Dustin Butler
Police searching for suspect

Police searching for suspect

Murphy Police have been busy trying to track down the suspect that attacked a 16-year-old male around 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Rolling Ridge Monday, Jan. 17. Police Chief Chris Chandler reported that the teen had been exercising in the area by Liberty Ridge Park...

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WISD dedicates Williams Center

WISD dedicates Williams Center

There was action on and off the court Tuesday, Jan. 4 as the Williams Center was officially dedicated by Wylie ISD. The center was built with funds secured in the passage of the $193.7 million WISD bond in May 2019. Of the total bond amount, $87 million was used for...

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COVID-19 continues to surge

COVID-19 continues to surge

Health officials reported the highest single day COVID-19 case count last week with more than 1 million infections. A total of 1,082,549 new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, Jan. 3, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The large number of new...

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Esports grows in popularity

Esports grows in popularity

Some high school students want to prove not all athletes play on a field or a court. The Wylie High School esports program has been around for a few years, but has taken off recently, says coach Jeremy Stout. Esports is a form of competition where athletes play video...

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Council approves sign variance

Council approves sign variance

Murphy City Council considered a variance to a sign ordinance and approved a request for a cell node during the Jan. 4 regular city council meeting. Council approved a request from The Celeris Group, on behalf of AT&T, to place a cell node that would provide...

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Chance encounter leads to tradition

Chance encounter leads to tradition

Many families develop Christmas traditions throughout the years. Sometimes it is a tradition meant to pay respects to previous generations, but other times it develops by happenstance.  Sometimes it's a little bit of both.  Eleven years ago Julie Lawson of...

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Research options before adopting a new pet

Research options before adopting a new pet

Christmas may be a good time to add a four-legged family member to the mix, but there are some things to consider before doing so. The Murphy Animal Shelter, located at 206 N Murphy Road, is dedicated to ensuring pets are adopted into loving homes. So far this year,...

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Primary filings draw to a close

Primary filings draw to a close

The Republican and Democrat filing period for the March 1, 2022 primaries closed with several candidates drawing challengers in their perspective races. Filing closed Monday, Dec. 13 and candidates for county-level offices signed up with county political party chairs,...

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