Monday , 18 June 2018


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Family Dental of McKinney Becomes Part of Community

Family Dental of McKinney has only been open five months. In a short time, Dr. Irene Thammasithiboon, a Texas native, has worked on building her client base the old-fashioned way. With a smile and a “family” touch. “We are trying to focus on treating our patients like we would our family,” she said. “If you treat them like family, you ...

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Online Auction Benefits MHS Grad on Mission in Nicaragua

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After graduating from McKinney High School in 2007 and Texas Christian University in 2012, Whitney Peters is serving through the Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church in Managua, Nicaragua. Whit’s “Repurpose with a Purpose” is an online auction that will be live until Sept. 22 with donated items on sale to raise money for this McKinney native as she ...

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My McKinney: Local Foods and Friendships Make the Moskowitz Family Feel at Home


“Local. Itself. Unique.” After three and a half years of living in McKinney, the Moskowitz family has created a definition of the city that is just as distinct as the community in which they live. Parents Austin and Melanie and their sons Caleb (6) and Jacob (2) agree, “it’s pretty much all here.” Whether it is Saturday morning trips to ...

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Original Restless Heart Members `Still Restless’ After 30 Years

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Restless Heart is at it again. With packed days, a new album and a 30-year anniversary tour, the band is busy working, as it makes its way to McKinney for a Sept. 6 concert at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. The band is finishing a string of shows to celebrate its success in the music industry. And while definitely a reminder ...

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MHS Renovations Ongoing as Students Return


With the MISD school year starting this Monday, Aug. 26, for many students, it’s time to readjust to a normal routine. However, for those attending McKinney High School, continued construction means it isn’t quite time for business as usual. “Renovations are scheduled to be complete Jan. 1, 2014,” Director of Construction Corey Gililland said. “This date has not changed from the original ...

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Back to School Fashion: Girls Love Their Variety

With a new school year starting and tax-free weekend behind us, back to school shopping is in full swing. McKinney High School sophomore Claire Embry took shopping at to show us the back to school style that will be filing the hallways this fall. Embry said she recently learned how to sew and has even made some pieces that ...

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Jim Parker is Doing What Your Kindle Can’t at The Book Gallery


Nestled onto the downtown McKinney square, Jim Parker and his three-year-old schnauzer Abby welcome customers into their storefront and online to purchase from a collection of thousands of rare, collectible books. Having travelled to Germany, Spain, Belgium, France and everywhere in between, these books and their owner have found a home on the McKinney square. “I was in the corporate ...

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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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MISD Back to School 2013-14 Guide: All the Information You Could Need … And Then Some

By Kristin Zodrow, TSB Staff Are you ready for the 2013-14 school year? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Here is a breakdown of the MISD Back to School 2013-14 Guide that includes everything from football tickets to school lunches, for those who don’t know where to begin. Yes, just to help you, we are making a guide to a guide. ...

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Miss McKinney Continues Preparations for Fall Pageant

By Kristin Zodrow, TSB Staff While home in McKinney for winter break, Kaitlyn Sicula was simply doing her job selling shoes when she was presented with the experience that most every girl has dreamed of at some point in her life —wearing a real tiara. Working at DSW in Allen, Sicula was approached by a customer who presented her with ...

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