• Jennifer Reeves: Writing the Next Chapter

    22 MAY. 2024 · Jennifer Reeves - the Library Director for Bonham Public Library - is living her dream. This life-long reader has been given the reigns of her ideal job. On this episode of Bonham Now, we hear how Jennifer Reeves landed this position, the challenges surrounding her role at the library and her BIG ideas for Bonham Public Library. The tagline for the library is "enriching lives." Jennifer Reeves definitely does that every day with her infectious spirit and high energy! #bonhamnow Links: Bonham Library: https://www.cityofbonham.org/157/Library Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    33m 43s
  • Sarah Osburn: All In for Bonham

    30 ABR. 2024 · Sarah Osburn is the Director of Administrative Services for the City of Bonham. Don't let her obscure title (or the fact her main job responsibility is finance) keep you from listening, because it's her heart for Bonham that shines through during our conversation. Sure, we discuss her job and her journey to this community, but her affection for Bonham is the big takeaway from this episode of Bonham Now. Spoiler Alert: Sarah Osburn LOVES this community! #bonhamnow Links: Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    20m 11s
  • City Manager Sean Pate: 'We Want Bonham to be Bonham'

    17 ABR. 2024 · Bonham's City Manager, Sean Pate, took the road less traveled to get to Bonham, Texas. But over the last nine years, he has planted roots, fell in love with this community and he's now proud to call Bonham home. On this episode of Bonham Now, we discuss Sean's journey in city leadership, how each stopped prepared him for his current role as Bonham's City Manager and what exactly he does for this community. Sean also discusses the challenges facing Bonham, he characterizes the people of this community and he shares what he loves about this town.  #bonhamnow Links: Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    30m 32s
  • Jake Shockley: Living a 'Big, Big Blessing'

    3 ABR. 2024 · Jake Shockley bleeds purple! Since he was a little boy, growing up in Bonham, Texas, he wanted to be a Warrior. While other kids dreamed of being police officers, firefighters or professional athletes, Jake Shockley just wanted to play sports for Bonham High School. And he did - at a very high level. (He's a member of the Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame). Once he lived his dream of being a Warrior that solidified a love and a pride for his hometown. Jake is now back in Bonham, running the State Farm office that his mom started. He's also giving back to the community that he loves with all his heart. After getting to know Jake Shockley, he might be The Most Interesting Man in Fannin County, but his humility won't let you give him that designation. #bonhamnow Links: Jake Shockley State Farm: https://jakeinsurestexoma.com Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame: http://www.fcshof.com Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    37m 8s
  • Cody Maxwell: Growing Love for this Community

    20 MAR. 2024 · Cody Maxwell loves agriculture and he loves Fannin County. Put those two things together and you'll find a man passionate about his job. Cody is a county extension agent for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Fannin County. He shares a story early in our conversation about he was born for this position. This hometown boy walks the walk and his passion for his important role in this community radiates during our conversation. #bonhamnow Links: AgriLife Extension Office Fannin County: https://fannin.agrilife.org Agriculture Links: https://fannin.agrilife.org/links/agriculture/ Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    27m 39s
  • Brian Neal: Protecting the Fort and Sharing Its Stories

    6 MAR. 2024 · Brian Neal is an incredible storyteller. That gift shows up in grand fashion on this episode of Bonham Now. This long-time educator and administrator in Savoy ISD is now using his storytelling gift to inform and entertain the vistors at Fort Inglish Village Museum. Here are a couple stories to pay attention to on this episode: The wrestling chicken, the time Brian Neal had to defend Fort Inglish and the newest designation on Brian Neal's resume. #bonhamnow Links: Fort Inglish Village: https://www.cityofbonham.org/260/Fort-Inglish-Village Fort Inglish on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FortInglish/ Bonham Now: https://www.bonhamnow.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    38m 9s
  • Mark Edwards: Waking Up With a Smile

    21 FEB. 2024 · Mark Edwards is doing amazing things in Bonham, Texas. Along with his wife, Nancy, he runs Edwards Retriever Training. He is definitely living his dream, and he wakes up with a smile every single day. On this episode of Bonham Now, we dive into his amazing journey to Bonham, we talk about his success in the world of retriever training and he shares his love for this community. #bonhamnow Links: City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    27m 40s
  • Laura Lackey: Blooming Love

    7 FEB. 2024 · There is no denying that Bonham Floral and Greenhouse is driven by love – a love for its customers, the community, the flowers and every person who works there. Where does all that love come from? Well ... there will be no doubt after listening to this episode of Bonham Now. It starts and ends with Laura Lackey. On this podcast, Laura talks about all the love that flows from her flower shop, telling a couple heart-felt stories that exemplify that abundant love. She also shares her heart for Bonham and Fannin County. #bonhamnow Links: Bonham Floral and Greenhouse: https://www.bonhamfloral.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    33m 15s
  • Bois d' Arc Kingdom: Beautiful Evolution

    23 ENE. 2024 · John Baecht has a beautiful heart - one that exemplifies the people of Bonham, Texas. He is selfless, generous and genuine. On this episode of Bonham Now, John Baecht's heart is thrust into the limelight! He shares his love for his family, his community and Bois d'Arc. He talks about the beautiful things he's creating with this dense wood, and he discusses the legacy that he's leaving for his family. This a heart-felt episode that does a beautiful job of telling the story of Bonham, Texas. #bonhamnow Links: Bois d'Arc Kingdom: https://www.boisdarckingdom.com City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    30m 10s
  • Sam Rayburn House: History Under One Roof

    9 ENE. 2024 · When you walk through the front door of the Sam Rayburn House in Bonham, Texas, it's like stepping back in time. It's full of artifacts and treasures that help tell the story of one of Bonham's most decorated dignitaries. Before recording this episode of Bonham Now, we were treated to a private tour of the State Historic Site. Our tour guide – Margo McCutcheon – also sat down with us to talk about the house, Mr. Sam and the importance of holding on to our history. Margo also shared some of her favorite stories surrounding Sam Rayburn and his family. #bonhamnow Links: Sam Rayburn House: https://www.cityofbonham.org/263/Sam-Rayburn-House Sam Rayburn House: https://www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/sam-rayburn-house-state-historic-site City of Bonham: https://cityofbonham.org Bonham Tourism: https://www.cityofbonham.org/257/Bonham-Visitor-Information-Center Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    25m 39s

Welcome to Bonham Now – the podcast that celebrates the past, present and future of Bonham, Texas. On every episode, we tell the story of this community through the stories...

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Welcome to Bonham Now – the podcast that celebrates the past, present and future of Bonham, Texas. On every episode, we tell the story of this community through the stories of the people who live and work here. Again, remembering our past ... celebrating the present and looking to our future. You'll love where we take you.
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