Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
6-3-04 - Federal budget cutbacks could impact a Texoma fish hatchery that is dedicated to saving two endangered species.
The National Fish Hatchery in Tishomingo has raised Paddle Bill Fish and Alligator Turtles for 10 years – two species native to the Red River, but that have been endangered.
But due to insufficient budget increases, the only way to keep this hatchery open could be to cut the program all together and start raising more fish that make money, like gaming fish.
That’s igniting local fears that efforts to save the two endangered species could be lost. They held a public hearing Thursday to discuss the situation, and folks in attendance were in agreement on fighting to keep the hatchery as is.
Oklahoma Congressman Brad Carson is working on getting legislation passed that would give the hatchery $100,000 more a year.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.