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Fireworks are illegal in city limits

Fireworks are illegal in city limits

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is fast approaching and Sachse residents are reminded that it is illegal to set off fireworks in the city limits. In Collin County, it is legal to discharge fireworks on privately owned property in unincorporated areas.   Violators...

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Debate caps strong season

Debate caps strong season

Princeton High School’s debate team recently finished a strong season that featured lots of growth. Debate Coach and UIL Coordinator Heather Stringer said she had a younger team compared to the past but her students competed well all season, culminating in a strong...

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Lieutenant reflects on FBI National Academy experience

Lieutenant reflects on FBI National Academy experience

The Princeton Police Department’s first ever command officer to attend the FBI’s National Academy says his experiences and connections will be useful for the remainder of his law enforcement career. Lieutenant over Special Operations Jesus Rodriguez is a 21-year...

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Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

The Princeton Panthers athletic program celebrated a state champion, multiple playoff teams and an overall successful 2021-22 school year. With several top athletes’ waiting in the wings, the Panthers will hit the ground running the next year, hoping to replicate...

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Councilmembers approve solicitors ordinance

Councilmembers approve solicitors ordinance

A frequent discussion topic involving solicitation in the city reached a resolution during the most recent council meeting. Council considered amending Princeton’s solicitation ordinance during the Monday, June 27, regular meeting. At the meeting, both councilmember...

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Sports

Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

The Princeton Panthers athletic program celebrated a state champion, multiple playoff teams and an overall successful 2021-22 school year. With several top athletes’ waiting in the wings, the Panthers will hit the ground running the next year, hoping to replicate...

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Self, Dade lead Panther’s backfield

Self, Dade lead Panther’s backfield

Replacing one of your best players is never easy but necessary in high school football. That is the case for the Princeton Panthers, who replace starting running back Junior Ombati. The Lamar University signee led the team with 1,477 all-purpose yards last season and...

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Speer leads Panther O-line

Speer leads Panther O-line

The Princeton Panthers are eager to get back on the football field this season, led by the workhorses up front. Princeton returns two starting offensive linemen to an offense that is experiencing plenty of changeovers. For head coach Eric Chandler, that group will be...

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Seven Panthers earn postseason awards

Seven Panthers earn postseason awards

The Princeton Panthers wrapped up their regular season with seven all-district team members. After several close losses during the season, Princeton (3-11, 7-20) finished seventh in the District 10-5A standings. Despite the results, the Panthers had two players named...

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Education

Princeton ISD trustees approve audit report

Princeton ISD trustees approve audit report

Maintaining a healthy account balance is the hallmark of financial responsibility, especially when you’re a school district spending taxpayer dollars. Online testing and the district’s growth were at the forefront of the Princeton ISD Board of Trustees meeting,...

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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 23 edition of The Princeton Herald. Please print out the attached document, have your child write...

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PISD classes start August 12

PISD classes start August 12

With the summer winding down, multiple Princeton track and field athletes have utilized the offseason to improve and compete among their peers. This past weekend, locally-based Fanntastic Sports com­peted in the TAAF state track and field meet in Corpus Christi July...

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PISD to offer free lunch

PISD to offer free lunch

Every Princeton ISD stu­dent will have access to free, nutritious meals every school day throughout the 2021-22 school year. A student’s household in­come would typically need to meet eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. This year,...

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Princeton ISD, Collin College partner for CNA

Princeton ISD, Collin College partner for CNA

Princeton nursing students will now have the opportunity to earn college credit for their Certified Nursing Assistant class, thanks to a partnership with Collin College. Princeton High School Ca­reer and Technology Center (CATE) Director Brett Hack­man said that when...

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Life & Style

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...

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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...

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Make Mother’s Day bloom

Make Mother’s Day bloom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but how about escaping town to visit a place where...

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Waste in the water

Waste in the water

Pictures of trash on beaches, a whale found with a belly full of garbage and turtles with plastic straws up their nose are no laugh­ing matter. They are all just a tiny snapshot of reality today. The impact of the world’s overuse of plastic is causing hav­oc on the...

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The Heard Museum brings nature, people together

The Heard Museum brings nature, people together

Just a short drive away, every day is Earth Day at the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern McKinney where 289 acres of flora and fauna are ded­icated to conservation, education and preservation efforts. In the 54 years since the Heard opened, this natural...

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Opinion

Pet Milk memories

Pet Milk memories

Pet Milk was a kitchen staple in most Southern homes in mid-20th Century America. It had as many uses as a coffee can full of bacon drippings. Thankfully, the two weren’t used interchangeably. Opening our Frigidaire, you’d see that the top shelf of our refrigerator...

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Dishing it out

Dishing it out

I miss the restaurants of my youth. In Ashdown, Arkansas, the restaurant everyone gravitated toward was Miss Mac’s. Its official name was, Mac’s Cafe. It started as a small truck stop off Highway 71 in Ogden, Arkansas, which is about halfway between Texarkana and...

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Just a bit peeved

Just a bit peeved

I used to pay little attention to the world’s little idiosyncrasies, but now they seem ever present. And it’s more than slightly annoying. I can’t be the only one. When I was getting change back from the fast-food drive-thru recently, it all became clear. The world is...

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Toying with time

Toying with time

I don’t recognize toys anymore. Our grandkids are coming from out of state to visit and I can’t find anything to get them as a surprise. Why? I don’t know what anything is or does. Toys should teach you how to prepare for life and be fun. Bakugan – Japanese Power, was...

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Laundromat, clothesline evoke childhood memories

Laundromat, clothesline evoke childhood memories

We had a clothesline, but no washer or dryer. So the Laundromat was a weekly destination. Today, most folks would find the absence of a laundry room in the home as foreign as no air conditioning or Wi-Fi. Fifty years ago, most folks in...

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