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Gov. Abbott Declares State of Disaster Following Protests in Honor of George Floyd

Gov. Abbott Declares State of Disaster Following Protests in Honor of George Floyd

For hours, the Saturday night protest in Dallas was peaceful. Protesters started outside police headquarters, where Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall was photographed looking down at them from a window.
Sam Johnson, Texas Congressman and War Hero, Dies at 89

Sam Johnson, Texas Congressman and War Hero, Dies at 89

In 2018, Congressman Sam Johnson could see the end of his 13th term of office and he made a decision. Johnson had lived in Plano ever since he and his wife of 65 years, Shirley, settled there in 1979, shortly after he retired from the Air Force.
The Rise and Fall of McKinney City Council Member La'Shadion Shemwell

The Rise and Fall of McKinney City Council Member La'Shadion Shemwell

Duly elected by his district, Council member La’Shadion Shemwell claims he’s doing his best to serve his community, but his troubled past has come back to haunt him. Now he’s facing McKinney voters’ wrath after more than 3,000 of them signed a petition to remove him from office.
Frisco Mayor on COVID-19, Reopening Texas, and What The Pandemic is Teaching Us

Frisco Mayor on COVID-19, Reopening Texas, and What The Pandemic is Teaching Us

In late March, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to take a toll on the country, Business Insider announced that a study had identified Frisco as the most recession-resistant city in the country.

Gov. Greg Abbott Reverses Course and Eliminates Jail Threat From His Executive Orders

To hell with it, Gov. Greg Abbott seemed to be saying when he announced Thursday that Texans can no longer be jailed for violating his COVID-19 orders.
Collin County Commissioners Discuss the State's Takeover of COVID-19 Outbreak

Collin County Commissioners Discuss the State's Takeover of COVID-19 Outbreak

Near the end of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders, the county commissioners gather in a nearly empty room at the Collin County courthouse.
In Denton County, the Battle for the Sheriff’s Seat Heats Up

In Denton County, the Battle for the Sheriff’s Seat Heats Up

The first time I met Benny Parkey in early 2015, he was dying.