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A Grayson County jury says a Leonard father is guilty of murdering his 7-year-old son in a drunk driving crash last year near the Fannin/Grayson county line. 

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says construction on the long-awaited Lower Bois D'Arc Creek Reservoir is expected to start around May 1.  The North Texas Municipal Water District based in Wylie is building the lake, but the mayor says Bonham will have a claim on its water if it can demonstrate the need.  Mayor Floyd says plans are in place to zone the residential and business development around the lake, the first time that's been don

The Texas Department of Transportation announced today that work to widen FM 1629 in Fannin County will begin next month.

The more than $1.3 million    project will extend the road from State Highway 121 to State Highway 78.

Work is expected to be completed by October.

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KETR Photo

Earlier today the Texas Water Development Board approved half a billion dollars in funding towards the building of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County.  The money goes the North Texas Municipal Water District as part of a $1.1 billion investment in the reservoir project.

Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News
Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News

Dallas is still in the hunt to be the home of HQ2, Amazon’s nickname for its pending second headquarters. If it lands here, the effects could echo deep into the country in Northeast Texas.

That, of course, depends on where in DFW the online retailer sets up shop. Closer to Fort Worth, the impact of the move and the 50,000 new jobs Amazon is expected to bring to wherever it moves would be minimal in Northeast Texas counties like Collin, Grayson, and Fannin.

A Justice of the Peace candidate in Fannin County stands accused of spraying a service dog in the face with pepper spray during a campaign visit last week. 

The Texas Water Development Board Monday announced more than $3 million in loans for drinking water system improvement to two areas of Northeast Texas.

SPCA of Texas
SPCA of Texas

Animal welfare officials seized almost 140 dogs from an alleged puppy mill near Honey Grove over the weekend.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

The number of burn bans in Northeast Texas increased to three Tuesday.

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USDA photo

Food insecurity among children in Fannin County exceeds the national average.

Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News
Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News

Fannin County residents met with State Sen. Bob Hall (R-2nd) in Bonham Thursday night to air their increasing frustrations with large-scale sand mining operations in the northernmost party of the county, along the Red River.

All Bonham ISD campuses are closed and will re-open on Wed. Jan. 24.
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Bonham isn’t that different from a lot of small cities in Northeast Texas. But it’s about to be. Over the next decade, Bonham, the seat of Fannin County, is expected to watch its population boom, its economy grow – and its character change.

That last part is the hardest for some people to swallow.

U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor

Despite some weekend rainfall, drought conditions are back to moderate throughout much of Northeast Texas. 

Photo by Scott Morgan, KETR News
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.

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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