Dustin Butler
Resident pens first novel

Resident pens first novel

Vickie Adams said she has always wanted to write a novel. And in the past, the Murphy resident started to write a couple of different novels, but said she didn’t take time to fully “flesh out the ideas” so she never finished them. Writing a book is not an easy feat...

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Hot cars and dogs don’t mix

Hot cars and dogs don’t mix

Hot cars are no place for kids, let alone dogs in this Texas heat. Our furry friends such as dogs and cats can’t regulate their internal temperature as easily as humans can. With fewer mechanisms to cool off, pets, especially dogs, have an increased risk of heatstroke...

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District officials discuss school security

District officials discuss school security

For the past several years, schools across the U.S. have beefed up security because of on-campus shootings. The tragic shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde has prompted the need for even more advanced security measures for many school districts. However, Wylie ISD’s...

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Gas price increases expected to continue

Gas price increases expected to continue

The increased oil demand continues to outpace global supply, resulting in high gas prices across the state, the nation and the world. As a result, the national gas price average on June 13, was $5.014 per gallon, the highest recorded average price. According to AAA,...

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Summer fun planned for Murphy, neighboring cities

Summer fun planned for Murphy, neighboring cities

Murphy residents who want to enjoy some fun under the sun, or music under the night sky will have plenty of opportunities this month. The Sounds at Sundown concert series June 3 kickoff was canceled because of inclement weather, however, planned upcoming concerts will...

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PESH seniors walk the stage

PESH seniors walk the stage

Prioritizing dreams, saying goodbye and making a difference in the world were tidbits of wisdom delivered by the Plano East Class of 2022 graduates in their commencement addresses. Students from Plano East Senior High School walked the stage Saturday, June 4, to...

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Public works tackles water loss

Public works tackles water loss

While water loss is a side effect experienced by every city, sometimes they must work extra hard to find ways to remediate the problem. According to Public Service Director Tim Rogers, water loss — water that is used but not billed — is part of running a city and can...

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