Bonham Now

Bonham Now

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.

Episodes

June 5, 2024 22 mins
John Burnett wants to pay Bonham back! This longtime Fannin County resident will be quick to tell you that Bonham, Texas, has blessed his family in so many ways. After he moved into the "retirement" years of his life, he turned up the knob on giving back to his hometown. Whether he's serving on city council or leading the charge for the local Kiwanis Club, John Burnett's love for Bonham shines through.  #bonhamnow

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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 he...
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April 30, 2024 20 mins
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 ...
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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 c...
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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 pri...
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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 conversa...
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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 ...
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February 21, 2024 27 mins
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

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February 7, 2024 33 mins
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...
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January 23, 2024 30 mins
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 ...
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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 importa...
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December 29, 2023 14 mins
Don't call David Keene an artist. Even though he's creating beautiful pens made of Bois d'Arc wood, he'd rather be called a technician. One thing you can call him is an advocate for Bonham, Texas. David Keene is on a mission to make Bois d'Arc synomous with Bonham – and he's doing it one pen at a time. Whether is selling his functional piecs of "art" or giving them away, he is determined to create a legacy in this community. #bonha...
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December 13, 2023 21 mins
Malinda Allison has wrapped her arms around the history of Bonham, Texas. She is delving into the history of this community, sharing what she discovers and starting meaningful conversations that keep that history alive. Malinda hasn't lived in Bonham her whole life, but it's hard to tell because of her love and affection for this community.

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Some people consider Pete Phillips, owner of United Motors Garage, a big deal. There are some people in Bonham, Texas, who even claim Pete Phillips is a celebrity. When asked about this, Pete Phillips just shakes his head and quickly downplays those bold accusations. He would rather fly under the radar and lean into his passion of restoring vintage automobiles. But after listening to this one-one-one conversation, there will be no ...
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November 17, 2023 24 mins
Mary Eckard has lived in many places. She knows how to get tied into a community. When she moved to Bonham, Texas, she followed her recipe for success. But this time, she experienced something new. She fell head over heels for her new community. On this episode of Bonham Now, Mary Eckard – an award-winning author – shares her journey to Bonham and she explains why she already has a heart for this community. Mary also discusses how ...
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November 14, 2023 36 mins
Pamela and Chuck Neighbors have entrepreneurial love story that has turned into a very special business in Bonham, Texas. Neighbors Place Winery opened its doors in December 2021, and it has evolved into a staple of this North Texas community. The driving force behind this establishment ... love. On this episode of Bonham Now, Pamela and Chuck Neighbors share their inspiring and heart-felt story – from how they met to Pamela's jour...
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