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Sports Leagues for Adults in McKinney

  Being an adult no longer means you have to put away the bats and balls and confine your athleticism to surfing the big screen TV. Plenty of McKinney residents...
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Cool, Funky and Fun on the Square

A thriving McKinney is becoming cool, funky and fun. The square now hosts three new and unique businesses worth checking out: one that takes you around the world; one...
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North Texas Job Corps: Changing Lives Every Day

On the sprawling North Texas Job Corps campus in McKinney, young lives have been changing for the better for almost 50 years. Here students can live, earn a GED...
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All in The Family: Family Owned Businesses Enjoy Success in McKinney

Many of McKinney’s most successful places to shop, dine and receive services are businesses that have quietly staked their territory and cared for customers for decades. Some are from...
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Boxing Offers Killer Calorie Burn

A petite, trim woman raises her gloves and begins pounding a heavy bag. It’s almost as big as she is, and it takes a wallop to move it –...
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Lacrosse: A Game of Constant Motion Grows in Popularity in McKinney

Combining the tenacity of a contact sport with the dexterity of a racquet sport, lacrosse is perhaps the fastest game on two feet. Its appeal in McKinney is equally swift;...
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McKinney’s East Side Enjoys Ongoing Revitalization

Manhattan has its hip and trendy Soho, and Miami has Sobe. Now add McKinney to the list of communities establishing its own edgy corner of the globe as it...
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McKinney’s Terrific Kids: Kiwanis Club and Elementary Schools Team Up to Promote Education

The McKinney Kiwanis Club and several McKinney elementary schools have teamed up for the past seven years to promote reading, attendance and academic excellence. What these local kids have achieved...
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McKinney Is a Mecca for Living Green and Eating Locally

When you shop for groceries, do you know where the food comes from? How much time would it take to figure that out? It takes just moments to learn a...
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Please Pass Daddy the Controller!

A peek into Michael Johnson’s office reveals that he’s not your father’s insurance agent. Prominently displayed in an alcove is a large TV with a Wii, one of the...
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Learning to Fly

  Some high school students in McKinney who stare longingly out the classroom window definitely have their heads in the clouds – but not like you’d think. These deskbound are...
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Medical Center of McKinney’s Renovated NICU Offers Loving “Kangaroo” Care

The love and nurture parents provide to a newborn is the sustenance every child needs the moment it’s received into the family. But not all children make the quick...
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Unique Local Finds: These Businesses Exemplify McKinney’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

A quick trip around McKinney reveals the following unique local finds: Diggin’ It Just a moment – did the magical mystery tour bus just drop me off at Haight-Ashbury? It sure...
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McKinney’s Nightlife Rocks

Hank’s Texas Grill Mamas, not allowing your babies to grow up to be cowboys are why they visit Hank’s Texas Grill – to do a little catching up. Hank’s is...
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Master Gardener, Leadership Class Create Garden for Children

Absolute synergy: a leadership class; an overgrown community garden; a national day of helping others; and a master gardener with a vision. For 24 years, Leadership McKinney, a program of...
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