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 […]
SkyDrive’s flying car took flight in the early evening hours in late August. Lean, sleek, and small like a futuristic race car without wheels, its pearl white body was chosen to represent “white birds and the floating clouds in the sky of users’ future.” It looks like one of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel vehicles. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The bat was probably flying south for the winter. Plano is a flyover zone for bats, and they usually hang out here in the spring and summer before heading south for the winter. Red bats and brown ones are more common. No vampire ones — as far as we know — though some could be […]
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 […]
At the Collin County Commissioners Court, Collin County Judge Chris Hill struggles with the COVID-19 numbers provided by Texas.
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 […]
Jaxson Turner, 13, is the founder of his own charity, N2Y2C (Never Too Young to Care), a nonprofit he has been running with his mother’s help for three years.
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