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"That in turn is pushing home prices above historically normal affordability limits in those middle-America markets." Grayson County ranked just behind Santa Fe, New Mexico as the two U.S. markets with the most unaffordable housing based on average incomes for the areas. Ellis County and Collin County ...
Less than two weeks after residents complained about high chlorine levels, the water provider for much of Collin County and the surrounding area said it met "regulatory standards." The North Texas Municipal Water District released test results from throughout its system on Thursday afternoon. At all dozen ...

The Texas Department of Transportation announced three public meetings to discuss and receive public comments on its proposed US 380 project through Collin County from the Denton County line to the Hunt County line. The purpose of the study is to analyze potential roadway options for US 380, ...
Aside from Forsyth County, just two Southern communities made the first 100 – Williamson County, Tenn., at 23rd, and Collin County, Texas, at 68th. The project evaluated nearly 3,000 counties/communities across 10 categories that drive health outcomes. Forsyth County was also ranked as Georgia's ...
Last fall, a team from Melissa police, the Texas Rangers and the Collin County District Attorney's Office got together to review the case and discovered a viable lead -- Maloney's boyfriend had never been formally interviewed. Investigators tracked down Mitchell Jones with the help of Louisiana State Police ...
PLANO, Texas -- Complaints are pouring in about a strong smell of chlorine in the water in Collin County. The North Texas Municipal Water District acknowledges a chlorine maintenance program approved by the state and the EPA is causing a smell, but the district maintains that the water is safe. Families ...

Investigators Hunt for Woman Who Funneled Money to Jail Inmates. Investigators are on the hunt for a woman accused of orchestrating an elaborate scheme to funnel thousands of dollars, illegally, to inmates in the Collin County jail. (Published Thursday, March 15, 2018). Investigators at the Collin County Sheriff's Office ...
A Collin County judge best known for his role in the criminal case against Attorney General Ken Paxton lost his job Tuesday night after failing to force a runoff in a four-person primary election. Judge Scott Becker, who was appointed to the 219th Judicial District bench in 2010 by Gov. Rick Perry, and easily ...
Collin County, which traditionally votes for conservative candidates, had 66,000 people vote in the Republican primary and 35,000 in the Democratic. That's a 270 percent increase in Democratic voters, but a 44 percent increase in Republican voters means Collin County won't be turning blue anytime soon.
Dallas County's traditionally strong Democratic base appeared to respond to that competition, with turnout increasing 89 percent from 2014. Republican turnout decreased 6 percent. The jump in Collin County, which votes for more conservative candidates, is even greater — the number of Democratic ...
The Dallas Morning News reports to outsiders, it's nothing special — just a mowed-down path where Shannon Blake and her kids run. But it's here — running along this piece of dirt — where Blake finds peace. Before the Blakes moved to unincorporated Collin County less than two years ago, they lived in a ...
MOW and VNA serve seniors and residents with disabilities across Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County and other communities across north Texas. Through this partnership, Colleen Casey, manager of personal mobility and Toyota Social Innovation, said this was Toyota's chance “to cross beyond ...
My opponent lives in Dallas County, not Collin County. I believe it is critical to elect a conservative from the community in order to ensure that Collin County—Texas' sixth-largest county by population—doesn't become the largest county without a state senator living here to fight for lower property taxes, end ...
Richardson police responding to a disturbance on Feb. 7 found themselves caught in an ambush with a man armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, according to newly released documents in the fatal shooting of a veteran Richardson officer and another man at an apartment complex. "It looked like he ...
Texas storms affected more Allstate insured homes in Collin County than any other part of the state over the past ten years. Allstate tallied the top 25 Texas counties affected by severe weather, identifying areas with highest number of wind- and hail-related property damage claims from 2007 through 2017.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — As severe spring weather approaches, Allstate is releasing its list of “stormiest” Texas counties of the last 10 years. It's probably no surprise that the two counties that top the list are in North Texas. Allstate says wind and hail storms affected more Allstate insured homes in Collin County ...
Before the Blakes moved to unincorporated Collin County less than two years ago , they lived in a typical two-story, suburban Frisco home. ... possibly cutting through their property as the Texas Department of Transportation works to tackle the traffic gridlock that comes with explosive growth in the county.

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A school bus was involved in a crash in Collin County Friday afternoon, police said. (Published Friday, Feb. 16, 2018). A school bus was involved in a crash in Collin County Friday afternoon, police said. The crash happened at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 982 and Primrose Path in Princeton.
Collin County ranked among the healthiest in the United States, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on Monday. The county, with McKinney as the county seat, ranked No. 68 on the nationwide list. The rankings, compiled in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, present a list of ...
Deputy Jason Lawson of the Collin County Sheriff's Department knew something had to be done when he realized there was no official way of helping a fellow coworker in a time of need. In early 2017 Lawson took a firm interest in starting a fund for sheriff's employees. It's something he first did in his home ...
This is no small deal for what opponents of capital punishment like to call "the Texas death machine" and "the nation's busiest death chamber." Mercy towards heinous criminals is not a quality that gets a lot of political traction in this state. Thomas Bartlett Whitaker's crime was certainly a terrible one. In 2003 ...
... TX — North and southbound lanes of a major interstate are closed in the Collin County town of Melissa after a crash involving an overturned 18-wheeler. US Highway 75 was shut down before noon Thursday and is expected to remain closed until the evening hours. A spokesman for the Collin County ...
Going, going, gone: Booming Collin County growth means rural areas won't be 'farmland forever' .... of U.S. Highway 380 showed a freeway possibly cutting through their property as the Texas Department of Transportation works to tackle the traffic gridlock that comes with explosive growth in the county.
Political experts attribute much of Texas' increased voter turnout as a reaction to the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, as well as the state's eight ... Collin County had 330 people vote in the Democratic primary on the first day of early voting in 2014 compared to 1,021 on Tuesday, a 209 percent ...
The Collin County Sheriff's Office and The Plano Police Department arrested 41-year-old Alejandro Alvarez on a charge of possession of child pornography. Officials with the Collin County Sheriff's Department and Plano Police Department executed a search warrant at Alvarez's Anna home on Feb. 8.
This year, Texas has the earliest primaries in the country. “It is important to vote in all elections. Primary elections determine which major party candidates will be placed on the November general election ballot,” Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said. “The ballot includes federal, state and ...
Closer to Fort Worth, the impact of the move and the 50,000 new jobs Amazon is expected to bring to wherever it moves would be minimal in Northeast Texas counties like Collin, Grayson, and Fannin. But if Amazon comes north — and most signs point to HQ2 landing in the Collin County city of Plano, ...
Voters in the Collin County town of New Hope could become the first in Texas to elect a transgender mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Herbst was appointed Mayor nearly two years ago, and now Mayor Jess Herbst is running for the office in her own right. “I would like to actually be able to say that they elected me ...
MELISSA, Texas - There is confusion and some crashes in Collin County as construction led to lane changes where two highways intersect in Melissa. The lanes were adjusted about two weeks ago at the Highway 121 and Highway 5 interchange just east of Central Expressway. The stretch of highway has ...
... Reports Four New Flu-Related Deaths. NBC 5 News. The Collin County Health Department confirms Tuesday four additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county. The deaths bring the total number of people with flu-related deaths in the county to 10 and raises the North Texas total number ...
For a couple years, McKinney officials have talked about a bike-share program. Carrollton city leaders are considering it, too. What they eventually decide is still up in the air. But officials in both cities are proceeding with caution after seeing dozens of the ubiquitous bikes lined up on downtown Dallas street ...
It's a bit of a mystery how a snowy owl found its way south to North Texas this time of year. The majestic, white-feathered bird with beady yellow eyes was supposed to be in the Alaskan or Canadian Arctic, feasting on rodents like voles and lemmings in the treeless tundra. "They're not suppose to be here at ...
COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The deadly flu season continues in North Texas. The Collin County Health Department reported six deaths related to the illness this season Thursday. Officials with the department said the deaths are all adults but haven't released ages or if they had any prior health ...
McKinney Police said it could write hundreds of tickets a day, but it would rather people just know and stop doing it. "I just want the public's help because we can't solve this by ourselves," said Baxter. You may call it growing pains. The population has exploded in Collin County, but it's still crossing the line.
A seven-year-old Texas boy has died after his father's girlfriend allegedly opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two other children, police said. ... Jail records show that Craig was transferred from Collin County, where McKinney is located, back to Hunt County, where Greenville is located, ...
It comes on the heels of an announcement from the Texas Department of Transportation that it will present plans to widen Parker Road from two to four lanes and eventually six. The project encompasses a three-mile stretch of Parker Road to reconstruct and widen it from east of Lavon Parkway to Brown ...
Political controversies at the national level are spurring more people to get involved, particularly at the local level, said Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. Population growth also plays a role, with people from more Democratic-leaning areas like ...
FAIRVIEW, Texas (CBS11) – Videos obtained by CBS11 show hundreds of customers at a Collin County department store may have unknowingly been subjected to illegal searches. Some of those customers are outraged and demanding answers from a Dillard's department store as well as Fairview Police ...
His mother, Dr. Sherry Schumann, was athletic director at Collin County Community College in McKinney, Texas. His father Eric was a safety at Alabama under Bear Bryant from 1973-77 and was a college defensive coordinator with coaching stops at eight different schools, including UAB, Tulane, SMU and ...
Moore said her goals include leading the office in continuing to build client relationships in Collin County and also building camaraderie among the lawyers and staff in the office. She said the office, which launched with 11 lawyers, has grown to about 40. It is located in Frisco. Coming off a year as chair of ...
CELINA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A barn and home in rural Collin County burned to the ground Wednesday evening after firefighters ran out of water, according to the Celina Fire Department. Celina, Prosper and McKinney were among the fire department that had crews bring in water and try to battle the ...
Portions of Texoma received a reprieve from drought conditions following a wet and cold end to 2017, the Texas Water Development Board said Tuesday in its weekly water report. ... Neighboring Collin County saw similar improvement, with conditions described as “abnormally dry” in the latest report.
A driver who says she was distracted by her cat crashed into a guardrail, which caused two other wrecks involving a jack-knifed semi near Rhome in Collin County, authorities said. The woman (and her cat) were headed northbound U.S. Highway 287 near Farm-to-Market road 407 at about midnight when ...
A family has been displaced after a large fire destroyed a house and a barn Wednesday evening in rural Collin County. The fire began in the barn on the 8000 block of ... Both structures were a total loss. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and the Collin County Fire Marshal's Office will investigate.
GREENVILLE, Texas - Police in Greenville, northeast of Dallas, want to find a woman they believe is connected to last week's murder of a 7-year-old boy. Patricia Silva-Sullivan is wanted ... Craig was transferred from Collin County back to Hunt County by Friday afternoon. Castillo was being held in Collin ...
ALLEN, Texas - A dad in Collin County turned his backyard into a winter wonderland since Mother Nature couldn't deliver it. Jeramy Melchiorre took matters into his own hands after his family asked for snow. “The boys asked me for a white Christmas and I delivered a week late,” he explained,” When I woke ...
But, as these businesses drive the population growth in North Texas, community leaders must also be cognizant of the resultant demand for other ... and the local businesses in Collin County, the college will also partner with businesses to meet the continuing education needs of their existing workforce.
Police in McKinney arrested a woman early Friday in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend's 7-year-old son in Greenville, Texas, authorities said. Greenville police answered a disturbance call at 4:48 p.m. Thursday in the 4200 block of Pickett Street, but when they arrived, police didn't find anything going on, ...
Special prosecutors Nicole DeBorde, Brian Wice (center) and Kent Schaffer leave the Collin County courthouse in 2015. Should the court decide against paying the special prosecutors, the three Houston-level attorneys have threatened to quit the case. That would cause prosecution of the more than ...


 

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