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An undated photo of Whitley Hall on the campus of A&M-Commerce. Like much of Northeast Texas, the campus is quieter than usual.
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In an effort to keep up with coronavirus and COVID-19 developments around the region, this blog will be kept during the crisis. A statistical account of COVID-19 cases in the KETR listening area and local restrictions in place can be found here. This blog will be kept in reverse chronological order, with newest entries at the top.

Last updated, April 15, 3:09 p.m.

Farmersville posts a "notice of potential quorum" in advance of any event that might draw more than a majority of City Council members into the same room.
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You want transparency in local government? You want to see how a certain city in North Texas handles any potential questions about whether its elected governing body is meeting in "secret," or conducting public business "illegally"?

Farmersville’s recycling program saved 66,000 gallons of petroleum, 3,000 trees and 1.2 million gallons of water in 2018.
John Kanelis

Recycling is a way of life in many North Texas communities, although many other communities have yet to get into the game.

Farmersville and Princeton are two Collin County cities that have discovered the benefit of recycling and the environmental awareness that the activity promotes within individual families.

Farmersville posts a "notice of potential quorum" in advance of any event that might draw more than a majority of City Council members into the same room.
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Farmersville Independent School District trustees have decided to take a bit of a leap of faith.

A 34-acre property between Farmersville and Lavon Lake is the site of a proposed cemetery to be built by the Plano-based Islamic Association of Collin County.
Mark Haslett

After a divisive and difficult public conversation that lasted more than three years, the City of Farmersville has granted approval to a proposal for an Islamic cemetery just west of the city limits.

A 34-acre property between Farmesville and Lavon Lake is the site of a proposed cemetery to be built by the Plano-based Islamic Association of Collin County.
Mark Haslett

A proposed Muslim cemetery between Farmersville and Lake Lavon has resulted in concern among locals. Media organizations from The Huffington Post to England’s Daily Mail have run stories on the issue. Currently, the permitting processed has been paused, while the City of Farmersville waits on a plat map of the project from the Islamic Association of Collin County.

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Daniel Louis White
Daniel Louis White

Daniel Louis White is one of several performers set to play at the the March 21 Jazz On Main Festival in Farmersville, the birthplace of jazz guitarist legend Herb Ellis.

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An already violent summer in Hunt County has become even more tragic, with yet another shooting death reportedly having occurred in the county.

The Hunt and Collin county sheriff’s offices are involved in the investigation into the death of Oscar “Junior” Ovalle of Plano. Ovalle, 20, was reported to have been shot in the head Sunday morning at a residence near the Hunt/Collin county line, and died later at a hospital in McKinney.

 

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the circumstances behind the shooting were still being ironed out as of Thursday night.

Murphy medal awarded at Farmersville ceremony

Oct 30, 2013
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Farmersville native and World War II veteran Audie Murphy was posthumously awarded the recently created Texas Legislative Medal of Honor during an Oct. 29 ceremony in Farmersville. Murphy enlisted in the Army at age 17 after Pearl Harbor and earned the U.S. Medal of Honor at age 20. Murphy also earned two Silver Stars and three Purple Hearts. 

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Communities in eastern Collin County will soon have some public transportation options for getting into McKinney or elsewhere in the area.

GREENVILLE - A Collin County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

GREENVILLE - A Collin County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

Collin County pleads not guilty to armed robbery

Dec 13, 2011

HUNT COUNTY - Nicholas Guy Teague, of Farmersville, entered the plea Monday to one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.