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During Monday night’s Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees meeting the board recognized some exceptional MISD athletes who competed and medaled in the 50th annual Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) summer games.

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Jumping into a river to save a man’s life seems like a scene out of an action movie more than everyday life. For Officer Guy Stilwell though, this was just answering the call of duty. This week, in recognition of his heroic acts, Stilwell was awarded the Lewisville Police Department Medal of…

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On June 5, Superintendent of Schools for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, John Chapman, delivered the State of the District to over 300 administrators and district stakeholders. The event was held at Ranchview High School in Irving. The audience heard about the great things happening in C-FB I…

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On June 9, at about 1:30 p.m., the Dallas area was hit with a fast moving storm with high winds and heavy rains, which also passed through the city of Mesquite. Winds were estimated to have been around 70 mph in some areas. Those hit the hardest that lost power for extended periods of time w…

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Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Karyn Cummings provided the Mesquite ISD Board of Trustees with a disciplinary report at Monday night’s board meeting. 

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State Rep. Michelle Beckley (D), whose House District 65 represents Carrollton, didn’t see much success with her authored bills during her first legislative session, but she said she’s planning to get more results next time.

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Celina’s Community Relations Manager Jessica Matehuala received an unexpected – although not wholly surprising – honor last week at the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) conference when she accepted the TAMI Award for excellence in the print category.

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A series of workshops for the small business owner or dreamer called “Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power” will begin June 18 with a session on business planning. The series is offered by the Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion partnership (BRE) in conjunction with the Small Business …

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As families file into the room, an excited buzz rises in the Allen Public Library Civic Auditorium as children wonder what animals they are about to see. 

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The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra (MSO) recently welcomed its first composer-in-residence, Kevin Day. Selected by Music Director Felix Torres, Day will begin his residency with the start of the 2019-20 season for a two-year term through July 31, 2021.

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This Sunday was earmarked by yet another storm that inflicted severe damage upon the local area. Little Elm, although faring far better than the local cities surrounding them, was not immune to the damage. The totals are not yet official, yet preliminary indications conclude the storm knocke…

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Frisco ISD will add staff and increase pay in order to reduce class size, attract and retain quality employees and better support student learning, said district officials.

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The Allen City Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of Eric Ellwanger as the city's new city manager, effective June 11. 

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Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) was recently awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. 

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The Mesquite City Council received a briefing regarding public transportation options and discussed proposed changes to COMPASS Route 282 during the June 3 City Council pre-meeting.

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I have been an elected official since 1987, starting as a Carrollton City Council member, Denton County Justice of the Peace, and now as a county commissioner.