The 2020 State Fair of Texas is Cancelled

It’s official: on July 7, for the first time since WWII, the board of the State Fair of Texas voted to cancel the 2020 Fair. The cancellation comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and was announced on social media.  In a statement on the Fair website, the board chair, Gina Norris, acknowledged that it […]

Plano’s All American Fourth of July Show Explodes Too Close to Home

Plano’s All American Fourth of July fireworks display was a celebration to remember this year and nearly sent a few Americans to the hospital over the weekend as several grass fires erupted at several different locations.  No one was injured and no structures were damaged. Several acres of field was burned. “Our firefighters were in […]

Plano Stabbing Suspect Identified As Investigation Continues

The two-car accident happened shortly before 7 a.m. June 25 at Legacy Drive and Independence Parkway.  At first, it didn’t seem that unusual an occurrence for such a busy North Texas intersection. Emergency 911 was called, and a Plano police officer rolled up on the scene shortly afterward.  But then things changed rapidly. While the […]

Is Police Reform Coming to Collin County?

The video spread like wildfire. In the middle of a seemingly peaceful McKinney suburb, a group of three officers descend on a pool party brimming with teenagers. At minute four of the seven-minute clip, one of the officers pulls to the ground a Black teen, 15-year-old Dajerria Becton, and tries to drag her into the […]

Gov. Abbott Closes Bars, Limits Restaurant Capacity

“Openin’ ’em up, boys,” Gov. Greg Abbott told bar owners in early June. Shouts of joy resounded across the Lone Star State, and Texans flooded the bars, many ignoring social distancing requirements and other COVID-19 guidelines. Gov. Abbott didn’t order anyone to wear masks, but strongly requested it. He also warned repeatedly that if infections […]

Denton’s Confederate Monument Comes Down

It took Willie Hudspeth more than two decades of protesting. But Denton’s Confederate Soldier Monument was finally removed from its perch in front of the old Courthouse-on-the-Square in downtown Denton early Wednesday morning. Denton County Commissioners voted last week to remove the statue, not because it was the right thing to do but because, according […]

McKinney City Council Declares Another Victory for Small Businesses in Collin County

On Tuesday afternoon, McKinney City Council members unanimously approved their portion of the Tri-City Collin County Small Business Grant Program to save small locally owned businesses threatened by the economic repercussions from the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s a repercussion currently hitting downtown McKinney. Loco Cowpoke, a salsa shop on the square, recently announced their closing after […]

Gov. Abbott Addresses “Unacceptable” COVID-19 Increases in Texas

Last Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott insisted his plan to reopen Texas was running smoothly, despite “concerning” increases in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in parts of the state. What was important, Abbott said, was that he had the resources to handle these increases, noting surge response teams for hot spots and the ability to again postpone […]

Collin County Jail Staff Members and Inmate Test Positive For COVID-19

Three staff members and one inmate in the Collin County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a June 17 press release from Collin County Sheriff’s Office.  This is the first positive test in the Collin County Detention Facility.  “The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 are unfortunately still with us” Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner […]

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