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Monthly Archives: December 2013

SPCA Pets of the Week: Handsome Boys Duke and Jack Need a Home

Meet Duke, a handsome 5-year-old, 15 pound, Chihuahua mix.  He has a shiny black coat with patches of white and beautiful chocolate brown eyes. Duke can be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know you, he is as sweet as can be! He is described as being a playful, friendly and a quiet little guy.  Duke ...

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Ben Lane: Why 2014 Could Be Crucial to McKinney’s Future

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As the calendar flips to 2014, the previous 12 months saw huge changes throughout McKinney. In the last year, McKinney’s residents and its leaders agreed to take on larger financial burden for the sake of the city. In September, the citizens of McKinney approved a tax increase to fund the McKinney Independent School District, raising McKinney’s property taxes to some ...

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McKinney Students Win Big at Livestock Show


McKinney students received high marks in the 2013 North Texas Showdown Heifer, Steer, Lamb and Goat show held Saturday and Sunday. The results are as follows: Mason Nowlin Champion in Breed-Angus–Reserve Champion British Division Trenton Whan– 1st in class 2–Champion of Breed–Chianina Mckinney High Savannah Francis 2nd in class 2 –Reserve champion of breed–Chianina Boyd Jr Collin Kemp 1st in ...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the staff of That Elegant Touch.  Be safe tonight  – we will see you next year.    

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Basketball Spotlight: Late Errors Sink Lions in 82-75 Loss to Prosper

PROSPER – McKinney High senior Remigton Edwards put up 21 points against the Prosper Eagles on Monday. And with the Lions trailing Prosper 75-70 with less than a minute to play, Edwards stepped to the line with a chance to bring the MHS to within one possession. Edwards, however, would clang both attempts off the iron, allowing Prosper to put ...

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Carrie Brazeal: Have You Made New Year’s Resolutions?

Have you made any New Year resolutions?  If not, you still have plenty of time.  Resolutions don’t have to be made on January 1….anytime in January is fine. By definition, a resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.   Here are ...

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TSB’s Top News Stories of 2013: Voters Approve Tax Increase to Help Fund MISD (No. 1)


McKinney residents were presented with a rare opportunity in late September. They had the chance to put their money where their mouth is. They were given the chance to say to the legislators down in Austin, “if you don’t pay for my kid’s education, then I will.” They had the chance to step up, dig a little deeper, and help ...

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TSB’s Top Sports Stories of 2013: City Ends Little League Baseball Dispute (No. 1)

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The City of McKinney placed McKinney Little League Baseball under probation in December, but will allow the league to use city fields and conduct its 2014 season if it meets self-imposed registration deadlines. McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Director Lemuel Randolph said  that City Manager Jason Gray felt “comfortable” with the league’s action plan that was presented to the ...

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TSB’s Top Lifestyle Stories of 2013: Dog Park Opens (No. 1)

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“This is wonderful, this is terrific, this is so great!” were phrases that could be heard repeatedly one evening in late March at the official opening of McKinney’s dog park. McKinney’s four-legged residents barked their obvious approval. Despite what felt like a return to winter weather, numerous McKinney residents and their furry friends came out to check out the new ...

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Dinner Tonight; White Pizza with Smoked Turkey

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Looking for an easy, healthy recipe for a family dinner that everyone will love?  Try this white pizza. White Pizza with Smoked Turkey  (serves 6) Ingredients: 2 thin crust pizza shells 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese 1 container (4 ounces) garlic-and-herb cheese spread 2 cups pre-shredded Italian blend cheese 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips ...

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