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  • A crowd of Fannin County residents concerned about the growing impact of large-scale sand and gravel operations in the northwest portion of the county filled Bonham City Hall Monday, October 24 for a town hall meeting moderated by Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter (right) and State Senator Bob Hall.

  • Accompanied by Miss Texas Caroline Carothers, Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, arrived in Dallas on a white horse to break ground on Texas' first Virgin Hotels.
  • 2016 winners Brenda Hayward of Denison, ATHENA Leadership Award, and Hillary Luckett Clark of Sherman, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award
  • Today, Fannin County Clerk Tammy Biggar advises voters to review their selections on the electronic voting equipment before hitting the "Cast Ballot" button. Every voter will see a Summary Screen, showing your selections after they have been made. Review the Summary Screen, and then hit "Cast Ballot" to vote those choices shown on the Summary Screen.
  • The topic for the Noon Book Review at the Bonham Public Library, Friday October 28 is the book The Day the World Came to Town 9/11. Journalist Jim Defede calls our attention to a sidelight of the events of September 11, when the town of Gander, Newfoundland (pop. 10,000) was overwhelmed by more than 6,500 air travelers on their way to the U.S. When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of the displaced travelers.
  • 1881 The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a 30-second shootout between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. It is generally regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side and town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policeman Morgan Earp, Special Policeman Wyatt Earp and temporary policeman Doc Holliday on the other side. All three Earp brothers had been the target of repeated death threats made by the Cowboys, who were upset by the Earps' interference in their illegal activities. Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were killed. Ike Clanton claimed he was unarmed and ran from the fight, along with Billy Claiborne. Virgil, Morgan, and Doc Holliday were wounded, but Wyatt Earp was unharmed. The shootout has come to represent a period of the American Old West when the frontier was virtually an open range for outlaws, largely unopposed by law enforcement officers, who were spread thin over vast territories.