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Longtime fire chief plans October retirement

Longtime fire chief plans October retirement

Farmersville Fire Chief Kim Morris is slated to be delivered a birthday present for the ages. Morris will turn 70 years of age on Oct. 13; two days later he will retire from a job he has held for the past 15 years. For the full story, see the August 12 issue...

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Senior Center plans reopening

Senior Center plans reopening

A building where senior resi­dents of Farmersville — and others as well — gather for refreshments, food, fun and fellowship is inching closer to­ward reopening. The Farmersville Senior Citi­zens Center, at 209 Orange Street, fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic...

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FISD hires new police chief

FISD hires new police chief

Steve Wade, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, is the new chief of police for the Farmer­sville Independent School Dis­trict. The new chief, who began working for FISD on July 1, succeeds former Police Chief Brian Alford, who recently re­signed. Wade, 60, is in...

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Street maintenance remains key priority

Street maintenance remains key priority

Farmersville City Manager Ben White has presented city council with a 15-point plan to improve the condition of the city streets and the council has agreed to come back during its first meeting in October to po­tentially act on some or all the points that White...

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FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

The Farmersville Indepen­dent School District has sched­uled a special meeting Thurs­day at the high school to issue bonds approved in May in a districtwide bond issue elec­tion that will dramatically ex­pand and improve all four cam­puses within the district. The...

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City plans to apply for grant to purchase land

City plans to apply for grant to purchase land

The Farmersville City Council has decided to pursue a matching grant that would help the city purchase 20 to 50 acres of land that would be set aside as natural blackland prai­rie grass, which the mayor de­scribes as a treasure worthy of preservation. City Council met...

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Academic calendars approved

Academic calendars approved

It took only 11 minutes for the Farmersville Independent School District Board of Trust­ees to conduct its business Monday night, but one item the board approved is likely to put smiles on the faces of doz­ens of high school students. The FISD board approved a request...

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Farmersville bond forged with French city

Farmersville bond forged with French city

Farmersville, Texas, and Holtzwihr, France, are communities separated by thousands of miles but are bound together by the heroic exploits of a young American soldier who once called Farmersville home. The communities cemented their common love and admiration for the...

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Preserving the prairie

Preserving the prairie

Farmersville contains what some folks believe is a price­less natural resource that needs the community’s attention and a good bit of tender, loving care, according to Mayor Bryon Wiebold, who intends to spare no effort to preserve it for future generations. Collin...

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Code enforcement, Main Street Manager discussed

Code enforcement, Main Street Manager discussed

The Farmersville City Coun­cil is trying to figure out a way to hire a new Main Street manager while making clear to whom he or she reports and avoiding con­flict between various governing and regulatory panels. Kevin Casey, the former Main Street manager, was...

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New council members take oaths

New council members take oaths

The Farmersville City Council has welcomed two new members to its ranks as well as one who was re-elect­ed in the May 1 municipal election. City council­man Craig Over­street returned for another term in office after defeating John Klostermann in the race for Place 1....

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Street-wise strategy

Street-wise strategy

Farmersville City Manager Ben White is adamant about street repair, saying that “I would repair every street we have in this city – if I had the money.” The city, though, is restricted by state law on how much tax revenue it can raise to pay for street repair, said...

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