Don Munsch
Murphy to celebrate Arbor Day

Murphy to celebrate Arbor Day

Deadline to volunteer for Arbor Day events in Murphy is around the corner.  Arbor Day plantings will be conducted on the morning of Nov. 6, and signup deadline is Oct. 29, Murphy city officials said.  For the complete story, see the current edition of...

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Students learn about manufacturing

Students learn about manufacturing

The woman approached Lone Star Circuits and said she wanted a job and would work hard, and then she said something else that she found relevant.  She had a horse to feed.  Steven B. Cole told that story about an employee’s grit to high school students gathered in...

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Council opposes treatment plant

Council opposes treatment plant

Murphy City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution opposing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality application for a proposed wastewater treatment facility near the intersection of North Murphy Road and Rolling Ridge Drive in the county, near the cities of...

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Murphy voters can cast ballots for amendments

Murphy voters can cast ballots for amendments

Murphy voters have no city elections this November, but they can vote in the Constitutional Amendment Election in which voters are asked to cast ballots on eight proposals. Early voting runs Oct. 18-29 at the Murphy Community Center. Early voting hours in Collin...

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Fire department to have open house

Fire department to have open house

Murphy Fire-Rescue officials invite people to learn about fire operations and have some fun, too, at its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16.  A CareFlite helicopter is scheduled to appear during the event, said Murphy Fire Marshal Perry Elliott. ...

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Controller retires, looks forward to next phase

Controller retires, looks forward to next phase

Ernie Bannister spent most of his career in the private sector.  He decided to give the public sector a whirl and took a job at the city of Murphy after finding out about an opening at the city.  Bannister, the city’s controller, will retire at the end of this...

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New restaurant ready to open in Murphy

New restaurant ready to open in Murphy

 Hungry for chicken?  A chicken-wing restaurant wants to open in Murphy and would operate in a former chicken establishment.  Murphy City Councilmembers held a hearing at their Oct. 5 meeting for a request to approve a specific use permit to allow a...

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