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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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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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Enrollment for Citizen’s Police Academy opens July 1

Enrollment for Citizen’s Police Academy opens July 1

The Princeton Police Department will begin accepting applications Friday, July 1, for the 2022 Citizen's Police Academy. The academy is a 13-week program designed to give members of the community an inside look at local law enforcement. During the program’s sessions,...

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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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Three dead after incident on Lake Lavon

Three dead after incident on Lake Lavon

Collin County deputies responded to a distress call Saturday, June 18, after a boat overturned on Lake Lavon near Brockdale Park.  A strong storm crossed over the lake around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night, which caused the boat with four people to capsize, according...

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Abbott requests special committees

Abbott requests special committees

Gov. Greg Abbott sent a joint letter today to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan requesting the Texas Legislative leaders convene special committees following the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The...

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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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Election Day is today

Election Day is today

Voters are heading to the polls for another time to influence the candidates that will appear on the November ballot. Election Day is Tuesday, May 24, and voters will cast their ballots in the runoff election. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. Texas is...

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