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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Pressing Onward, 10 Years Later

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The population of McKinney in 2004 was 88,161 and 10 years later that number has nearly doubled to 143,223. Although McKinney continues to grow exponentially every year, during 2004 the city decreased by four citizens. Four members of its community would never to return to see how much the city has grown, how booming the local economy is and how McKinney ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Those Closest to Austin York Find Faith in His Memories

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While many of our yearbooks are collecting dust in our attics next to our rarely worn Letterman jackets, Lynard Barbosa’s 2003 book gets an annual reread every March. The small collection of class photos and sports stories symbolize one of the few ways he can still connect to his old friends, no matter how far they have grown apart since ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Selfs Search for Happiness That `34′ Would Have Wanted

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Those who knew Matt Self distinctly remember two things: his piercing blue eyes and his love for his family. These two qualities made Matt quite popular among his classmates, but it was his devotion to those in his life that makes everyone smile fondly when they remember him. “He never met a stranger. Even after his death, I still had ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: Barbosa Family Moves On with Children, Memories

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Fish or pizza? A seemingly simple decision, but for Alex and Lynard Barbosa that choice has haunted them for years. What they chose to eat for dinner on the night of March 12, 2004 saved their lives, but they worry that it condemned the lives of the ones they love. The night Matt Self, Austin York and Mark and Rosa ...

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Truett St. Tragedy, Then and Now: The Investigation and Fight for Justice

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For the McKinney police officers that were there on that fateful night, the events of March 12, 2004 didn’t happen 10 years ago. They happened last night. They are each able to recall details with perfect clarity. The scene at 105 Truett St. is etched into their memories forever. The investigation would last years. It would take many twists and ...

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

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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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