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BEDCO
Mailing Address:
327 North Main St.
Bonham, Texas 75418
Contact: Steve Filipowicz
Executive Director
Office: 903-640-0717
Cell: 903-227-0039
Email:bedco453@cableone.net

 

Bonham Community Profile

The City of Bonham, Fannin County, is located 70 miles Northeast of Dallas, 27 miles East of Sherman/Denison and 35 miles West of Paris

POPULATION

Year

2010 2015 2025
City 10,127 10,438 11,124
County 33,915 34,957 37,254

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

McKinney         38 miles Lufkin               198 miles
Dallas                70 miles Abilene             246 miles
Ft. Worth           97 miles Austin               266 miles
Tyler                 112 miles
San Antonio     345 miles
Texarkana        134 miles
Lubbock            349 miles
Wichita Falls    142 miles
Amarillo            366 miles

TRANSPORTATION

AIR SERVICE
Nearest Airport: Bonham
Runway Length: 4,000 ft.
Runway Width: 75 ft.
Runway Surface: Asphalt
Lighted: Yes
Fuel: Yes
Terminal Building Access: Pilots Keypad Entry System; Lounge; Restrooms; Computer with Wireless Internet for weather
Instrumental Landing System: Yes - Landing Lights & PAPI
Airport within 1 Hour - International: DFW International
Regional: Love Field - Dallas; Grayson County
Municipal: Bonham - Jones Field
FREIGHT CARRIERS
Central Freight Carriers
Tex-Pack
RPS
Provider:

 

TAXATION

TAX RATE (Per $100 Assessed Value) Oct. 2011
Fannin County $0.59
Bonham $0.67
Bonham ISD $1.115
TOTAL: $2.375

 

Municipal Sales Tax: 1%
State Sales Tax: 6-1/4%
Economic Development Sales Tax: 1/2%
Other Sales Tax:                   County 1/2%

 

 

GOVERNMENT, CITY

Type: Council/Manager
Number on Council: 6-  Mayor
Municipal Police: 23
Paid Fireman: 30
Volunteers: 11
City Zoning Body: Yes
Master Plan: Yes

 

UTILITIES

ELECTRIC POWER: TXU Electric Delivery
Reliability: 99.9754%
Transmission Voltage: 69KV    138KV     345KV
Service Voltage: 120/208  120/240  240/480  277/480

 

NATURAL GAS: Atmos Energy
BTU Content Per Cubic Foot: 1,050

 

TELEPHONE SERVICE: Verizon
Digital: Yes
Analog:  No
Electromechanical: Yes
Make & Model: GTD-5
Software Level: SF7
Fiber Optics: Yes
Switched 56 KBPS: Yes
High Capacity Digital (T-1): Yes
Digital Data Service: Yes
911: Yes
Other Network Services: Yes

 

WATER SUPPLIER: City of Bonham
Source: Lake Bonham
Max. System Capacity (daily): 6,000,000 mgd
Max. Daily Use to Date: 3,800,000 mgd
Pressure on Mains: 62 PSI
Storage Capacity: 2,350,000 gallons
Size of Mains: 6"-18"
System Looped: Partially
Projects Under Const.: Major  Improvements to infrastructure

 

SEWER SYSTEM:
Type Treatment Plant: SBR Activated Sludge System
Maximum Capacity: 6,000,000 gallons
Max. Daily Use to Date: 3,200,000 gallons
Projects Under Const.: Major inprovements to infrastructure

 

EDUCATION

BONHAM ISD Public School Budge: $16,935,733.00
Schools Enrollment
Elementary: 1 745
Intermediate: 1 389
Middle/Jr. High: 1 298
High School:  1 615
Special/Head Start: 1 148

 

AREA UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES:
Austin College, Sherman; Texas AM, Commerce; Fannin Higher Education Center (GCC) at VA Medical Center, Grayson County College, Denison; Paris Junior College, Paris

 

State Industrial Job Training: Yes
Vocational Program: Yes

 

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

HEALTH CARE
Total Hospital Beds in City: 75
Total Doctors (medical) in City: 23

 

MEDIA
Papers: 1 - weekly
Online: 1
Radio Stations: 1
TV Cable: Local/Yes

 

CHURCHES
Assembly of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Church of Christ, Church of God, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witnesses, Methodist, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Non-Denominational

 

RECREATION
Parks: 4
Area Lakes: 4
Country Clubs: 2
Health Centers: 2
Public Golf Courses: 2
Theaters: 1 Movie
  1 On Stage
Tennis Courts: 10
Bed & Breakfast Facilities: 2
Hotel & Motel Rooms: 121
Libraries: 2
Other:  Youth Baseball Fields, Softball Fields, Fannin County Fair, Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo, Autumn in Bonham Bike Rally, Mountain Bike Trails, Hiking Trails, Christmas Festivities, Quilt Hop, Heritage Days, Red River Car Show 

 

Area Attractions:  Bonham State Park, Lake Bonham, Bonham Trades Day, Homestead Winery, Fort Inglish Park, Fannin County Museum of History, Sam Rayburn House Museum, Sam Rayburn Library,  Caddo National Grasslands, Creative Arts Center, Red River Theater Company, Fannin County Historical Museum, Creative Arts Center, Lake Bonham, Historical Down Town Bonham

 

CLIMATE
Annual Average Temperature: 64.4F
Mo. Average High Temperature: 82.4F
Mo. Average Low Temperature: 38F
Annual Average Precipitation: 40.0"
Annual Average Snowfall: 2"
Elevation: 617'

 

FINANCE
American Bank of Texas, Bonham State Bank, Fannin Bank-Bonham Branch, First National Bank of Trenton, Fannin Community Federal Credit Union
MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS
EMPLOYER PRODUCT EMPLOYEES
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Health Care

600

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Government

498

McCraw Oil/Kwik Cheks Convenience Stores

464

Bonham ISD  Schools 320
Wal-Mart Discount Store 288
Clayton Homes Housing 200
Red River Regional Hospital Health Care 170
City of Bonham Local Government 125
Voluntary Purchasing Groups Plant Fertilizer

85

GE-ACT Communications Telecommunications

75

 

 

 
 

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