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Mosque gets permits but must repair road

Mosque gets permits but must repair road

The Islamic Association of Murphy (IAM) has won approval to build a mosque on the northeast corner of North Murphy Road and McMillen Road, adjacent to homes in Oasis Springs Manors.  Now the city wants them to pay for fixing the street. IAM President Syed Osman...

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Council approves mosque construction

Council approves mosque construction

The Islamic Association of Murphy (IAM) has won approval of an amended site plan, amended landscape plan and construction plat for the IAM Masjid (Arabic for mosque) to be located at the intersection of North Murphy Road and McMillen Road.However, IAM President Syed...

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Watch party planned

Watch party planned

While most Collin County residents will be looking skyward on April 8, school officials and local authorities are keeping their attention back on the ground. “Any student absences due to being checked out from school to watch the eclipse will be considered unexcused,”...

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Fine arts, CTE directors update WISD trustees

Fine arts, CTE directors update WISD trustees

Executive Director of Fine Arts Glenn Lambert presented what he called a “State of the Arts” in Wylie ISD last week to the Wylie ISD board of trustees. Five years ago, an initiative to add extracurricular activities, evaluate instructors and programs, facilities and...

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Easterpalooza draws huge crowd to Central Park

Easterpalooza draws huge crowd to Central Park

Ten thousand brightly colored plastic eggs were scattered across six soccer fields as if a psychedelic hailstorm had just passed. Then, under the gaze of a seven-foot white Easter bunny, hundreds of kids scrambled to fill their baskets, bags and buckets with as many...

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Community, city discuss future recreation needs

Community, city discuss future recreation needs

The Murphy Parks & Recreation Department is updating the 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan and has been collecting suggestions from residents. “Just throw out ideas of what you want to see,” Matt Foster, director of Parks & Recreation told a meeting on Monday,...

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Train horns sounding again in city

Train horns sounding again in city

The mournful – and loud -- sound of train horns has resumed along a southern Collin County rail corridor as CPKC, formerly Canadian Pacific Kansas City Southern Railroad, resumed freight service March 3. The rail corridor had been silent since July 2022 while trains...

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Council funds Scout project

Council funds Scout project

The Murphy City Council has approved a Community Enhancement Grant of $4,290 for 335 feet of black, 48-inch chain link fence along the north side of the Decatur/Maxwell/Murphy Cemetery, the oldest and largest cemetery in Murphy. Established in 1853, the cemetery has...

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Collin County no stranger to severe storms

Collin County no stranger to severe storms

The Federal Emergency Management Agency predicts Collin County has a high risk of tornadoes this year, but that’s nothing new. For starters, more tornadoes have been recorded in Texas than in any other state -- partly due to the state’s size. An average of 132...

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