Staff Reports
Emergency supply sales tax holiday set for April 23-25

Emergency supply sales tax holiday set for April 23-25

With the state entering severe weather season, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Texans can purchase certain items tax-free. The state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies is set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 23 and ends at midnight...

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Council approves assisted living request

Council approves assisted living request

Murphy City Council held several public hearings during the April 19 regular meeting. The first public meeting concerned a special use permit (SUP) for a drive-thru for Hawaiian Bros., which is currently renovating the former Wachovia Bank building on FM 544 in the...

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State unemployment drops slightly

State unemployment drops slightly

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate for February was 4.7%, a decrease of 0.1% from January.According to a March 25 news release, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex recorded an unemployment rate of 4.1% in...

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Proud resident wants to serve

Proud resident wants to serve

Municipal Debt is one of the biggest issues facing the city, as Murphy City Council candidate Michael Padilla. “It is critical that we wisely manage our municipal debt, utilities and the quality of life that all Murphy residents cherish,” Padilla said. “While managing...

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Council recieved ‘clean’ financial audit

Council recieved ‘clean’ financial audit

Council accepted the findings of the annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2021, and approved a logo for a business commercial during the April 5 regular council meeting. Brent Young, certified public accountant for Weaver...

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Intentional growth is essential says candidate

Intentional growth is essential says candidate

City Councilmember Elizabeth Abraham wants to continue representing Murphy residents, which is why she is running for a second term.  The proposed residential development on adjacent land outside of Murphy will negatively impact Maxwell Creek and nearby...

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Candidate says wastewater plant is biggest issue

Candidate says wastewater plant is biggest issue

The most pressing issue facing Murphy is the proposed wastewater treatment plant, said councilmember Jene Butler, who is seeking her second term on Murphy City Council. “Although the wastewater treatment plant will be in Parker, it will directly impact our city,...

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