Sunday , 20 May 2018


Mike Albanese: One McKinney Football Team? Now That’s a Talented Fantasy


Imagine, if you would … Eagle Stadium in Allen is rocking on a cold October night. McKinney High School’s football team stands at the 40-yard line with less than 10 seconds left in the ballgame – a game that would decide 1st place in the district. Quarterback Curtis Ladd drops back in the pocket and rolls out to his right. ...

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Mike Albanese: To Sit or Play Winston, That is The Question

The three-act play that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston finds himself in has more cliffhangers and plot twists than a Stephen King novel. The first act was the feel-good comedy, full with smiles, laughter and arguably some of the best quarterback play in the nation. Winston charmed reporters during the Seminoles’ spring practice, saying “If I get [Johnny] Manziel disease, ...

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Mac Talk: Should Retailers Open Doors on Thanksgiving Day?

Mac Talk asks citizens of McKinney how they feel about stores open on Thanksgiving Day and if they plan to do some holiday shopping on Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Share your opinions in the comments below…  

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Square Off: A Neighborhood Walmart in Downtown McKinney?


This week on Square Off, Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas discuss a rumor circulating around town that Walmart is trying to anchor the new McKinney town center development planned next to Chestnut Square. Also, McKinney Main Street was right to change “Dickens of a Christmas” to “Home for the Holidays…a McKinney Christmas” this year, and all of us at TSB ...

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Angie’s Insights: MISD’s Policy on Retakes and Redos … What are we Teaching our Kids?


A recent column in the WSJ entitled ‘Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results’ spurred conversation with some of my friends about our national educational system as a whole. Then, on the heels of McKinney ISD announcing its new grading policy a few weeks ago, our discussion turned more specifically to our own school district’s philosophy about grading. The school district announced a ...

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Mike Albanese: It’s Playoff Prediction Time as North, Boyd Area Round Games Approach

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McKinney North and McKinney Boyd will continue their road through the UIL football playoffs this weekend, as the Bulldogs play Mansfield Legacy on Friday night and the Broncos take on Longivew on Saturday. My predictions last week was a tale of two games — one pretty good, the other, not so much. Lets hope both North and Boyd perform better ...

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Mac Talk: Where Were You When JFK Was Shot?


Mac Talk,‘s weekly round up of news and happenings, is testing a new “man on the street” format where we hit the streets asking citizens to share thoughts and opinions on a local or national current event. This week we asked neighbors to share where they were when President John F. Kennedy was shot 50 years ago this week ...

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‘Square Off’ on the Obamacare Disaster and Political Attacks

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Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas are back in the saddle on Square Off this week. Topics of discussion include: Is Thanksgiving even a holiday anymore? Are some Republicans going too far in attacking Wendy Davis? Can the Affordable Care Act be fixed? Post your feedback below.

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Mike Albanese: Looking Into My Football Playoffs Crystal Ball…

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Oh, how I love to make predictions. And with the UIL football playoffs set to kick on Friday with both McKinney Boyd and McKinney North in the Bi-District Round, there’s no better day to do so. Even if I’m wrong, there’s nothing I enjoy doing more than spitting out opinions. Lets start with McKinney Boyd,  who finished as the No. ...

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Square Off: The Hosts Discuss McKinney Urban Development, the Catholic Church Survey and More

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Megan Hickman and Angie Bado fill in for Matt Bado and Sara Thomas for this week’s Square Off. Discussions run from Pope Francis’ directive to survey Catholics about hot-button topics such as same-sex marriage, birth control and abortion to talk about McKinney’s prospects for new urban development on city-owned parcels of land in the downtown area. The topic of Dallas ...

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