Dustin Butler
Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

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Changes underway at Collin County jail

Changes underway at Collin County jail

After a Collin County grand jury declined to indict eight offi­cers in the death of Marvin Scott III, Sheriff Jim Skinner said he welcomes their recommenda­tion to convene a work group to identify lessons learned from the incident. Scott, 26, was arrested in Al­len on...

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Special legislative session announced

Special legislative session announced

Gov. Greg Abbott an­nounced a special session of the Texas Legislature start­ing July 8. The June 22 announce­ment did not specify what legislative priorities will be included in the agenda but said the items “will be an­nounced prior to the conven­ing of the special...

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Little Free Libraries promote reading

Little Free Libraries promote reading

Throughout the U.S., little box-like structures are popping up in neighborhoods, parks and school – anywhere people gather – to offer free reading material. For many, those little boxes packed with books hold the key to promoting literacy for chil­dren and adults who...

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Legislative session comes to an end

Legislative session comes to an end

The 87th Texas Legislative session ended May 31 after Tex­as Democrats staged a walkout that dissolved the quorum need­ed for a vote, killing Senate Bill 7, known as the Election Integ­rity Protection Act. If passed, the bill would have set uniform early voting hours,...

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Stuffed animal adoption partnership

Stuffed animal adoption partnership

Collin College and First Christian Church in Rowlett partnered with Ariel Pointe Se­nior Assisted Living Facility to brighten the day of some of its residents. The three organizations teamed up to offer a stuffed animal adoption Friday, May 14 to Ariel Pointe’s memory...

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Local composer releases album

Local composer releases album

The work of a local composer will be featured on a new classi­cal album released on all digital music platforms April 23. The album, “Sustain Vol. 2: Solo Piano and Chamber Works,” is a multi-composer album that features the track “Nocturne” composed by Wylie resident...

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Health experts explain vax guidelines

Health experts explain vax guidelines

As more and more Texans are vacci­nated, many wonder what activities they should and shouldn’t do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scientists are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. They recommend continuing to...

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Gov. Abbott releases Homeland Security Strategic Plan

Gov. Abbott releases Homeland Security Strategic Plan

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Pub­lic Safety released the Texas Homeland Security Strate­gic Plan 2021-2025 Tuesday, Jan. 26. The plan is the state’s framework for establishing homeland security priorities focused on a broad range of efforts to develop,...

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