BONHAM — Fannin County sheriff candidates answered questions on everything from prison pet policy to budget improvements at a public forum hosted by the Fannin County Republican Women on Monday.
Josh Briggs of Honey Grove turned himself in last week on a new third-degree theft of livestock charge. Briggs was previously arrested in September and accused of stealing cattle from a Fannin County rancher.
Honey Grove welcomed a new city clerk and administrative secretary at its council meeting Tuesday and accepted the resignations of Cindi Page and Jaci Garner.
Zeb Tindel, Honey Grove ISD’s vocational/agriculture director, announced several students brought home $90,000 in wins from the Fannin County Fair.
The Honey Grove Davy Crockett fstival included a pancake breakfast, a bike rodeo, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a cake walk and dunking booth, a mutt strut, a new Davy Crockett exhibit for children, a Bikers Against Child Abuse motorcycle display, The River and KOYN Radio live remotes, and a large collection of vendors with food, honey, jewelry and crafts on display.
The last day for Texans to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election on a wide range of constitutional amendments is Oct. 7.
Honey Grove City Council passed a tax rate of 80 cents per $100 valuation, the same rate as last year. But the overall $2 million budget includes about a $37,000 increase due to property value increases, city secretary Jaci Garner said.
Honey Grove is hosting its annual Davy Crockett Festival on Saturday in the city square, including activities for young and old.
With that increase in what was an otherwise stringent $2 million budget, passed by the Honey Grove City Council on Monday, Councilor Brian Owen said the city needs to be careful with its spending.
After year-long negotiations between Atmos Energy and its area coalition, Honey Grove could see as much as 3.7% residential and 2.3% commercial rate increases going to affect Oct. 1, said Atmos Energy spokesperson Beth Dattomo.
Honey Grove will consider and pass its annual budget and tax rate at its city council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Honey Grove ISD will meet Monday to discuss the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas and hear a superintendent’s report.
HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove ISD is the second school district in Texas to install Enseo’s MadeSafe panic button system, designed for instant communication in emergency situations.
HONEY GROVE — Roughly 100 people braved the blazing summer heat Saturday to be part of the Honey Grove Warrior Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Honey Grove ISD Parent-Teacher Organization.
Honey Grove Parent Teacher Organization's Warrior Fun Run on Saturday will feature vendors, food, a street party and contests.
When Honey Grove Cub Scout Master Heather Steely ended up with $900 left over from fundraising for her pack, she knew just what to do with it.
With multiple locations, and more than 300 quilts to view, the fun just doesn’t end at this weekend’s Quilt Hop in Bonham.
HONEY GROVE — Students who bring cellphones to school will have to turn them off during instructional and meal periods if a new school policy under trustees’ consideration is approved.
The Feeding Fannin food group, the North Texas Food Bank, and other community partners and volunteers are distributing fresh fruits and vegetables today in Bonham and in Honey Grove.
Paris council to hear another view of Marvin Nichols Reservoir
HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove’s water conservation and drought contingency plan was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Tuesday, outlining steps for emergency shortages and encouraging residents to be wise with their water.
Honey Grove ISD’s new $950,000 turf field will be ready for scrimmage within the next two to three weeks. A majority of the project’s funding came from a donation from a local couple that will be distributed over the next two years.
HONEY GROVE — When Honey Grove ISD freshman Anthony Hernandez showed up to school May 22, the last thing he expected was to win a free car.
The Honey Grove Parent Teacher Organization is throwing a back to school bash Aug. 10 at Honey Grove ISD, 1206 N. 17th St.
An elderly Lamasco couple are recovering in the hospital this morning while their son resides in the Fannin County Jail after he shot both of them with a shotgun.
Census estimates for Paris in 2018 show the city is losing residents this decade. Lamar County’s second largest city, Reno, on the other hand, experienced modest population growth.
Honey Grove City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to consider an ordinance adopting a revised water conservation/drought contingency plan and for public hearings on a tax abatement for PHC Development and animal and curfew ordinances.
The National Weather Service this afternoon reported that Wednesday storms in Fannin County produced a tornado, followed immediately by strong downdraft winds and straight line winds of up to 100 mph that tore through a Bug Tussle home.
HONEY GROVE — For 68 years, Smith Feed, Seed & Hardware has served the people of Honey Grove and surrounding areas. On Saturday, it will close its doors for good.
HONEY GROVE — With the results of the May 4 certified by City Council, Aldermen Thad Weems and Kenny Massey, incumbents in the election, returned to their seats, joined by newly-elected Alderman Sonia Woods.
Paris voters approved a 2-cent increase to the city’s Hotel and Motel tax; North Lamar voters seated three of four candidates for school board positions and Chisum and Roxton voted in favor of consolidating the two districts in Saturday’s election.
On Saturday, several communities in Lamar County will let their voices be heard at the ballot box.
Early voting in six area districts wrapped up Tuesday, and election officials in each are turning their attention to Saturday voting. Elections are taking place in Paris, Honey Grove and Detroit, as well as in Roxton, Chisum, Cooper and North Lamar school districts.
The effort to help raise funds to lift the financial weight of health care costs for the Parson family exceeded all expectations Sunday.
County elections administrator Tricia Johnson said voters need to remember to bring their identification.
HONEY GROVE — There are three seats open on the city council, including the unopposed seats of incumbents Thad Weems and Kenny Massey. Sandra Miller and Sonia Woods have filed for the remaining open alderman seat.
Early voting to check the ballot boxes starts Monday. While the majority of races in Lamar County are unopposed and the elections canceled, some contests have drawn contenders and/or need a resolution.
While looking for a new place to live, Tijuania Harris came across a Facebook listing for a house for rent. She had seen the listing earlier with a higher price. But after several red flags, she ultimately escaped from sending a stranger her money.