Expanded bike routes in Plano


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Election 2012: Ray Eckenrode on values

By Ray Eckenrode
My wife Megan and I have been blessed to grow up in the heart of Collin County. This is home.


We met in Junior High here, graduated High School here, and after returning from Texas Tech and A&M, respectively, we were married and are now raising three beautiful little girls here. This is home and it’s a great place to grow a family, build friendships, start a business, and “do life.” This community has provided us with faith, family, friends, and plenty of opportunities to serve.

Collin County is one of the most vibrant, growing counties in our State. I want to keep it that way. Our citizens deserve leaders who have the ability to understand current issues and the capacity to bring forward fiscally conservative ideas and initiatives. Our citizens deserve leaders who are open, transparent, and available. Quite simply, you deserve leaders who can truly lead.

I know how to get things done and have a strong and lengthy track record of leadership in our County. I value the people here. I value transportation – the ability to get in and around our county safely. I value safety. I value building partnerships to maximize Taxpayer’s dollars. I value a thriving business community that keeps our tax rate low and broadens options for work and free time.

I respectfully ask for your support and vote in the upcoming Republican Primary to allow me the privilege of representing the citizens of Collin County as the Precinct 3 County Commissioner.

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NBCDFW: Two arrested in killing of 15-year-old Wylie student

NBCDFW.com is reporting that police in Wylie arrested two 14-year-old boys for the killing of 15-year-old Wylie East High School freshman Nahum Martinez.
In a statement, Wylie Police said the investigation into the shooting led to the arrest of the two 14-year-olds. Both were taken into custody in the 400 block of Oxford Drive, near where Martinez’s body was found in the 600 block of Linden Ave. around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
Both boys are charged with murder.  Because of their age, the suspects’ names were not released. 
At Wylie East, Martinez ran cross country. 
A prayer vigil will be Saturday evening for Martinez.

April events

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April 1 – Fancy Nancy and Other Storybooks, musical revue at the
Eisemann Center, Richardson. 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $11 to $21. 972-744-4650.

April 1 – Arts in the Square, Frisco Square.
April 1-8 – Dallas Cup, FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco.


April 2 – “The Power and Passion of Johannes Brahms” with pianist Jeffrey Siegle’s Keyboard Conversations, 7:30 p.m. Eisemann Center.


April 3 – Destination College Workshop on strengthening college applications, Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free with pre-registration 972-377-1772.





April 4: Frisco RoughRiders host Texas Rangers at 2:05 Wednesday at Dr Pepper Ballpark. http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t540



April 5 – Courtyard Texas Music Series presents Ray Wylie Hubbard at Courtyard Theater in Plano, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19 to $25. 972-941-5610.


April 7 – Victorian Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt (8 and under) at Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano. 9 to 11 a.m. Tickets: $5 at the gate; $4 in advance. 972-881-0140.


April 12: Frisco RoughRiders home season opener.


April 13 to 15 – National Collegiate Table Tennis at Plano Sports Authority 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets: $5/day; $10 Tournament Pass with discount family passes also available. 972-941-5849


April 14 – City of Plano’s Learn 2 Live Green at The Shops at Legacy.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. 972-769-4391.



April 14 – ArtWalk, ChalkWalk, downtown McKinney, McKinney Main Street’s Arts in Bloom.
April 14 – Junior League’s Trinkets to Treasures Rummage Sale at Plano Centre on Spring Creek. 8 am. to 1 p.m. Tickets: $5 from 8 to 10 a.m. Under 12 free. Free admission after 10 a.m.

April 14 – Richardson Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season, Eisemann Center, Richardson, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19 to $74. 972-744-4650


April 14 – Concerts by the Creek presents “Briefcase Blues,” Watters Creek, Allen. 7 to 10 p.m. Free.




April 15 – Plano Community Band’s “Spring Pops,” Eisemann Center, Richardson. 2 p.m. Free.


April 21 – 9th Annual Collin County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale at Texas A&M Research & Extension Center, Dallas. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
972-548-4219.
April 21 – McKinney Education Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala at  Collin County Regional Airport, McKinney. 6 p.m. 469-742-6313
April 21 – Rover Dramawerks presents “One Day Only,” Courtyard Theater, Plano. 8 p.m. Tickets – $10 to $12. 972-849-0358.

April 22 – EdgeFest, FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco.


April 27 – Relay for Life Richardson/Plano, benefiting American Cancer Society, John Paul II High School, Plano. 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.


April 28 – “Glorious,” Allen Symphony Chorus at Allen High School Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25/adults; $20/seniors; $10/students. 972-359-0656


April 30 – Leadership Plano 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award Reception at Courtyard Theater, Plano, 5:30 p.m. Free. Registration  required. 972-424-7547 Ext. 231





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