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Congressman commemorates D-Day

Texas' 3rd District Congressman Keith Self is met by his wife, Tracy, after he completed a June 7 parachute jump at Mont Saint-Michel, France, in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.A West Point graduate, Self served in the U.S....

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City seeks to align revenue, expenses

City seeks to align revenue, expenses

Scouts raise the flag on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, as VFW Bois D’Arc Post 9167 dedicates a new flagpole at Lois Nelson Public Library. Princeton’s long-range planning includes two possible ways of helping to reduce traffic.  Deputy City Manager John Land told a...

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Veterans celebrated at Audie Murphy event

Veterans celebrated at Audie Murphy event

Area veterans ride in the annual Audie Murphy Day parade in Farmersville Saturday, June 15. The life of Audie Leon Murphy, and all the lives of all the brave men and women that unselfishly and faithfully served our country were remembered and celebrated last weekend...

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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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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

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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Little wins GOP nomination

Little wins GOP nomination

Pam Little has won the nomination for SBOE District 12 after a runoff election. With nearly all ballots counted, State Board of Education (SBOE) Member Pam Little apparently won the Republican nomination to continue representing District 12. Little will meet Democrat...

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PHS graduates 511 members of Class of 2024

PHS graduates 511 members of Class of 2024

Graduates of Princeton High School Class of 2024 toss their caps celebrating the end of their high school careers Thursday, May 24 at the event center in Allen. More than 500 Panther seniors are now Princeton High School graduates. Commencement for the PHS Class of...

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Life & Style

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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Plan the perfect honeymoon

Plan the perfect honeymoon

After a whirlwind of wedding festivities, it’s no wonder why so many couples look forward to their honeymoons and the opportunity to escape, unwind and celebrate the beginning of their life together. But with so many destinations, activities and logistics to consider,...

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Get motivated, back on exercise track

Get motivated, back on exercise track

Social activity helps seniors when it comes to exercise Overcoming the lack of motivation to exercise is a common challenge, affecting people of all ages, including seniors. Recent studies are a testament to that difficulty. In a 2021 survey from the global fitness...

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Opinion

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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35 Texas counties eligible for individual disaster aid

35 Texas counties eligible for individual disaster aid

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported. “I thank our federal partners and emergency response personnel across...

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Texas could face long-term water supply deficit

Texas could face long-term water supply deficit

Texas is facing a reckoning on water that we must address if the state wants to secure its future prosperity. The State Water Plan prepared by the Texas Water Development Board projects that Texas faces a long-term water supply deficit of 6.9 million acre-feet in 50...

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Hogging the channels

Hogging the channels

 I have a lot of my grandparents in me. I’m cheap. I also love the Arkansas Razorbacks. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to radio, television, and an Arkansas game. I grew up listening to free radio and watching free television. So, the idea of paying...

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Laundry: There’s more than one way to fold

Laundry: There’s more than one way to fold

You would think that there’s only one way to fold towels. But, you’d be wrong. Growing up in Ashdown, Arkansas, my momma showed me how to fold them, as well as shirts, socks, underpants, and other personal sundries. I assumed that this skillset would carry me all the...

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