Staff Reports
Resident pens first novel

Resident pens first novel

Vickie Adams said she has always wanted to write a novel. And in the past, the Murphy resident started to write a couple of different novels, but said she didn’t take time to fully “flesh out the ideas” so she never finished them. Writing a book is not an easy feat...

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Property tax protest deadline looms

Property tax protest deadline looms

Residents who want to file a property tax protest have a fast-approaching deadline, according to Collin Central Appraisal District. CCAD Chief Appraiser Bo Daffin said the deadline to a file property tax protest is Monday, May 16. For notices mailed on April 15, the...

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Election results tallied

Election results tallied

Unofficial election results have been reported for the May 7 election. In the city council races, incumbent Elizabeth Abraham won Place 1 with 675 votes. Jennifer Berthiaume and Ken Oltmann won Place 2 and Place 4, respectively. Both candidates ran unopposed. The...

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Election Day is tomorrow

Election Day is tomorrow

Murphy voters will head to the polls Saturday, May 7 to cast their ballots in the city and Texas Constitutional election. Voting locations across the state will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Nearby voting locations include the Murphy Community...

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Statewide sales tax revenue increases

Statewide sales tax revenue increases

State sales tax revenue totaled $3.37 billion in March, a 37.2% increase over collections last year Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said in a Tuesday, April 4, news release.Similar to February’s sales tax numbers, the March 2021 totals account for February 2021 sales...

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Early voting begins April 25

Murphy residents will go to the polls this week to cast their vote during early voting. Early voting begins statewide Monday, April 25 and concludes Friday, May 3. Election day will be held Saturday, May 7. Residents will cast ballots in city and state constitution...

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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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