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Farmers lose to Ferris

Farmers lose to Ferris

After giving up three fourth-quarter touchdowns, the Farmers (2-2) weren’t able to do enough to win, losing to Ferris (3-1) 49-38. Key Play of the Game: Ferris picks off Gray in the fourth quarter. Farmersville trailed 28-17 midway through the third quarter before...

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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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Public meeting set for proposed FISD budget, tax rate

Public meeting set for proposed FISD budget, tax rate

Farmersville ISD will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 to hear public comments on the 2021-22 proposed budget and tax rate for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The proposed tax rate com­prised of a Maintenance and Operations (“M&O”) compo­nent and an Interest &...

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Governor calls special session; Democrats still absent

Governor calls special session; Democrats still absent

The Texas Legislature’s spe­cial session was to have con­vened Saturday, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. outlined 17 items he wants lawmakers to address. “The Texas Legislature achieved a great deal during the 87th Legislative Session, and they have a responsibility to...

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IOOF Cemetery announces Tree of Angels program

IOOF Cemetery announces Tree of Angels program

Farmersville is home to the IOOF Cemetery, a his­toric cemetery built in 1875 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Over the years, the cem­etery has required mainte­nance, including landscap­ing. In fact, many of the cemetery’s old trees have died or been severely...

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Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Standing in the midday sun, Farmersville High School band director Scott Cross is not only sweating, he’s breathing a sigh of relief. Leading the Farmers through their early morning marching drills, Cross is glad that heat is their biggest obstacle. Less than a month...

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FHS band prepares for upcoming season

FHS band prepares for upcoming season

Standing in the midday sun, Farmersville High School band director Scott Cross is not only sweating, he’s breathing a sigh of relief. Leading the Farmers through their early morning marching drills, Cross is glad that heat is their biggest obstacle. Less than a month...

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Collin College campus ready for fall classes

Collin College campus ready for fall classes

Collin College’s Farmersville Campus is ready for its Aug. 23 fall semester start date – which is just a few weeks away. The campus opened its doors quietly — months ahead of schedule — for students in March. Under the direction of Mark Smith, the campus provost, and...

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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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