Connor Pittman
Tax-Free weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Tax-Free weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar encourages taxpayers to support Texas businesses and to take advantage of the upcoming tax-free weekend. This year’s Tax-Free Weekend begins Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through midnight Sunday, Aug. 7. Most clothing, footwear, school supplies...

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Stay safe when swimming, boating

Stay safe when swimming, boating

Individuals planning summer activities on the water should take precautions so that everyone has a fun, but safe outing.  In 2019, Texas Parks and Wildlife reported 4,168 boating incidents which resulted in 613 deaths; 2,559 injuries and $55 million in property...

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RC club flying high

RC club flying high

Local aviation and remote control enthusiasts alike fly their aircraft in the skies over a park in Princeton. The Richardson Radio Control Club (RRCC) flies its planes out of Bratonia Park, located at 6540 FM 546 in Princeton. On a sunny day with fair winds, the...

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Summer reading program kicks off this month

Summer reading program kicks off this month

A longstanding library program is emerging from the depths and encouraging local residents to jump into the deep end with their favorite book. The Sachse Public Library is kicked off its 2022 Summer Reading program Saturday, June 4, and readers will be able to log...

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NTMWD encourages residents to conserve water this summer

NTMWD encourages residents to conserve water this summer

A majority of water use during the summer happens outdoors, according to the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Public Education Manager Helen Dulac said anywhere from 40%-60% of water usage during the summer is used for watering lawns, adding about half of...

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CCHC holds student competition

CCHC holds student competition

All Collin County K-12 students have a unique opportunity to learn about their local history while potentially learning new skills along the way. The Collin County Historical Commission is hosting three separate competitions throughout 2022: a video contest, art and...

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Collin County holds hazard plan public hearing

Collin County holds hazard plan public hearing

If the winter storm last year proved anything, it pays to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Collin County Assistant Emergency Management Specialist Randall Gurney presented information about the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan during a Wednesday, Jan. 12...

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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...

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Garland police investigating homicide

Garland police investigating homicide

Garland Police identified the gunman who killed three juveniles and wounded another at a Garland gas station the evening of Sunday, Dec. 26. Police believe the gunman, identified as Abel Elias Acosta, 14, is armed, dangerous and evading arrest. According to Lt. Pedro...

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