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Council considers higher water and sewer rates

Council considers higher water and sewer rates

Residential water and sewer rates will be going up in October, but the Murphy City Council has not yet decided how much. Chris Ekrut, chief financial officer at NewGen Strategies & Solutions reported to the Tuesday, July 16, council meeting on anticipated cost...

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Youth Citizens Police Academy starts July 22

Youth Citizens Police Academy starts July 22

DPS helicopter pilots Clay Lacey and Jordan Teel explain their mission to young cadets during a previous academy. Registration filled quickly for the week-long Murphy Police Department’s Youth Citizens Police Academy for incoming sixth through 10th graders. The...

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Disputed development still in court

Disputed development still in court

A sign advertises the sale of 100+ acres in a disputed development in Parker. Another lawsuit has been filed regarding a housing development proposed for 114 acres across from Southfork Ranch with the latest action targeting the city of Parker. Opponents continue to...

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Council takes more time for two proposals

Council takes more time for two proposals

The Murphy Public Works Department is considering solutions to the repeated problem of motorists failing to stop where eastbound Renner Road dead-ends at Tall Tree Drive. “City staff, along with engineers, are currently exploring permanent solutions to implement...

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Council postpones road closure vote

Council postpones road closure vote

The Murphy Public Works Department is considering solutions to the repeated problem of motorists failing to stop where eastbound Renner Road dead-ends at Tall Tree Drive. There have been several accidents at that location over the past 18 years, including a car...

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Emerald City Band rocks Murphy

Emerald City Band rocks Murphy

Emerald City Band rocks the house down in the final Sounds at Sundown concert, Friday, June 28. By 7:30 p.m., all the parking lots for Murphy Central Park were full, including PSA Murphy and City Hall. Drivers lucky enough to find a spot unloaded quickly, hauling lawn...

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Creekbed treated to prevent West Nile Virus

Creekbed treated to prevent West Nile Virus

Sam Green of All Pest Solutions wades upstream in Maxwell Creek to spray pellets for killing mosquito larva after several mosquitos tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Certified pest control applicators began mosquito abatement following the discovery of three...

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