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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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Heartbreak in Austin: North Girls Lose Lead, State Championship Game

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AUSTIN — The Lady Bulldogs were never considered an underdog. Their story was closer to Snow White’s than Cinderella’s. They weren’t a ragtag group of kids that came together and found glory in sports. No, the McKinney North girls basketball team was never a cliché. Unfortunately the end of their season didn’t match the movie moments either. North’s trip to ...

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Despite Warm Weather, Olympics Keep Hockey `Cool’ in McKinney

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Growing up in Texas is much like you’d expect. Summers are hot, winters are warmer than most, and Friday night is all about football. But for myself and a select few, the two-a-days all summer long weren’t on the football field, but instead the ice rink. And they were more like two-a-weeks; ice time isn’t cheap. Even to this day ...

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State Semifinals Set: North Girls to Face Northside Brennan on Thursday

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For the first time in the history of the program, the McKinney North girls basketball team has earned a berth to the UIL 4A State Tournament. After an undefeated season in district, the Lady Bulldogs fought their way through playoffs into the regional championship where they defeated The Colony High Cougars. The road behind them may have been long, but ...

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North Earns 1st-Ever State Tournament Berth After Claiming Regional Title

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This hasn’t been an easy season for the McKinney North Lady Bulldogs. With only three returning seniors North was a young team going against some of the toughest teams in the district. Yet miraculously it walked away undefeated throughout district and clawed their way through some close games to make it to the regional championship. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Red ...

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Coaches in North-Lake Ridge Area Round Game Go Back a Long Way

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Like most young men at the age of 13, Donte Wilson had a knack for trouble. Alongside his classmates at Faubion Middle School, he wasn’t afraid of stirring up shenanigans in the name of fun. But what restraint he may have lacked in the classroom, he had control of on the basketball court. Just ask his coach, Darryll Craft. Fast ...

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Got Winter Olympics Fever? Curling Class Proves Challenging and Competitive

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Once every four years the top winter sports athletes get their chance to shine and compete against the rest of the world in the Winter Olympic Games. It’s no surprise though that Texas, a state that closes down schools at just the thought of ice, isn’t a big competitor in the Arctic athletics. That being said, North Texas has quite ...

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First Step in U.S. Expansion for McKinney’s SaM Solutions

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SaM Solutions, a leader in the global outsourcing market since 1993, is expanding its presence in the US market. The first step: a new website aimed at American companies: http://www.sam-solutions.us. “Our corporate site only had one page dedicated to US operations,” said Wade Brantley, Director of Operations for SaM Solutions US. “We wanted to create an interactive site focused on the ...

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McKinney Smiles Offers New-Patient Specials to Celebrate the New Year

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Happy 2014! McKinney Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is offering new-patient specials to celebrate the new year — $1 exams and X-rays. If you or a loved one would like to improve your smile, McKinney Smiles can help! To take advantage of this wonderful new-patient offer, please call McKinney Smiles at 972-542-8400 to book an appointment. For nearly eight years, Dr. Paul ...

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