Connor Pittman
Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the Monitor is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 22 edition of the Murphy Monitor. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

Wylie ISD bands capped off their seasons with a performance at the UIL State Marching Band Competition in San Antonio last week. The bands at Wylie East High School and Wylie High School both qualified for the competition following a top six finish at the UIL Area...

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Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

This story was updated with more information, including from an exit interview transcript with Fallon LaFleur Friday, Nov. 18. Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis struck a defiant tone in his response to an Oct. 31 lawsuit that alleges he sexually...

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WISD trustees recognize outstanding scholars

WISD trustees recognize outstanding scholars

Wylie ISD trustees took a moment to recognize the academic achievements of Black and Native American students in the district. The board recognized the students at the beginning of the Monday, Oct. 24, regular meeting, in a public ceremony held in the board meeting...

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Wylie High’s ‘The 39 Steps’ opens tonight

Wylie High’s ‘The 39 Steps’ opens tonight

Wylie High School’s award-winning theater program opens up one of its fall productions tonight after several weeks of work. Director of Theatre Polly Harrison said work on this year’s production, “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow, has been ongoing for seven weeks since...

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Local beekeeper organization still buzzing about

Local beekeeper organization still buzzing about

Forty-two years ago, a group of beekeeping hobbyists with a passion for educating the public united to form the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. The organization’s president, John “Skip” Talbert, 54, operates Sabine Creek Honey Farm in Royse City with his...

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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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