Plano Ranked No. 10 Best Place to Find Jobs in 2021

Even amid a global pandemic, the job market in Plano has managed to thrive. Out of 182 U.S. cities, a study by WalletHub ranked Plano No. 10 in its list of the best places to find jobs in 2021. The study looked at 32 indicators of job-market strength, ranging from job opportunities, monthly average starting […]

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Collin County Opens Vaccine Mega Centers

For weeks, Collin County officials have been discussing what their agencies would do when the COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available. As local governments across the state scrambled to find more doses, all officials here in Collin County said they could do was build distribution plans and wait. That changed last week. The Texas Department […]

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Harold Murphy Counseling Center Expands Services to Collin County

Hopelessness. Stress. Mental, emotional, and spiritual exhaustion. Many people are experiencing these feelings after watching the horrifying events unfold on Jan. 6 at our national’s capitol. This secondary trauma, also known as vicarious trauma, can happen after a national disaster such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the COVID-19 global pandemic, and now the Jan. 6 […]

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When Police and Protesters Meet: Local Police Grapple with National Issues of Bias

Six days into the new year, Americans turned on their televisions, scrolled through their social media accounts, and were confronted with images of extremists breaking into The U.S. Capitol building, protesting against President Donald Trump’s election loss. As America watched, questions again arose about police and their responses to protesters.  On Jan. 6, many noted […]

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New Restaurant Destination “The Mercer Crossing Boardwalk” Breaks Ground in North Texas

The Mercer Crossing Boardwalk, like several mixed-used development projects in North Texas, has been a complex project to kick off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercer Crossing itself is a 370-acre project near Interstate 635 and Luna Road. The Boardwalk is its culinary center, and the future home of five restaurants and additional retail locations. Though […]

Things to Do this Weekend in Collin County

This weekend has a myriad of family-friendly activities, from virtual cooking classes to art festivals and craft markets! Whether you want to get out of the house or stay indoors, you’ll definitely find something fun to do this weekend.  Plan your Valentine’s Day with a Decadent Meal Okay, we’re a little early on this one. […]

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Plano Fire Chief Returns Home, Urges Others to Mask-up Against COVID-19

Struggling to breathe from his hospital bed, Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif Sr. says he doesn’t remember everything about his last 16 days at Medical City Hospital. But out of the fog, the 57-year-old does recall the distinctive crackling and blare of speakers through the nights. They were from the intensive care unit above his […]

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SkinSpirit Brings Cutting-Edge Skincare Technology to Plano

SkinSpirit calls itself a pioneer in aesthetic skin, face and body treatments. It was founded in 2002 on the West Coast with “a mission to elevate the beauty and confidence of every client.” Since then, SkinSpirit has expanded its offerings and its services. Presently, they are a leading destination in California for all kinds of […]

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Collin County May Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine at Local Stadiums

In a football town, the stadium on game nights is the place to be. In McKinney, 12,000 people gather on game nights to watch their high school football team dominate the multi-million dollar field. They cheer their teams on, sometimes wearing war paint and often waving school spirit flags to indicate their allegiance. Since 2018, […]

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Murphy Police Save Lives on Christmas Morning

Murphy Police Officer Sarah Ashmore usually spent her Christmas mornings with family. As school resource officer, working the holiday shift is not her normal routine. Sergeant Jason Smith has been working for the department for 18 years, and has spent many Christmases in his patrol car while his family patiently waited for Santa Claus to […]

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North Texas 13-year-old Needs Emergency Bone Marrow Transplant

What started out as a routine check-up turned into a complete nightmare. “She said, ‘I think there must have been some kind of mistake on the lab work. We need you to run it again,’” Dr. Kimberly Gronberg recalls an endocrinologist telling her, regarding her daughter’s blood work. “And then they ran it again and […]

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What to Do if Your Loved One Is Hospitalized Due to COVID-19

For nearly a year, COVID-19 has been ravaging our friends, family, and neighbors. By now, we all know someone who has been hospitalized due to COVID-19. But many of us may not know what to expect when hospital staff admit our loved ones. Obviously, being by their side as they fight for their lives is […]

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U.S. Attorneys in Texas Issue a Warning to Potential Violent Protesters

The Capitol riot of Jan. 6 is still making waves throughout the country. Since then, many protesters have said that they did not expect the protest to become violent. But the pro-Trump rally, which turned violent in an attempt to “Stop the Steal” and prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office, has left lawmakers wary. […]

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Frisco Realtor Faces Criminal Complaint for Participating in the Capitol Riot, Feds Say

They looked like they were flying to Las Vegas for the weekend. A group of friends, all wearing sunglasses, posed for a photo in front of a private plane, its landing gear on the centerline, waiting for the passengers to board.  They were all smiles before they departed from a Denton airport. But they didn’t […]

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