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Fannin County

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Donald Trump has tapped a controversial appointee to lead the transition for the Environmental Protection Agency. Myron Ebell, a skeptic of climate change and advocate for business interests, will lead the EPA transition and could become secretary. Trump had promised to weaken the agency if elected, and the appointment of Ebell is a sign that he is moving in that direction. 

A road sign marks Bois d'Arc Creek outside of Bonham, TX.
George Hale

Fannin County has adopted a comprehensive plan for zoning the land around a 16,500-acre reservoir east of Bohnam. Meanwhile in Washington, the US House of Representatives has moved construction of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir one step closer to construction.  

Housing developments, like this one in Frisco, are gradually popping up to the north and east of metro Dallas.
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In most places, saving up money for a down payment on a house can take several years. That’s not quite true for Northeast Texas, where saving up for a down payment, based on median earnings and median home prices, typically factors out to about a year and a quarter.

Haystacks dot the landscape in rural Fannin County, TX, on Sept. 7, 2016. Hundreds of acres of farmland will be flooded within the next few years if a state-approved plan to create a reservoir goes forward.
George Hale

The U.S. House of Representatives has moved the creation of a delayed Fannin County reservoir one step closer construction.

According to "mitigation" requirements, all bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands destroyed by a new lake must be offset with similar lands elsewhere being protected from development.
George Hale

Next month, Fannin County is set to approve a comprehensive plan for developing thousands of acres of expensive lakefront property. One problem: There’s no lake. But that’s not stopping it from pushing ahead anyway. Officials say the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek reservoir will be open for business by the time the government gets around to approving it. And that’s putting a spotlight on the high-stakes struggle for control of water resources throughout northeast Texas.

George Hale

In Fannin County, construction of what would be the newest lake in Texas is a year behind schedule. Supporters of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir say that delay is bad news for the communities north of Dallas that would get water from the lake. But for some North Texas families, it's borrowed time to save their farms and livelihoods from the coming floods. KETR’s George Hale reports.

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Bonham Mayor Roy Floyd says Clayton Homes has begun manufacturing double-wide mobile homes and needs 30-40 new employees, and TCI Cable, a manufacturer of cable, needs about 10 new workers.  The mayor says the city and Fannin County are seeking short-haul freight rail service in order to serve its industries and attract new ones.  A new Holiday Inn Express recently opened in Bonham, with a grand opening celebration set for Saturday, March 19.

May elections: Bonham to elect new council members

Apr 9, 2015
The Fannin County May 2015 election, has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham.
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The Fannin County May 2015 election has one uncontested mayoral election in Bonham. 

Bonham

Ward 1: John Burnett (Uncontested)

Ward 5: Kevin Hayes, Lewis Faith

At-Large:Chantal Carey, Robert Thomas, Tony Rodriguez

Mayor: Roy Floyd (uncontested)

Honey Grove

Alderman at-large: Billy Bob Stephens, Leigh Dixon, Done Morrison

Ector

City Council: Kenneth Rhudy, Jimmy Dixon, Jerry (Sweet Tea) Newell, Dale Holt

North Texas Municipal Water District

A proposed new lake in Fannin County is still awaiting final approval from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Before that can happen, those who would be directly affected by the proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir will have the chance to present their case to the Texas Office of Administrative Hearings.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality commissioners met on Sept. 24 in Austin and referred the cases of those parties who had proved to TCEQ that the new lake would impact them or their land to the Texas Office of Administrative Hearings.

GOP primary: Fannin Co. ballot

Feb 18, 2014
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Regional and county offices

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The Fannin County Sheriff's Department is investigating a "suspicious" death that occurred in a rural area north of Bonham over the weekend.

Sherman-based KXII-TV reports that a woman died early Sunday morning near the intersection of FM 273 and FM 1396. The report quotes Fannin County Sheriff Donnie Foster as saying that a vehicle was involved in the incident. A man has been taken into custody in connection with the case, the report said. The intersection is about two miles north of Lake Bonham.

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Not all Texas towns have a single, reliable, city-owned source for municipal water. But the City of Bonham does: 65-acre Lake Bonham, which also provides recreation for the area.

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Red River Regional Hospital CEO David Conejo discusses how proposed Medicare reimbursement changes could affect Fannin County's only hospital.

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This summer the New Life Baptist Church Youth Group – lead by Youth Pastor Lonnie Sanders – has been hard at work.

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Most Northeast Texas rivers meander through lush, dense vegetation. The North Sulphur is different.

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