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The Miss America 2023 competition is less than a month away and Carrollton’s very own Miss Texas Averie Bishop is prepared, representing her state as the first Asian-American woman crowned as Miss Texas. Read MoreMiss Texas breaks barriers, becoming the first Asian-American woman to represent the Lone Star State in the Miss America competition

Medical City McKinney has been designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services, making it the first hospital in northern Collin County to achieve the distinguished classification. A Level II Trauma designation represents the second-highest level of trauma… Read MoreMcKinney Business Briefs: Medical City McKinney gets Level II Trauma Center designation and more updates

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) announced on Nov. 17 that Morrow Renewables provided a $1 million donation to help the organization meet the unprecedented demand for food caused by inflation rates not seen in 40 years. The funds will enable the North Texas Food Bank to provide three million… Read MoreMcKinney News Roundup: Police urge caution ahead of holidays, Morrow Renewables donates $1M and more updates

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Dan Powers serves as Chief Operating Officer with the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County. The nonprofit was established 30 years ago to serve children and families victimized by child abuse in the county. Research indicates that by 2050, Collin County’s population will surpass 3.8 m… Read MoreMeet Dan Powers, Chief Operating Officer of the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

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There's no shortage of noteworthy performances turned in by student-athletes around the area. Each week, Star Local Media's sports staff will recognize five student-athletes from their respective coverage areas as part of its 5-Star Spotlight. Here are a few athletes who have turned standout… Read MoreStar Local Media's 5-Star Spotlight: Check out a few student-athletes who have shined around the area

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