Tag Archives: J.B. Blocker

Chorus auditions June 22 for Grades 3-12

Children, teens, boys and girls from across Collin County are invited to share their musical passion with the Children’s and Youth Choruses of Collin County. Opportunities are available for singers in grades 3-4; 5-7 and 8-12 to schedule an audition … Continue reading

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Sheriff Terry Box: ‘I’m not retiring’

By J.B. BLOCKER Sheriff Terry Box is not retiring! On a recent Facebook announcement, Terry let all his friends know before he made the public announcement. This sheriff is socially interactive! He has nothing to hide and regularly post food … Continue reading

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Cowboy Coffee

JB Blocker Romancing the Bean, A Series of Short StoriesBy J.B. BLOCKERThe Caffeine Cowboys By the time I met Tom Robinette, he was walking with a cane to help him bear the years he carried on those stooped shoulders. I … Continue reading

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A Texas love story

Reprinted with permission of the McKinney Courier-Gazette. For home newspaper delivery, contact 972-542-2631. Civic Duty, a call from above David Myers had a problem. There weren’t enough Valentines in the packet they had bought for his 4th grade class Valentines … Continue reading

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Phantom Haunted Village opens Friday

By J.B. BlockerThere was a huge turnout for the Phantom’s Haunt actors call at the Ghost Town at Storybook Ranch in McKinney. Eventually, 85 stayed for the full tour and a chance to be a part of a Halloween production … Continue reading

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A Storybook wedding for the Deputy Chief

By J.B. Blocker The first wedding since the reopening of Dry Gulch western village in the back 10 acres of Storybook Ranch in McKinney came together like magic.Mark down Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 was a historic night for many reasons. … Continue reading

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Thursday Night is Poker Night in McKinney

By J.B. Blocker, Viewpoint Are you looking for something fun and inexpensive to do? Look no further! The World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League (WPTAPL) is coming to McKinney, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at The Tokyo House.This … Continue reading

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Guitar players now have a sanctuary in McKinney

Guitar players now have a sanctuaryBy J.B. Blocker, ViewpointYou don’t have to die to go to Guitar Heaven!In the heart of Collin County lies Adriatica, a 45-acre Mediterranean village reproduction. Go to West Virginia and Stonebridge on the west side … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about computers

By J.B. Blocker Viewpoint Help me! I’ve got a virus!I called my daughter. I called my editor. I called a geek friend. Check that, I called several.They had their own viruses. What else did we have in common? We all … Continue reading

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McKinney EDC leader strong role model

By J.B. BLOCKERVIEWPOINT One brick at a time. As I listened to the NFL Hall of Famer’s personal story, I was drawn in to a common theme in #80’s life forces. Jerry lives with a huge fear. The fear of … Continue reading

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