The Woman Behind Jenna’s Law and Her National Fight Against Childhood Sexual Abuse

Jenna Quinn has devoted her entire professional life to strengthening child sexual assault laws to empower its victims to come forward and seek justice, and this tenacious activism has taken many forms. She played an integral administrative role in the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. She has spoken at schools, churches, and conference centers across […]

Where to Vote Early for May 1 Elections in Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney

Early voting for the May 1, 2021, election starts on Monday, April 19. And with multiple offices up for grabs across Collin County, it’s important to exercise your right to vote. Plus, May 1 falls on a Saturday, and I’m sure most people would rather get their voting done on basically any other day.  The […]

Plano Montessori School Clashes with City Over Eminent Domain Issue

Effie Saifi, director of Montessori Children’s House in Plano, loves the location of her school. On Hedgcoxe Road, it backs up to a creek and treeline that enclose it. It’s a private, safe playground area for children. But the strip of land behind the school is also in high demand. The City of Plano needs […]

Marvin Scott III’s Family and Collin County NAACP Rally in Allen

When LaChay Batts showed up to Big Ray’s BBQ in Allen, she could barely even explain who her brother, Marvin Scott III, was through tears rolled down her face. Every night at 9 p.m. since his death on March 14—allegedly at the hands of Collin County detention officers—she and others have sat outside the Collin […]

Plano Mayor Candidate Lydia Ortega Discusses Candidacy, Economics Background

Early voting for the May 1, 2021, election starts April 19, so it’s crucial to understand the candidates on the ballot, especially those running for Plano mayor. After Mayor Harry LaRosiliere leaves office in May, one of three candidates will take his spot. One of those candidates is Lydia Ortega. Ortega is “a Christian, an […]

Allen Brothers Murder, Suicide Plot Reveals a Rise in Suicide Attempts

Brothers 19-year-old Farhan and 21-year-old Tanvir Towhid struggled with mental illness for years. Farhan, specifically, suffered from depression since he was in the ninth grade and had an extensive history of self-harm.  He said his dad worked hard to try and help him while he was in high school in Allen. His life felt like […]

Plano Mayor Candidate John Muns Discusses His 2021 Candidacy

The May 2021 election is just around the corner. And with Plano’s mayor of nearly 10 years Harry LaRosiliere leaving office, many are curious about the candidates vying for his position.  John Muns is just one of the three candidates looking to take over LaRosiliere’s spot. A Plano native of 50 years, Muns lived in […]

How a Plano-Based Nigerian National Got $6.7 million by Phone and Email Scams

Babatope Aderinoye’s victims ranged from a school district to charities. The 30-year-old Plano resident and Nigerian national stole money from a non-profit that helps families of terminally ill patients. He swiped an elderly man’s identity and drained hundreds of thousands from his retirement account.  But Aderinoye’s scam wasn’t as simple as asking people for money […]

McKinney Mayor Hosts Town Hall, Discusses Partisanship, Controversies

On Thursday evening, McKinney Mayor George Fuller, a strong advocate for masks, took the brightly lit stage at his guitar sanctuary and event center and looked out into a crowd of about 170 mostly mask-less individuals, gathered to hear about Fuller’s accomplishments, campaign promises and candidate recommendations. Some, though, may have been vaccinated since it’s […]

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