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Garland ISD adopts budget, tax rate

Garland ISD adopts budget, tax rate

The summer provides a nice break for students and teachers alike, but school administrations and boards of trustees are busy finalizing and adopting budgets and proposed tax rates. At the June 25 regular meeting, Garland Independent School District trustees completed...

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Filing period for WISD trustee election opens

Filing period for WISD trustee election opens

The filing period for the upcoming Nov. 5, 2024, election for Wylie Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will begin July 22. The board of trustees, comprising seven members elected for overlapping four-year terms, plays a crucial role in overseeing district...

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Brown House hits home run with latest exhibit

Brown House hits home run with latest exhibit

Base Ball in Victorian America is the newest exhibit at The Welcome Center at the Brown House in Wylie. The display focuses on the Texas League, a cornerstone of minor league baseball. The Welcome Center at the Brown House in Wylie has hit it out of the park with the...

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Swatting suspect identified

Swatting suspect identified

A juvenile suspect in East Texas is believed responsible for numerous bomb threats and “swatting” hoaxes across multiple states, the Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said. The investigation began in May when the suspect initiated a swatting incident at a...

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Sports

Thompson to compete in TGCA All-Star Game

Thompson to compete in TGCA All-Star Game

Charish Thompson was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Associaition’s Red All-Star team for juniors last month. On June 26, Thompson will be competing in the 5A-6A contest at Arlington Lamar with some of the best incoming seniors in the state. (Austin Smith/The Sachse...

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Mustangs turning focus to 7-on-7 slate

Mustangs turning focus to 7-on-7 slate

Brendon Haygood (0) and the Sachse offense have pivoted from spring football to the 7-on-7 schedule in recent weeks. The Mustangs opened their action in Allen in May. (Austin Smith/The Sachse News) (More Photos) With spring football now wrapped up for the Sachse...

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Lady Mustangs look hungry in Xtreme League

Lady Mustangs look hungry in Xtreme League

Kennedy Colwell picks up the dig with Shelby Siratt backing her up. The girls had a strong showing in their three round-robin exhibitions, before making it to the semifinals in Saturday’s tournament. (Austin Smith/The Sachse News) (More Photos) The Sachse...

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Sachse’s Rex, Massey compete in Waco

Sachse’s Rex, Massey compete in Waco

Sachse’s Ethan Massey was one of two Mustangs to compete at regionals last week. While neither he or Lauren Rex were able to punch their ticket to state, both wrapped up their seasons with a strong final showing. (Austin Smith/The Sachse News) (More Photos) Last week,...

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Mustangs sweep Royse City 

Mustangs sweep Royse City 

Blake Siggers (12) rounds third before scoring one of his three runs in Sachse’s initial 7-1 victory over Royse City. The Mustangs swept the bi-district round, and will take on Mansfield Legacy this week. (Maddie Smith/The Sachse News) (More Photos) The Sachse bats...

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Education

Garland ISD adopts budget, tax rate

Garland ISD adopts budget, tax rate

The summer provides a nice break for students and teachers alike, but school administrations and boards of trustees are busy finalizing and adopting budgets and proposed tax rates. At the June 25 regular meeting, Garland Independent School District trustees completed...

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Filing period for WISD trustee election opens

Filing period for WISD trustee election opens

The filing period for the upcoming Nov. 5, 2024, election for Wylie Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will begin July 22. The board of trustees, comprising seven members elected for overlapping four-year terms, plays a crucial role in overseeing district...

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Solar car team headed to Texas Motor Speedway

Solar car team headed to Texas Motor Speedway

The East Beast Extreme, a solar car built by Wylie East students, will be racing against other teams at Texas Motor Speedway in mid-July. Under the sweltering Texas sun, the Wylie East Solar Car Team will soon be ready to beat the heat as they compete in a NASCAR-like...

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Wylie ISD 2024-25 budget adopted

Wylie ISD 2024-25 budget adopted

The Wylie ISD proposed general fund budget as presented.  Courtesy Wylie ISD The Wylie ISD board of trustees approved the budget for the 2024-25 school year. In his last presentation before budget adoption, Assistant Superintendent, Finance and Operations Scott...

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Long overdue raise approved for GISD teachers

Long overdue raise approved for GISD teachers

Chief Financial Officer Darrell Dodds. Courtesy GISD. The Garland ISD board of trustees meeting was truncated due to the storm leaving many campuses without electricity at the end of the school year. But it did include the approval of raises for the district’s...

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Life & Style

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Mulch does double duty in a garden, preserving moisture while helping to keep weeds down. Courtesy Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife Texas gardeners usually sing the same tune this time of year — the heat is oppressive, and moisture is in short supply. Some East Texas...

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Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Guadalupe Mountains Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for the...

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Make your next family vacation more affordable

Make your next family vacation more affordable

The cost of everyday items continues to stretch many people’s budgets, even as financial experts note that inflation is cooling off. When individuals feel a pinch in their wallets, non-essentials, such as vacations, often are on the chopping block. But they may not...

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Igniting a new beginning at the detenton center

Igniting a new beginning at the detenton center

One year ago, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner announced plans to reduce recidivism rates among inmates by offering a program where they can learn better life skills, improve their education and learn a trade. “Too often, we see generations of a family stuck in that...

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Opinion

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’

The great thing about growing a lot of your own food is the ability to walk out the back door and pick it. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. If there’s a downside to growing a garden (we had seven garden areas this year), it’s that it seems that most of the...

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Verses Versus Verses

Verses Versus Verses

If you’re a Baptist from the South, you’re hoping that if there’s a Pearly Gates pop quiz, the question isn’t, “What’s the third verse to any song in the hymnal?” You won’t know the answer. If you’re laughing right now, you know exactly what I’m talking about. In...

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Meat and Greet

Meat and Greet

Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain Barbecue is a versatile word. It can refer to an outdoor place to cook meat; to cooking meat; and can also reference a gathering of people for the purpose of serving meat cooked...

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Real good eatin’

Real good eatin’

My grandfather called it a “Po Boy Lunch.” That meant we were having leftovers in whatever creative way my grandmother came up with. Recently, I took two biscuits from breakfast and loaded them with smoked brisket, and from the garden, purple onions and jalapeños. A...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

People use different ways to learn to read. Some folks use the vowels and consonants method. Others memorize how the words look.  I used both, but I had a secret weapon many didn’t know about.  Comic books.  While most kids were having, “Fun with Dick...

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