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Jobin Panicker


Plano, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jobin:

Former Frisco mayor dies at 102

Bob Warren served three terms as mayor of the town from 1989 to 1996. → Read More

Plano City Council to address short-term rental issues; members say all options on the table

"Our biggest concern is that it breaks the fabric of the neighborhood. It displaces a neighbor with a transient," said Bill France. → Read More

North Texas family shows forgiveness after man sentenced for killing father of 3 in DUI crash

Charles Brazil was a husband, father, church elder, and luxury realtor. He was killed in Plano in 2021 by a drunk driver. → Read More

McKinney Mayor: There's 'Significant Interest' From Major Airlines in Possible Commercial Airport Plans

"I'm an advocate [for the airport] and will remain an advocate and it will be dependent on the environmental assessment," said McKinney Mayor George Fuller. → Read More

Frisco residents and Universal meet Saturday to discuss proposed project

The city says Universal's proposed traffic count is 20% of what is predicted for the site. The city also says it's equivalent to having a Costco. → Read More

Long-term impact of North Texas ice storm seen in tree damage

When trees and big branches break, it opens the trees up to decay. Many trees are still feeling the effects of the 2021 February freeze. → Read More

Caught on Camera: Feral hogs roaming, destroying yards in McKinney; residents share concerns

While some neighbors say they've been around for about a year, the latest sightings have drawn a lot of attention because they've been caught on camera. → Read More

Anna ISD hopeful 4-day week helps with student achievement, teacher retention

"We really believe the level of education we are going to provide will supersede their concerns over time," said Anna ISD Superintendent Michael Comeaux said. → Read More

North Texas woman says she was run over by neighbor amid feud over trash, arrest made

"I can't believe any person would hop into a car and hit a person the way she hit me," the woman told WFAA. → Read More

'Why leave a good thing?': Dallas Parkland Hospital employee celebrates 50 years

Glenda Redd works in the radiology department at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. → Read More

Flight cancelations and delays mount, travel experts remind you to 'pack a good attitude'

According to FlightAware more than 8,000 domestic flights have been cancelled Friday and roughly 22,000 flights were delayed. → Read More

Fort Worth family says home rental scammers took money and threatened to hurt kids

"First I'm getting put out of a home and now I'm getting threatened of my life. What else could possibly happen?" Daija Washington said. → Read More

Black Friday to set off another record year, but more shoppers are spending fewer dollars in inflation year

Black Friday is generally the start of the holiday season. But a lot of retailers have already unveiled their holiday collections and savings as early as October. → Read More

Rental scam hits McKinney family hard as scammer pretends to be homeowner, collects rent

Within minutes of showing interest in a McKinney home, they got a call from someone claiming to be the owner. That call would cost them thousands of dollars. → Read More

Texas drought hurting Christmas trees, farmers to import out-of-state

Woody Woodruff of Kadee Tree Farm lost around a thousand trees due to the drought. Thankfully he has 28 acres and an out-of-state shipment coming mid-November. → Read More

Allen ISD proposals for attendance realignment could mean big changes at elementary schools

The elementary schools on the west side are "bursting at the seams" while some schools in the east are at 40% to 50% capacity. → Read More

'I want my baby back': Family in mourning after 6-year-old hit, killed by suspected drunk driver in Grand Prairie

"We do believe the driver was intoxicated. He was showing signs of intoxication at the scene," said officer Mark Beseda of Grand Prairie police. → Read More

British store in Grapevine helps people grieve queen's passing

"She was always in the background of everything that was English," said customer Larry Groebe. → Read More

Uvalde priest reflects on impact of school massacre: 'We're much more than the tragedy'

This is one tragedy this small city feels is too big to escape -- as hard as a local priest wants them to try. → Read More

Sales tax holiday draws families from out of state

Texas will have its Sales Tax Holiday between Aug. 5 through Aug. 7. → Read More