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  • Fire Station #9 will serve other communities in the northwest part of McKinney including the Summit View Lake and Heatherwood neighborhoods. The City of McKinney welcomes the community to attend the dedication ceremony January 31 and check out their newest fire station.
  • Riley is the first All-State Band member in the short, four-year history of Dodd City ISD's new band program.
  • Students from Lamar Consolidated ISD learn about erosion from watching the stream trailer. (photo courtesy of Long Acres Ranch)
  • Texas is perfect subject matter for both photographer and journalist. The book explores the land and people of this vast state of Texas: East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and pictures, the place that shapes a person that defines them as Texans. photo by Peter Brown
  • 1839 – birth of Paul Cézanne, French painter. Paul Cézanne (19 January 1839 – 22 October 1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne's often repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognizable. He used planes of color and small brushstrokes that build up to form complex fields. The paintings convey Cézanne's intense study of his subjects. Cézanne is said to have formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne "is the father of us all."
  • Michael Martin Murphey will be among dozens of featured performers at the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the nation's original cowboy poetry and music festival. (photo by Allen Rich)