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Council passes budget, sets tax rate

Council passes budget, sets tax rate

With little fanfare or discussion, the Farmersville City Council has approved a budget for the next fiscal year that keeps the municipal tax rate the same as it was a year ago. The council voted unanimously on Sept. 13 to approve an ordinance setting the budget...

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Fostering support for teens in need

Fostering support for teens in need

Turning 18 is considered an exciting milestone for teens as they cross the threshold into adulthood, often with family and friends by their side. But for an estimated 1,200 Texas teens aging out of foster care each year, their 18th birthday signifies the end of what...

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Future chief will be first woman to lead PD

Future chief will be first woman to lead PD

Farmersville Police Lt. Marsha Phillips is about to take on two new titles, one of which she is acutely aware, the other of which she admits to bringing her just a touch of discomfort. Phillips will become chief of the Farmersville Police Department on Oct. 1. She...

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Teen receives ‘hero’ award

Teen receives ‘hero’ award

A Farmersville teen’s quick thinking last summer earned her a special hero designation and a big check. Kaydence Henslee,15, daughter of Matt and Rebecca Henslee, was selected as the Kids Wish Network Hero of the Year for 2021 for saving a little girl from drowning...

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Lisman’s employment as fire chief terminated

Lisman’s employment as fire chief terminated

Kevin Lisman’s tenure as the Chief of Farmersville Fire Department ended Friday. The former chief’s termination was the culmination of a week-long internal investigation involving EMS and EMT training records he managed. According to Police Chief Mike Sullivan, who...

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Wylie Prep holds ribbon cutting

Wylie Prep holds ribbon cutting

Years of planning and preparation finally came to an end for the much-anticipated Building 22 at the Wylie Preparatory campus. The school hosted a ribbon cutting for the building Saturday, Aug. 8 at the campus located at 4110 Skyview Court in Wylie. School personnel,...

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Commercial project a possibility

Commercial project a possibility

Farmersville is slated to become home to a new light- and heavy-industrial project on the east side of the city, but the project has yet to take form, City Manager Ben White said in a presentation to city council. The city is working closely with the city’s Tax...

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