Let’s face it, there’s never a dull moment in McKinney. Whether it be city elections, a football player game or a concert at MPAC, we have plenty here at TownSquareBuzz.com to keep us on the move.
Not only do we attempt to provide you with the most comprehensive, immediate and entertaining coverage of your city, but it’s fun to take pause at the end of each year to select our top-10 stories from the previous 12 months in both News and Sports and our top-5 in Lifestyle.
So, starting today, with our honorable mentions, you’ll get to look back on 2013 in all its glory — celebrations, warts and all. Please know that our selected stories aren’t based on whether they are feel-good situations or not. Simply on public interest and importance. That’s why you’ll see a major crime story on the list, along with a huge business story. They’re all fair game.
So we hope you read along and decide these stories’ importance and relevance to your own life, as we publish one per day, in both News and Sports, counting down from No. 10 to No. 1 on New Year’s Eve. You’ll also see a top-5 Lifestyle stories countdown beginning in a few days.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading … all while looking forward to a prosperous and happy 2014.
HONORABLE MENTION 2013 NEWS STORIES
Our top-10 countdown begins tomorrow with No. 10, but a quick look at these “honorable mention” stories gives you a good idea of the “heavy competition” between important local news and sports stories this past year, since these didn’t make our top-1o. But they’re worth reviewing, nonetheless, so remember to click the links for the full versions:
Apathy Among McKinney Voters. Less then 4 percent of registered voters went to the polls for an important election that include Mayor and a City Council Seat.
World’s Largest Triathlon Store, Playtri, Opens in McKinney. Runners, swimmers and bikers have a new mecca, right here in McKinney.
McKinney’s Oldest High School Tidies Up. Construction continues at MHS.
Community Honors Beloved MHS Basketball Player Nicole Quincy. An automobile accident took her life too soon.
Neighborhood Residents Unite, Say `No’ to Bob Tomes. Residents don’t want undeveloped 3.5 acres of land to turn into a Ford warehouse.
McKinney To Get Its Own Legacy Town Center-Style Development. Big changes in store to southwest corner of US 75 and Bloomdale Road.
Ex-Melissa Mayor Dorman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Charges. David Dorman’s bribery trial gets a resolution.
HONORABLE MENTION 2013 SPORTS STORIES
Former MHS Standout a Finalist for College Women’s Soccer’s `Heisman’. See what Amanda Frisbie is up to.
Brittany Lang Gets Engaged During LPGA Tour Stop in Dallas. McKinney native and top female golfer will always remember the ninth green at Las Colinas Country Club.
MCA Football Team Reaches Playoffs For 4th Straight Year. The Mustangs program is a model of consistency.
Soccer Town Places 10 on All-State Soccer Team. You can’t top MISD for soccer prowess.
Lady Broncos Win 7 Straight in Softball Playoffs. The run ended too soon, but not before a 7-0 start for McKinney Boyd.
McKinney’s Killman Places 4th at World University Games. Synchronized Swimmer represents the U.S.
Hope you enjoyed the stories that nearly made it. In some years, they all would have. But we were really busy with big stories in 2013. And those top-10 countdowns for News and Sports begins tomorrow.