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Celebrating a small town, hometown hero: Audie Murphy Day to honor veterans, active duty
Who is Audie Murphy? If you've never heard of him before, best do your homework before visiting Farmersville, particularly if it's on June 22.
McKinney ISD outperforms state averages on STAAR
McKinney ISD in large part outperformed state averages on State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests, according to statewide results released Monday.
McKinney breaks ground on Craig Ranch corporate center
Thursday morning marked the beginning of new corporate business opportunities in McKinney as officials broke ground on the McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch.
Bus driver revives McKinney student with CPR
School bus drivers aren't required to know CPR. Fortunately for 14-year-old Dakota, a special-needs student, her bus driver does.
Resident's 'hunger strike' aims to garner food donations for Salvation Army pantry
One man's efforts to feed the hungry will take the food right out of his mouth - literally - for 14 days.
Breaking taboos with a little laughter: Dallas Holocaust Museum to host first play tonight
For nearly three decades, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has been preserving the memory of the Holocaust through its various educational programs and exhibits. But for the first time, the museum will host an internationally renowned theater production focusing on some of the Holocaust's forgotten victims.
McKinney ISD seeks 2.5 percent pay raise for teachers
McKinney ISD officials are recommending at least a 2.25 percent pay raise for employees for the coming fiscal year, according to budget estimates presented last week to the school board.
McKinney orchestra director one of 217 quarterfinalists for first-ever Music Educator Award
Faubion Middle School orchestra director Kari Zamora is used to conducting in front of dozens of parents and siblings. Her audience just got a lot bigger.
Fly Me to the Moon: Swing jazz band to perform at Under the Stars concert Saturday
Collin County couples looking for a fun and romantic way to spend a warm summer night might want to turn their eyes to the far corner of McKinney, where the classics of "Old Blue Eyes" and other jazz greats will come alive at "the best little wine house in Texas."
Overnight traffic closures in McKinney this week
Weather permitting, there will be several minor traffic switches on U.S. Highway 75 at and around Bloomdale Road in McKinney between today and Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced.
McKinney Kiwanis Club helps promote reading at elementary level
During the past several years, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney has worked with three McKinney Independent School District elementary schools through the Kiwanis' "Terrific Kids Program."
Downtown farewell: Laura Moore closes shop, picks up the brush in Dallas
Saying goodbye to the McKinney square likely isn't easy, but as life moves forward, local artist and gallery owner Laura Moore has closed up shop.
TxDOT studies U.S. 75 corridor, looks at alternate routes
Collin County drivers know what it's like to sit behind a sea of taillights during their morning and evening commutes. As this scene remains typical to them, the Texas Department of Transportation is trying to determine a better way to travel.
McKinney teacher to be honored in Washington D.C. for innovative methods
Joli Barker is back on the nation's radar for innovative classroom instruction.
Former video producer publishes first novel, starts book series
Screenplays and video production used to be his vehicles. His creativity came through in motion.
MPD investigates mosque paintballing: Members say similar incidents have taken place for months
What could have been a childish prank has now gained steam as a possible hate crime as worshipers at the McKinney Islamic Association on Eldorado Parkway recall the weekend's paintballing incident.
Suspected pipe bomb found in Collin County: Bomb squad called to determine risk, homes evacuated
Residents of rural McKinney had a surprise visit from a bomb squad Monday afternoon after reports of a pipe bomb caused concern from local authorities.
Collin College exhibit shows African Americans' medical influence during Civil War
African Americans' freedom wasn't all that was on the line during the Civil War. Their lives and medical expertise were, too.
Masonic Lodge presents Boy Scouts leader with Community Builder Award
St. John's Masonic Lodge #51 has a motto: "Making good men better since 1850."
Mosque hit by paintball bandits
The McKinney Islamic Association, located at 2940 W. Eldorado Parkway, has been vandalized with nearly two dozen paintballs, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Three McKinney ISD seniors awarded National Merit Scholarships
Three McKinney ISD seniors have been awarded National Merit Scholarships.
Student sues school district for prom-related incident: Court dismisses suit about alcohol usage, leaving MISD decision in place
Prom is supposed to be a joyous occasion for seniors, one of the final rites of passage before graduation. For one McKinney Independent School District senior, however, it was the exact opposite.
New chief brings new philosophy to McKinney: June 7 event to connect community, police department.
McKinney residents who love their coffee or want to get to know their police chief and department are able to on Friday, June 7, during the Coffee with the Cops event.
McKinney debuts summer concert series: Next concert in series on June 8 at Finch park
If you find yourself a little culturally deprived, longing for live music or simply without something fun do to on a Saturday night, head out to either or both of the last two concerts in McKinney's Cultural Music Series on June 8 and 15.
New event billed to be fast favorite: Courtyards, concerts and cars set for June 8 at Tucker Hill
Summer fun is already in place for residents in McKinney thanks to Tucker Hill's first-ever Courtyards, concerts and fun event scheduled for June 8.
Cool off with a scoop: Homemade ice cream competition features sweet treats and family fun
On June 8, gallons of homemade ice cream will attempt to withstand the Texas heat in Chestnut Square.
Saving women with laughter, one bra at a time
After tickling McKinney's funny bone for several years, Four Funny Females are hitting the road to what will be their largest show yet.
Off-duty McKinney officer killed in Frisco motorcycle crash (updated)
Editor's Note: This article was originally published 9 p.m. Monday. It has been updated to include additional information, including funeral arrangements.
Career calling: McKinney ISD Teacher of the Year shows knack for engaging students
Owl-pellet observations - the day's agenda for Eddins Elementary fourth-graders. They're dissecting owl vomit, essentially.
Board member says Chestnut Square director placed on leave after brief resignation
Heritage Guild of Collin County board members have spoken out about the events surrounding the board-issued administrative leave and ensuing reinstatement of Chestnut Square director Cindy Johnson.
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