Sunday , 22 April 2018


Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: The Night Our Innocence Vanished


Ten years ago, McKinney, Texas was a very different place. There were only two high schools, and McKinney North was in its infant second year. The then-small school had built an extremely tight bond through its football program and the members of that Bulldogs team had become a family. Two of these family members were Matt Self and Austin York. ...

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Angie Bado: Gone But Never Forgotten, We Remember Truett Street Murder Victims

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For my family and me, March 12, 2004 remains a date that will forever be etched firmly into our minds. Like 9/11, we remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the awful, mind-boggling news. That news was that two of my son’s friends and fellow football players from McKinney North High School had been ...

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Evans Middle School Teacher Jailed For Improper Relationship With Student


Sharon Lynn Hoskison, 39, was booked into Collin County jail Monday afternoon and is being held on a $200,000 bond, facing allegations of an improper relationship with a student, according to a published report. Hoskison teaches eighth grade social studies and history at Evans Middle School in McKinney. According to the Dallas Morning News, Evans Principal Todd Young sent a ...

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City of McKinney to Participate in Statewide Roundup of Outstanding Warrants

The City of McKinney is participating in a statewide warrant roundup beginning Friday, Feb. 14. Anyone with an outstanding warrant or citation is urged to take care of it as soon as possible to avoid arrest. The initiative in McKinney will primarily target outstanding class C warrants, although all warrants are subject to be served. “We expect to resolve a large number ...

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McKinney Woman, a Military Translator, Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Farida Yusufi, a 39-year-old McKinney resident, has pleaded guilty to federal violations stemming from her employment as a translator embedded with several U.S. military units in Afghanistan, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Yusufi, a U.S. citizen of Afghan origin, pleaded guilty ...

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Manhunt For Ex-Firefighter Comes Through McKinney

william chad coleman

William Chad Coleman, a former Dallas firefighter, is accused of breaking into two homes in McKinney during a police manhunt that resulted in his recent arrest. He went on the run, reportedly, while awaiting trial for four felonies. Coleman is now being held without bond after a district court hearing Thursday, Feb. 13. Click here to read the complete report ...

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Flash Mob Alert! Hope Rising of McKinney Joins Global Campaign

On Friday, Feb. 14, Hope Rising will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE. The campaign will build upon the energy and momentum that was created on Feb. 14, 2013 when one billion activists in 207 countries and territories came together to rise, strike, and dance, in the biggest mass action in human history, to ...

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McKinney Family Violence: After Mom is Gone, How Do Kids’ Hearts Mend?

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In the last year, two McKinney families have been shattered by unspeakable acts of violence. Many of us studied the headlines and mourned for the dead, but eventually the rest of us moved on with our lives. But what ties these two horrific acts together is that two sets of children either witnessed the act (in one case) or the ...

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McKinney Police Officer Honored with Congressional Commendation

Paul Gade

McKinney Police Sergeant Paul Gade sat across from me in the TSB office. Crisply dressed in his police uniform, Gade’s large frame was punctuated by his kind eyes. He appeared relaxed, but was clearly a bit uncomfortable sitting on the TSB “interview couch” preparing to talk about himself. At the same time, surrounded by the commendation memorabilia, Gade was obviously proud ...

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Police Arrest Suspect in Super 8 Motel Shooting in Chicago


Jaqwa Cheguevera Ross, an 18-year-old male from McKinney, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 31, in Chicago on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Felony 2 in connection with a shooting that left another 18-year-old male in critical condition. The shooting took place at the Super 8 Motel, located at 910 N. Central Expressway, on Jan. 12. “During a ...

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