Karen Chaney
East outscored 22-0 in second-half of loss

East outscored 22-0 in second-half of loss

Things were looking good for Plano East in the first half.  However, the second half proved fateful as Hebron (1-3, 1-0) outscored East (1-3, 0-1) 22-0 to win the game 29-18. Ismail Mahdi accounted for 181 of the Panthers’ 274 total yards in the game.  Mahdi...

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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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Council declines zoning change for townhome development

Council declines zoning change for townhome development

The Murphy City Council at its Tuesday meeting turned down a request for a zoning change at a location that would have been used for a new townhome development. Councilmembers expressed concerns about the location, FM 544 and North Maxwell Creek Road, legally...

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Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout

When seven Girl Scouts, who started Scouting in kindergarten and are now juniors and seniors in high school, get together, the plethora of patches affixed to their vests and memories represented by each one is quite impressive. Troop 3402 started in 2008 and Troop...

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Serving a taste of home

Serving a taste of home

If they had to do it over again, Paul Hoang and Lovina Lopez would not have chosen to launch their catering busines, ¡Ay Caramba!, in June of 2020. However, with a benefit of hindsight and a heaping side dish of optimism, the Murphy husband and wife team now call this...

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