Collin County http://ketr.org en Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured http://ketr.org/post/tornadoes-hail-rake-region-four-injured <p>A severe weather system that struck Northeast Texas on the evening of April 3 resulted in several small tornadoes, along with high winds and large hail. Multiple structures were damaged and several injuries were reported throughout the region.</p><p>Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.</p><p>Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:33:37 +0000 Mark Haslett 51666 at http://ketr.org Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured Wylie-Lavon bottleneck might require new highway http://ketr.org/post/wylie-lavon-bottleneck-might-require-new-highway <p>While the prospect of a toll road along the old railroad corridor west of Greenville seems to have been left by the wayside, there’s little question that transportation development in the immediate area is on the way.</p><p>The <a href="http://nctcog.org/trans/corridor/blacklands.asp">North Central Texas Regional Council of Governments Transportation Division </a>isn’t publishing final recommendations until the end of 2014, but one-third of the way into its yearlong study of the Blacklands Corridor, some likely recommendations are becoming apparent.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:29:54 +0000 Mark Haslett 51027 at http://ketr.org Wylie-Lavon bottleneck might require new highway 'Non-toll' road possible from Greenville to SE Collin Co. http://ketr.org/post/non-toll-road-possible-greenville-se-collin-co <p>A big crowd filled the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville Thursday night, for the latest public meeting concerning plans to address future transportation issues along the Blacklands Corridor between Greenville and the Dallas area.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:43:57 +0000 Mark Haslett 50996 at http://ketr.org 'Non-toll' road possible from Greenville to SE Collin Co. Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday http://ketr.org/post/red-flag-warning-wind-advisory-effect-thursday <p>The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.</p><p></p><p> The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for these areas, including Collin County. This means that any fires that start will spread quickly and could threaten property and even life.</p><p>Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:38:18 +0000 Daniel Starks 49631 at http://ketr.org Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday Josephine, Lowry Crossing face alcohol-sales question http://ketr.org/post/josephine-lowry-crossing-face-alcohol-sales-question <p>The eastern Collin County communities of Josephine and Lowry Crossing will decide whether to legalize alcohol sales in the May 11 election. Wed, 08 May 2013 16:48:50 +0000 Mark Haslett 36855 at http://ketr.org Josephine, Lowry Crossing face alcohol-sales question Public transit rolling toward Princeton, Farmersville http://ketr.org/post/public-transit-rolling-toward-princeton-farmersville <p>Communities in eastern Collin County will soon have some public transportation options for getting into McKinney or elsewhere in the area. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:49:16 +0000 Mark Haslett 36324 at http://ketr.org Public transit rolling toward Princeton, Farmersville Transportation bill moving through legislature http://ketr.org/post/transportation-bill-moving-through-legislature <p>A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:00:29 +0000 Mark Haslett 36303 at http://ketr.org Transportation bill moving through legislature Planners: 'Blacklands corridor' needs study http://ketr.org/post/planners-blacklands-corridor-needs-study <p>Northeast Texas communities, interested in the fate of the "Blacklands Corridor," await today's revision of the regional transportation plan. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:27:51 +0000 Mark Haslett 35634 at http://ketr.org Planners: 'Blacklands corridor' needs study Toll road developer to speak in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/toll-road-developer-speak-commerce <p>The next round in the public conversation about the Greenville-Lavon road will occur in Commerce. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:15 +0000 Mark Haslett 32726 at http://ketr.org Toll road developer to speak in Commerce