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Run For Our Heroes is April 27

Run For Our Heroes is April 27

An annual spring free event that honors and supports local veterans and first responders is back for the 13th year. Opening ceremonies for this year’s 1LT Robert F. Welch III Run For Our Heroes begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Olde City Park downtown. The...

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Mosque gets permits but must repair road

Mosque gets permits but must repair road

The Islamic Association of Murphy (IAM) has won approval to build a mosque on the northeast corner of North Murphy Road and McMillen Road, adjacent to homes in Oasis Springs Manors.  Now the city wants them to pay for fixing the street. IAM President Syed Osman...

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‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

There’s really no need to keep your eclipse viewing glasses. The next total eclipse for Collin County won’t occur until 2317. But Monday, April 8, 2024, will remain in the memory of the millions of Texans who went outside for the celestial spectacle. “This is an...

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Blurry Paige kicks off Sounds at Sundown series

Blurry Paige kicks off Sounds at Sundown series

Murphy music lovers will have a choice of four listening options in this summer’s Sounds at Sundown concert series in Central Park. The performances will start at 8 p.m. every Friday night in June. The first free concert on June 7 is Blurry Paige, an alt-pop artist...

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Readers’ Choice Awards – 2024

Readers’ Choice Awards – 2024

After months of hard work — voting, reviewing ballots and tallying results — the Best of 2024 results are in!  This special section is one of my favorites because it is a celebration of local businesses and individuals who have been recognized by citizens for the...

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Sports

PESH takes home district crown 

PESH takes home district crown 

The Plano East boys track team won the District 6-6A title at Marauder Stadium on Thursday, April 4. The Panthers edged out Coppell by a score of 129-113, with Marcus placing third (108 points) (Courtesy Photo) The Plano East track teams had quite the showing at the...

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40-0! Plano East completes perfect season with title 

40-0! Plano East completes perfect season with title 

The Plano East Panthers are the Class 6A State Champions after defeating Round Rock Stony Point 53-41. After opening the state tournament with a 61-45 victory over Lake Ridge, the guys earned their 40th victory of the season by winning the rematch with Stony Point to...

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Education

Fine arts, CTE directors update WISD trustees

Fine arts, CTE directors update WISD trustees

Executive Director of Fine Arts Glenn Lambert presented what he called a “State of the Arts” in Wylie ISD last week to the Wylie ISD board of trustees. Five years ago, an initiative to add extracurricular activities, evaluate instructors and programs, facilities and...

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Coach Howard honored with award at annual gala

Coach Howard honored with award at annual gala

The highlight of Saturday night’s 21st annual Boots ‘N Barbecue gala was the presentation of the 2024 Elisabeth W. Garrison Legacy Award to former Wylie High School football Coach Bill Howard. The lifetime achievement award is bestowed upon individuals who exemplify...

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Experts discuss fentanyl, vaping at WISD event

Experts discuss fentanyl, vaping at WISD event

Wylie ISD families and community members learned of the dangers of fentanyl, vaping and social media from a panel of experts last week at Burnett Junior High. The informative community event, “Fear, Dangers and Concerns: Fentanyl, Vaping and Social Media,” was hosted...

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WISD leads effort to change Texas Education Code

WISD leads effort to change Texas Education Code

Superintendent David Vinson discussed an ambitious new effort at Wylie ISD’s regular board of trustees meeting Monday, Feb. 26. Vinson presented an information report on Chapter 37, the Texas Education Code on student discipline management. For more on this story see...

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District, community band perform at Meyerson

District, community band perform at Meyerson

It was a music-filled Saturday as Wylie ISD students and members of the Wylie Community Band performed at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Now in its fourth year, the event hosted by the Wylie Community Band and Jazz Band, offered Wylie junior high...

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Looking for luxury: Top features homebuyers seek

Looking for luxury: Top features homebuyers seek

The real estate market has been something of a roller coaster ride over the past few years. Historically low interest rates coupled with a surging interest to move to communities with more outdoor space during the height of the pandemic led to a lot of movement and...

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Plan the perfect honeymoon

Plan the perfect honeymoon

After a whirlwind of wedding festivities, it’s no wonder why so many couples look forward to their honeymoons and the opportunity to escape, unwind and celebrate the beginning of their life together. But with so many destinations, activities and logistics to consider,...

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Opinion

Fixer Uppers

Fixer Uppers

Recently, I saw something I haven’t seen in many years. A young man driving a car he was fixing up. It was an older Mustang. By older I mean a 90’s model. The car had spots of primer, there were a few dents, and the exhaust system appeared to be loose. By John Moore...

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Who’s counting when it comes to columns?

Who’s counting when it comes to columns?

When this newspaper column began in 2014, my wife asked me a question. Wife: “How long do you intend to write this column?” Me: “Oh, I don’t know. I guess I’ll write 500 of them and then hang it up. This column is number 500. By Bob Moore For more stories about the...

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Don’t eat that

Don’t eat that

When I was a kid, I had to sneak around if I wanted to eat certain things. Now that I’m an adult and in charge, I still have to sneak around if I want to eat certain things. I miss the days when no one knew anything about gluten, trans fats, cholesterol,...

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Texas counties among nation’s fastest growing

Texas counties among nation’s fastest growing

Recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that six of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the United States from 2022 to 2023 were in Texas. According to the Texas Tribune, Kaufman County, just east of Dallas, led the list with a 7.6% increase in new...

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Read this. Build a stronger community.

Read this. Build a stronger community.

Saddened. Embarrassed. Determined. These three words evoke distinct feelings and emotions. In the context of an opinion piece we ran in the paper four and a half years ago, they described the aftermath of a community that lost its newspaper. After 130 years in...

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