Collin County

Northeast Gateway
2:39 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Toll road opponents plan 'Super Tuesday'

The map published by Texas Turnpike Corp. shows only possible routes.
North Central Texas Council of Governments

Opponents of a proposed toll road between Greenville and far northeastern Dallas County plan to present their objections to elected officials throughout the area on Tuesday.

The activist group Texans United for Reform and Freedom (TURF) plans to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on Tue. Oct. 14 in front of the Hunt County Auxiliary Courtroom at 2700 Johnson St. in Greenville. TURF also plans to make its case during the Hunt County Commissioners Court meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. at that same location.

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Blacklands Corridor
4:03 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Meeting attendees reject 'Northeast Gateway' toll road

Activists present anti-toll road literature and petitions to vistors at the Sept. 22 public meeting in Rockwall.
Mark Haslett

The latest in a series of public meetings presenting the possibility of a new toll road in the region was held in Rockwall last night. KETR’s Mark Haslett reports.

Audio transcript

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Hunt County
8:04 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Sheriff’s office investigating details in shooting death

Credit jrn.com

An already violent summer in Hunt County has become even more tragic, with yet another shooting death reportedly having occurred in the county.

The Hunt and Collin county sheriff’s offices are involved in the investigation into the death of Oscar “Junior” Ovalle of Plano. Ovalle, 20, was reported to have been shot in the head Sunday morning at a residence near the Hunt/Collin county line, and died later at a hospital in McKinney.

 

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the circumstances behind the shooting were still being ironed out as of Thursday night.

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Severe weather
6:33 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Tornadoes, hail rake region; four injured

KETR

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.

Thousands of homes and businesses lost electrical service during the storms. Flooding followed the storms.

Northern Hunt County was hit hard, with significant damage between U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 34 north of Greenville.

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Blacklands Corridor
4:29 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Wylie-Lavon bottleneck might require new highway

Texas Highway 78 is already near capacity with existing traffic.
Google Maps

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.

The North Central Texas Regional Council of Governments Transportation Division 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.

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Blacklands Corridor
6:43 am
Fri March 21, 2014

'Non-toll' road possible from Greenville to SE Collin Co.

North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Director Michael Morris
Mark Haslett

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.

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Weather
9:38 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday

Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect
Credit Daniel Starks / KETR

The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.

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.

Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.

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Voter Guide 2013: Eastern Collin Co.
11:48 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Josephine, Lowry Crossing face alcohol-sales question

Josephine water tower
City of Josephine

The eastern Collin County communities of Josephine and Lowry Crossing will decide whether to legalize alcohol sales in the May 11 election.

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Collin County
12:49 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Public transit rolling toward Princeton, Farmersville

One of the three service zones is centered around U.S. Hwy. 380 east of McKinney.
tapsbus.com

Communities in eastern Collin County will soon have some public transportation options for getting into McKinney or elsewhere in the area.

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Transportation bill moving through legislature

NPR

A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:27 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Planners: 'Blacklands Corridor' needs study

The proposed toll road would follow the route of the old railroad line, which borders many homes in western Hunt County.
Mark Haslett

Northeast Texas communities, interested in the fate of the "Blacklands Corridor," await today's revision of the regional transportation plan.

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Greenville-Lavon Road
11:01 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Toll road developer to speak in Commerce

Neal Barker of Public Werks, Inc.
Public Werks, Inc.

The next round in the public conversation about the Greenville-Lavon road will occur in Commerce.

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