Van Taylor, Texas State Senator, District 8


Cheryl Williams is a proven conservative leader. She is a dedicated and effective commissioner committed to serving her constituents. Cheryl is always engaged in the legislative process, but more importantly, Cheryl Williams is effective with legislators when it comes to promoting the best interests of Collin County’s taxpayers. – Van Taylor, Texas State Senator, District …

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Jail Passes Inspection for 30th Consecutive Year

Due to the fine work of many dedicated professionals, the Collin County Detention Center passed this year’s jail inspection for the 30th consecutive year. I commend the Collin County Sheriff’s Office for consistently performing so well in the Texas Commission on Jail Standards’ annual inspection. Please join me in congratulating Sheriff Jim Skinner, Deputy Chief Randy Clark, Jail …

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Road Construction in Wylie

In cooperation with the City of Wylie, and in communication with Wylie Independent School District, Collin County is scheduled to begin reconstruction work on East Stone Road, between Bennett Road and Beaver Creek Road, on May 11, 2017. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by May 26, 2017. East Stone Road will …

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Collin College Public Safety Training Center

Construction has officially begun for the Collin College Public Safety Training Center in McKinney. This project is a great example of local partnerships saving taxpayer dollars. While Allen voters approved $7.9 M for a firearms training facility in May of last year, the partnership with Collin College will result in an investment of only $4.6 …

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Allen Water Station Trail Loop

I was honored to be included in this special event. This a beautiful location and the City of Allen has done a great job enhancing the whole area. Article from Star Local Media: An historic Allen landmark has gotten its proper shrift. The city of Allen on Saturday performed a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the …

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Collin County Tops in Health Ranking

From Dallas Morning News: For the second straight year, Collin County ranks as the healthiest in Texas in a national report. The annual ranking, compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, aims to gauge whether health is influenced by factors beyond medical care, including housing, education, jobs …

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