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  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during testimony on the recently brokered Iranian nuclear deal in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015. Carter was joined by Secretary of State John Kerry, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • In a competitive, nationwide process, Bonham Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant that will cover 95% of the cost of a new ladder truck. photo by Allen Rich
  • Bonham High School War Dancers will be among the performers at this year's event.
  • The event is free and open to the public. Come casual and come view the art and meet the artists. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Grayson College Arts & Communication Center. photo by Allen Rich
  • 1945 World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 317 survived.
  • In the local healthcare scene, there is a new sheriff in town. Harley Smith is the new CEO at TMC Bonham Hospital and area residents will be interested to learn some of the improvements coming to the hospital.