May 19, 2011 - Saturday night, May 7th, marked the 10-year anniversary celebration for the Creative Arts Center in Bonham. The beautiful garden at the ranch of Bob and Kay Carrel made a perfect setting for the Shrimp Peel Celebration.
Shrimp, festive beads, and lively music kicked off a spectacular evening of fun and great food. Folks from all over gathered to pay tribute to the Creative Arts Center and its effect on Fannin County and the City of Bonham.
May 19, 2011 - The Board of Trustees of the Glaser Family Charitable Foundation has awarded 105 scholarship grants totaling $31,400 to area students for the Fall 2011 semester.
Established in 2001, and located in Bonham, the foundation strives to strengthen local educational and cultural opportunities, promote and protect children's health, and support various Christian ministries.
The GFCF scholarship program includes semi-annual scholarship grants to students pursuing post-secondary education, with at least 80% of the scholarship funds designated for Fannin County residents. The foundation also bestows grants to local and national charitable organizations.
May 19, 2011 - On May 21 from 2-9 p.m. a Jones Family Benefit will be held in the Trenton high school gym. Donna Jones, fourth grade teacher at McNeil in McKinney, is the wife of Mike Jones who is the head girls' basketball coach at Trenton. Donna was diagnosed in April of 2010 with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
May 19, 2011 - The Fannin County Master Gardeners will hold their business meeting on Monday, June 6, at noon in the Williams Building at the First Presbyterian Church located at the corner of Center and 9th Street.
Are weeds taking over your lawn, and your lawn not as lush as you would like? Stay after the business meeting at approximately 1 p.m. for a special program by Sue Malnory, a Master Gardener from Grayson County, who will talk about these issues and more regarding lawn care.
Anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about gardening are welcome to attend this presentation. Attendees do not have to be a master gardener. For more information please contact the Fannin County Extension Office at 903-583-7453. Texas AgriLife Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
May 19, 2011 - The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the DPS Regulatory Services Division.
Historically, some alarm salespersons have aggressively marketed their services to residents in municipalities--primarily going door to door in neighborhoods. DPS is working with the alarm industry trade associations to provide information to citizens regarding licensed companies and individuals.
May 19, 2011 - As of this writing, there are only 16 days left in the 82nd Legislative Session. Friday was the last day that the House could hear bills that originated in the House, with the exception of local bills. Next week, the House will focus on bills that have been passed by the Senate. This week, I will discuss a few bills that were passed by the House this week and have now been sent to the Senate for approval.
House Bill (HB) 12, relating to the prohibition of sanctuary cities and about which I wrote last week, passed the House on Tuesday. It has now been sent to the Senate for consideration.
May 12, 2011 - As of this writing, there are only 23 days left in the 82nd Legislative Session. Bills are moving through the legislative process, and a few have been finally passed. This week, I will discuss a few bills of importance that have received final passage and have been sent to the governor.
May 12, 2011 - Madeline Wells, an eighth grade student at L.H. Rather Middle School, received a cash award for her first place entry in the "Get HookedRead A Book" bookmark contest sponsored by The Fannin County Republican Women, PAC. A reception was held for the winner and participants on Saturday, May 7, at the Creative Arts Center. During the reception, the winner autographed copies of her entry.
May 12, 2011 - Director James Dering and the Grayson County College Jazz Combo opened the 3rd Annual Music in the Garden spring concert series at the Creative Arts Center (CAC) Thursday, May 5, with a tremendous night of Jazz. Classics and innovative new versions of Jazz favorites were excellently performed. Dering thrilled the audience with a piano piece as well and the three pianists played a fun, entertaining piece together, showcasing their talent and excellent timing.
May 12, 2011 - The Ladonia Volunteer Fire Department is having fundraisers to raise money for the purchase of new equipment, supplies and training.
The first event is a garage sale planned for this Saturday, May 14, at the LVFD, located at 203 Paris Street in Ladonia. The sale will be open to the public starting at noon. People who wish to donate goods for this event may drop them off at Ladonia City Hall or Ladonia VFD Station. People looking to purchase garage sale items can stop by the fire Station anytime Saturday between noon and early evening.