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Emily Porter, chairman of the Bonham Tourism Committee, says the annual Farming Heritage Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sam Rayburn House on Highway 56 in Bonham.  Emily also discusses the long-standing Bonham Trade Days, which takes place the weekend after the first Monday each month.  The next Bonham Trades Days will be Oct. 4-7.

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Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News

Until at least October of 2020, the only work inside the Fannin County Courthouse building in Bonham’s downtown square will be of the restoration kind. The county is set to get to work before year’s end on the $17 million project to restore the 128-year-old courthouse to its former glory.

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the 32nd Bois D'Arc Bash Friday and Saturday (Sept. 22-23) in Commerce has a Star Wars theme.  The event begins with a golf tournament at the Sand Hills Country Club Friday morning, continues with the Commerce Leadership Institute barbecue and street dance Friday night, and continues all day Saturday in downtown Commerce with a carnival, live music and many vendors.

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Official photo

A new law that went into effect on Sept. 1 gives public housing officials working in smaller offices in Texas a break from what state lawmakers decided was a burdensome amount of financial education.  While some public housing officials will still need to do continuing investment training, some will no longer be required to do so thanks to Texas House Bill 1238.

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says construction is well underway on new construction and a partial renovation at Bonham High School.  That project is valued at $30 million and the restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse in downtown Bonham is estimated at $17 million, giving a major boost to the city's economy, the mayor says.  Also, a new industry, Renlita Doors, has recently started operations.

NASA

Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, says Voyager I  has left the solar system, soon to be followed by Voyager II.  Voyager I was launched in 1977, so NASA has received 40 years of data and photos from the spacecraft, much more than expected.  Dr. Montgomery says Voyager II has provided the only close up pictures of Uranus and Neptune.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a 37-year-old Bonham man after a domestic violence call at his home.

WikiCommons
WikiCommons

A Federal court in Sherman Monday denied the NFL’s motion to stay an emergency injunction that is allowing Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott to keep playing while his suspension is on appeal by the league.

Michael Chambers, 70, of Quinlan, has been missing since March 10.
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More than half a year after a 70-year-old Quinlan man went missing, an online petition seeking a change in the agency leading the investigation has been signed more than 3,000 times.

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Henry Ross with Commerce Community Cares says the organization will hold a 2017-18 kickoff fund raising dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the Ben E. Keith building on Live Oak Street.  The local charitable organization is attempting to raise $27,000 to assist 14 Commerce public-service organizations.  

Luke speaks with the president of the Dallas Safari Club Foundation
Dallas Safari Club Foundation

This week, Luke's guest is Richard Cheatham, past president of The Dallas Safari Club and president of DSC Foundation (www.dscf.org).

In today's show, Richard and Luke discuss the "We Hunt for Life " Campaign. Tune in and learn about all the good things that hunting does on a local and world-wide level. 

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Sep 15, 2017

In the spring of 1991, a young woman named Carey Mae Parker went missing from the Lake Tawakoni area of northeast Texas. Her disappearance devastated a family and still hasn’t been solved. But there’s something unusual about Carey’s case. After years without answers, family members made a shocking discovery: Police had never investigated. For nearly 20 years, no search was conducted, and no one was questioned. And Carey isn’t the only one missing. 

Fannin County Commissioners are trying to continue a decade-long trend of lowering the county tax rate. The Commissioners proposed the fiscal 2018 budget Wednesday.

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State Rep. Lance Gooden has announced that he will seek re-election in 2018. But he will have some familiar competition in the race for House District 4. 

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