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Wylie Police blotter

Wylie Police blotter

Wylie Police Department blotter from April 4 – April 10 April 4• 12:43 – Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 ounces – 2000 N. Hwy. 78 • 16:56 – Assault Bodily Injury/Family Member – 1300 E. Oak St. • 18:46 –Found Property – 1800 McMillen Rd.• 20:36 – Possession of a...

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Coach Howard honored with Garrison Award

Coach Howard honored with Garrison Award

Coach Bill Howard receives the 2024 Elisabeth W. Garrison Legacy Award. From left, Stacie Gooch, Lymari Ames and Virdie Montgomery. Courtesy Ian Halperin/Wylie ISD The highlight of Saturday night’s 21st annual Boots ‘N Barbecue gala was the presentation of the 2024...

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Train horns sounding again in Murphy

Train horns sounding again in Murphy

Wayside Horns are designed to warn motorists on North Murphy Road of trains on the CPKC railroad tracks. Bob Wieland/Murphy Monitor The mournful – and loud -- sound of train horns has resumed along a southern Collin County rail corridor as CPKC, formerly Canadian...

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Collin County no stranger to severe storms

Collin County no stranger to severe storms

The tornado that hit Copeville and other parts of Collin County in 2015 did extensive damage. File Art 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...

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Community discusses disputed development

Community discusses disputed development

Volunteers of Communities & Creeks United hand out yard signs opposing a high density development between Parker and Murphy. Bob Wieland/C&S Media  There’s no longer any question as to who is building a densely packed housing community just west of Southfork...

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Plan, prepare now for tornado season

Plan, prepare now for tornado season

This Farmersville mobile home landed on CR 697 due to straight line winds in eastern Collin County in 2019. Courtesy Farmersville FD The three-month Texas tornado “season” begins in April and a new analysis ranks Collin County near the top of the list of 100 most...

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House members helped by governor

House members helped by governor

Three Texas House members from Collin County apparently survived Attorney General Ken Paxton’s attempt to punish them for supporting his impeachment. Another has been forced into a GOP primary runoff with two Paxton-backed challengers. Paxton, who was acquitted by the...

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Mental health court called a lifeline

Mental health court called a lifeline

A graduate of Collin County’s new Adult Mental Health Court said the program allowed them to “break free from the cycle of despair and embrace a fresh start in life.” The court recently graduated its first participants, offenders with mental health issues diverted...

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