John Kanelis
Registration opening soon for Citizens Police Academy

Registration opening soon for Citizens Police Academy

Farmersville Police Chief Mike Sullivan is putting out a call to interested residents of the city he has sworn to protect and serve to join him in obtaining a little better understanding of what goes into the often-complicated task of police work. The COVID-19...

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Local outreach programs reap holiday rewards

Local outreach programs reap holiday rewards

The generous spirit of giving is alive and well in Farmersville, according to residents who took part in the city’s holiday celebration. “The Farmersville Outreach Alliance Angel Tree program for 2021 was a success by any measure,” said Judy Brandon, who runs the...

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Local man digs deep into cemetery records

Local man digs deep into cemetery records

Mack Hurst, along with a few of his friends, embarked on a mission that sounded and looked like an impossible task, which was to bring the records of an old Farmersville cemetery from the 19th century into the 21st century. However, according to Hurst, the mission has...

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New purpose for old building

New purpose for old building

A building where customers were able to purchase meat, potatoes and assorted other groceries has been given new life as a technical education and engineering center that, in the words of one Farmersville school administrator, is likely to “change the lives” of...

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Farmersville veteran leads life of service

Farmersville veteran leads life of service

Charles Tucker believes that Veterans Day “seems to have lost some of its understanding and its value,” but added that he is not at all reluctant to talk about his service to the country. Indeed, his service as a retired U.S. Air Force colonel spans a wide range of...

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Police chief enlightens council on Tatum traffic dilemma

Police chief enlightens council on Tatum traffic dilemma

Farmersville has what Police Chief Mike Sullivan calls a “huge problem” with traffic congestion each school day at Washington and Sycamore streets that likely will require a permanent solution in the near future. At issue is a traffic jam cause by parents congregating...

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