McKinney City Council Will Allow Throckmorton Board Members to Give Opinions

On Tuesday afternoon, McKinney City Council officially laid out their plan for how the ad hoc advisory board concerning the placement of the James W. Throckmorton statue currently in downtown McKinney will proceed after the board’s third and final meeting last week.  The council members made their decision during a special session, one that opened […]

North Texas Giving Day Breaks Records for Nonprofits in Collin County

This year has been a big one for North Texas Giving Day, in every respect. After a tumultuous several months for Texas nonprofits, Thursday’s virtual giving spree wrapped to see over $58.8 million raised for more than 3,200 nonprofits. The gifts poured in from 106,000 donors across the US, and from 26 other countries.  “From […]

Collin County NAACP Issues Call to Action for National Black Voter Day

Friday, Sept. 18, is Black Voter Day, and the Collin County NAACP wants people to repost, tag, and share their posts on all social media outlets. According to a Sept. 17 press release, they also recommend the following verbiage for you to use: “It’s time to #reclaimyourvote! We’re in the final stretch of the election […]

McKinney Throckmorton Statue Advisory Board Hears Public Comments

Over the past couple of months, the McKinney Throckmorton Statue Advisory Board members have been debating what to do about McKinney native and former Texas Gov. James W. Throckmorton’s statue in front of city hall. In past meetings, they have discussed Throckmorton’s history as a Confederate general in the Civil War. They have examined his […]

Gov. Abbott Calls Bars Nationally Recognized COVID Spreaders, Keeps Them Closed

Surrounded by masked task force members, an unmasked Gov. Greg Abbott laid out his plans for allowing businesses in the 19 of 22 hospital regions in Texas, which includes Collin County, to reopen at 75 percent on Monday. Bars, however, were not on his reopen list despite their statewide protests. “Because bars are nationally recognized […]

Plano Storehouse Volunteer Is a Local Hero for North Texas Giving Day

Dave Corley is a numbers man. As a navigation and operations officer in the U.S. Navy, he was responsible for reviewing and recording as many as 400 gauge readings every hour of his shift during different assignments on three nuclear submarines. After the military, numbers remained his language as a civilian engineer until his retirement […]

Hendrick Scholarship Foundation Seeks to Empower Collin County Youth During North Texas Giving Day

Cristo Vazquez, 20, spent most of his childhood battling asthma and leukemia. But with hard work and help from mentors, he was able to complete honors classes while undergoing treatment and he graduated from Plano West High School.  The first-generation college student is now studying biochemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas with the […]


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