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Holy Family School, 1997

"Manuela Ponce reads a story to students at Holy Family School in 1997. the non-profit, non denominational school was started in the 1950s as :a escuelita, the Little School, in Old McKinney's La Loma neighborhood."

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Committee, 1967

"Setting up the Cinco de Mayo celebration in 1967 at the east side community center; which is now the Samaritan Inn. Front row from left" Frank Garcia, W. B. Finney, Rudy Jimenez, next three unidentified, Joe Cavazos. Second row includes second from…

Cinco de Mayo Proclamation Signing, 1997

"Mayor John Gay signs a proclamation declaring May 3, 1997, the official day for McKinney's Cinco de Mayo celebration. With Mayor Gay are League of United Latin American Citizens members, from left: Leonard Gonzalez, president; Mike Pardon, second…

Dr. Geré Feltus

Dr. Geré Feltus made local history in 2021 as the first Black woman to be elected to serve on the McKinney City Council.

Dr. Feltus is an active citizen of McKinney where she has served on the Board of Directors for the McKinney Economic…

Mary Muriel Boals

Mary Muriel Boals moved to Frisco in 1942, at which time she began teaching English at Frisco High School. During this time, she was also sponsor of the senior class, which included being responsible for senior day activities and graduation.


Rebecca Egelston Caso

Rebecca Egelston Caso is a Plano real estate agent with over 25 years of community engagement.

She has received the Citizen of the Year and Distinguished Leader Award from the Plano Chamber of Commerce and was named to the Top Ten Women of Collin…

Helen Gibbard Hall

Helen Gibbard Hall served as a third-grade teacher at Fanny Finch Elementary School. After her retirement, she and her husband Capt. Roy Hall, wrote a book on the history of Collin County. After Roy's death in 1970, Helen continued to research local…

Dr. Myrtle Hightower

Dr. Myrtle Hightower worked in McKinney and Plano Independent School District for over 30 years as a teacher, counselor, and diversity counselor.

Throughout her career she established the districts first diversity committee and Martin Luther King,…