'Bois d'Arc Goodbye,' Film Ode To Creek In Fannin Co., Coming To Commerce Apr. 5

Apr 2, 2018

KETR invites the public to attend a screening of the 31-minute documentary film “Bois d’Arc Goodbye” on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.

“Bois d’Arc Goodbye” celebrates the natural environment of the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek in Fannin County. Much of this creek and its valley are scheduled to be flooded in the near future to create the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. Final approval for the reservoir project was granted earlier this year.

The film is the work of Russell Graves, a photographer and documentarian. Graves is an alumnus of Dodd City High School in Fannin County and also of East Texas State University. He currently lives north of the Texas Panhandle town of Childress. A 2009 canoe trip along the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek provides the framework for the narrative of “Bois d’Arc Goodbye.”

The event is free, open to the public and will be held in room 109 of the university’s McDowell Administration Building (BA 109). The room is a large, auditorium-style classroom. Refreshments will be served. A university map is available here. Visitors without a permit may park in university lots after 5 p.m.

More information about Graves’ work is available at