Karen Chaney
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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Theatre teacher raises curtain on new business

Theatre teacher raises curtain on new business

Sometimes, it takes an off-campus activity to create a memory that will propel students to the next level. For decades, music students have had the opportunity to experience kinesthetic activities, where they learn by experiencing, touching, doing or being physically...

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Dance studio makes its debut

Dance studio makes its debut

Walking into Kaiser Center for the Performing Arts for the first time, patrons might find it hard to believe it was once the site of the former home décor store, Tuesday Morning. Aisles of kitchen gadgets, shower curtains and pet beds have now been replaced with a...

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Murphy police officer retires after 18 years of service

Murphy police officer retires after 18 years of service

Last week marked the end of an 18-year career with the Murphy Police Department for Officer Fred Mancias. The police officer has worn many hats at MPD, and at least one cape, over the years. His career in law enforce­ment began in 1992 after a 13- year stint in the...

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Sunny days on Sagebrush Trail

Sunny days on Sagebrush Trail

Sagebrush Trail is looking a little sunnier thanks to a few sunflower seeds that grew beyond one homeowner’s expectations. In May, homeowner Janice Babcock was feeling particularly nostalgic and decided to plant sunflowers in her front flowerbed as a tribute to her...

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Fitness, fun for all ages

Fitness, fun for all ages

Bill and Mary Jane Journey had to jump through a lot of hoops — and even a few obsta­cles — to get their Ninja Nation franchise fully operational in the midst of the pandemic. When they finally opened Sept. 5, 2020, which they now refer to as their first grand...

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A night to remember

A night to remember

On the heels of two atyp­ical school years, Plano East Senior High students donned their prom finery and pivoted from tradition once again. Traditionally, prom has been held at Southfork Ranch in Parker, but this year’s final hurrah was held June 2 at Pla­no ISD’s...

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Law firm helps clients plan for future

Law firm helps clients plan for future

Murphy attorney Jnana Set­tle discovered a passion for advocating for the underserved as an undergrad at University of Hawaii. During that time, through her volunteer work with CASA (Court Appoint­ed Special Advocates), Settle represented foster children in court and...

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Moms learn basics of football

Moms learn basics of football

How does a split end dif­fer from a tight end? What’s a blitz? How many points does a football team earn for a safety? These were but a few ques­tions moms could get answered on April 17, as it was far from business as usual at the Plano East Senior High indoor...

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