Trout fishing derby Feb. 23 in McKinney

McKinney will host the annual Trout Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the East Pavilion at Towne Lake, 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway at U.S. 75. 

More than 4,000 rainbow trout will be stocked into Towne Lake for the derby. The event is open to the public and includes a free hot dog roast and refreshments. Casting clinics are available to all attendees.

Prizes will be awarded for the longest cast, heaviest stringer, biggest fish and smallest fish. There will be free hot dogs and drinks. All participants must provide their own pole and bait.

Adults must also have a fresh water fishing license.

Contact: 972-547-7480 for more information, or visit the City of McKinney website at McKinneyTexas.org. The main sponsors of the event this year are Texas Parks and Wildlife, Cabelas, Scooters’s Coffee and the City of McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department.
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Deputy Richard Fields, wife die in fire

LADONIA, Texas — KXII is reporting that authorities say a couple died in their Ladonia home early Sunday morning when it went up in flames. One of them is believed to be a local sheriff’s deputy.

Collin County Sheriff Terry Box says his deputy Richard Fields was the man killed in that house fire. Box says Fields has been with the department for years and has done a lot for the community. Fields also ran for Fannin County Sheriff in the last election.
The Collin County Deputies Association released this statement on Facebook. They say they are “Sad to report that one of our members has passed away. Collin County Deputy Sheriff Richard Fields and his wife lost their lives in their home last night”.
Sheriff Box also shared his grief.
“He was a great family person and a great friend to all. Everybody he came in contact with, he was a great friend and they all respect him a great deal,” Sheriff Box said.
Before 2:00 Sunday morning, authorities say a two-story home off FM 2990″ caught fire. George Robinson with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office says when they arrived on scene the house was fully engulfed.

Firefighters fought the blaze, but authorities say the home is a total loss.

Sheriff Donnie Foster says the bodies are being taken to the Collin County Medical Examiners office.
The Red Cross is assisting the family.

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