West Nile virus cases reported in local area

West Nile virus cases reported in local area

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that the city of Richardson uses agent orange in mosquito adulticide sprays. The Mercury regrets this error. After a Richardson resident contracted an aggressive form of West Nile virus last month, the city’s health department officials ordered mosquito adulticide spraying...

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Plano councilman sues city over recall

Plano councilman sues city over recall

A Plano City Council member is suing the city and city secretary to stop a recall election to end his term early in November due to an Islamophobic Facebook post he shared in February. Tom Harrison filed suit against the city on June 19 in the Fifth Court of Appeals...

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Community holds vigil for Plano shooting victims

Community holds vigil for Plano shooting victims

Almost two weeks after a deadly mass shooting in Plano, community members organized a vigil to remember the nine victims’ lives. The event, held at the McCall Plaza in downtown Plano and hosted by the Junior League of Collin County, featured a candlelight ceremony and short speeches from community members....

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Five UTD alumni killed in mass shooting at Plano home

Five UTD alumni killed in mass shooting at Plano home

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. The original version of the article is included below. UTD alumni were killed in a home shooting last week, leaving nine dead and one injured. On Sept. 10, former student Spencer Hight killed Rion Morgan, an alumnus and employee...

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Religion mixes with politics on campaign trail

Religion mixes with politics on campaign trail

Plano church forum with presidential candidates highlights growing influence of Christianity on conservatives The church auditorium was filled with enthusiasm as the six presidential hopefuls strolled onto the stage. The audience looked forward to hearing about how religion plays a role in the candidates’ personal and political lives. On Oct....

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GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

On Oct. 18, 2015, Republican presidential candidates gathered for the North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church. Candidates in attendance included Carly Fiorina, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and former Governor Jeb Bush. The forum was facilitated by Jack Graham,...

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Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

So a couple weeks ago, I admitted that I’m a total coffee snob. The other thing I’m a complete sucker for is a super adorable coffee shop. When I was in Denton, that place was Art Six, which has since closed down but was a big part of my high...

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Alumna missing since August

Friends and family of UTD alumna Christina Morris gathered around Celebration Parkway in Allen on Sept. 18 for a candlelight vigil. The Plano resident has been missing for more than three weeks. Morris was reported missing on Sept. 4 after last being seen at the Shops of Legacy on Aug....

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