Passport service halted at District Clerk office

by | Feb 28, 2019 | Latest

The Collin County District Clerk has been barred indefinitely by the U.S. State Department from issuing new U.S. Passport applications.

District Clerk Lynne Finley reported that State Department officials took the action because of a 5-year passport fraud investigation, despite the agency’s own investigative arm having cleared the two passport offices she runs in Plano and McKinney.

The suspension by the Dallas Passport Agency, a subdivision of the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, took effect in late December.

Finley said that despite her office’s cooperation and being cleared of any wrongdoing or procedural missteps, both of her passport offices have been shut down, and at least four employees’ jobs are now at risk. Meanwhile, county residents must now make other arrangements at local post offices if they need passports for the upcoming travel season.

From Staff Reports • [email protected]

For the complete story see the Feb. 28 issue or subscribe online.

0 Comments

Related News

Panthers race in Lewisville

Panthers race in Lewisville

The Princeton cross country team returned to action for their fourth meet of the year last Thursday at Lake Park in Lewisville. Senior Aubrey Leverton earned her second straight win of the season with a personal best of 19:46 in the girls varsity 5K.  Leverton,...

read more
Lady Panthers lose to McKinney North

Lady Panthers lose to McKinney North

The Lady Panthers started off district play last Friday. Princeton (18-12) played well in its preseason schedule. Matched up against some of the best 5A opponents, the Lady Panthers held their own. Princeton would need this momentum heading into one of the toughest...

read more
Class of 96 celebrates 25 years

Class of 96 celebrates 25 years

Princeton Independent School District will celebrate the Class of 1995 during homecoming festivities to commemorate the 25th anniversary of graduation. Every year, PISD recognizes the class that graduated 25 years before. The Class of 1996 will be honored at the...

read more
Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

read more
Local creative artists win big at State Fair of Texas

Local creative artists win big at State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas Creative Arts contest dates back to 1886 and has showcased works from artists in multiple categories across the state. Among the winners in this year’s creative arts contest is Princeton resident Cynthia Hanson. Hanson, a retired surgical...

read more
CDC discuss recreation center

CDC discuss recreation center

Plans are moving forward for the recreation center in Princeton after Kimley-Horn presented an update on the center’s progress. Brittany Shake with Kimley- Horn presented the update to the Community Development Corporation during the Sept. 8 meeting. Shake said an...

read more
Budget and tax rate adopted

Budget and tax rate adopted

Princeton City Council held several public hearings and accepted the budget and tax rate during the Sept. 13 council meeting. The first public hearing concerned the tax rate and the second concerned the 2021-22 budget. Although no one spoke about the tax rate, mayoral...

read more
Panther lose district opener to Lovejoy

Panther lose district opener to Lovejoy

Points came early and often for Lovejoy (3-0, 1-0) as that state ranked squad built up a big 49-7 halftime lead, then went on to beat down Princeton (2-1, 0-1) 69-21. Princeton received the opening kickoff and moved the ball downfield for 2 first downs before being...

read more
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Queda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two...

read more