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NTMWD encourages residents to conserve water

NTMWD encourages residents to conserve water

A majority of water use during the summer happens outdoors, according to the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Public Education Manager Helen Dulac said anywhere from 40%-60% of water usage during the summer is used for watering lawns, adding about half of...

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Property appraisal values climb in Sachse

Property appraisal values climb in Sachse

Preliminary reports released to taxing entities by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) and Collin Central Appraisal District (CCAD) show increases to property values in Sachse. Preliminary certified results will be made available to taxing jurisdictions by...

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Voters asked to cast runoff ballots

Voters asked to cast runoff ballots

Voters will once again head to the polls to cast their ballot in the Democratic and Republican primary runoff races. Texas is among ten states that conduct runoff elections as part of the political party nomination process. A runoff election is called when no...

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Council recognizes Sachse Scholarship winner

Council recognizes Sachse Scholarship winner

Council took a moment to recognize an individual for her outstanding achievements. The 2022 Sachse Scholarship winner, Claire Wilkerson, a senior at Sachse High School, received her $1,000 award during the regular council meeting Monday, May 16. The scholarship is...

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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today

Early voting for the Democrat and Republican primary runoff elections begins today and runs through Friday, May 20. Election Day is Tuesday, May 24. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. during early voting and on Election Day. Texas is an open primary state,...

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Sports

Anyanwu wins state championship

Anyanwu wins state championship

Favor Anyanwu won the state championship for the Sachse Lady Mustangs track team on Saturday. Competing in the 6A girls shot put, Anyanwu started strongly to earn the gold medal with a new personal record (45-1.50). Her first two throws, over 44 feet, were good enough...

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Sachse sends two athletes to state

Sachse sends two athletes to state

Sachse sent several students to the Region II-6A track and field championships, with two athletes qualifying for state. Kennedy Swann competed in the 100 and 200 events for the Lady Mustangs, finishing second in the 100 (11.79). The mark was good enough to qualify for...

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Sachse wins bi-district round

Sachse wins bi-district round

After a couple of rough innings, it was smooth sailing for the Lady Mustangs softball team. Sachse (12-2, 22-10) swept Rockwall-Heath in the bi-district round of the state playoffs to advance to the next round. They opened the series with a 4-2 win at home on April...

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Sachse alum drafted by Jets in fourth round

Sachse alum drafted by Jets in fourth round

Sachse High School alum Michael Clemons was taken in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the New York Jets on April 30. Clemons graduated from Sachse in 2015 as an unranked player before heading to Cisco Junior College. As a three-star junior college recruit,...

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Sachse athletes punch ticket to regionals

Sachse athletes punch ticket to regionals

In Garland, Sachse's senior Kennedy Swann set personal records at the District 9/10-6A Area Track and Field Championships. Swann placed first in the girls 100-meter dash (11.60, PR) and second in the 200-meter dash (24.58, PR).  Sophomore Hannah Lowe also punched...

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Education

GISD offering virtual job fairs

GISD offering virtual job fairs

Garland ISD is now offering weekly virtual job fairs to connect principals with potential candidates. The job fairs are held every Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and operate in a “come and go” manner. Recruitment coordinators Alex Rivera and Kishawna Wiggins said...

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Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Whitt Elementary School fourth-grade math teacher Mad­ison Shattuck missed the con­ventional rhythms of classroom instruction last year. “Excited is mainly what I am,” she said about the return to normal classroom teaching this year, when teachers will have classes in...

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District trustees laud nurses, counseling team

District trustees laud nurses, counseling team

Garland ISD board of trust­ees recognized several employ­ees, passed several resolutions and heard a report from the su­perintendent during the July 27 regular meeting. The district recognized Renee Kotsopoulos, direc­tor of health services for her work during the...

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Teacher helps students build experience

Teacher helps students build experience

Students know when they take a theater class at SHS, they’ll be set to build a strong foundation. Using a partnership he has been developing since 2005, Sachse High School Technical Theatre Director Joe Murdoch and Garland Summer Musicals allow students to earn a...

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Garland ISD classes start August 2

Garland ISD classes start August 2

With summer vacation com­ing to an end, Garland Indepen­dent School District students are set to return to the classroom Monday, Aug. 2. School officials anticipate there will be a prolonged period of adjustment as students — es­pecially those who were virtual in the...

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Life & Style

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the News is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 23 edition of The Sachse News. Please print out the attached PDF, have your child write their...

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Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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Checklist for new homeowners makes a move easier

Checklist for new homeowners makes a move easier

Now that you’ve closed on your first house, you’re officially a homeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you’ve never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of. As you make plans to...

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Hit the trails

Hit the trails

I learned how to ride a bike on a pink glitter bicycle with white wheels, a cute basket, and rainbow tassel handles. As a kid, I spent countless hours ex­ploring the neighborhood streets with my matching pink helmet. Recently, I’ve been enjoying biking once again on...

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Opinion

The clothesline

The clothesline

We had a clothesline, but no washer or dryer. So the Laundromat was a weekly destination. Today, most folks would find the absence of a laundry room in the home as foreign as no air conditioning or Wi-Fi. Fifty years ago, most folks in...

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Advice to parents of graduating seniors

Advice to parents of graduating seniors

Hey there Sachse, Wylie, Murphy family! I hope you’ve been doing well.  I just had the opportunity to speak to several graduating seniors and their parents at our recent senior banquet.  They asked me to share a top 10 for students and a top 10 for parents....

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What grandmothers do

What grandmothers do

My grandmother made the best oatmeal. It was so good, it even tasted good cold. She made it each morning for my grandfather who always left some for any of his grandchildren who wanted it. I always did. There were no microwaves, so oatmeal was made on the stove. And...

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Mow Mow Mow

Mow Mow Mow

By John Moore When I was a kid, I was the designated (fill in the blank). If the TV antenna needed turning to pick up Star Trek or Dragnet, I was the designated antenna turner. If the channel needed changing, I was the designated remote control. When the ubiquitous...

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