Saturday, September 10, 2016

Frisco TX spraying to battle mosquitoes starting at 10 p.m. Sunday

The City of Frisco will spray for mosquitoes Sept. 11 and 12 after receiving confirmation six mosquito pools tested ‘positive’ for West Nile virus (WNV). 

Weather permitting, on the first evening, spraying will start at 10 p.m. Sunday and continue through 4 a.m. Monday. Spraying will resume at 10 p.m. Monday (also weather permitting) and continue through 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The city contractor will treat targeted areas in the following neighborhoods by ground spraying:
The city contractor will use a utility task vehicle (UTV) or truck to target the following off-road locations:
Today’s confirmations bring the number of ‘positive’ mosquito pools in Frisco this summer to 42. No human cases are confirmed in Frisco.

Julie Stallcup, City of Frisco Environmental Health Supervisor, said: “As summer has progressed, we’ve seen an increase in the number of mosquitoes caught per trap as well as the number of positive mosquitoes in those traps. One bite from an infected mosquito increases your risk of getting sick. We encourage everyone to actively follow the four precautionary habits to help decrease your chances of being bitten by a mosquito.”

In accordance with its plan, Frisco began testing for mosquitoes May 1.
For more information on the city’s Mosquito Surveillance and Response Plan, visit Friscotexas.gov/Mosquitoes or contact the City of Frisco’s Health & Food Safety Division at 972-292-5304.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fort Worth man charged with aggravated robbery; Plano Police ask for assistance to identify other suspect

Plano Police are looking to identify at least one additional suspect related to a recent shooting incident. If you have information, please call Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 or the Plano Police Department Tip Line at 972-941-2148.

Plano Police: Kenneth Cash
Plano Police report that a 30-year old male from Fort Worth was arrested Sept. 1 in connection with this shooting incident. Kenneth Demarcus Cash has been charged with Aggravated Robbery – Causes Serious Bodily Injury, and is currently in the custody of the United States Marshals pending federal charges.

This arrest was made after a collaborative investigation with the Plano Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

What happened? Officers were dispatched to a shooting incident in the 6600 block of Briar Ridge Lane at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 1. Police said a report came in that a male resident had been shot by an unknown suspect.

Upon arrival, Police learned that the residents were asleep in their bedroom when they were awakened by two black males who demanded jewelry and cash. The husband resisted the suspect’s demands and was shot during the altercation. The suspects then fled.


The suspects were described as black males, 6 feet tall, in their late 20s to early 30s, with short hair, muscular body types. Each was wearing camouflage-patterned clothing, and camouflage-patterned handkerchiefs to cover their faces.

The husband was transported to a local-area hospital with non-life threatening injuries for treatment. 


Crime Stoppers tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a person with an active felony warrant or information that leads to a felony arrest and indictment.
Your call, webtip, email, or text is anonymous.


To contact Crime Stoppers, call 1-877-373-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online at Webtips, or by email, follow the links on the website ntcc.crimestoppers.com. You may also text your tip to “TIP197” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).

To be eligible for a reward, you must call Crime Stoppers.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

State Rep. Shaheen announces Student Leadership Advisory Council; students can apply now



I am excited to announce that I am now accepting applications for my Student Leadership Advisory Council. Students will receive first-hand access to the legislative process, including time at our State Capitol in Austin.  Students will also be given the opportunity to gain a better understanding of county, city and school district government and the importance of civic engagement. All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in public, private or homeschool are encouraged to apply. Below is a link to the application.
For more information please contact my district office at (469) 642-8708 or feel free to email us at Casey.Wright@house.texas.gov.

Warm regards,
Matt Shaheen
State Representative
Collin County - District 66
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3917 Malton Dr
Plano, TX 75025

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

SPCA of Texas rescues 14 dogs from cruelty

These dogs need your help. | Donate Now

SPCA of Texas
14 Dogs Rescued
from Cruelty in Kaufman County
Animals rescued by the SPCA of Texasplay  Watch Gwen's story to learn more about her rescue.
In July, the SPCA of Texas rescued 14 cruelly treated dogs from a property in Kaufman County. The dogs included ten adults and four puppies.
Most of the dogs were found tethered by heavy chains. Two of the puppies were living inside a feces-filled, urine soaked shed on the property. None of the dogs had access to proper food or water and only a few had dog houses to seek respite from the hot sun.
The dogs had several health issues, including hair loss, flea infestation, sores and other health problems. The flea infestations were so severe on Gwen that she required IV fluids and a blood transfusion.
These animals still need your help.

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These animals were recently awarded to the SPCA of Texas but they have a long road to recovery and will need your help. Please give today to help these precious animals receive the medical care they need to recover and find a forever home. This life-saving work would not be possible without your support.
Thank you for helping us provide every animal with exceptional care. Together, we’re the voice for animals that can’t speak for themselves!
Sincerely,
Signature of James Bias
James Bias, CAWA
SPCA of Texas President and CEO

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Crime: Anna Police say shots fired at drivers on Highway 5

Police say be alert for someone shooting at vehicles driving on Highway 5 through Anna, Texas. 

Police reporting drivers have been targeted along a tree line on Hwy. 5, which is east of U.S. 75.

Hwy. 5 is the main route through the fast-growing Collin County town north of Dallas and McKinney.


Alert police if you see or hear anything.


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Check out KVII TV report: Shots fired in Anna

WFAA TV: At least four drivers shot at on Anna highway


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This week in Frisco TX



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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Check out classic car calendar for Collin County TX

Take your ride to join other car fans around Collin County

Put these classic car events on your calendar and check them out
WEDNESDAYS
PLANO TX
Pep Boys Speed Shop in Plano TX hosts a gathering the last Wednesday of every month on "Hump Day" from 4-8 pm. Hot dogs. Location: 928 West Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75023. Contact: Contact Brian (BT) Thompson 972-422-7575 - speedshop0704@pepboys.com

THURSDAYS
ALLEN TX
Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stacy's Furniture parking lot at U.S. 75 and west on McDermott. Contact: Marcos Pena at 214-287-1645

McKINNEY TX
Gather at front of Kohls off U.S. 75 and Eldorado each Thursday at 8 p.m.

SATURDAYS

FAIRVIEW TX
The Morning Maniacs meet each Saturday at 8 a.m. near Whole Foods in Fairview TX on east side of U.S. 75 at 205 Stacy Road Fairview,Texas 75069.

McKINNEY TX
Car Guys & Gals gather for coffee at La Madeline restaurant west of U.S. 75 Central north of Eldorado at 8 a.m. every Saturday.

Second Saturday group meets at 7 p.m. Fuddruckers at 380 Towne Crossing between Taylor Burk Drive and University Drive - Hwy. 380 at 2025 N Central Expressway in McKinney TX.

The Downtown McKinney Morning Maniacs group drives up the for a 7:30 a.m. gathering on the last Saturday of each month On The Square. Contact Wendy Meagher at 972-832-6599 - wendy.meagher@att.net

PLANO
Cars and Coffee meets the first Saturday morning at 6800 Dallas Parkway, Plano TX

PRINCETON TX
'Chuz to Cruz' east on Hwy. 380 to Princeton TX to Belairs n Burgers at 133 W. Princeton Drive on the first Saturday night of the month. Contact Tom Hoyt - 214-533-0287

WYLIE TX
Wylie is wide away for Morning Coffee, Cars and Bikes at 8 a.m. on Saturdays at Meteor Hamburgers at 620 TX-78 #627, Wylie, TX between Brown and Marble Streets. Contact: Scott Belshe - Scott.Belshe@gmail.com

On the last Saturday, car enthusiasts meet at 3 p.m. in the sHome Depot parking lot at 951 S Westgate, Wylie, TX off Hwy. 78.

To update this list or add your club, email collincountyheadlines@gmail.com



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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

State Rep. Matt Shaheen announces Texas Armed Services Scholarship; program now accepting applications

Matt Shaheen's office is accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program.

To honor service in our Nation's Armed Forces, I am excited to announce that I am accepting applications for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program for citizens in District 66 (West Plano and Far North Dallas).

This program was created by the Texas Legislature to encourage military service through Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Texas colleges and is open to Texas high school students who meet a high level of academic achievement. You can download an application at the following address under the "Media" tab on the bottom of the website: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=66

Feel free to call my Capitol office with any questions at 512-463-0594. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 29. Below are the qualifications for the program:

The High School graduate must meet at least two of the following four academic criteria:
• Student is on track to graduate or graduated high school with the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
• A high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Must achieved a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23).
• Ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class.
An interested individual must first make the below commitment: 
1. Complete four years of Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) for college.
2. Graduate no later than six years after the date first enrolled.
3. After graduation, enter into:
      i. A four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
      ii. Contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
Once a candidate has met these requirements, they need to send our office the following:
a. Official High School transcript
b. Letters of Recommendation (3, one of those needs to be from your JROTC officer if applicable)
c. Resume
d. Brief Essay: Topic- "What does America mean to you?" (MLA Standard, 300 words min, 350 words max)
If awarded the scholarship and the commitments are not upheld, the grant will then be considered a loan and must be paid back. The way the grant will become a loan is if the student fails to:
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
• Fulfill any terms of the terms of the scholarship.
• Fulfill a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
• Contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
If selected:
a. Student will receive a "Notice of Selection" to turn into the Institution's financial aid office.
b. The financial aid office will certify your program eligibility to the Higher Education Coordinating Board. Because program eligibility requirements include that you be enrolled in the institution and in the ROTC program at that institution, the financial aid office cannot provide their eligibility certification before those two criteria are met.
c. Once the Higher Education Coordinating Board receives the institution's eligibility certification, you will receive an email requesting you to complete your Texas Armed Services Scholarship application online at www.hhloans.com.

It is an honor to represent you and your family in the Texas House of Representatives. Together we can ensure that we pass on a strong, secure and prosperous Texas to the next generation.

Regards,
Matt Shaheen
Texas State Representative
District 66 - Collin County
OUR NATION'S MOTTO: IN GOD WE TRUST

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Monday, June 13, 2016

North Texas Tollway Authority trustees meeting June 15


The North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors will conduct its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the boardroom of the NTTA Administrative Offices at 5900 W. Plano Parkway in Plano.

The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects in the north Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman Kenneth Barr; Vice Chairman Bill Moore; and Directors William D. Elliott, Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Mojy Haddad, John Mahalik, Michael Nowels, George “Tex” Quesada and Jane Willard.

NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Johnson counties and owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge and the Chisholm Trail Parkway. NTTA is able to raise capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.

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