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Hagerman kicks off reopening with kids program

The Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will continue to hold Youth First programs for the rest of the year. Upcoming themes include fish, bats and birds. The programs are free, but parents must reserve a space for their child ahead of time by emailing .

Block party unites Howe residents

HOWE — The event may have been called Back to School Blues, but everyone in sight seemed to have a smile on their face Saturday evening in downtown Howe. Civic groups hosted the block party in an effort to draw together neighbors and bring traffic to local businesses.

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Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir another step closer for Fannin County

BONHAM — One of Fannin County’s proposed water projects, the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir, has moved a step closer to reality. The North Texas Municipal Water District announced Wednesday morning that it has received a water rights permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the project, completing one of the final steps of the permitting process. That process must be completed before construction on the lake can begin.