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DFPS specialist gives tips on preventing human trafficking

DFPS specialist gives tips on preventing human trafficking

A longtime veteran of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) spoke recently at a local event about how to be aware of and report abuse, neglect or human trafficking issues to the state. Doniqua Lewis — who has served 14 years in the department —...

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Ribbon-cutting held for Lavon sub-courthouse

Ribbon-cutting held for Lavon sub-courthouse

Community leaders and elected officials gathered in Lavon to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new sub-courthouse for Precinct 2. The courthouse, located at 1025 South State Highway 78 in Lavon, holds the offices of Justice of the Peace Judge Jerry Shaffer and...

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Voters asked to cast runoff ballots

Voters asked to cast runoff ballots

Voters will once again head to the polls to cast their ballot in the Democratic and Republican primary runoff races. Texas is among ten states that conduct runoff elections as part of the political party nomination process. A runoff election is called when no...

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CCAD estimates have property owners concerned

CCAD estimates have property owners concerned

Property owners in Princeton should have received their appraised value estimates last week and are expressing concerns about the increases they are seeing, an indication that property values are continuing to rise in the area. The value estimates were mailed by...

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Law protecting dogs goes into effect

Law protecting dogs goes into effect

Texas is now a safer place for dogs thanks to the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, which went into effect Jan. 18 and bars pet owners from using a chain to tether a dog outside. The law, Senate Bill 5, was vetoed last summer by Gov. Greg Abbott but subsequently passed during...

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Election audit shows few issues

Election audit shows few issues

The Secretary of State’s office released the findings of Phase 1 of the forensics audit of the November 2020 election, which shows few issues with the process. In September 2021, the office of the Secretary of State (SOS) announced it would conduct a full forensic...

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Lavon resident joins primary race

Lavon resident joins primary race

A Lavon man has thrown his hat in for the upcoming primaries, where he will seek the Democratic nomination for Collin County judge. Josh Murray said he is understanding of those with differing political views, and he is empathic to their concerns but added that he...

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Primary filings draw to a close

Primary filings draw to a close

The Republican and Democrat filing period for the March 1, 2022 primaries closed with several candidates drawing challengers in their perspective races. Filing closed Monday, Dec. 13 and candidates for county-level offices signed up with county political party chairs,...

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Primary races heat up

Primary races heat up

Several new candidates have filed for a spot on the ballot in the March 1, 2022, primary elections, seeking nominations for positions throughout the state and counties. Filing will close Dec. 13 and candidates for county-level offices sign up with county political...

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