James Butler Bonham Statue

James Butler Bonham Statue

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OMG

Boise, ID

#1 Dec 31, 2012
It will not cost $ 20. 000 to clean a statue. What is wrong with a power washer and some inmates, from one of the prison units. Some one is going to say, I have know ideal what I am talking about. If people really cared it would not have gotten in that shape. Sounds as if someone wants some pocket money.
say what

Texarkana, TX

#2 Dec 31, 2012
wow. nice grammar. NOT! Bonham is full of ignorant asses. I'm glad I don't live there

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Mr Bonham

Mckinney, TX

#3 Dec 31, 2012
OMG wrote:
It will not cost $ 20. 000 to clean a statue. What is wrong with a power washer and some inmates, from one of the prison units. Some one is going to say, I have know ideal what I am talking about. If people really cared it would not have gotten in that shape. Sounds as if someone wants some pocket money.
The article I read, states that the cost will cover the cleaning and REPAIRS. I'm sure a statue that has been exposed to the harsh enviromental elements for 74 years is in need of repairs. Repairng a bronze statue that is of such quality as this one, I'm sure can be a very involved and detailed job. If someone such as yourself doesn't agree with the costs involved, don't donate to the fund!
observer

Texarkana, TX

#4 Dec 31, 2012
Sounds reasonable to me. Some people don't realize that most everything needs regular maintenance. As far as cleaning, I would think that using the right cleaning agents and safe working practices, something like that could be a Saturday youth project or perhaps community service by a non violent offender.
Mr Bonham wrote:
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The article I read, states that the cost will cover the cleaning and REPAIRS. I'm sure a statue that has been exposed to the harsh enviromental elements for 74 years is in need of repairs. Repairng a bronze statue that is of such quality as this one, I'm sure can be a very involved and detailed job. If someone such as yourself doesn't agree with the costs involved, don't donate to the fund!
Shudaknown

Dallas, TX

#5 Jan 7, 2013
News statez they want to replace the marble base with a stainless steel base, thats half the cost of the resto job! If they dont have the money they need to just keep the existing base and stop asking other counties to pitch in. ITS NOT THEIR PROBLEM,THEY HAVE THEIR OWN!
crusty the clown

Dallas, TX

#6 Jan 7, 2013
Yeah, That marble on the base is millions of years old, it can't last much longer!, Now clean the dang statue, reseal if needed, and call it good! Who do you big spenders think you are, B.I.S.D.?
Resident

Texarkana, TX

#7 Jan 7, 2013
Shudaknown wrote:
News statez they want to replace the marble base with a stainless steel base, thats half the cost of the resto job! If they dont have the money they need to just keep the existing base and stop asking other counties to pitch in. ITS NOT THEIR PROBLEM,THEY HAVE THEIR OWN!
Might want to read the story again, they aren't asking other counties to pay for it. In your haste to post another negative shot at anything done local, you didn't comprehend the story.
Shudaknown

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Jan 7, 2013
No resident, they did ask for other couties to pitch in. Watched it on KXII this a.m.
Mr Bonham

Mckinney, TX

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Shudaknown wrote:
No resident, they did ask for other couties to pitch in. Watched it on KXII this a.m.
You may have watched it, but did you hear what was said? What Mr. Tom Thornton, Chairman, Fannin County Historical Commission said was, most of the money has come from Bonham. Ex-students, residents and businesses from Bonham. He said that they are going to push for the other county towns, meaning the remaing towns in Fannin County to help raise the funds. There are many towns in Fannin County that he was referring to, such as Savoy, Ector, Dodd City, Windom, Honey Grove, Trenton, Leonard, Ladonia, Bailey, Randolph, Ivanhoe, Telephone, Ravenna and so on. The statue was a gift to Fannin County and its residents, so it belongs to everyone, not just Bonham residents. That's why it sits on county property, not city property.
Resident

Texarkana, TX

#10 Jan 8, 2013
Shudaknown wrote:
No resident, they did ask for other couties to pitch in. Watched it on KXII this a.m.
Obviously you can't hear good or even read the story. Go to their website and take some time to read and comprehend. Good lord, you gripe about everything around here and are constantly uninformed or misinformed.
Shudaknown

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Jan 8, 2013
The statement said other county towns not towns in this county. And this is the first time i have ever commented on topix. I lived in that rat hole county for 41the yrs, i think they should tear the entire delapitated city down, run all of you want a be's off and start fresh. In my opinion it seems like fannin county is tje place to live if you have no reason for living. Stop the worry over a statue thats turning a little green, hell the statute of liberty is green. Concentrate on all the buildings around the square that are empty. Tourist arent gonna show up just ro look at a statue, they want to see a city that has a purpose, a reason to visit, not a city thats just trying to polish a turd! All of you people that try to make Bonham oit to be more than it is, are the reason Bonham is in the shape it is in now! Wake up take care of the real problems and the small things will take care of themselves.

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Texarkana, TX

#12 Jan 9, 2013
What problems does Bonham have that any other small town doesn't? Why are you so interested in giving your hot opinion about it if you don't live here anymore?

And are you thinking the story is referring to other counties? Good lord, you want to talk down about the people and town here, it appears you have most of the ignorance to yourself!
Mr Bonham

Mckinney, TX

#13 Jan 9, 2013
Well, it would appear that someone has a problem with reading and comprehension as well as writing. Sometimes problems take care of themselves, when they are no longer around. Thanks for that!!! I read somewhere where the "green" Statue of Liberty restoration project costs was $87 million dollars. That was initiated in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan. Sounds like we are getting a heck of a deal for only $20,000.00!!!!
observer

Texarkana, TX

#14 Jan 10, 2013
I admit I have not seen the article. Why has someone asked other counties for help on this? Hey listen if you take money from someone then they start thinking they can tell you what to do and how to run this project. Do you want another county making the rules?-didn't think so.
That's hilarious.... the marble not lasting one more day. LOL! Hey, unless there has been drunks or monkey ass teenagers swinging from the thing I would think the mounts in the marble are fine. If the original contractor was stupid enough to use bolts with no nickel and zinc then they are rusted badly. If that rust has recessed down into the marble, then yes, the oxidizing steel is strong enough to break marble. Reset the statue with the correct fasteners into granite. THAT ain't going nowhere. Not sure the statue means enough to Bonham to give JB the gift of granite.....
crusty the clown wrote:
Yeah, That marble on the base is millions of years old, it can't last much longer!, Now clean the dang statue, reseal if needed, and call it good! Who do you big spenders think you are, B.I.S.D.?
misunderstanding

Texarkana, TX

#15 Jan 11, 2013
No one asked other counties to help with this. One of the leaders of this effort asked other towns in this county to help out too. So far, the most of the money raised has come from people currently or formerly living in Bonham. A previous poster just misunderstood what was said.
Perfect Understanding
#16 Jan 11, 2013
I have experienced first hand and read much history about the city of Bonham and Fannin County in general,and particularly studied the era when it was a hub for commerce and politics. Anyone else remember or heard of those days?
What do you suppose happened?
It is the opinion of many that the native Bonhamites were and still are a short sighted populous. They have with great zeal sought and succeeded to put a local numb nut in office time and again. Not the better candidate but a good old boy who may not know jack crap about business or managing money but knows wranglers, cowboy hats and when to bale hay. But he is a native by god! Yahoo’ee! How stupid and narrow minded longtime residents are? Have they not noticed how great the old school thinking has been for the once powerful Fannin County?
Yes, thank your ancestors they did in Bonham years ago... and yourself for keeping the tradition.
Often when a good ole boy is not re-elected another good old boy politician finds him a job on the counties tab. Where is the uproar? What other county government can get away with this? This is just one example of why many people laugh at the sorry ass dealings in Bonham, TX. and Fannin n County This goofy type of stuff done by our "leaders" has helped achieve NO votes for long term improvements of any kind ... it’s all a tainted, numbers and facts, right down to the people in charge.
The good born here native population is so used to taking it in the behind they have no idea who is actually assaulting them. The vote Joe Bob the native in crowd mindset has been at a great cost to a once proud and profitable area.
You must be progressive and forward thinking or your just spinning your dumb ass local redneck wheels.
Born in Fannin county and still here and proud of it? Fifty years ago you would and should have been proud, in 2013 no way. Who is impressed that you are from Bonham? Who?(crickets) Not a single person anywhere on earth. That's reality people.
Yes it's a screwed up place, couldn't possibly be your ancestors and you promoting do nothing good old boys to office. Could it? A majority of Bonhamites have a loser woe is me mentality and feel someone else is the blame for their lack of success. Probably them Yankees and Mexicans!
Makes one marvel at the old school native’s lack of individuality and foresight.
Oh yeah, please make sure you hate on and are jealous of anyone who has more money, has a nicer car, better house, etc. etc.., envy is a tradition of every local Bonham underachiever.
The one thing Bonham is truly good at is mediocrity.

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Texarkana, TX

#17 Jan 11, 2013
Blah, blah, blah. Bitching and moaning, why don't get out and do something instead of sitting around griping about other people griping.

Hilarious stuff!
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United States

#18 Jan 12, 2013
"Other county towns"......means other towns within the county. Poorly phrased ? Yes.
Rusty Sanchez

Livingston, TX

#19 Jan 14, 2013
We should honor the man who discovered Bonham by restoring the statue. If he hadn't came through here on the way to Padre Island, we would still be a Mexican colony.
Harry Hines

Texarkana, TX

#20 Jan 18, 2013
Took the thoughts right out of my head and had the presence of mind to be able to put it in text form. Bravo my friend. Glad I don't live there, glad FC doesn't have the opportunity to suck every dollar from my pocket, glad to not be related to anyone there... Ask yourselves people: what would the namesake of this county think right now?
James Butler Bonham would slap the "leaders" silly and send them down the road at what it has become.
Perfect Understanding wrote:
I have experienced first hand and read much history about the city of Bonham and Fannin County in general,and particularly studied the era when it was a hub for commerce and politics. Anyone else remember or heard of those days?
What do you suppose happened?
It is the opinion of many that the native Bonhamites were and still are a short sighted populous. They have with great zeal sought and succeeded to put a local numb nut in office time and again. Not the better candidate but a good old boy who may not know jack crap about business or managing money but knows wranglers, cowboy hats and when to bale hay. But he is a native by god! Yahoo’ee! How stupid and narrow minded longtime residents are? Have they not noticed how great the old school thinking has been for the once powerful Fannin County?
Yes, thank your ancestors they did in Bonham years ago... and yourself for keeping the tradition.
Often when a good ole boy is not re-elected another good old boy politician finds him a job on the counties tab. Where is the uproar? What other county government can get away with this? This is just one example of why many people laugh at the sorry ass dealings in Bonham, TX. and Fannin n County This goofy type of stuff done by our "leaders" has helped achieve NO votes for long term improvements of any kind ... it’s all a tainted, numbers and facts, right down to the people in charge.
The good born here native population is so used to taking it in the behind they have no idea who is actually assaulting them. The vote Joe Bob the native in crowd mindset has been at a great cost to a once proud and profitable area.
You must be progressive and forward thinking or your just spinning your dumb ass local redneck wheels.
Born in Fannin county and still here and proud of it? Fifty years ago you would and should have been proud, in 2013 no way. Who is impressed that you are from Bonham? Who?(crickets) Not a single person anywhere on earth. That's reality people.
Yes it's a screwed up place, couldn't possibly be your ancestors and you promoting do nothing good old boys to office. Could it? A majority of Bonhamites have a loser woe is me mentality and feel someone else is the blame for their lack of success. Probably them Yankees and Mexicans!
Makes one marvel at the old school native’s lack of individuality and foresight.
Oh yeah, please make sure you hate on and are jealous of anyone who has more money, has a nicer car, better house, etc. etc.., envy is a tradition of every local Bonham underachiever.
The one thing Bonham is truly good at is mediocrity.

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