News archive from 6 June 2014

Frisco students win trip to D.C. to learn about politics

Two Frisco students won the two local spots in the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., in June. Liberty High School junior Aarushi Aggarwal and Wakeland High School junior Sahara Khan will represent CoServ Electric on the...

 

Blood drive at Vista Ridge Mall features deals for Rangers fans

A Texas Rangers item and a ticket voucher for a future Rangers baseball game are being offered to people who participate in a Carter BloodCare blood drive Saturday and Sunday. The drive is part of Carter Blood-Care’s Great Partners program. The drive...

 

Priority-setting session will include Flower Mound Town Hall project

The Flower Mound Town Council will meet Friday for a strategic planning session to discuss recent achievements and to prioritize goals. The main agenda items include results of a residents survey, costs of building a new town hall and the pros and...

 

Tickets available for home and garden tour in McKinney

Homes and gardens in Tucker Hill, Stonebridge Estates and the historic district will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14 as part of the McKinney Garden Club’s tour. Homes include a 1930s cottage with wraparound porches, a 1920s Southern...

 

Plano calls for neighbors to conserve water

PLANO — Outside of Plano’s Environmental Education Center, surrounded by drought-resistant plants covered in colorful blooms, city officials Wednesday laid out an austere water conservation plan that not only stretches the current supply but “banks”...

 

Handful of Cityplace neighbors learn more about Sam’s Club plan

There were nearly as many Trammell Crow Co. representatives as residents at a meeting hosted by the developer Thursday about controversial plans for a Sam’s Club near Cityplace. Fewer than a dozen residents, most who oppose the development, attended...

 

$1.2 million fix sought for shoddy stretch of White Rock Lake trail

Cracked, crumbling and far too narrow, a mile or so of trail on the east side of White Rock Lake has been described as perhaps the worst segment in Dallas’ hike-and-bike system. But that battered stretch — from the pedestrian bridge over the northern...

 

New Irving city manager comes at a discount

By one council member’s estimate, Irving got nearly a half-off deal on its latest city manager. The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to hire Surprise, Ariz., City Manager Chris Hillman. He will replace Tommy Gonzalez, who stepped down in...

 
Jeff Seidel: The mystery Yooper Perry Martin and his horse of destiny Calfornia Chrome

Jeff Seidel: The mystery Yooper Perry Martin and his horse of destiny Calfornia Chrome

The phone rang and a man answered. “Hello,” I said. “I'm trying to reach Perry Martin.” Martin is the quiet, media-avoiding, transplanted Yooper, who graduated from Michigan Tech and co-owns California Chrome, a horse that will race in the Belmont...

 
NBA Finals: Spurs beat the Heat 110-95 as LeBron James cramps up

NBA Finals: Spurs beat the Heat 110-95 as LeBron James cramps up

The Spurs beat the Heat. Miami couldn't beat the heat. And there was the story of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. With LeBron James unable to play in the final 3:59 because of cramps, and on a night where an air conditioning failure inside San Antonio's...

 
Jeff Seidel: Based on 3 weeks, Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy will succeed as exec

Jeff Seidel: Based on 3 weeks, Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy will succeed as exec

When Stan Van Gundy took over as Pistons coach and president of basketball operations, he jumped aboard a sinking ship. The Pistons have lost 50 or more games in four of the past five seasons. But over the past few weeks, Van Gundy has tried to patch...

 
Titus Young still being treated in medical facility, case delayed

Titus Young still being treated in medical facility, case delayed

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. - Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, who is facing four felonies and seven other criminal charges, remains in a Los Angeles-area medical facility and is receiving treatment for an undisclosed condition, his lawyer...

 
Tigers' first-round draft pick Derek Hill batted questions away to rise up draft board

Tigers' first-round draft pick Derek Hill batted questions away to rise up draft board

Elk Grove (Calif.) center fielder Derek Hill answered a big question about his game during his senior season and it helped him shoot up the draft board, according to his high school coach. The Tigers selected Hill with the 23rd overall pick in...

 
Kings 3, Rangers 2 (OT): Former Plymouth Whaler Justin Williams lifts L.A. in Stanley Cup Game 1

Kings 3, Rangers 2 (OT): Former Plymouth Whaler Justin Williams lifts L.A. in Stanley Cup Game 1

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles' Justin Williams, a former Plymouth Whalers star, scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, giving the Kings a 2-1 home win over the New York Rangers, 3-2, in Wednesday's opening game of the NHL's Stanley Cup...

 
Flip Saunders will coach Timberwolves after almost(?) landing Tom Izzo

Flip Saunders will coach Timberwolves after almost(?) landing Tom Izzo

MINNEAPOLIS - Former Detroit Pistons coach Flip Saunders is moving down from the front office to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the team's coaching search was complicated by Kevin Love's uncertain future in Minnesota, the Timberwolves decided...

 

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