Star Local: McKinney Courier-Gazette Get a closer look at McKinney news, events, sports and schools. 10/19/2014 - 10:50 am | View Website
Notes on Sandburg's "Fog" Carl Sandburg's poem, "Fog," is among the few exceptions that mark Sandburg's break from free verse poetry. Fog", a mere six lines long, is written in verse-form and ... 10/18/2014 - 11:41 am | View Website
TPWD:Orphaned and Injured Animals Orphaned and Injured Animals ... Important! Statewide Rabies Quarantine Information! Every year, particularly during the spring and summer, hundreds of young wild ... 10/18/2014 - 10:37 am | View Website
Big Cat Killings, Big Cat Maulings, Big Cat Escapes Click to see the killings, maulings and escapes by big cats by total for each state for less detail, but numbers updated through 2013. See a list of all of the ... 10/18/2014 - 12:14 am | View Website
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A revolt over excessive testing is heating up in New York. Parents groups who've been "opting out" their kids from state tests have set a new goal to have 250,000 students boycott the next round of the exams - compared to 55,000 students who didn't take the standardized tests this year. More than 1 million students in grades 3-8 are scheduled to take the math and English tests when they’re offered next spring.
ARMONK - IBM plans to make a major business announcement Monday morning, according to a company statement issued late Sunday afternoon. The announcement will be made at 7 a.m., to be followed by the company's quarterly earnings conference call at 8 a.m. The company did not provide any details regarding the nature of the announcement, but IBM has reportedly been in talks for some time to 
NEW YORK — Some 34,500 people are now listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state under a less than 2-year-old law that is one of the nation's toughest concerning mental health and firearms, a news report Sunday found. Fewer than 300 of the people on the list had handgun permits, which would then have been revoked, according to The New York Times' report, based on records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request.
KINGSTON - The mid-Hudson’s long romance with rail travel was celebrated through a variety of coordinated events across the city, which turned Sunday into an unofficial “Train Day” in Kingston. Thousands of railroad buffs were all aboard with the idea. More than 1,000 of them converged on the Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show at the Andy Murphy Midtown Center.
CENTRAL VALLEY — “We support you and your girls,” said one sign."Your perspiration is our inspiration," said another. And this: “Finish the fight.” More than 525 teams comprised of nearly 3,500 participants took part in the 19th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – a noncompetitive 5K event – on Sunday morning at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.
Some remarkable things have been happening in public education here in the mid-Hudson. It’s true, districts remain underfunded and plenty of kids are still struggling with the learning standards, but at the same time important inroads are being made. NASA recently visited the region and is telling our kids to reach for the stars.