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County adopts budget, tax rate

County adopts budget, tax rate

September is a busy month for city and county officials when it comes to budgeting money. This is the month budgets and tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year are publicly discussed and considered for passage. For the Collin County Commissioners meeting on Sept 12, a...

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Deadline for voter registration is Oct. 11

Deadline for voter registration is Oct. 11

Residents who intend to cast their ballot in the Nov. 8 elections need to ensure they have registered to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 11. In Murphy, residents will vote in county, federal and state elections. Individuals living within Wylie ISD will also cast their ballots...

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Pickleball gains popularity at Community Center

Pickleball gains popularity at Community Center

There is a sport that is relatively new to the area that is fun, easy and able to meet the needs of a wide variety of ages, activity levels, and experience. Pickleball, a court sport first invented in 1965, may have been slow to gain traction at first, but in recent...

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Sports

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Plano

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Plano

Plano East, fresh off its bye week, is heading into its opening game of the District 6-6A competition. The team wants to continue its hot start to the season and opens against rival Plano (1-2). The Wildcats had a tough start to this season, but could easily be 2-1...

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Plano East 3 keys to defeating Prosper Rock Hill

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Prosper Rock Hill

The Plano East Panthers are red hot to start the season, undefeated through their opening two weeks. They’ll look to continue that streak against one of the new faces of 6A football, as the Panthers will host Prosper Rock Hill on Friday, Sept. 9. The Blue Hawks are...

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Education

Council approves new hazard mitigation plan

Council approves new hazard mitigation plan

Murphy City Council approved the hazard mitigation plan and held a public hearing during the Tuesday, July 19 regular meeting. The public hearing was for a zoning change for a 2-acre planned development near Bunny Run and South Maxwell Creek Road. The concept plan for...

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WISD discusses budget

WISD discusses budget

Dozens of students were recognizing students for their accomplishments, which took up a majority of the Monday, April 24 meeting. The Skills USA team at Wylie East High School, Wylie High School and McMillian Junior High were singled out for hard work at the meeting....

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Top WHS students announced

Top WHS students announced

The top ranked graduates at Wylie High School said hard work and a little bit of luck helped them earn the number one and two spots.Wylie High School rankings place Alina Nguyen as valedictorian and Reiki Hingorani as salutatorian of the class of 2022. Alina posted a...

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Life & Style

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the Monitor is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 23 edition of The Murphy Monitor. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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Dance studio makes its debut

Dance studio makes its debut

Walking into Kaiser Center for the Performing Arts for the first time, patrons might find it hard to believe it was once the site of the former home décor store, Tuesday Morning. Aisles of kitchen gadgets, shower curtains and pet beds have now been replaced with a...

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Gardener shares bounty

Gardener shares bounty

 Home gardener Catherine “Cathi” Banks has learned by trial and error how to get the most from the raised bed gardens that have lined her backyard in Murphy for the last six years.  In fact, Banks’ has not only had good luck with her gardening adventure, she...

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Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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Opinion

Don’t Stand Alone

Don’t Stand Alone

As Americans we love “do it yourself”. DIY has become a national phenomenon. There are whole TV networks dedicated to DIY. Nothing wrong with that of course. It’s fun to figure things out on your own and complete a project then sit back and admire your work. ...

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Get closer to God by slowing down

Get closer to God by slowing down

By Todd Baughman I don’t know about you, but I get distracted easily.  Just typing that last sentence I’m pretty sure I had about 18 new thoughts about what I could / should be doing right now. Do you often load up your calendar and your mind with actions and...

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Just a bit peaved

Just a bit peaved

By John Moore I used to pay little attention to the world’s little idiosyncrasies, but now they seem ever present. And it’s more than slightly annoying. I can’t be the only one. When I was getting change back from the fast-food drive-thru recently, it all became...

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Circumstances don’t control my attitude

Circumstances don’t control my attitude

By Jeff Denton Cancer. Not what I was expecting to hear from the doctor. But surprisingly comforting at some level. It sure explained the extreme sickness I was experiencing. It explained twenty pounds of weight loss in three weeks. It explained months of pain that...

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Love the unlovable

Love the unlovable

By Rick Wood There’s so much going on in our world today…just turn on the news and you can hear of the tragedies that are taking place throughout our nation. Here in Texas, the town of Uvalde is mourning the deaths of nineteen elementary students and two teachers less...

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