A vacant property between Farmersville and Lake Lavon is the site of a proposed Muslim cemtery.
Mark Haslett

A proposed Muslim cemetery between Farmersville and Lake Lavon has resulted in concern among locals. Media organizations from The Huffington Post to England’s Daily Mail have run stories on the issue. Currently, the permitting processed has been paused, while the City of Farmersville waits on a plat map of the project from the Islamic Association of Collin County.

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Daniel Louis White
Daniel Louis White

Daniel Louis White is one of several performers set to play at the the March 21 Jazz On Main Festival in Farmersville, the birthplace of jazz guitarist legend Herb Ellis.

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.

Murphy medal awarded at Farmersville ceremony

Oct 30, 2013
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Farmersville native and World War II veteran Audie Murphy was posthumously awarded the recently created Texas Legislative Medal of Honor during an Oct. 29 ceremony in Farmersville. Murphy enlisted in the Army at age 17 after Pearl Harbor and earned the U.S. Medal of Honor at age 20. Murphy also earned two Silver Stars and three Purple Hearts.

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

GREENVILLE - A Collin County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

GREENVILLE - A Collin County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery.

Collin County pleads not guilty to armed robbery

Dec 13, 2011

HUNT COUNTY - Nicholas Guy Teague, of Farmersville, entered the plea Monday to one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.