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Hungrytown playing Feb. 26 in Allen TX

Allen TX – Enjoy folk tunes rearranged into a refreshing new style with Hungrytown. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, known as the duo Hungrytown, have a reputation of performing music with gorgeous vocal harmonies and compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional song. Although based in Vermont, the popular folk duo have a trans-Atlantic following with tours in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and the pair have appeared on several television shows including the hit series, “Portlandia.”

Never forget – Audie L. Murphy

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On Jan. 26, 1945, 2LT Audie L. Murphy was commanding B Company 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division in eastern France when his company “came under fierce attack by the Germans.

Against the onslaught of six Panzer tanks and 250 infantrymen, Audie Murphy ordered his men to fall back to better their defenses. Alone, he mounted an abandoned burning tank destroyer and, with a single machine gun, contested the enemy’s advance. Wounded in the leg during the heavy fire, Murphy remained there for nearly an hour, repelling the attack of German Soldiers on three sides, single-handedly killing 50 of them. His courageous performance stalled the German advance and allowed him to lead his men in the counterattack which ultimately drove the enemy from Holtzwihr.

For this, Farmersville’s Audie Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Photo courtesy of the 3rd Infantry Division

Plano’s Legally Blonde receives 5-Star Review

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The Opening Night audience gave Legally Blonde – The Musical a standing ovation, and Collin County Magazine gives the musical a Five-Star Review.

Jessica Ehling stars as Elle Woods, and she wins the hearts of the audience.

We won’t spoil the ending. Go see Legally Blonde – The Musical at the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center in the heart of the Plano Senior High School campus.

Look for super performances from the Delta Nu’s and Greek Chorus, Harvard Students, Ensemble and the Orchestra. … Fun parts to watch for at the Beauty Salon, Jail House, Court House, Department Store, restaurant, frat party and by the Planoettes, cheerleaders, band and color guard … just to name a few …

Surprises? Yes

Who is the mystery Delivery Guy?

Don’t mess with the Judge …

Is he or isn’t he?

… and don’t forget Bruiser – the showstopper – aka Elle’s dog.

Tickets remain on sale at Plano Senior High School Theatre #pshstheatre

Performances run through Sunday.

Order now – Weekend Shows are nearing a sellout

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U.S. 75 – SH 121 TRAFFIC ALERT: Parts of US 75 and SH 121 to close overnight in Melissa

COLLIN COUNTY – The northbound and southbound main lanes of US 75 will be closed tonight from Melissa Road to FM 543, in order for workers to install support beams for the Telephone Road bridge. Traffic will be rerouted onto the frontage road.

Once the first set of beams are installed and the US 75 main lanes are reopened, additional beams will be added to another span of the bridge, forcing the closure of the SH 121 direct connect, both north and southbound.

The closure is scheduled to run from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Electronic message boards will mark detours. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Attorney General case up for discussion at Commissioners Court

From Collin County Judge Keith Self: On Monday, the Commissioners Court will, for the first time, discuss in plenary session the invoices submitted by special prosecutors in the Attorney General case.

You may remember that we budgeted $100,000, three times the amount required in the rules written by the district judges for this type of reimbursement. The invoices submitted so far add up to $255,000, more than twice what we budgeted. And there is more to come. Much more.

The Commissioners Court will examine every option to protect our taxpayers.

The county administrator asked the district judges to come to Commissioners Court on Monday to help with the analysis of the invoices relative to the rules they promulgated. We will discuss the issue in executive session with our attorney, but any open discussion and possible votes will be held in public session.

We convene at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in the Jack Hatchell Administration Building, 2300 Bloomdale Rd. I suggest that you come early if you want a seat since this is certain to be a well-attended session.

I assure you that we will discuss the fees although they do not appear in the court packet online. All disbursements will be posted online after Commissioners Court approval.

More information about this situation can be found at the following links:

From the Dallas Morning News: http://bit.ly/1P0IQbr
From WFAA Channel 8: http://bit.ly/1kYuHDO

Texas Rangers Caravan FanFest rolls into Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco Jan. 30

#Rangers Caravan is coming to Frisco on Jan. 30 w/ @Bannyrooster28 and more in attendance http://atmilb.com/1U3ap84
The Texas #Rangers Caravan is coming to Frisco on Jan. 30 w/ @Bannyrooster28 and more

Frisco TX – The Texas Rangers Winter Caravan, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, 105.3 FM The Fan, ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Southwest, and TXA 21/KTVT 11, is returning to Dr Pepper Ballpark, the home of the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.

The three-week long tour that begins on Jan. 9 ends during its visit to Frisco’s Dr Pepper Ballpark. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Rangers players, collect autographs, and enjoy a day of festivities at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

The FanFest portion of the event will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. In addition to the yearly autograph session with select Rangers players (Noon-1 p.m.), this year will include a more dynamic family-friendly experience. Fans can play catch on the field and kids can run the bases of Dr Pepper Ballpark as well as enjoy inflatables, airbrush artists, and the Primrose and McAfee Playgrounds. Ballpark concessions will also be available for purchase. All FanFest events are subject to change pending weather.

The Riders Outpost, the RoughRiders team store, will be open during the event, with specials on select merchandise. Additionally, fans who wish to purchase ticket packages for the 2016 season may do so during the FanFest.

New this year as well is “Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch,” a private, ticketed event in the JCPenney Club from 10:30-11:45. For $50, fans can enjoy a private autograph session with the Rangers players in attendance AND a brunch featuring mimosas and bloody marys. Proceeds from ticket sales for the Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch will benefit the RoughRiders Foundation, which supports programs and organizations in the local community. Availability is extremely limited for this event; to purchase tickets, CLICK NOW.

Texas Rangers Winter Caravan

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30

10:30 a.m.: Dr Pepper Ballpark gates open to public

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Rangers Caravan VIP Autograph Session & Brunch (purchase tickets)

11:45 a.m.-Noon: Media availability with Rangers Players/coaches, RoughRiders execs

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: FanFest on the field and in the concourse (free and open to public)

Noon-1 p.m.: Autographs from select Rangers players (free and open to the public)

Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, Texas 75034

Select Texas Rangers players (to be announced), Deuce, Daisy, and more!

Season ticket packages and group and hospitality offerings for the 2016 season can be reserved by calling 972-731-9200 or emailing info@ridersbaseball.com. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public in March.

The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 11 seasons (2005-2015). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg and Scott Sonju.

The new ownership group has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements, from a completely new team identity to massive additions and upgrades to Dr Pepper Ballpark, including a giant new video board, sound system, sports bar, team store, improved food service and menu, and a complete overhaul of in-game entertainment.

The improvements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco “Best Ballpark Renovation” of 2015 by Ballpark Digest in the under $6 million category. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Elvis Andrus, Adrian Gonzalez and Ian Kinsler. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com

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