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The McKinney school district will hold its first game Thursday night at its new $69.9 million football stadium, despite large cracks found in the home and visitor concourses and the lower bowl wall.

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Construction on one of the country's most expensive high school football stadiums has been interrupted after cracks were discovered in the concrete. 

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Authorities say a North Texas high school was locked down after a student died from a self-inflicted gunshot.

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McKinney Boyd High Valedictorian Larissa Martinez went viral this month when she revealed her undocumented status in her graduation speech. The 19-year-old says her decision to talk wasn’t hers alone. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A McKinney Boyd graduate told fellow students she was an undocumented immigrant in her speech; Taylor Swift’s co-writer could help you with your songwriting this weekend; ride the Texas Star for free; and more.

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Early voting ended May 3 for a number of North Texas school board and bond elections. Here's a look at some of the items on Saturday's ballot.

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On May 7, McKinney voters will head to the polls to decide on a $220 million school district bond package. It includes plans for school upgrades, new technology and a 12,000-seat stadium and event center.

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North Texas aviation classes are reaching new heights as elementary students are studying flight science for the first time in the region. This soaring trend of classroom aviation can develop technology and math skills, and help launch careers.