Staff Reports
City, schools continue to monitor as case counts rise

City, schools continue to monitor as case counts rise

Health officials reported the highest single day COVID-19 case count in the U.S. early last week with more than one million infections. A total of 1,082,549 new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, Jan. 3, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. While...

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County livestock show opens this week

County livestock show opens this week

Pigs, cattle, sheep and goats will parade around the show ring next week to be judged in the 2022 Collin County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. The event, which features entries from FFA and 4-H members throughout the county, is set for the week of Jan. 8-15 at the...

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Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

Monoclonal antibody treatment exhausted

The state health department announced it has run out of a key treatment to fight the omicron COVID-19 variant, which makes up about 90% of cases in Texas. On Monday, Dec. 27, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced its regional infusion centers in...

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FDA approves COVID pill

FDA approves COVID pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Pfizer’s pill, Paxlovid, to treat COVID-19 Wednesday, Dec. 22. The antiviral pill is the first authorized to treat people with COVID-19 at home before they need to be hospitalized....

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Toy Run to stop in Farmersville Saturday

Giving Tuesday may have passed, but it’s never too late to donate a Christmas gift for a child in Collin County. For the past 15 years, there has been an annual Toy Run, a motorcycle ride where bikers collect toys to donate to Collin County Toys for Tots. This year’s...

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Old Time Saturday returns Oct.2

Old Time Saturday returns Oct.2

Old Time Saturday, a long- standing community celebration that withstood a 1-year hiatus in 2020, is back this weekend with plenty of fun for everyone.  The Oct. 2 event is on, but with stipulations by city council that those who attend the outdoor event are...

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