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Back to School Bash is July 27

Back to School Bash is July 27

Dakota Chapman got back-to-school ready with his new haircut provided by Supercuts at the Back-to-School event. File Art Two thousand backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided free to Princeton ISD students during the annual Princeton-Lowry Crossing...

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Women thought to have been trafficked

Women thought to have been trafficked

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is among agencies investigating charges alleging four Collin County residents had been trafficking female immigrants. The Princeton Police Department filed the charges in March after finding 15 women in a house on Ginsburg...

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Election filing begins Saturday

Election filing begins Saturday

The mayor’s position and two seats on the Princeton City Council are coming up for election this fall along with three seats on the Princeton Independent School District (PISD) Board of Trustees. The city council comprises the mayor and seven council members and there...

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Cheerleaders collect recognitions

Cheerleaders collect recognitions

Princeton and Lovelady High School’s junior varsity and varsity squads earn honors at National Cheerleaders Association camp. Courtesy Photo High school and middle school cheerleaders have returned from National Cheerleaders Association camp with an array of honors....

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School board limits phone use

School board limits phone use

Middle school students in the Princeton ISD will soon have to lock up their cell phones during the school day. The PISD Board of Trustees voted at their Monday, July 15, regular meeting to consider magnetically sealed security pouches made since 2014 by Yondr of San...

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Sports

Croley gets big turnout for Princeton volleyball camp

Croley gets big turnout for Princeton volleyball camp

Coach Rachel Croley puts the future Lady Panthers through a drill during last week’s youth volleyball camp. A Princeton-native, Coach Croley in her staff got a great turnout for the camp, signaling a bright future for the program. (Austin Smith/The Princeton Herald)...

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Young hoopers kick off a series of PHS youth camps

Young hoopers kick off a series of PHS youth camps

Denning thrilled for big turnout Jaslyn Mosley gears up for a shot during a drill at last week’s youth basketball camp for girls at Princeton High School. (Austin Smith/The Princeton Herald) (More Photos) With June finally here, the kids are officially done in the...

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Princeton honors seniors at annual sports banquet

Princeton honors seniors at annual sports banquet

With the school year wrapping up, Princeton held their annual Senior Sports Banquet this week. There, the senior athletes were honored with awards and gifted various scholarships, while the coaches detailed their terrific feats over the 2023-24 school...

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Flowers, passing attack stepping up in 7-on-7 work

Flowers, passing attack stepping up in 7-on-7 work

Marcus Flowers (1) has had a strong showing in Princeton’s 7-on-7 sessions this month. After attempting 91 passes last fall as a sophomore, Flowers is working to take over as the full-time starter next season. (Austin Smith/The Princeton Herald) (More Photos) The...

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Panthers host Wylie East for 7-on-7 event

Panthers host Wylie East for 7-on-7 event

Jordan Mosley skies for the touchdown catch over the Wylie East defender. The Panthers have been getting plenty of work in this month, hosting several 7-on-7 sessions. (Austin Smith/The Princeton Herald) (More Photos) Next fall, the Princeton Panthers football team...

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Education

Back to School Bash is July 27

Back to School Bash is July 27

Dakota Chapman got back-to-school ready with his new haircut provided by Supercuts at the Back-to-School event. File Art Two thousand backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided free to Princeton ISD students during the annual Princeton-Lowry Crossing...

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Cheerleaders collect recognitions

Cheerleaders collect recognitions

Princeton and Lovelady High School’s junior varsity and varsity squads earn honors at National Cheerleaders Association camp. Courtesy Photo High school and middle school cheerleaders have returned from National Cheerleaders Association camp with an array of honors....

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School board limits phone use

School board limits phone use

Middle school students in the Princeton ISD will soon have to lock up their cell phones during the school day. The PISD Board of Trustees voted at their Monday, July 15, regular meeting to consider magnetically sealed security pouches made since 2014 by Yondr of San...

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PISD plans budget

PISD plans budget

While the Princeton Independent School District continues to experience growth, Jona Boitmann, assistant superintendent of finance, said the increase has slowed compared to previous years.  Boitmann commented in presenting the preliminary 2024-2025 budget to a...

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Trustees deny grievances from ACLU of Texas

Trustees deny grievances from ACLU of Texas

Two nonprofits supporting Princeton’s LGBTQIA+ community remain banned from holding or attending events on school property. In a marathon special meeting lasting nearly five hours, the Princeton Independent School District Board of Trustees denied grievances filed by...

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Life & Style

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Mulch does double duty in a garden, preserving moisture while helping to keep weeds down. Courtesy Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife Texas gardeners usually sing the same tune this time of year — the heat is oppressive, and moisture is in short supply. Some East Texas...

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Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Guadalupe Mountains Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for the...

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Make your next family vacation more affordable

Make your next family vacation more affordable

The cost of everyday items continues to stretch many people’s budgets, even as financial experts note that inflation is cooling off. When individuals feel a pinch in their wallets, non-essentials, such as vacations, often are on the chopping block. But they may not...

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Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is a special time for children to show their appreciation for their mothers, grandmothers and the other special women in their lives. Older children typically are capable of designing their own Mother’s Day crafts or even shopping for gifts for Mom, while...

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Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Plastic waste is polluting ecosystems, affecting health In the bustling urban landscape of modern America lies a problem that’s as pervasive as it is pernicious: plastic waste. And despite the concerted efforts to recycle paper, cardboard and metals, plastic continues...

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Opinion

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’

Columnist John Moore’s wife grows a lot of food. And boy, is he glad. Photo: John Moore The great thing about growing a lot of your own food is the ability to walk out the back door and pick it. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. If there’s a downside to growing a...

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Verses Versus Verses

Verses Versus Verses

Suggested photo cutline: Columnist John Moore grew up in a Baptist church in the South. Consequently, he doesn’t know any of the third verses in the hymnal. Photo: John Moore If you’re a Baptist from the South, you’re hoping that if there’s a Pearly Gates pop quiz,...

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Meat and Greet

Meat and Greet

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain Barbecue is a versatile word. It can refer to an outdoor place to cook meat; to cooking meat; and can also reference a gathering of people for the purpose of serving meat cooked...

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Real good eatin’

Real good eatin’

My grandfather called it a “Po Boy Lunch.” That meant we were having leftovers in whatever creative way my grandmother came up with. Recently, I took two biscuits from breakfast and loaded them with smoked brisket, and from the garden, purple onions and jalapeños. A...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

People use different ways to learn to read. Some folks use the vowels and consonants method. Others memorize how the words look.  I used both, but I had a secret weapon many didn’t know about.  Comic books.  While most kids were having, “Fun with Dick...

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