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Texas shoppers were not shy about visiting their local retailers in November, as evidenced by the $992.9 million in local sales tax collections to be allocated this month to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts

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BONHAM - The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court is expected to approve notices to be mailed to voters whose precincts have changed when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom with meeting ID 872 5888 9505.

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Nothing rings quite so brightly as the first month of a new year, and local leaders have big plans to take advantage of 2022. From Paris Mayor Paula Portugal to United Way director Jenny Wilson to Honey Grove Mayor Claude Caffee, plans abound to expand communities, better outfit them and address pressing obstacles.

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House Bill 547 might have allowed home-school students to participate in University Interscholastic League activities at public schools, but that participation hangs on local school district say-so. For home-school students in North Lamar and Honey Grove ISDs, it’s a no-go.

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District 4 Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, addressed a gathering of the Republicans of Lamar County in a town hall Friday evening at Heritage Hall.

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Commissioners updated the county’s Covid-19 Response and Continuity of Operations Plan for Fannin County to align with the latest guidance on quarantine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A former Honey Grove ISD softball coach and teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old student was indicted by the Fannin County Grand Jury on Dec. 16.

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BONHAM — Interest funds remain hard to come by for Fannin County, per the county treasurer’s report for November. The county earned $136.60 on more than $3.67 million in various funds, plus $82.34 on $442,398.35 on the 2020 bond and $5.11 on $228,776.62 in operating business money funds.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $936 million in local sales tax allocations this month, according to information from Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office. That’s up 18.4% over December 2020, and represents sales made in October by businesses that report monthly, Hegar said.

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BONHAM - The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will host a public hearing for comments on a resolution to participate in tax abatement under Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code when it meets at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday at Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St. The meeting will be broadcast via Zoom with…

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A late September decision by Fannin County’s commissioners to equally divide $122,009.21 in unclaimed capital credits between several agencies was quite timely for the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce.