone and PDA into one device, allowing a user to make and receive telephone calls, facsimiles, emails and cellular pages. Not only did the prototype have many PDA features including a calendar, address book and notepad, but also demonstrated other apps such as maps, stocks and news. COMDEX show attendees and the press showed notable interest in the device. BellSouth Cellular sold approximately 50,000 units during the product's six months on the market. Although the term "smartphone" was not coined until 1995, because of Simon's features and capabilities, it has been referred to as the first smartphone.