Tuesday , 19 June 2018

Opinion

Mike Albanese: A Big Pass for Big Papi, Boston’s Latest Hero

The scene at Fenway Park in Boston last week was great, wasn’t it? The Red Sox gave the City of Boston, and the State of Massachusetts for that matter, the relief it was looking for, putting a bandage on the gashing wound suffered during the bombings during the Boston Marathon this summer. And the man being praised as a hero? ...

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Halloween Square Off: “Fat Letters” Instead of Candy?

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Sara and Matt are in the Halloween spirit but are horrified (pun intended) about the story of one woman’s mission to combat childhood obesity during trick-or-treating. Plus, news on the Sheraton Hotel McKinney and the impending wine shortage. Weigh-in below and have a great weekend! Looking ahead, Square Off will tackle Obamacare and the Texas governors race in the coming ...

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Mike Albanese: Playoff Positions on the Line in Volleyball, Football

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St. Louis can have its little attraction called the World Series. And that thing called Monday Night Football? Keep it. That’s because the sports scene in McKinney this week will be, in a word, intense. All three MISD schools – McKinney North, McKinney High and McKinney Boyd – can all solidify postseason spots in either volleyball or football. So, yes ...

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‘Square Off’ on MISD’s New Testing Policy and Sports Bullying

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Matt and Sara have three sizzling hot topics for you this week, dear TSB viewers. Let us know what you think about them in the poll below or TSB comments section below this story. 1 . Is running up the score of a high school football game a form of bullying? 2. The McKinney Independent School District amended its grading ...

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Running for Help, Hope…Here

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Momma always did say I was hard headed. And it’s true. Pretty much and historically, the quickest way to get me to do something is to either a) tell me I can’t do it or b) forbid me to do it. I’m not saying it’s necessarily always a character value, or that it’s always served me well. But in some ...

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Square Off: Teen Bullies Torment but What Should be Done?

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Sara and Matt applaud the new developments coming to McKinney in this week’s episode of Square Off. Plus, bullying leads to a 12-year-old suicide in one case in Florida and there is a call for the public to help stop the bullying of a special needs student at Plano West Senior High. Parents, how do you handle bullying in your ...

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TSB Sports Talk: Raise The Curtains on The MLB Playoffs

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The scene: On a cold Sunday night in Boston, beloved Red Sox hero David Ortiz steps to the plate. Boston trails the Detroit Tigers 5-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, two outs and bases loaded. To this point, the Red Sox have been thoroughly dominated by the Tigers’ ace, and for all accounts, the 2013 American League Cy ...

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Letter to the Editor: Gateway Hotel and Convention Center

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The following was submitted to TSB by Clayton Myhre and posted verbatim in response to “Gateway Hotel and Site Plan Approved.”  Lost in all the discussion about the buildings look, is the size of the hotel and the convention center, which is why McKinney got involved in the first place. The city originally intended it to be a five-story, 224-room hotel and ...

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The Death of Intelligent Debate

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The subject line of an e-mail I received recently has been stuck in my mind for a few days. “VERIFIED: 100% Conservative.” The e-mail was from Ken Paxton’s campaign for Attorney General. The Texas State Senator from McKinney is currently engaged in a primary race for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General. His opponents are Dallas’ Ken Branch, a ...

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Gravity: Well Worth Its Weight

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Looking for a movie that gets your heart racing? How about a film that makes you nervous and happy at the same time? A film that is one of the greatest examples of Visual Effects ever to hit the big screen? My friends, look no further. Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is a gigantic step up from ‘Harry Potter and ...

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