NTMWD Plant Smart 2024
Chad Engbrock
West Nile Virus found in mosquito

West Nile Virus found in mosquito

The city of Murphy is taking precautions after a trapped mosquito tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito was caught Friday, June 14, in a trap in the creek bed along Lonesome Dove Trail and the Texas Department of State Health Services reported the mosquito...

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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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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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WISD bond election, tax rate discussed

WISD bond election, tax rate discussed

Fresh off the start of the 2023-24 (FY24) school year, Wylie ISD trustees had photo ops, campus security and STAAR updates and a tax rate and bond election to consider. During their first regular trustee meeting of the school year, officials had the opportunity to...

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PUCT echoes ERCOT call for power conservation 

PUCT echoes ERCOT call for power conservation 

Voluntary Conservation Notice Effective Thursday, August 17 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) is echoing a notice from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asking Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use, if safe to...

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Future facilities discussed by WISD trustees

Future facilities discussed by WISD trustees

Wylie ISD trustees are expected to consider a bond proposal at their regular August 21 meeting and will likely call an election for Nov. 7. Trustees were presented a Comprehensive Facilities Plan at a July 17 workshop that was developed over the past several months by...

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Reader’s Choice Awards – 2023

Reader’s Choice Awards – 2023

After months of hard work — voting, reviewing ballots and tallying results — the 2023 Best of 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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Time to clean and green Murphy

Time to clean and green Murphy

City sets April 8 for annual Clean & Green If you’ve got stuff to recycle, the city of Murphy will take most of it off your hands.  This year’s first of two Clean & Green events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8, at City Hall, 206 N....

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