Charlene Loggins
Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

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Council ponders ways to cork water consumption

Council ponders ways to cork water consumption

A hint of frustration may have settled in last week at the Murphy City Council meeting as members of the council determined they have few mechanisms available to avoid breaking through the water usage cap set by North Texas Municipal Water District, which would result...

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Big venue, big day for PESH graduates

Big venue, big day for PESH graduates

After reminding the Class of 2018 of its accomplishments, Plano East Senior High valedictorian Rahul Hayaran challenged his classmates to go out and accomplish the impossible. The challenge was issued during Hayaran’s valedictory address at PESH commencement exercises...

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The front lines of fatherhood

The front lines of fatherhood

Pastors, fire captain, talk serving and parenting today Craig Rush knows all too well the challenges families face today. As the campus pastor of Chase Oaks Church Woodbridge Campus, and as the father of three children, ages 7, 5 and 3, the demands of family and...

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Patriots capture district, playoff titles

Patriots capture district, playoff titles

Wylie Preparatory Academy enjoyed success on the hardwood, diamond and gridiron this school year. The Patriots football team led the way, making it to the Texas Christian Athletic Federation six-man championship game. Waco Methodist Children’s Home came away with the...

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Gusic, Zepeda claim District 6-6A superlatives

Gusic, Zepeda claim District 6-6A superlatives

Plano East’s Haris Gusic and Blair Zepeda were among the top players in District 6-6A soccer this past season. They were rewarded for that, with Gusic being named the Defensive Player of the Year and Zepeda was the co-Goalkeeper of the Year. He shared the honor with...

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Less splashin’ this summer

Less splashin’ this summer

In a move to avoid exceeding the water usage cap set for Murphy by North Texas Municipal Water District, city council members last week curtailed the hours and days of operation of the splash pad at Central Park. The decision was made at a council meeting Tuesday, May...

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Perfectly portable watermelon dishes

Perfectly portable watermelon dishes

A packed schedule often leads to less meals around the table. Between balancing family, friends, work and activities, it can be easy to reach for a pre-packaged snack on-the-go that lacks important vitamins and nutrients. Instead, when looking for portable, grab-and-...

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WHS student aces ACT exam

WHS student aces ACT exam

A second Wylie Independent School District student, Aidan Gardiner, received word this month that he aced the ACT college admissions test with a perfect score of 36. Gardiner, 17, is a junior student at Wylie High School and the son of John and Heidi Gardiner of...

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