Senator Ted Cruz draws full house in #PlanoTX @tedcruz @collingop

Senator Ted Cruz said Democrats are so angry that they would crawl over broken glass to vote in the general election and Republicans better prepare to get out their vote.

Plano voters from age 6 to 80 turned out on Saturday afternoon when the Texas Senator stopped by Plano. The highlight of the gathering was a hard-hitting question by a 12-year-old Plano resident who wanted to know what could be done to keep the growing national debt from impacting his and future generations.

Cruz said Republicans have to fight four battles to win in November.

* Tax reform so Americans can keep more of their own money

* Reform regulations to get the burden off people who create jobs

* Health insurance reform to eliminate the fine on those who can’t afford the high premiums

* Judicial reform to confirm more judges and support local law enforcement

Cruz also spoke on how more needs to be done to help families pay for college.

And, Cruz shared a high-five with the 12-year-old who asked him about the debt.

The audience included a big turnout of under 40 voters and many first generation immigrants.

“We need to be a nation that celebrates legal immigration,” Ted Cruz, who said he is pushing for more skills-based system of immigration.

“When you come here, you come here to be an American,” Cruz said, saying America is a melting pot and groups should not be pitted against each other.

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Afterward, the Senator spent time individually greeting an energized group of Plano residents and elected officials.

Cruz quotes:

On his time at Harvard Law: “My father refers to that as when I did missionary work.”

On gun control: “We must protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans” and said the Cruz-Grassley bill would have kept a recent shooter from buying a gun.


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Plano TX: Unfiltered Senator Ted Cruz on tax reform @tedcruz @collinGOP


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Running: Prosper Eagle 5K – March 24

The Prosper Eagle 5K and one-mile fun run will start at Lorene Rogers Middle School at 1001 Coit Road in Prosper, Texas, 75078 at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24.

The community event raises money for the Rogers Parent – Teachers Organization.

The event runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 24. Plan to arrive early.

To enter, run to


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Cheryl Williams picks up endorsement

Early voting begins next week. Vote for the candidate of your choice.

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Lone Star advances with 71-41 area playoff victory

Frisco Lone Star moves on to the next round in the state girls basketball playoffs after beating Sulphur Springs, 71-41, in Rockwall on Thursday night. Lone Star is now 33-4.


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Frisco Lone Star standing tall

Kayla Richardson is a big reason Frisco Lone Star is 32-4 and went unbeaten in District 13-5A going into basketball playoffs. Lone Star takes on Sulphur Springs at Rockwall on Thursday night.

Photo shared by Frisco ISD Sports. shares local news and sports.

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‘Concert for George’ Harrison on Feb. 27 at Angelika in Plano TX

The Angelika in Plano will honor George Harrison’s 75th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Shops of Legacy at 7205 Bishop Road 75024.

The Concert for George runs from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center.

(George Harrison was born on Feb. 25 in 1943 at Liverpool in England)


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Law and Order

Rule of Law: ⚖️ Jennifer Edgeworth and Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner made time for a snap shot during their day.

The courts and sheriff’s office are known for being efficient.

Early voting begins Feb. 20. 🗽

Vote for the candidates of your choice. Election Day is March 6.

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Collin College working to keep up with population growth as more and more families move into North Texas

Susan Fletcher shared this photo of Collin College President Neil Matkin as he addressed the need for college education for a growing population in North Texas.

Thanks to Susan Hayes Fletcher for sharing.

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Prosper Citizen’s Police Academy

The Prosper Citizen’s Police Academy will welcome approved applicants at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at 101 S. Main St. in Prosper, Texas 75078.

To apply for the Prosper Police Academy, please email

The Thursday night event is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m.


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