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Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County announces economic recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

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Back in business

Back in business

It was like old times at the Wylie Opry as former patrons gathered together for the first time in 15 months to listen to music and say hello to old friends. A record number of attend­ees, around 175, came from Greenville, Celeste, McK­inney, Mesquite, Rowlett,...

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Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Sue Darte blames her daugh­ter and a jewelry making class she took nine years ago for ig­niting a passion for the art of fusing glass. “A retail glass company had a Groupon coupon and I brought my daughter-in-law with me to make two pieces of jewelry,” Sue said. In...

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Make Mother’s Day bloom

Make Mother’s Day bloom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but how about escaping town to visit a place where...

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Waste in the water

Waste in the water

Pictures of trash on beaches, a whale found with a belly full of garbage and turtles with plastic straws up their nose are no laugh­ing matter. They are all just a tiny snapshot of reality today. The impact of the world’s overuse of plastic is causing hav­oc on the...

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Number two crime in US demands attention

Number two crime in US demands attention

Since 2010, January has been recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month. Each year, strides are being made to bring awareness to this modern-day form of slavery where youth and adult victims are controlled through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit...

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City wants holidays to be merry and bright

City wants holidays to be merry and bright

Holiday events for the city of Murphy may be a bit different this year but Christmas lights, Santa, and a toy drive will be available for area residents to enjoy. The Murphy Fire Department toy drive tradition will continue with some revisions to make sure everyone...

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Unique gifts available at nonprofit’s annual sale

Unique gifts available at nonprofit’s annual sale

Are you tired of shopping big box retailers during the holidays and seeing the same merchandise over and over no matter what store you are in? Maybe you have a friend that is difficult to buy for who seems to have everything. Don’t despair. The perfect opportunity to...

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