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Letters about Literature contest open

Letters about Literature contest open

The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2022-23 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry have touched their lives.  Fourth through 12th grade students are eligible to enter the...

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Local veterans honored by district

Local veterans honored by district

Veteran’s Day was celebrated at several Farmersville ISD campuses on Friday, Nov. 11. The festivities started with a flag raising ceremony at Tatum Elementary, where veterans were given thank-you cards and invited to join the student body in reciting the Pledge of...

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Surprise employee bonuses approved

Surprise employee bonuses approved

Because of a larger increase in fund balance than originally expected, the Farmersville ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved to increase employee bonus stipends with an additional $2,000, along with the budgeted amount of $750 per employee. In the Monday, Nov....

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Council studies potential revenue sources

Council studies potential revenue sources

The Farmersville city council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 included a work session to review the benefits of Municipal Development Districts (MDD) and how they might provide increased revenue for future city projects. A MDD is a political subdivision created by a city...

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Angel Tree Program needs your help

Angel Tree Program needs your help

The Farmersville Outreach Alliance Angel Tree Program is amid its busy season signing up, and then collecting gifts for the children in need. Organizer Judy Brandon said they have 177 Angels signed up and volunteers won’t rest until all the Angels are adopted. “We are...

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Incumbents carry local, state races

Incumbents carry local, state races

Unofficial vote totals are pouring in across the state with all counties reporting election results. However, the vote totals will not become official until they are canvassed by state and local entities in the coming weeks. At the county level, Incumbent Republican...

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One of Collin County’s most wanted apprehended

One of Collin County’s most wanted apprehended

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office announced that one of its Top 10 most wanted was extradited to the county, according to a Nov. 8 news release. Susan O’Connor, 54, was charged with interference with child custody in 2009. That same year, she fled the state with her...

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Early voting ends today; Election Day is Nov. 8

Early voting ends today; Election Day is Nov. 8

Early voting closes today and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8 for the November midterm elections and for 37 races at the county, state and federal level. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. At the county level, in the race for Collin...

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Veterans