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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chow Hound Takes a Bite Out of Tasty Tacos

By Jason Gatsby, TSB Chow Hound   While searching for an address in McKinney, I ended up taking a wrong turn and found a genuine “hole in the wall” taqueria on N. Tennessee St. I was suddenly happy about my wrong turn and my eyes lit up at the site of the pale green building that read Taqueria Hernandez. The ...

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Mayor Brian Loughmiller Makes Re-Election Bid Official

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By Ben Lane, TSB Staff After the City Council’s Strategic Planning session on Thursday, Mayor Brian Loughmiller (pictured at left) officially launched his bid for re-election. He did so by filling out and signing the official form that states his intention to run for mayor.  Mayor Loughmiller has served as mayor of McKinney since 2009 and announced his plans to ...

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City Council Sets 2013 Agenda at Strategic Planning Session

By Ben Lane, TSB Staff At their annual City Council Strategic Planning Session on Thursday, members gathered to discuss their plans for the next year and beyond. The goal was to identify a small list of goals that the council would like to address in the future. Mayor Brian Loughmiller provided a comprehensive list of 16 items that the council ...

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Teen Talk: What I’m Looking Forward To on Super Bowl Sunday

By Catherine Festa, TSB Staff In case any of you haven’t heard, there’s a game this weekend. No, I don’t mean the McKinney High vs. Allen basketball game, it’s something a little less important then that … the Super Bowl. Although, much to my despair, the Patriots will not be playing in this super bowl, I have every intention of ...

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Rep. Sanford Files First Bill After Gov. Perry’s State of the State Address

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Submitted by Katherine Munal AUSTIN —Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address Wednesday to a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives. During that address, the Governor declared, “We’re in a position today to put our financial house in order, and it’s time to do so. We have an opportunity this Session, an opportunity to true up our budget ...

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State Representative Leach Appointed to Three Committees

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Submitted by Mary McClure AUSTIN – Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) announced committee assignments Thursday for the 83rd Session of the Texas House of Representatives, appointing State Representative Jeff Leach to the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, House Committee on Urban Affairs and House Committee on Rules and Resolutions. In response to these appointments, Representative Leach stated ...

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McKinney ISD Announces New College & Career Readiness Platform

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Submitted by MISD According to College Board, only 43% of college-bound seniors in the U.S. are prepared for college, with fewer than one in two students meeting “college readiness” standards in Texas. In an effort to promote post-secondary success, McKinney Independent School District (ISD) has partnered with Hobsons to implement Naviance, the world’s most widely adopted college-and career-readiness platform. The ...

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Volunteer McKinney: McKinney Youth Theatre, Care Calls, Chestnut Square

Submitted by Karen Lewis Volunteer McKinney presents the following opportunities to get involved in your town this week: • McKinney Youth Theatre strives to provide quality arts education and family entertainment for the youth of our community. Several positions are currently open including box office/concessions for ages 11 and up, choreography and directing assistant for college students or older teens ...

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McKinney Ladies Association Offers 3 Great Ways to Help Your Community

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Submitted by Holly Becka The McKinney Ladies Association invites the public to take part in threeupcoming events to benefit our community – a Feb. 11 evening of service, a March 4 fashion show and aMay 4 community yard sale. The evening of community service and fashion show will benefit Community Lifeline Center, and the community yard sale benefits MLA’s scholarship ...

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TSB’s Soccer Kickoff: Lionettes Still Finding Success with Pantarotto

By Colin Bado, TSB Contributor Alex Pantarotto is in his 19th season as the McKinney High girls soccer coach. This comes as no surprise since the veteran continues to be successful year in and year out. The 2013 season is no exception with the team currently standing at 6-0, five of which were shutouts. Pantarotto’s coaching philosophy hasn’t changed over the years. ...

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