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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mickey Mantle World Series: Day One Recap, Thursday's Schedule


By Mike Albanese, TSB Staff The AABC U16 Mickey Mantle World Series began play Wednesday at Al Alford Field with a full slate of games. Check out the scoreboard and next day’s schedule every day on TSB. Mickey Mantle World Series Scoreboard, Wednesday, July 31 Ontario Blue Jays-6      E. Cobb Titans-1 SGV Arsenal-4           ...

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McKinney-Based Frozen Ropes Wins Its Opener at Mickey Mantle World Series over Arizona Dodgers


By Mike Albanese, TSB Staff Backed by a strong performance on the mound, Frozen Ropes-Prock won its opening game of the Mickey Mantle World Series Wednesday, defeating the Arizona Dodgers 5-1 at Al Alford Field. McKinney-native Tristen Groff plowed through six innings in temperatures that reached 100 degrees, allowing just three hits and striking out two batters. Frozen Ropes coach ...

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Mike Albanese: The Great American Pastime in its Purest Form is on Display in McKinney

By Mike Albanese, TSB Staff I have been fortunate enough to have visited some of baseball’s most sacred grounds during my young life. My eyes gazed upon the “Green Monster” in Fenway, the “Big Apple” in Shea Stadium, the historic halls of Tiger Stadium and the cathedral of baseball that was (“the old”) Yankee Stadium. I have witnessed Barry Bonds ...

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Mickey Mantle World Series Under Way at Al Alford Stadium


By TSB Staff A hot summer afternoon with temperatures in triple digits welcomed the opening day of the AABC 16U Mickey Mantle World Series on Wednesday. McKinney’s local team, the Frozen Ropes, played their first game in the middle of the afternoon. The tournament continues through Sunday at Al Alford Stadium, which is also the home to the McKinney High ...

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Hooton Criticizes Lack of Drug Education Funding


TSB Community Links Local activist Don Hooton has written a letter to every member of Congress, saying that despite the efforts by himself and others, drug use by teenagers hasn’t declined. Hooton specifically has crusaded against steroid use, following the 2003 suicide by his son Taylor, which he claims occurred after Taylor, 17 at the time, suffered depression after quitting ...

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TAPS Offering Complimentary Shuttle Service to Mickey Mantle World Series


TSB Community Contributor TAPS Public Transit is providing complimentary shuttle service all week between downtown McKinney and Al Alford Stadium during the AABC 16U Mickey Mantle World Series. The third leg of this route includes the hotel where the teams are staying. Please click here to view the TAPS MMWS schedule. The tournament begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday. For ...

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Construction of New Water Tower at Hardin on Track For December Completion


By Kristin Zodrow, TSB Staff The new water tower on Hardin Boulevard is on track to be completed by December, Senior Utility Engineer Paul Tucker told As the project reaches its 12-month mark, the next steps include raising the steel bowl, completing the tank structure, installing the ornamental fence —in addition to site work such as grading, concrete paving ...

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New MISD Online Meal Payment System Available Aug. 8


Submitted by Shane Mauldin, McKinney ISD On Aug. 8, McKinney ISD and District food service provider ARAMARK will implement®, an online system that allows parents to make deposits into their students' school meal accounts. All remaining student balances from the previous system have been safely moved over to, and parents can begin accessing their students’ accounts on August ...

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Stuart J’s Lens: Ed Hernandez Knows How to Ask the Right Questions

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By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff Perhaps the most important lesson local artist Ed Hernandez learned before graduating Dallas Jesuit was the intrinsic permission to ask questions. Thus began his quest for answers to some of the most fundamental questions sometimes taken for granted. “I was always searching for truth,” he said. “I had always felt growing up there was more ...

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SPCA Pets of the Week: Meet Scooter and Cleo!

Submitted by Meaghan Swan, SPCA of Texas Meet Scooter, a handsome 1-year-old, 20 pound, Dachshund mix.  He has lovely chocolate brown eyes and a beautiful soft red coat. Scooter is friendly, calm and a little shy when you first meet him. He enjoys a good belly rub and will give you lots of hugs in return.  He is an energetic ...

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