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Monthly Archives: February 2012

American Idol’s J-Lo: Cavanagh `One of Our Front-runners’ to Win It All

McKinnney’s Hollie Cavanagh got positive reviews from American Idol judges Wednesday night on the hit FOX TV show’s first night of live performances. Singing a Christina Aguilera number, Cavanagh, an 18-year-old McKinney Boyd graduate, got her best critique, perhaps, from Jennier Lopez. The famous pop star told Cavanagh that she’s glad she didn’t give up after failing to qualify for ...

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Ribbon Cutting: Piano, Voice & Guitar

The McKinney Chamber recently welcomed Piano, Voice & Guitar with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Piano, Voice & Guitar offers lessons for the adult learner and home-schooler in a private home environment. Piano, Voice & Guitar 1201 Hall Street McKinney, TX 75069 214-952-5546 Primary company representative(s): Etienne Quillon

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Softball: Upset-minded North gets Second Chance at Plano


McKinney North’s softball team will get a second chance at upsetting the fifth-ranked Class 5A team in the state when it faces Plano at 9 a.m. Thursday at North in the opening round of the MISD Invitational. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (3-3-1) overcame a 5-1 deficit and had the winning run on base in the bottom of the seventh before ...

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Hope and the Tao of Pooh


A client visited Community Lifeline Center in need of assistance with her rent and utility bills. A female veteran, she was working in her first civilian job after 20 years in the Air Force. She’s 43 years old and trying, for the first time, to understand life outside military regimen; her income was average, but her monthly expenses were overwhelming. ...

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Congrats to the Winning Tate-er Tots at the MEF Spelling Bee

The Free Dictionary defines a spelling bee as “a contest in which players are required to spell words according to orthographic conventions”, but the scene at Thursday’s MEF Spelling Bee for Scholarships was far from conventional.  Mayor Loughmiller of team “Civic Duties” cracked jokes before the spelldown commenced, and when Emcee and Pronouncer Sara Thomas of Independent Bank was asked ...

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Read Across America Coming to Minshew Elementary


This Friday from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Minshew Elementary will hold a Read Across America event. Many notable community members are scheduled to read to the students — board members, city council, MISD central office staff, parents, etc. Mayor Brian Loughmiller is scheduled to read from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and Dr. Kennedy is scheduled to read to children ...

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MISD Honors Encore Wire Corporation


Representatives of McKinney ISD met with executives from Encore Wire Corporation on Tuesday, February 28 to present a plaque in appreciation of the company’s participation in the McKinney ISD Partners in Education program. McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. J.D. Kennedy was joined by Board of Trustees President Lynn Sperry, Board Vice-President Curtis Rippee and Partners in Education Director Nancy Cowlishaw in ...

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McKinney’s Sanford Endorsed by Young Conservatives of Texas


Young Conservatives of Texas announced today their endorsement of Scott Sanford of McKinney for Texas House District 70. The seat is currently held by Rep. Ken Paxton, who is currently running for Texas Senate. “The conservative voters of House District 70 gave us Ken Paxton, who sits atop YCT’s historic honor roll,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman.  “As ...

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Dawn Rochelle’s Model Camp Opens Enrollment in McKinney


Press Release Model/Actress Dawn Rochelle opens enrollment in her Model Camp and Fashion Board, a fun modeling class and self improvement program especially designed for girls. Dawn Rochelle’s Model Camp is an exciting new program for the City of McKinney, TX, offering a modeling and personal development program for pre-teens and teens. Classes teach the techniques of professional models such ...

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Lionettes Celebrate Pantarotto’s 200th Coaching Victory


McKinney High School can be proud of coach Alex Pantarotto, who has accomplished a lot, including a state title, during his tenure at MHS. Pantarotto, the head coach of Lionettes’ girls soccer team, won his 200th game Tuesday night to achieve a milestone that not many coaches reach. The Lionetes are 7-0 in District 17-4A, just like their boys counterparts. ...

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