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New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include s

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Toys of yesteryear at Fannin County Museum of History

Fannin County, Texas -- The Fannin County Museum of History is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. The Museum has on display much of its collection of toys from yesteryear, as well as items from collections of Fannin County citizens. There are also many beautiful old Christmas ornaments

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Rebecca 'Becky' Herpeche for Fannin County Clerk

I would like to announce my candidacy for Fannin County Clerk. I have lived in Fannin County all but the first 8 months of my life, so I would say that I am an lifetime resident. I have been married to Jimmy Herpeche for almost 29 years. We have 2 daughters (Kamey Sprouse and Lexi Herpeche), a son

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Support your local businesses on Small Business Saturday

Bonham -- You root for your hometown teams, but are you as quick to support your local businesses? Small businesses employ approximately 65% of U.S. workers and therefore make a dramatic impact on local economies. Proprietors often live nearby, shop nearby, pay taxes locally and participate in local

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

2017 Bonham Christmas Holiday Parade kicks off season

Bonham -- 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

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Overnight crash takes life of bicyclist in Murphy

Murphy (November 23, 2017) -- Murphy Police responded to a collision between an automobile and a bicycle in the 700 block of North Murphy Road at 2:37 a.m. today. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of the divided thoroughfare. The bicyclist, Cameron Owen Randale, 34, a resident of Wylie,

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Park Place Lexus Grapevine kicks off GRACE Toy Drive

Park Place Lexus, the official Drive For Toys sponsor of the GRACE (Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange) Christmas Cottage, recently hosted the kick off party for the 2017 toy drive collection. The GRACE Christmas Cottage provides gifts for local children in a store-like setting and is open for

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Bonham honors retiring Fire Chief Brad Nichols

Bonham -- The City of Bonham hosted a reception Tuesday at Bonham City Hall in honor of Bonham Fire Chief Brad Nichols who is retiring November 26, 2017 after 26 years of service to the residents of Bonham. "We are sorry to see you go," stated Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd. "You've done a great job for the

NORTH TEXAS E-NEWS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Family land heritage ceremony held

The Texas Agriculture Commission held its 42nd Family Land Heritage Ceremony on November 7 at the state capitol in Austin. Sixty-four families were recognized for retaining their properties for 100 and 150 years. The families recognized were from all parts of Texas. Three families from Austin Count


AgriLife Extension sets prospective grape grower workshop

LUBBOCK - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled the Prospective Grape Grower Workshop from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. "Interest in viticulture on the Southern High Plains is steadi


Public meeting planned on Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin project

A meeting to discuss the Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin (Basin 13) Bacteria Reduction Project will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Wharton County Public Library-Main Branch, 1920 North Fulton, Wharton. The meeting is open to residents, businesses, governments, community organ


Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City Manager Warren Escovy advised that Councilman Larry Koy questioned the amount given to Sealy Community Foundat


Do away with 'Star Spangled Banner?'

We just ran a stop sign. The brake pedal was not even tapped. Let's hope, though, that the brakes are functional because a huge chasm looms around the next curve. The stop sign is new and that is why it may have been ignored. It was surreptitiously erected earlier this month by the California chapte

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-11-22 15:00:00

County sets salaries for two positions

Washington County commissioners have set the pay scale for two administrative positions. Commissioners this morning set the starting salary for facilities maintenance manager and the administrative assistant to County Judge John Brieden. Bobby Branham was hired as facilities manager at a salary of $


Durrenberger announces candidacy for county judge

Washington County resident John L. Durrenberger announced his candidacy for Washington County judge today for the upcoming March 2018 Republican Primary. Durrenberger retired from his 30-year role with Mike Hopkins Distributing Co. where he recently served as vice president and general sales manager


Burton News: Local chamber's join for 'Shop Local Day'

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don't forget to count your blessings. Here's the scoop for our fair town of Burton in the week ahead ... Today - 6 p.m., Motivated Movers meet at St. John's. Wednesday - 8:30 a.m., Community Coffee at Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church; 6-8 p.m., BBAY (Burton Bridge Area


Owners of new brewpub want to bring neglected corner of Bedford back to life

Dried glue dots the floor where there was carpet and the walls need painting, but those are minor matters for the four young owners of Turning Point Beer, who say they have big plans for the city's first brewpub. Josh Davis, James Peery, Alex Knight and J.P. Goytia all have ties to Bedford and Nort

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-22 18:04:00

Police searching for 12-year-old girl last seen at Bedford church

Police are searching for a 12-year-old girl last seen at a church in Bedford. Kelly Marie McBride was seen at the Central Baptist Church in the 1100 block of Central Drive, near State Highway 183. Kelly is 5-foot and weighs about 125 pounds. She has light brown curly hair and hazel eyes, and was w


Thousands of Tarrant County tax bills have not been sent out because of errors

Several thousand local tax bills have yet to be sent out - despite looming due dates - as Tarrant Appraisal District employees work to correct errors. With just days until half-payments are due for some taxpayers, the county received a request from TAD to pull a number of statements that had errors

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-23 21:21:00

86-year-old James Ward Lee's first novel is a faux-memoir semi-Western that charms and surprises

James Ward Lee, he of the upper rings of academe and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame - is also one of a small circle of people I'm acquainted with to have witnessed a hydrogen bomb go off and still be talking about it at age 86. This experience, I think, might explain his penchant for composing book

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-11-23 14:00:00