Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
7-17-04- Congressman Ralph Hall was presented with a key to the city of Leonard, Texas Saturday at Leonard's 125th annual picnic. The picnic has been a town tradition since the small Fannin County community was founded back in 1880.
The picnic is a four day event and starting Thursday night, folks gathered at the old picnic grounds on the east side of the square to listen to music and hit the rides at the carnival. A new event this year was the chuckwagon breakfast, which drew more than 200 people Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon, Leonard mayor Bill Oss presented Congressman Hall with a key to the city. Hall has represented the folks of Leonard in the U.S. Congress for more than two decades.