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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

People use different ways to learn to read. Some folks use the vowels and consonants method. Others memorize how the words look.  I used both, but I had a secret weapon many didn’t know about.  Comic books.  While most kids were having, “Fun with Dick...

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No decision at special council meeting

No decision at special council meeting

The Murphy City Council convened a special meeting Monday night to consider appointing a new city manager; it went into a four-hour executive session to interview four finalists for the job and then took no action on the matter. The meeting began at 6 p.m. and Mayor...

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State advises residents to conserve during heat wave

State advises residents to conserve during heat wave

There’s no relief in sight for Texans as extended triple-digit heat continues to scorch the region. As a result, conservation and caution are being advised by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Both...

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Collin County calls $683M bond election

Collin County calls $683M bond election

Collin County Commissioners Court on Monday, Aug. 14, voted to call an election set for Nov. 7 on a comprehensive $683 million bond issue that seeks to address several issues within the county. Commissioners, at their previous regular meeting Monday, Aug. 7, approved...

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Budget work begins for city

Budget work begins for city

Murphy residents will get a next chance to comment on the upcoming municipal govern­ment tax rate Sept. 8, when city council conducts one of two public hearings on the fiscal year 2021 city budget. The council set the hearing at its Aug. 18 meeting, declar­ing that...

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