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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Easter: It’s Not About Religion

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By Brian Bellflower, TSB Contributor Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why does religion exist? Why did religion even come into being?” Religion was born out of a human need to explain the inexplicable mixed with the knowledge that some events are undeniable. In the ancient world, events occurred that were clearly evident and could not be denied because everyone experienced them. ...

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Crime Watch: Drunk Driving, Assaults, Prostitution

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From recent McKinney police reports Assaults – 700 block of Bumpas Street, 2300 block of White Ave, 5500 block of White Pine Drive, 300 block of Kings Lake Drive, 2700 block of White Wing Lane, 700 block of Fenet Street, 4600 block of Brighton Drive, 2000 block of Skyline Drive. Aggravated assault – 2800 block of South Ridge Road. Burglary ...

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4A Soccer Playoff Preview: Interview With MHS Boys Head Coach and Game Predictions

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By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Writer “I don’t think anything would surprise me.” And why should it if you are MHS boys soccer head coach Alan Pocock. After losing 17 players to graduation, transfer, and soccer academies during the offseason, the Lions have stunned the soccer community and managed to pull off their second consecutive District 17-4A title, this time ...

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Early Rain Helps Ease Water Restrictions

On Thursday night, the North Texas Municipal Water District decided to loosen the tap on outdoor water restrictions. Starting April 1, watering once per week, instead of once every-other-week will be allowed. Jim Parks, executive director of NTMWD, said, “Because of our ongoing water supply issue with Lake Texoma, which normally provides 28 percent of our water supply, we all ...

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Eliska Counce: What Every Girl Should Know

By Eliska Counce, TSB Columnist I can’t believe it. But my baby, my little girl, my last child, will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Am I a “yahoo” mom or a “boo hoo” mom about this? I must confess to mixed feelings. Having sent two other of my chicks out of the nest to institutional learning facilities already, it’s ...

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Close Call For Cavanagh: McKinney’s Idol Contestant Survives Bottom-Two Scare

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By Steve Kirk, TSB Editor McKinney singer Hollie Cavanagh was among the least vote-getters on American Idol this week for the first time of the season. But she survived elimination. With nine contestants remaining, it came down to Hollie, ballad singer Heejun Han and country singer Skylar Laine in the “bottom three” at the end of Thursday’s live elimination show. After ...

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Texas Action Endorses Jeff Leach

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Conservative Republican Jeff Leach has received the endorsement of Texas Action, the Texas arm of one of the country’s leading conservative grassroots organizations American Majority Action. “Jeff Leach is exactly the kind of comprehensive conservative that we need to send to Austin. Jeff’s personal background and political record demonstrate a lifetime of supporting conservative principles. This consistency, combined with his ...

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`Trying to Make a Small Difference When I Can’

That’s what Community Lifeline Center Case Manager Delphia Adeogun said when asked why she decided to work in the non-profit arena. That and “loving to work with the community” are what drive her to serve individuals and families in crisis. Delphia’s job is to meet with clients during the intake process to determine, first, if they qualify for services. CLC ...

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Northbound U.S. 75 Eldorado Parkway Exits to Temporarily Close

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The Texas Department of Transportation project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway White Ave. in McKinney is underway. For this construction project, TxDOT will temporarily close northbound Eldorado Pkwy. Exits from Sunday, April 1, to Sunday, July 1. Eldorado Pkwy. and the U.S. 75 frontage roads will not be closed during this period. The Eldorado Pkwy. Exit ...

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MISD Alumni Report: Softball

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Through the first 31 games of the 2012 season, Baylor junior Kathy Shelton (McKinney North) is living up to preseason expectations. Shelton, a unanimous all-Big 12 selection in 2011, leads the Lady Bears with a .382 batting average. The junior outfielder is also tops in runs scored (25), hits (34), total bases (42) and stolen bases (17). The 15th-ranked Lady ...

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