Dustin Butler
Principals must adapt to ever-changing demands

Principals must adapt to ever-changing demands

Todd Williams traveled extensively as a child, as his father’s job took the family many places around the country.  After a trek that took the family from such places as Virginia to the Midwest to Maine, the family eventually made a stop in Texas. Williams attended...

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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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Zoning changes approved

Zoning changes approved

Murphy City Council held a reg­ular meeting on election night to discuss a number of items includ­ing a public hearing concerning a zoning change. Jared Mayfield, director of com­munity and economic develop­ment, said the amendment to the planned development is due to...

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Governor OKs reopening bars

Governor OKs reopening bars

Collin County judge plans to file necessary paperwork Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive or­der further opening Texas businesses including bars and river tubing operations which have been shuttered since June. In a video posted on social media Wednesday, Oct. 7,...

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Emergency housing, living assistance available

Emergency housing, living assistance available

Collin County partnered with local nonprofit organi­zations to offer aid to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Collin CARES Emer­gency Housing and Living As­sistance program was awarded $30 million by the Collin County Commissioners Court to be used for...

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