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Plan the perfect honeymoon

Plan the perfect honeymoon

After a whirlwind of wedding festivities, it’s no wonder why so many couples look forward to their honeymoons and the opportunity to escape, unwind and celebrate the beginning of their life together. But with so many destinations, activities and logistics to consider,...

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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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Radio silence is not an option

Radio silence is not an option

If your normal morning commute to work or school includes listening to 99.5 The Wolf, most likely you have been informed, enter­tained and encouraged by Murphy resident Tara Ward, co-host of the Wake Up with the Wolf Show. Although her person­al commute to the radio...

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McMillen principal receives diversity award

McMillen principal receives diversity award

As protests were being held nationwide after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Bri­an Lyons, principal of McMillen High School, reached out to co-members of Leadership Pla­no with the goal of fostering open dialogue in a safe space focused on listening and...

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Respectful retirement held for Old Glory

Respectful retirement held for Old Glory

If you ever wondered how much 1,376 flags would weigh, Murphy native and Boy Scout, Evan Garcia, has the answer – 72 tons. About six months ago, Evan decided he would collect American flags and give them a proper retirement ceremony as hi Troop 285 Eagle Scout...

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