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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Collin County Rewind: A Look Back in History at the Week of Aug.1


  The following historical events occurred in McKinney and Collin County during the first week of August: In 1846, John McGarrah donated 50 acres of land for the town site of Buckner, the first county seat. The same year the first church in the county was founded, the Corinth Presbyterian Church in Parker. In 1848, the first Chief Justice (now ...

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Skatepark Meeting – Any News to Share?


I wasn’t able to attend the meeting about the soon-to-be-built Skatepark in Gabe Nesbitt Park. Did anyone go? What kind of information did they present? Thanks!

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BBB Warns Businesses About Signature Sports


As the next school year approaches, the Better Business Bureau warns businesses across the country to beware of phone calls and invoices in the mail from Signature Sports, Dallas. The business claims to publish high school sports posters with advertising by businesses in the high school’s area. But businesses are complaining to the BBB about misrepresentation of the offer, failure ...

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Survive Hot Weather at Salvation Army on Wilson Creek Parkway; Tips From Fire Department


Texas faces the most significant heat wave since the summer of 1980, and excessively hot weather can be dangerous or even deadly. If you do not have access to air conditioning, the Salvation Army, located at 600 Wilson Creek Pkwy., offers a cool place to visit during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The ...

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Ribbon Cuttings: Fashion Floors, Critter Concierge, Michael Johnson State Farm Agency, Christ Fellowship

The McKinney Chamber recently celebrated four ribbon cuttings around town. TSB highlights each of those with pictures and descriptions. Carpets & Flooring, Inc. DBA Fashion Floors Fashion Floors, large enough to compete, small enough to care, all flooring needs, residential and commercial. Carpets & Flooring, Inc. DBA Fashion Floors 1504 W. University McKinney, TX 75069 972-542-9400 Primary company representative(s):   Boston ...

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`Inlaws & Outlaws’ Film Premiere to Benefit Equality Texas


WHAT: North Texas Premiere of Inlaws & Outlaws a Drew Emery film Benefit for Equality Texas WHERE: Cinemark West Plano, 3800 Dallas Parkway, Plano Texas WHO: Individual and Corporate sponsors: Lynn Tanksley, Dr Michele Doone & Judy Holderby, James Nunn & Chris Moss, Lynn Solowski, Lynn Wolfe & Milo Gienger, North Texas GLBT Chamber, Alicia Schulze, Robb Blanchette & Bob ...

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Salt of the Earth: Dennis Westerlin

From the top of his cowboy hat to the tip of his boots, to the lingering aroma of smoke on his apron, competitive barbecuer, Dennis Westerlin, is exactly as one imagines a Texas born and bred pit master to be: a shiny Lone Star who is able to deliver the mouth-watering goods. “Dennis is passionate about several things, the constant ...

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It’s That Time: Mickey Mantle World Series Opens Wednesday


McKinney, Tx. – Al Alford Field will once again play host to one of the premiere gatherings of youth baseball talent in the United States as the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series comes to town Aug. 3-7. Teams from all across North America and from as far away as Puerto Rico descend on North Texas in a bid to come ...

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With Change in Formula, Texas School Ratings Drop

by Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune, a TownSquareBuzz content sharing partner. The new accountability ratings released Friday (7/29/11) for public school campuses in the state’s 1,228 districts and charter schools present a “far more accurate look” at academic performance, Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott said. They are also markedly lower — with far fewer schools achieving the highest ratings than ...

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Ease Kids Back Into School Year Sleep Mode


With blistering temperatures and 8:30 p.m. sunsets, it’s hard to imagine that now is the time to prepare the kids for the back-to-school routine.  While you’re out there stocking up on school supplies and clothes, don’t neglect one of the most important things you can do to get your child ready to be the best student he or she can be, ...

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