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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Facing Massive Budget Deficit, McKinney School Board Votes to Raise Property Taxes in McKinney


McKinney’s residents could soon face a larger property tax bill. On Wednesday evening, the McKinney School Board voted to raise McKinney’s property taxes from $1.54 per $100 of assessed home value to $1.67 per $100 of assessed home value. This 13-cent increase would raise McKinney’s school taxes to the highest allowable level by law in the state of Texas. According ...

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This Week in History: Custer’s Last Stand


By Don Newsom, TSB Contributing Writer In 1858, a post office as established in Mantua, a community near the Collin and Grayson county line. In 1869, during a feud between area families: the Lees and the Peacocks; the patriarch of the Lee family, Robert, was killed. The feud continued for another two years until Lewis Peacock, head of that family ...

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Mac Talk: City Hires Deputy City Manager


By Matthew Bado, TSB Staff Watch the two-minute Mac Talk news round-up every Monday on, McKinney’s No. 1 independent news source. Click the keyword tags below the video to read related stories or use the search box above.

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Get Ready, McKinney … City Plans Red, White and BOOM! on July 4

Submitted by Anna Clark, City of McKinney McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July in a big way at Red, White and BOOM! On Wednesday, July 4, the City of McKinney presents the popular free community celebration with family activities, live entertainment from former American Idol finalist Jason Castro and a spectacular fireworks show. The Red, White and BOOM! event features ...

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McKinney Boyd’s Farrell Named MVP of Texas All-Star Soccer Match

By TSB Staff TEMPLE —  McKinney Boyd’s Dillon Farrell was named MVP Saturday of the first annual Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Senior All-Star Game at Temple High’s Wildcat Stadium. Farrell (pictured on the right) and McKinney High’s Matt West (pictured on left), both defenders, helped their North team win the TASCO contest 3-2, as McKinney High coach Alan Pocock ...

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Upcoming Green Seminar: Vegetable Gardening is Tuesday, June 25


Submitted by Green McKinney Mid-summer is the best time to prepare and plan a fall vegetable garden. Discover which warm season vegetables can be replanted now and which vegetables thrive in our mild winter temperatures. Learn the basics of soil preparation, how to plant seeds and transplants. Learn the varieties recommended for this area and the ideal times for planting.  ...

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A Message from Ken Paxton: Senate Passes Funding for Transportation and Pro-Life Legislation


Submitted by Ken Paxton, State Senator Immediately following the closing of the 83rd regular legislative session, Governor Rick Perry called a special legislative session to take up and consider matters related to redistricting, transportation, pro-life legislation, and juvenile justice. The special session runs for 30 days, and will come to an end early next week. Below is an update of ...

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NCTCOG Opens Online Waitlist for Texas Safe Room Rebate Program


Submitted by Community Contributor The North Central Texas Council of Governments will be opening an online waitlist for the North Central Texas Safe Room Rebate Program. The waitlist will be open to all 16 counties in the NCTCOG region. The county waitlists will open in alphabetical order, beginning with the metro counties over the weekend and the rural counties during the week to ...

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Former MHS Softball Standout Gilbert Named to NCAA Division I All-America Team


TSB Community Links Ball State’s junior left fielder, Jennifer Gilbert, became her school’s first-ever softball All-America selection after being named to the NCAA Division I third-team. The former McKinney High athlete is the two-time reigning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. She’s also the MAC’s all-time career RBI leaders after only three years of competition. The Ball State athletics website ...

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McKinney Teens Get Creative to Tackle National Issue of Joblessness


By Kristin Zodrow, TSB Six job applications, a few interviews, zero jobs. It is the same story over and over for teens seeking summer work. “We don’t hire seasonal employees” or “We are looking for more experience” or often the “We just aren’t hiring” seem to only be getting more common for this age group. According to a recent Dallas ...

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