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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 22 edition of the Murphy Monitor. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Finishing up a Veteran’s Day speaking tour, Vietnam veteran and Rowlett native Tim Lee delivered a message of perseverance and faith at the quarterly Murphy Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 15. The luncheon was sponsored by the Murphy Veterans Tribute organization and...

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Council hears updates on courts, water loss

Council hears updates on courts, water loss

As the city of Murphy begins wrapping up business this calendar year, council heard updates on water loss from the Public Services Director Tim Rogers and the state of the municipal court system during the council’s Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Court Administrator Patti...

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Sports

Plano East season closes with road loss to Marcus

Plano East season closes with road loss to Marcus

Plano East (0-7, 3-7) wraps up their 2022 season winless in district play, losing to Flower Mound Marcus (5-2, 6-4) 50-7 on an unusual Thursday night at Marauders Stadium in Flower Mound.  The Panthers again struggled with their passing game as the playoff-bound...

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Plano East comes up short against Plano West

Plano East comes up short against Plano West

The Plano East Panthers (0-5, 3-5) lost their fifth straight in a close battle against the Plano West Wolves (1-4, 2-6) Friday night, losing 31-28 on the road.  Too many turnovers and missed opportunities ruined the Panthers' chances for a victory and a shot at...

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Plano East loses fourth straight district game

Plano East loses fourth straight district game

The Plano East Panthers (0-4, 3-4) are now below .500 for the first time this season, losing to the Coppell Cowboys (3-1, 6-1) 49-14 Friday night. The Cowboys took advantage of the Panthers' defense early, producing 332 passing yards and scoring 28 points in the first...

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Education

Letters about Literature contest open

Letters about Literature contest open

The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2022-23 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry have touched their lives.  Fourth through 12th grade students are eligible to enter the...

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Veteran officers promote leadership, patriotism

Veteran officers promote leadership, patriotism

For 103 years, members of one of the nation’s oldest patriotic, nonpartisan veterans service organizations have continued to serve their communities — and their country — with a purpose to “promote patriotism, civic responsibility, public service and leadership in the...

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That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

Wylie ISD bands capped off their seasons with a performance at the UIL State Marching Band Competition in San Antonio last week. The bands at Wylie East High School and Wylie High School both qualified for the competition following a top six finish at the UIL Area...

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Incumbents carry local, state races

Incumbents carry local, state races

Unofficial vote totals are pouring in across the state with all counties reporting election results. However, the vote totals will not become official until they are canvassed by state and local entities in the coming weeks. Murphy voters approved all 15 propositions...

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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 22 edition of the Murphy Monitor. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Finishing up a Veteran’s Day speaking tour, Vietnam veteran and Rowlett native Tim Lee delivered a message of perseverance and faith at the quarterly Murphy Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 15. The luncheon was sponsored by the Murphy Veterans Tribute organization and...

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Register entries for annual Christmas parade

Register entries for annual Christmas parade

Individuals or groups with a yearning to add merriment to the season in the form of parade participation should act now and register for their float at the annual Holiday in the Park in Murphy. The deadline to register to walk, ride a bike, pull a wagon, or drive a...

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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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Opinion

Veterans
Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili “Oh, waiter. There’s a bean in my chili.” So goes the encounter every Southerner dreads when he orders a bowl of red and is served chili with beans. There are certain missteps in the South that are unforgivable. Asking a girl out without...

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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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Veterans