Read Local

Latest News

Trustees schedule $797 million bond election

Trustees schedule $797 million bond election

Princeton ISD trustees unanimously approved a May 6 bond election to ask voters for $797 million in bonds to build eight new campuses over the next 10 years.  Board members took the action at their Jan. 26 regular meeting in the PISD Administration Building after...

read more
Read Local
Rules updated; fire chief talks CPR

Rules updated; fire chief talks CPR

Members of the Princeton City Council voted unanimously to adopt a revised Council Relations Policy, Rules of Order and Code of Ethics for the city of Princeton, council and its boards and commissions. The resolution, passed at the regular Jan. 23 meeting at Princeton...

read more
Planning committee meets for final bond meeting

Planning committee meets for final bond meeting

The Princeton Independent School District long-range planning committee has finished its work and is set to present to the Princeton ISD school board its recommendations for a bond issue election later this year. Meeting for the final time at Lovelady High School on...

read more
District enrollment passes 8,000

District enrollment passes 8,000

Princeton ISD celebrated a milestone today with the 8,000th student enrolling in the district.  Kindergartener Sally-Rose David Agana arrived at Harper Elementary last week and she joined students in Jennifer Riano’s room for her first day of classes. Sally-Rose...

read more
Princeton ISD to evaluate facility use policy

Princeton ISD to evaluate facility use policy

It was standing room only as Princeton ISD trustees heard public comments about the school district’s Facility Use Policy (FUP) allowing public access to school buildings. The board ended a long evening by unanimously approving a motion to seek an evaluation of the...

read more
Read Local

Sports

Princeton loses nail-biter to McKinney North

Princeton loses nail-biter to McKinney North

Princeton's playoff hopes took a hit Friday night with a 57-51 home loss to McKinney North. McKinney North outscored Princeton by 11 in the second half, coming back after a strong start from the Panthers' defense. The Panthers fell to 2-5 in district play, now one...

read more
Veterans
Stephens’ leadership key to Lady Panthers success

Stephens’ leadership key to Lady Panthers success

Ariyanna Stephens has been a top scorer for the Lady Panthers girls’ basketball team all season, but her impact cannot just be measured by production on the court. Stephens is averaging close to 16 points per game in district play this season, helping Princeton to a...

read more
Princeton snaps four-game skid

Princeton snaps four-game skid

The Princeton Panthers added a much-needed win to the resume, defeating Denison 77-49 at home Friday night. The Panthers outscored the Yellow Jackets 25-11 in the third quarter to give themselves a 29-point lead entering the final quarter. With the victory, Princeton...

read more
Leon sets career mark on mat

Leon sets career mark on mat

Senior captain Conner Leon has acquired a wrestling statistic that is not easily attainable. Tonight vs. Anna, Leon earned his 100th career win. Wrestling in the 138-pound weight class, Leon has been part of the wrestling program since his freshman year, but it wasn't...

read more
Hart’s 34 leads Princeton to overtime victory

Hart’s 34 leads Princeton to overtime victory

The Lady Panthers picked up their sixth district win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Sherman 72-67 in overtime. Princeton's long road trip up north didn't deter them in the first half, as they scored 42 points in the first two quarters and led 42-39 against the...

read more
Veterans

Education

Trustees schedule $797 million bond election

Trustees schedule $797 million bond election

Princeton ISD trustees unanimously approved a May 6 bond election to ask voters for $797 million in bonds to build eight new campuses over the next 10 years.  Board members took the action at their Jan. 26 regular meeting in the PISD Administration Building after...

read more
Veterans
Planning committee meets for final bond meeting

Planning committee meets for final bond meeting

The Princeton Independent School District long-range planning committee has finished its work and is set to present to the Princeton ISD school board its recommendations for a bond issue election later this year. Meeting for the final time at Lovelady High School on...

read more
District enrollment passes 8,000

District enrollment passes 8,000

Princeton ISD celebrated a milestone today with the 8,000th student enrolling in the district.  Kindergartener Sally-Rose David Agana arrived at Harper Elementary last week and she joined students in Jennifer Riano’s room for her first day of classes. Sally-Rose...

read more
FFA students compete at livestock show

FFA students compete at livestock show

It’s the time of year when Princeton FFA students trade their backpacks for feed sacks and their Chromebooks for lead ropes.The annual Collin County Jr. Livestock Show, held Jan. 7-14 at the Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, kicks off the busy show season for...

read more

Life & Style

Panthers, community provide meals

Panthers, community provide meals

The Panther athletic program spent the last few weeks collecting food to provide 35 less fortunate families with a feast for the Thanksgiving holiday. It takes a community to care for a community, so the Panthers received some crucial help with this effort. Once...

read more
Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

Send a Letter to Santa this Christmas

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the Herald is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 22 edition of The Princeton Herald. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

read more
Loya recognized for life-saving actions

Loya recognized for life-saving actions

Princeton police officer Armando Loya was recognized with a Certificate of Merit at Monday night’s city council meeting. His life-saving actions on Feb 10, 2022 while responding to a call involving a one-year old who had fallen and become unresponsive, were described...

read more
Homeowner goes on a gardening adventure

Homeowner goes on a gardening adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

read more
Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Sue Darte blames her daugh­ter and a jewelry making class she took nine years ago for ig­niting a passion for the art of fusing glass. “A retail glass company had a Groupon coupon and I brought my daughter-in-law with me to make two pieces of jewelry,” Sue said. In...

read more

Opinion

Social Security Matters

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Will my work earnings affect my social security benefits? Dear Rusty: I am presently 67 years of age and am still working full time. I am receiving Medicare coverage, but I have not yet applied for monthly Social Security payments. I have been told that I...

read more
Stuck on green stamps

Stuck on green stamps

My mom and her mother saved 7-1/2 books to get us that swing set. Just three years before in 1966, my parents had saved to buy their first house. Money was tight, so, if my sister and I were going to have that new addition to the backyard, Green Stamps would be the...

read more
Social Security Matters

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Will the family maximum limit my benefits? Dear Rusty: I have a question about the family maximum SS retirement benefit. As I understand it, if the breadwinner is drawing retirement benefits or is deceased, the family maximum is calculated from a formula...

read more
Just my type

Just my type

For those who know me, it’s no secret that I enjoy perusing the classifieds for yard or estate sales. But a recent online visit to the local Craigslist site led to the purchase of a manual typewriter. A 1958 Remington Quiet-Riter, to be exact. This column was written...

read more
What’s for supper?

What’s for supper?

I have no clue why we’re told to say, “cheese” when preparing to have our photos taken. I do know that I often said cheese when asked as a kid what I wanted to eat. Specifically, cheese toast. That was my go-to quick meal growing up in Ashdown, Arkansas. I wasn’t...

read more