The Honey Grove City Council approved a tax increase to support their $2.072 million budget for 2020-21.
Honey Grove Homecoming Queen Shelbea Clem, right, is accompanied by her father Scott Clem on the field at Friday’s homecoming game.
With the exception of two unrelated Covid-19 cases, it’s been a smooth transition back to school for Honey Grove ISD students, all of whom will receive free breakfast and lunch as part of the USDA’s extension of its Summer Food Program.
A public hearing on the proposed $2.07 million budget is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at City Hall, 633 N. 6th St. in Honey Grove.
The majority of Fannin County’s 167 active Covid-19 cases are outside the prison system, County Judge Randy Moore said Tuesday. One of the active cases was reported in Honey Grove ISD on Sept. 3.
The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court is to once again consider extending the county’s Covid-19 disaster proclamation when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The Honey Grove Police Department won the Battle of the Badges Wednesday, a blood drive contest set up by Texoma Regional Blood Center, but more donations are needed, according to Melanie Robertson, the donor recruiter for the center.
The Texas Department of Transportation will host an online virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 to gather public input on proposed improvements for Highway 82 from the Fannin-Lamar County line to Loop 286 in Paris.
The commissioners plan to wait another week to ensure cases continue to fall, after which they hope to submit the forms to the state and lift the restrictions in place.
Projected revenue shortfalls have created some difficult budget decisions in Fannin County, a key item of discussion in Tuesday’s Commissioners’ Court meeting.
Honey Grove ISD students will be welcomed back to school Sept. 2, and families in the district will have the option to choose between in-class and remote learning.
Fannin County Judge Randy Moore sees how divisive mask wearing has become during the Covid-19 pandemic, and he is imploring residents to look past the mask to see people.
Kristi Michelle Finney pleaded guilty to five counts of tax fraud on Aug. 29, 2019, and on July 2 was sentenced to 33 months in a federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox said Tuesday.
Amid cautions that all plans are subject to change, Honey Grove ISD Superintendent Todd Morrison addressed parent questions and clarifications regarding the opening rules for the school district.
Commissioners discussed measures such as returning to teleconference-based meetings, but no changes were made this week. County Judge Randy Moore also reported no Covid-19 hospitalizations at TMC Bonham.
Texas Department of Transportation officials announced a major lane shift for westbound traffic on Highway 82 in Fannin County has been delayed from Friday to July 22, weather permitting.
UPDATED W/ LOCAL STATEMENT: Abbott previously resisted calls for such an order and at one point banned local governments from requiring masks. First-time violators will be issued a warning, though repeat offenders could be fined up to $250.
HONEY GROVE — A year and a half after breaking ground, the Hidden Grove RV Resort and Storage site goes from shovels to scissors, celebrating a grand opening Saturday night.
Fannin County will no longer receive address-level Covid-19 case reports due to a surge in cases that overwhelmed the Texas Department of State Health Services system, according to Dr. James Froelich III, the County Health Authority.
For Fannin County, early voting begins June 29. Safety precautions, required by law, such as masks, gloves, face shields and more, will be present at the Armory in Bonham, at the corner of Highways 121 and 56.
The commissioners also voted for the purchase of additional Covid-19 PPE equipment, paid for through CARES Act funds. The county received more than $180,000 from the federal grant, only 20% of what it could ultimately receive.