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  • Although commissioners' approval of the contract with North Texas Municipal Water District regarding construction and operation of a proposed 16,526-acre reservoir on Bois d'Arc Creek was the most noteworthy agenda item, salary discussions were a stark reminder that county budget workshops are less than a month away.
  • Summer has arrived in the Red River Valley with a vengeance. Our lives go from air-conditioned homes to air-conditioned cars, to air-conditioned offices, to air-conditioned stores, and back again. No doubt air-conditioning has made Texas a more livable place. But like most advancements, there is a trade off. We gain on one side of the balance sheet, and lose something on the other side.
  • (L-R) Joe C. Dale, Jim Glaser, Jerry Christopher and Scott Dyer. The first place team was Tri County Glass, with Lee Hamby, Captain and second place team was Stephens Structural, Tony Stephens, Captain. Additional winners were Harley Smith, TMC Bonham, men’s long drive; Colleen Walker, The Leader, ladies long drive; Tommie Sue Turner, closest to the pin hole #16 and Scott Dyer, FHC Volunteer, putting champion. Scott received a cash prize and donated it to the clinic.
  • (L-R) Sharon Terry, Barbara McCutcheon, Tom Thornton, Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter, Malinda Allison and Larry Standlee
  • "We are thrilled Playful has chosen to remain in historic downtown and to build their headquarters here," said McKinney Mayor George Fuller. "The company offers high-quality jobs in the entertainment industry, and to have a young and energetic company like Playful in downtown continues to add to the rich diversity of our business landscape."
  • 1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill, was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.s). It was designed by the American Legion, who helped push it through Congress by mobilizing its chapters (along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars); the goal was to provide immediate rewards for practically all World War II veterans. It avoided the highly disputed postponed "cash bonus" payout for World War I veterans that caused political turmoil for a decade and a half after that war. Benefits included dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. It was available to all veterans who had been on active duty during the war years for at least 90 days and had not been dishonorably discharged—exposure to combat was not required. By 1956, roughly 8.8 million veterans had used the G.I. Bill education benefits, some 2.2 million to attend colleges or universities and an additional 5.6 million for some kind of training program. Historians and economists judge the G.I. Bill a major political and economic success—especially in contrast to the treatments of World War I veterans—and a major contribution to America's stock of human capital that encouraged long-term economic growth. Since the original U.S. 1944 law, the term has come to include other benefit programs created to assist veterans of subsequent wars as well as peacetime service.