Meet with Congressman Sam Johnson’s staff locally Oct. 1 during Mobile Office hours in Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) will host their monthly “Mobile Office Hours.” The Mobile Offices will be located in Plano East and West, McKinney, and Frisco. This is an effort to conveniently provide 3rd assistance by visiting different communities across North Texas. Appointments are not necessary.

Congressman Sam Johnson said: “It’s my privilege to serve the good folks of the Third District, and it is important to me that my staff and I be available to help constituents with their various needs whenever possible. I encourage people to visit on October 1, but if you are unable to make it, you are always welcome to contact my Plano office at 469-304-0382.”

Congressman Johnson’s staff can help with federal agency issues, such as:


Veterans Affairs (VA);

Home foreclosure;

Social Security; and

Internal Revenue Service.

In addition, Johnson’s staff can also:

Help with overseas adoptions;

Provide information regarding trips to Washington, D.C.;

Offer application guidance to a U.S. Service Academy;

Assist with Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) applications; and

Process requests to have American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol building.

Please be aware that Congressman Johnson is elected to serve in the legislative branch of our nation’s

federal government. He does not have jurisdiction to assist with the following:

• Agency decisions made in line with federal law or regulation;

• Problems with a state or local government agency – you must contact your state or local officials

for help regarding these issues;

• Judicial matters; and

• Private disputes. Examples of these issues are: Child Custody, Divorce, and Criminal Trials or


Please also be aware that, in order for Congressman Johnson’s staff to make inquiries on constituents’ behalf, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires a privacy release be signed before the agency is contacted. If District constituents with you are represented by counsel, their permission to assist with the case is also required. Make sure to bring all relevant documents so staff is able to help you as expediently as possible.

Mobile Office Times and Locations:

Plano East, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Avenue
Plano, Texas 75074

McKinney, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Collin College- Central Park Campus
2200 West University Drive
McKinney, Texas 75071

Plano West, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Christopher A. Parr Library

6200 Windhaven Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

Frisco, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center

6101 Frisco Square Boulevard
Frisco, Texas 75034

Q&A with Congressman Sam Johnson

Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy expands to Plano East

The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy, which launched in August, 2013, with 178 ninth and 10th grade students at Williams High School, has expanded to Plano East Senior High School. This fall, 39 students are continuing their journey as juniors at Plano East in the rigorous healthcare program as they prepare for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program.

The Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy is among three Academy Programs of Plano launched in August, 2013, following a multi-year research and review process led by the Plano ISD Board of Trustees’ appointed Academy Steering Committee. Additional programs include the Plano Academy High School and the IB World School at Plano East Senior High School.

The academy offers a rigorous academic program that prepares students for the demands of a four-year university or pre-med program. Opportunities include college credit, technical certificates, hands-on experience and mentorship from healthcare professionals. The academy expands the existing high school curriculum by offering unique health science-focused electives at Collin College. Workforce dual credit courses will be applied toward earning healthcare certificates.

When students graduate from the academy, they will be able to immediately begin working as a certified technician in several various medical fields. Students may also continue their education at a university or utilize their technical certificate to begin working while they are still in college, giving them a source of income and on the job work experience.

Currently, approximately 225 students are enrolled in the Plano ISD Health Sciences Academy. The Academy opened in the fall of 2013 at Williams High School with ninth and tenth grade students. The program expanded to Plano East Senior High School this fall for eleventh grade students and will expand to include twelfth grade students in the fall of 2015.

Collin County – Texas High School Football roundup

Brian Bearden’s Texas High School football quick hits

Scoring: Celina’s Cash Conder (11-99 rushing) scored from the 18, 35, 5 in 42-7 win over Melissa.

Farmersville’s Caleb Twyford scored three touchdowns vs. Kemp.

Frisco’s Austin Shaw caught two for 80 yards.

Frisco Centennial’s Connor Martin kicked field goals from 27 yards twice in a 41-7 win over Frisco.

Frisco Lone Star kicker Cameron Scott made seven extra points vs. Little Elm.

McKinney North’s Ronald Jones scored six touchdowns against Wylie East on runs of 3, 36, 38, 6, 59 and 50 yards.

PCA’s Eric Stevenson (13-46 yards) scored three touchdowns on bursts on 3, 3 and 2 yards

Plano West’s Soso Jamabo scored seven touchdowns in a 62-30 win over McKinney Boyd. His scoring runs came from 31, 2, 6, 10, 4, 68 and 1 yards out.

Plano West kicker Parker Davidson had 14 points vs. Boyd on 8 point-after-kicks and two field goals (37, 32 yards).

Princeton’s Julio Vasquez made two FG’s and three of point-after kicks.

The Colony’s Kendrick Johnson (8-139 rushing) scored on runs of 30, 39 and 50 yards vs. Frisco Independence.

Big plays: Allen’s Lee Morris caught a big fourth-quarter 13-yard scoring pass from Kyler Murray as Allen struck back for a 35-24 come-from-behind win over Flower Mound Marcus.

Farmersville’s Cole Anderson had a 40-yard fumble return in a 62-7 win over Kemp.

Frisco Centennial’s Riley Brasuell scored on an 80-yard pass play from Court Walker in a 41-7 win over Frisco. Walker also found Jackon Grimes open for a 41-yard scoring strike in the third quarter.

Lovejoy’s Kevin Davis had a 76-yard return in a 55-42 victory over Denison.

McKinney’s Donnie Porter recovered fumble in end zone in third quarter for a 17-13 lead over Wylie.

McKinney Boyd’s Brandon Bowling scored on a 61-yard pass play from Grant Restmeyer in high scoring matchup with Plano West.

McKinney North’s Ronald Jones, who averaged a first down every time he handled the football, scored on a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter against Wylie East for his sixth touchdown in the game. He had a 59-yard run in the third quarter for six points and a 37-27 lead.

Plano West’s Bennett Dubrow scored on a 57-yard TD pass from Robert Colmery (6-8-0, 114 yards) against Boyd.

Prosper’s Bailey Mack (4-86 yards receiving) scored on a 63-yard pass in 34-7 win over Sherman.

Wylie’s Carson Cook hauled in a 24-yard TD pass to Darius Carter in the fourth quarter in 27-24 win over McKinney.

Wylie East’s Justin Bailey scored on a 60-yard catch in the second quarter and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Eno Benjamin scored on a 48-yard pass from Braden Shewmake in the fourth quarter as East pulled ahead in a 49-46 win.

Rushing: Allen’s Kyler Murray averaged 4.7 per keeper, and David Feliciano averaged 4.3 yards rushing against Flower Mound Marcus.

Celina’s John Franklin scored on a 31-yard run and finished with 83 yards rushing on 11 tries vs. Melissa.

Farmersville’s Darrin Pennington averaged 10.5 yards a carry en route to 209 yards on 20 attempts in a 62-7 win over Kemp. Cole Anderson averaged 11.8 yards on four rushes.

Flower Mound Marcus’ Nathan Hopkins ran for 207 yards and two TD against Allen on 35 carries.

Frisco’s Paul Terry (4.9 yards rushing) ran 31 times for 154 yards and a TD vs. Centennial.

Frisco Centennial’s Anthony Pegues (17 for 184 yards) had one touchdown from 53 yards out vs. Frisco. Pegues gained 10.8 yards per carry.

Frisco Legacy Christian’s Chase Eisenmann had 173 yards rushing on 21 carries and two TD in 49-35 loss to Tyler Grace. Eisenmann caught four passes for 70 yards.

Lone Star’s Robert Hall averaged 7.4 yards rushing and scored on TD runs of 4, 8 and 16 yards in a 56-14 victory at Little Elm.

Lovejoy’s Chase Tucker (7.6) ran 13 times for 99 yards against Denison.

McKinney North’s Ronald Jones averaged 10.3 yards per carry on his way to 393 yards against Wylie East.

PCA’s Colin Whitaker ran 12 times for 113 yards, averaging 9.4 yards. DeOne Williams (6.3 yards) scored once. Ryne Carter (2-71 yards) scored from 38 yards away against TCA.

Plano’s Brandon Stephens ran for 271 yards on 25 carries and scored from 37, 70, 2 and 3 yards out in the Wildcats’ 35-13 victory over Flower Mound. Stephens also averaged 16.7 yards per catch with three for 50 yards. He even went 1 for 1 passing.

Plano’s Lopaka Yaro averaged 6.9 yards rushing vs. Flower Mound.

Plano West QB Robert Colmery averaged 7.9 yards on keepers for 126 yards.

Prosper’s Robert Mahone averaged 5.6 yards and ran for 81 yards and a 5-yard TD vs. Sherman.

Wylie East’s Enos Benjamin had 228 yards rushing on 28 attempts in a 49-46 win over McKinney North. He scored on runs of 4, 25, 27, 64 as well as the 48-yard pass play from Braden Shewmake with the outcome on the line in the fourth quarter.

Passing: Allen’s Kyler Murray (11-18-0) had no interceptions while passing for 218 yards and 3 TD against Flower Mound Marcus.

Anna’s Gage Scribner (5-14-1, 79 yards) had three TD strikes against Callisburg, connecting with Eric Jackson, Brandon Dossett and Barry Sims.

Farmersville’s Chase Hasker (12-14-0, 187 yards) threw for two touchdowns vs. Kemp. He also averaged more than five yards on keepers.

Frisco Legacy Christian’s Chase Moake (11-27-0) passed for 229 yards and two TD’s vs. Tyler Grace.

Lovejoy’s Bowman Sells (11-17-0) passed for 194 yards and two TD to beat Denison.

Frisco Lone Star’s Jason Shelley (12-15-0) passed for 222 yards and three touchdowns and had 78 yards and a pair of TD’s on a dozen quarterback keepers against Little Elm.

McKinney Boyd’s Grant Restmeyer (12-28-0, 308 yards) passed for three touchdowns against Plano West, including a 43-yard touchdown to Jacob Cantrell. Seth Washington (3-3) threw for 100 yards in reserve.

Melissa’s Taylor McGehee (8-21-1) passed for 132 yards and a TD against Celina.

Prestonwood Christian’s Ryan Cash (21-26-0) passed for two TD and 258 yards vs. Trinity Christian – Addison.

Princeton’s Colt Collins went 14-28-0 for 240 yards and two touchdowns in 27-14 win over Gainesville. Collins bolted for an 11-yard TD run in fourth quarter too.

Prosper’s Justin Kiedinger (12-16-1) passed for 154 yards and three TD in 34-7 victory over Sherman. Prosper’s QB ran 12 times for 5.6 yards.

Wylie East’s Braden Shewmake (12-21-2) threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns vs. McKinney North.

Receiving: Allen’s Jalen Guyton caught eight for 180 yards vs. Flower Mound Marcus.

Farmersville’s Cole Anderson had four catches for 84 yards against Kemp.

Frisco Lone Star’s Michael Johnson caught two passes for 93 yards vs. Little Elm. Jordan Jones had two for 65 yards and two touchdowns from the Lobos’ 49 and 20 on passes from Jason Shelley.

Lovejoy’s Steven Prudhome had 113 yards receiving vs. Denison.

Melissa’s Christian Norton had 106 yards receiving on three catches, including a 73-yard TD vs. Celina.

Prestonwood’s Michael Irvin caught nine passes for 97 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter against TCA-Addison.

PCA’s Collin Whitaker had a key scoring catch from 23 yards out.

Princeton’s Zach Torres caught three passes for 103 yards with a 24-yard scoring catch in the first quarter against Gainesville.

Prosper’s Bailey Mack had four catches for 86 yards vs. Sherman.

Texas High School Football Results

Allen 35, Flower Mound Marcus 24

Bishop Dunne 47, John Paul II 0

Callisburg 48, Anna 28

Celina 43, Melissa 7

Denton 50, Chisholm Trail 14

Denton Guyer 40, Keller 33

Farmersville 62, Kemp 7

Frisco Centennial 41, Frisco 7

Frisco Lone Star 56, Little Elm 14

Frisco Wakeland 17, Frisco Liberty 3

Keller Central 37, Denton Ryan 29

Lewisville 38, Hebron 20

Lovejoy 55, Denison 42

Pilot Point 57, Bonham 14

Plano 35, Flower Mound 13

Plano West 62, McKinney Boyd 30

Prestonwood 56, TCA-Addison 13

Princeton 27, Gainesville 14

Prosper 34, Sherman 7

Wylie 27, McKinney 24

The Colony 56, Frisco Independence 2

Tyler Grace 49, Legacy Christian 35

Waco Reicher 35, McKinney Christian 13

Wylie East 49, McKinney North 46

OCT. 3 Football Games

Private Schools

John Paul II at Prestonwood Christian

Legacy Christian at Tyler All-Saints

McKinney Christian at Irving The Highlands

District 6-6A

McKinney Boyd at Plano East (Kimbrough Stadium)

Plano vs. Plano West (John Clark Stadium)

Flower Mound Marcus at Flower Mound

District 9-5A

Frisco vs. Heritage (Toyota Stadium)

Independence vs. Centennial (Memorial Stadium)

Lone Star at The Colony

Wakeland at Little Elm

District 10-5A

Denison at McKinney

McKinney North at Prosper

Sherman at Lovejoy

Wylie vs. Wylie East

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RoughRiders president is first from Frisco to be honored as Texas League Executive of the Year

Scott Sonju named Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year
Scott Sonju named Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year

Frisco RoughRiders team president and general manager Scott Sonju has been named the Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year for the 2014 season. This marks the first time a RoughRiders executive has been honored with the award since the franchise arrived in Frisco in 2003.

“This is a tremendous honor that I am humbled to receive,” Sonju said. “We have amazing fan support year after year and a great group of folks in the front office working behind the scenes to make sure that every experience at Dr Pepper Ballpark is a special one.”

For the 10th consecutive season, the RoughRiders led all 30 Double-A clubs in total and average attendance. Additionally, Sonju helped spearhead the creation of a new ownership group with Chuck Greenberg to purchase the franchise in a transaction that was finalized in late August.

The Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year was first awarded in 1965 and has honored club front office personnel every season since its inception.

“Scott is a wonderfully appropriate selection for the 2014 Bill Valentine Texas League Executive of the Year award,” said Texas League president Tom Kayser. “This past season he guided the RoughRiders to another very successful year, while also dealing with the complexities of the sale of the franchise. The RoughRiders have been one of the most entertaining options for local sports fans for many years, in large measure to Scott’s steady guidance and hard work.”

Sonju joined the RoughRiders in 2003 as a Senior Vice President and was elevated to his current position with the club in April of 2006. He is the son of Norm Sonju, who was the founding president and general manager of the Dallas Mavericks.

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