Weekend events on tap

by | Oct 11, 2018 | Latest

Murphy residents can get rid of unused, or worn out, items and take place in family activities at a pair of events Saturday, Oct. 13.

Scheduled are Fall Clean and Green hosted by Keep Murphy Beautiful from 9 a.m. until noon and open house at the Murphy Fire Department from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Clean and Green will take place in the City Hall parking lot on N. Murphy Road and MFD is located at 206 N. Murphy Road.

Collection items will be set up around City Hall for items such as toys, shoes, carpet, light bulbs, pots and pans, household items, household hazardous waste, clothing, wood batteries, pet supplies and electronic waste. Onsite document shredding also will be offered.

There will be no curbside pickup offered during Clean and Green. All disposals must be at the designated drop off points.

All participants must provide city of Murphy proof of residency.

On tap at the 13th annual Fire Department Open House are free hotdogs and beverages, popcorn and firetruck bounce house. Fire safety movies will be shown throughout the day and 20-minute CPR classes will be offered every hour.

Also planned is a visit from “Sparky” the firedog, CareFlight medical helicopter landing and tours of the fire station.

Open house is set each year as part of National Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 7-13 this year.

 

For more stories like this, see the Oct. 11 issue or subscribe online.

 

By Joe Reavis • [email protected]

0 Comments

Related News

WISD dedicates Williams Center

WISD dedicates Williams Center

There was action on and off the court Tuesday, Jan. 4 as the Williams Center was officially dedicated by Wylie ISD. The center was built with funds secured in the passage of the $193.7 million WISD bond in May 2019. Of the total bond amount, $87 million was used for...

read more
COVID-19 continues to surge

COVID-19 continues to surge

Health officials reported the highest single day COVID-19 case count last week with more than 1 million infections. A total of 1,082,549 new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, Jan. 3, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The large number of new...

read more
New electoral maps take effect Jan. 18

New electoral maps take effect Jan. 18

Following the 2020 Census, the Texas Legislature completed the important task of redrawing the electoral maps to be used over the next decade. Three new laws are set to take effect Jan. 18 following their approval during the 87th Legislature. House Bill 1, which sets...

read more
Plano East wins road game over Coppell

Plano East wins road game over Coppell

Hoping to bounce back after a loss, the Plano East Panthers responded in a big way with a district victory. Traveling to Coppell (3-1, 16-9), Plano East (3-1, 21-2) jumped out to an early first quarter lead and won 54-45. Muizz Qazi scored 12 points and Brandon...

read more
Lady Panthers win key district game over Coppell

Lady Panthers win key district game over Coppell

In a battle of the top two teams in District 6-6A, the Plano East Lady Panthers came out on top over the Coppell Cowgirls. Plano East (6-0, 16-3) got off to a hot start and withheld a furious Coppell (5-1, 27-1) rally to win 42-37 Tuesday night. Seniors Donavia Hall...

read more
Plano ISD updates COVID-19 protocols

Plano ISD updates COVID-19 protocols

Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Plano ISD has updated the guidelines for schoolwide events and activities to protect the health and well-being of students and staff. The revised guidelines, which will be in effect through Feb. 4, include prohibiting...

read more
Dallas County opens additional testing sites

Dallas County opens additional testing sites

Amid a national testing shortage, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) will open four additional testing sites. The new facilities in Dallas County will be for anyone who needs a PCR COVID test. In addition to COVID tests, flu tests will be available at...

read more
Esports grows in popularity

Esports grows in popularity

Some high school students want to prove not all athletes play on a field or a court. The Wylie High School esports program has been around for a few years, but has taken off recently, says coach Jeremy Stout. Esports is a form of competition where athletes play video...

read more
Tax bills due Jan. 31

Tax bills due Jan. 31

To avoid fines and penalties, Wylie property owners are reminded that the deadline to pay property taxes to the Collin County Tax Office is Monday, January 31. Tax statements were mailed to property owners in October last year from the county tax office on behalf of...

read more