Seth Dowdle
Fire department does ceremony for new engine

Fire department does ceremony for new engine

Residents and Murphy Fire-Rescue firefighters got a little push-y at the re station in the early evening of Sept. 7. But this action centered on a positive kind of pushing. Fire officials held a push- in ceremony to dedicate a new re engine — 191 — at the station,...

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This is a time of testing for all of us

This is a time of testing for all of us

A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the U.S. preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are moving to fill the vacuum, and quickly.” Russia, China, North Korea, Iran....

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Try a new way to travel

Try a new way to travel

Despite the COVID-19 pan­demic, families are still finding ways to make the most of un­usual schedules to plan a get­away. With more flexible work and school arrangements, many families are embracing the idea of a “flexcation,” an emerging travel trend where families...

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Lady Panthers ready to prove themselves

Lady Panthers ready to prove themselves

Injuries were the name of the game for the Plano East Lady Panthers in 2019. Key players missing district play resulted in an underachieving season. With this in mind, head coach Cathy Manderson said keeping players on the court in 2020 should create improved results....

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Author processes pandemic through humor

Author processes pandemic through humor

Sachse resident Liz Rasley has always enjoyed writing, but it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic that she realized it could provide muchneeded relief. Her first book, “Levity,” published earlier this summer on Amazon and is coming soon on Audible. “I had a lot of...

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Collin College opening Wylie campus for fall

Collin College opening Wylie campus for fall

A dream of almost two decades to operate a Collin College campus in the southeastern part of the county becomes reality Aug. 24 when the recently completed Wylie campus opens for classes. The 340,000 square foot campus was built from the ground up on a Country Club...

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COVID-19 delays fall sports seasons

COVID-19 delays fall sports seasons

Friday night lights will not start burn­ing in Wylie until the end of September under an athletics and band schedule announced last month by the University Interscholastic League. The delay, by about a month, in prac­tices and games was instituted because of the...

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