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Rising active Covid-19 cases in Fannin County are primarily contained within state prison units. Also, commissioners approved hiring an armed guard for the District Court via a security services contract.

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A spike of 20 Covid-19 cases in Fannin County was the result of testing in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Choice Moore Transfer Facility in Bonham rather than rapid spread in the community.

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The Fannin County Covid-19 Vaccine Call Center operations have been winding down, and commissioners took the opportunity Tuesday to reflect on the work of Jennifer Peaco, who helped ensure the success of the center.

Bois d’Arc Lake, the first major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years, is now filling. The North Texas Municipal Water District began impounding, or capturing, water on the 16,641-acre lake late last week.

The Fannin County Commissioners’ Court will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday for its regular weekly session. The meeting will be at Bonham City Hall, 514 Chestnut St., and will be broadcast via Zoom with meeting ID 840 3801 3837.

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Fannin County will continue its Covid-19 disaster declaration as cases tick slightly upward this week and as more vaccines make their way into the hands of the county’s providers.

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Fannin County’s Grand Jury on Thursday handed down 66 indictments out of the 67 cases presented for consideration, District Attorney Richard Glaser said. One case was passed for more information.

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An issue with an October motion to increase employee pay appeared to have left Fannin County’s starting wage behind, but commissioners took action to bring that pay up to date Tuesday.

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Texas cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts will receive $762.5 million in local sales tax allocations for March, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. That’s down 0.5% from March 2020. The allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that repor…