Staff Reports
Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the Monitor is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 22 edition of the Murphy Monitor. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Finishing up a Veteran’s Day speaking tour, Vietnam veteran and Rowlett native Tim Lee delivered a message of perseverance and faith at the quarterly Murphy Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 15. The luncheon was sponsored by the Murphy Veterans Tribute organization and...

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Council hears updates on courts, water loss

Council hears updates on courts, water loss

As the city of Murphy begins wrapping up business this calendar year, council heard updates on water loss from the Public Services Director Tim Rogers and the state of the municipal court system during the council’s Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. Court Administrator Patti...

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Letters about Literature contest open

Letters about Literature contest open

The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2022-23 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry have touched their lives.  Fourth through 12th grade students are eligible to enter the...

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Register entries for annual Christmas parade

Register entries for annual Christmas parade

Individuals or groups with a yearning to add merriment to the season in the form of parade participation should act now and register for their float at the annual Holiday in the Park in Murphy. The deadline to register to walk, ride a bike, pull a wagon, or drive a...

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Incumbents carry local, state races

Incumbents carry local, state races

Unofficial vote totals are pouring in across the state with all counties reporting election results. However, the vote totals will not become official until they are canvassed by state and local entities in the coming weeks. Murphy voters approved all 15 propositions...

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One of Collin County’s most wanted apprehended

One of Collin County’s most wanted apprehended

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office announced that one of its Top 10 most wanted was extradited to the county, according to a Nov. 8 news release. Susan O’Connor, 54, was charged with interference with child custody in 2009. That same year, she fled the state with her...

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Election Day is today

Election Day is today

Voters head to the polls today to cast ballots for races at the federal, state, county and local levels.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. today and will remain open until 7 p.m. Polling locations include the Murphy Community Center, which is located at 205 N. Murphy Rd.,...

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Veterans