Staff Reports
Residents wait for board decision

Residents wait for board decision

Hurry up and wait. The old military adage is often used to describe a situation where an individual must complete a task by a specific time, only for nothing to happen at that time. This is the situation in which many Murphy residents who spoke against a proposed...

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Police searching for suspect

Police searching for suspect

Murphy Police have been busy trying to track down the suspect that attacked a 16-year-old male around 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Rolling Ridge Monday, Jan. 17. Police Chief Chris Chandler reported that the teen had been exercising in the area by Liberty Ridge Park...

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Plano ISD updates COVID-19 protocols

Plano ISD updates COVID-19 protocols

Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Plano ISD has updated the guidelines for schoolwide events and activities to protect the health and well-being of students and staff. The revised guidelines, which will be in effect through Feb. 4, include prohibiting...

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Dallas County opens additional testing sites

Dallas County opens additional testing sites

Amid a national testing shortage, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) will open four additional testing sites. The new facilities in Dallas County will be for anyone who needs a PCR COVID test. In addition to COVID tests, flu tests will be available at...

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Tax bills due Jan. 31

Tax bills due Jan. 31

To avoid fines and penalties, Wylie property owners are reminded that the deadline to pay property taxes to the Collin County Tax Office is Monday, January 31. Tax statements were mailed to property owners in October last year from the county tax office on behalf of...

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Best of balloting now open

Best of balloting now open

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Now cast your ballot and Vote local. Voting for the annual Best of Murphy contest is now open and will continue through the end of the month. Whether you’ve lived in the Murphy area one year or 10 years, we know you’ve cultivated a...

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Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

The state health department announced it has run out of a key treatment to fight the omicron COVID-19 variant, which makes up about 90% of cases in Texas. On Monday, Dec. 27, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced its regional infusion centers in...

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Governor discusses grid reliability

Governor discusses grid reliability

Governor Greg Abbott held meetings last week to discuss the reliability of the power grid and preparedness ahead of the winter season. Abbott and energy leaders discussed actions already taken and improvements implemented by both providers and the state following the...

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FDA approves COVID pill

FDA approves COVID pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Pfizer’s pill, Paxlovid, to treat COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec. 22. The antiviral pill is the first authorized to treat people with COVID-19 at home before they need to be hospitalized....

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