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Highway closure rejected; bridge beautification favored

Highway closure rejected; bridge beautification favored

Kansas City Southern wanted the city of Murphy to pay nearly half a million dollars for railroad crossing repairs that would require the closing of FM 544 for at least three days. The Murphy City Council said “No.” Instead, council voted at the regular Jan. 17 meeting...

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Council, PISD, Collin College trustee filing dates open

Council, PISD, Collin College trustee filing dates open

The filing period for May 2023 Murphy City Council and Plano ISD board of trustees’ elections opened Wednesday, Jan. 18, and continues through Feb. 17. Council and school board trustees will officially set the elections in their upcoming meetings for Saturday, May 6....

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Stuck on green stamps

Stuck on green stamps

My mom and her mother saved 7-1/2 books to get us that swing set. Just three years before in 1966, my parents had saved to buy their first house. Money was tight, so, if my sister and I were going to have that new addition to the backyard, Green Stamps would be the...

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Residents take advantage of events, programs in 2022

Residents take advantage of events, programs in 2022

Murphy residents took full advantage of programs and events offered in 2022 and the Recreation Department has plans in the works to finetune existing events and add more diverse programs in 2023. Gregory Dunn, recreation specialist for the city, said the city saw an...

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Property taxes due Jan. 31

Property taxes due Jan. 31

As the calendar turns over into a new year, property owners face an important deadline at the end of the month. Murphy property owners whose taxes were not included in their monthly mortgage payment are reminded that the deadline to pay property taxes to the Collin...

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Healing power of horses helps local youth

Healing power of horses helps local youth

A love of horses, a heart for helping and an unwavering faith led one woman on a quest to blend her passions into a nonprofit that touches lives daily. Lynn Turner’s lifelong journey culminated nine years ago with Heavenly Hooves, a nonprofit that provides equine...

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