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Monthly Archives: June 2015

SPCA Pets of the Week: Meet Elijah and Star


Meet Elijah, a 5-year-old, 59 pound white and tan Shepherd mix. As you can see, he’s very handsome. He was transferred to the SPCA of Texas from another shelter on May 19 in hopes that he’d have a better chance of finding his forever home. He’s a friendly fellow with a heart of gold, and he’d love to share it ...

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Sparklers and Bottle Rockets in McKinney Could Cost You Up to $2,000 in Fines


McKINNEY, Texas (June 29, 2015) –The McKinney Fire Department urges residents to enjoy fireworks safely this Fourth of July by attending local sanctioned fireworks shows like the Red, White and BOOM! celebration, presented by trained professionals who adhere to strict safety codes. Possession, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks is prohibited within the city limits of McKinney and its ...

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Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) Ramp to U.S. 75 Northbound Closure Friday, June 26


  TxDOT will close the connector ramp from the northbound SRT to northbound US 75 main lanes starting at 10:00 pm tonight, June 26, until 1:00 am. Northbound SRT drivers will be diverted onto the northbound US 75 frontage road then continue underneath Eldorado Parkway to the next northbound entrance ramp near Rockhill Road.   U.S. 75 Southbound Frontage Road Closure Tonight, June 26 ...

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McKinney Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Resigns


McKINNEY, TEXAS (June 23, 2015) – [Tuesday], the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Board of Directors announced the resignation of Jim Wehmeier from his position as President and CEO. Wehmeier started with MEDC on Nov. 1, 2012. Executive Vice President Abby Liu will serve as Interim President effective immediately. “We appreciate Jim’s time with us in McKinney, and we wish ...

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Duke TIP Honors Dowell 7th Grader for Perfect SAT Math Score


Dowell Middle School student Justin Chan was among 64 seventh graders from across the country who have been named 2015 William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholars by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for earning a perfect score on one or more sections of the ACT or SAT. Justin aced the math section of the SAT with a ...

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SPCA Pets of the Week: Precious and Martin Need a New Home

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Meet Precious, an adorable 1-year-old, 52 pound red and black Boxer mix. You can see how she got her name! She’s not only cute as can be (did you see the adorable wrinkles on her forehead?), but she’s one of the sweetest dogs around! Precious came to the SPCA of Texas on May 19 because her family didn’t have time ...

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US 75 Through McKinney to be Closed Night of June 24


As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of the following overnight closure, weather permitting:   U.S. 75 Northbound and Southbound Main Lane Closure Tonight, June 24 TxDOT will close the northbound and southbound main lanes of U.S. 75 beneath Eldorado ...

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Letter to the Editor: Why I Quit


I recently resigned as a McKinney precinct chair in the Collin County Democratic Party. I did so on a matter of principle. The Chair of the Party’s Communication , Diane Trieder, posted a note on one of the Party’s two social media pages, supporting the protests in McKinney, following the posting of the viral video from the McKinney pool incident. ...

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Local Camp Encourages Teens to Explore Emergency Careers

Photo by: Sawyer Erickson

McKINNEY, Texas (June 19, 2015) – The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is partnering with local non-profit agency Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership to host a firefighter and emergency medical service (EMS) career exploration camp for students entering 8th grade through 11th grade. Two camp sessions will be held July 13-17 and Aug. 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ...

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US 75 and Eldorado to Close Temporarily


As part of the ongoing TxDOT project to widen U.S. 75 from the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT) to White Avenue in McKinney, TxDOT has informed the City of the following closures, all weather permitting: U.S. 75 Southbound Main Lanes Closed Tonight, June 19 TxDOT will close the southbound main lanes of U.S. 75 from north of U.S. 380 to south ...

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