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County commissioners approve letters of engagement

County commissioners approve letters of engagement

Collin County is lawyering up as it engages with a federal lawsuit filed Oct. 31 in the Northern District Court of Texas. The initial lawsuit alleges that Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis “created a toxic workplace by targeting female employees to try to...

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Charter votes canvassed

Charter votes canvassed

For the first time in Princeton’s history, the city can govern itself exclusively through a home rule charter. Council made it official on Friday, Nov. 18 by calling a special meeting to canvass the votes and declare the charter to be the law of the city. Voters...

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Detailed crime statistics report heard by council

Detailed crime statistics report heard by council

Princeton police officers are employing a multi-faceted strategy to combat all levels of crime in the city, says Interim Police Chief James Waters. What’s more, the police department now has the help of a newly hired crime analyst to break down the crimes and assess...

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Street projects making progress

Street projects making progress

A $7.5 million street project is now complete and presumably soon, motorists will be able to enjoy an improvement in north-south traffic flow through Princeton, according to City Manager Derek Borg. The city finished its extension of Beauchamp Boulevard from U.S....

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Municipal court processes Class C misdemeanors

Municipal court processes Class C misdemeanors

Not every case that goes before the judicial system qualifies as a “Law and Order” TV episode. Many of them are settled quickly and with zero fanfare. Welcome to Princeton’s Municipal Court, which has a jurisdiction that covers all Class C misdemeanors.  The...

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Home run for home rule

Home run for home rule

By John Kanelis It took five tries, but Princeton now has a home-rule charter that enables the city to set its own rules, rather than relying on statutes approved by the Texas Legislature. Princeton voters on Nov. 8 approved a home-rule charter provision, giving it a...

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Firefighters awarded; students recognized at council

Firefighters awarded; students recognized at council

Art, public safety and infrastructure improvements were the order of business for Princeton city council this week. Council recognized Southard Middle School Art II students who participated in the city’s “What Texas Arbor Day Means to Me” drawing contest. Jamie Lee,...

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