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Fire Chief presents SFR update

Fire Chief presents SFR update

It’s budget season and city of Sachse department heads are celebrating last year’s achievements and revealing plans for future wants and needs in the fiscal years ahead. At the regular council meeting Monday, May 6, it was the fire department’s turn. Fire Chief Marty...

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Residents have traffic concerns

Residents have traffic concerns

Mayor Jeff Bickerstaff started last week’s regular council meeting with a little extra mayoral help. Sitting next to him on the dais was Makayla Hoermann, a fourth grader from Whitt Elementary proclaimed as “Junior Mayor for the Day.” He even let her strike the gavel....

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Share your vision for the city’s future

Share your vision for the city’s future

The city has kicked off community engagement efforts for the Comprehensive Plan update. The outreach will help residents share their vision for the city’s future. A joint project between the city and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Comprehensive Plan...

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Fake school threats, real consequences

Fake school threats, real consequences

Wylie ISD parents and students should know that there are no fake school threats according to Texas law, or the school district. As several surprisingly young students have learned this year, one comment made in jest can lead to an arrest.  According to Assistant...

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Bois d’ Arc Lake beckons

Bois d’ Arc Lake beckons

After 20 years of planning and four years of construction, Texas’ first major reservoir to be built in more than three decades glistens in the sun as a recreational beacon. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), based in Wylie, owns and operates Bois d’Arc...

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Sports

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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Sachse shuts out N. Garland to clinch district crown

Sachse shuts out N. Garland to clinch district crown

Cole Melton and the rest of the Sachse pitching staff were sensational over the final week of the regular season. He, Jonathan Silva, Alex Moreno and Toby Schubert combined for 13 shutout innings in a pair of wins that helped clinch the district title for the...

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Lady Mustangs take title at district meet

Lady Mustangs take title at district meet

The Sachse Lady Mustangs won the District 9-6A meet at Williams Stadium, scoring 172 points at the event. The beat out Wylie East, who put up 148 points, with no other teams scoring more than 93. (Austin Smith/The Sachse News) It’s been quite the year for the Sachse...

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No. 10 Sachse looking to open playoffs strong

No. 10 Sachse looking to open playoffs strong

Jilliana Reese (2) and the Lady Mustangs enter the postseason ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A. They will travel to Richardson to take on North Forney for their bi-district matchup to kick off the playoffs. (Maddie Smith/The Sachse News)  The Lady Mustangs are riding...

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Education

Fake school threats, real consequences

Fake school threats, real consequences

Wylie ISD parents and students should know that there are no fake school threats according to Texas law, or the school district. As several surprisingly young students have learned this year, one comment made in jest can lead to an arrest.  According to Assistant...

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Sachse students recognized

Sachse students recognized

Six Sachse High School students were recognized last week by the Garland ISD board of trustees for advancing from state to national competitions. After participating in the TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit in Round Rock in February, the students will compete for national...

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WISD 2024-2025 budget update presented

WISD 2024-2025 budget update presented

Each June Wylie ISD adopts its operating budget for the next school year, July 1 through June 30. Last week, as part of the planning process, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Scott Roderick gave an update on the 2024-2025 proposed budget. For more on...

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Life & Style

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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Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is a special time for children to show their appreciation for their mothers, grandmothers and the other special women in their lives. Older children typically are capable of designing their own Mother’s Day crafts or even shopping for gifts for Mom, while...

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Vintage trailer bliss

Vintage trailer bliss

Dreamy sunsets paint the sky a messy blend of orange and pink, while sweet-smelling grass, pristine mountains and bubbling water surround you. It’s the beginning of summertime – camping season! While there’s nothing wrong with sleeping bags inside a tent, we prefer...

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Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Plastic waste is polluting ecosystems, affecting health In the bustling urban landscape of modern America lies a problem that’s as pervasive as it is pernicious: plastic waste. And despite the concerted efforts to recycle paper, cardboard and metals, plastic continues...

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Opinion

The Lawn Moore

The Lawn Moore

America really is The Land of Opportunity. Even if there’s only one opportunity, and that opportunity is cutting the grass.  Ashdown, Arkansas, was a pretty typical small American town in the 1960s and 1970s.  Kids weren’t just handed things. If we wanted...

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A myth understanding

A myth understanding

In the South, we believed with all of our hearts what we were told when we were children. Even if it was wrong. In the 1960s, the RCA color console TV my family had on Beech Street in Ashdown, Arkansas, could make you go blind. It could if you believed what our mom...

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On the road again and again

On the road again and again

Back in the 60s, some American college kids protested the Vietnam War, but mostly, they conducted sit-ins. Few protests were violent. Other American college kids would have contests to see how many of them they could cram into a Volkswagen. Today, some college kids...

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Aisle be seeing you

Aisle be seeing you

As a child growing up in Ashdown, Arkansas, we had two main grocery stores. Shur-Way and Piggly Wiggly. Or as my dad called it, “Hoggly Woggly.” A trip to the store was like each TV commercial had come to life. Advertising agencies at the time were very good at what...

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Just plane fun

Just plane fun

My wife and I are scheduled for an Alaskan cruise in the fall. By all accounts, it’s something to which we should look forward. I’ve been told the same thing about other trips, including a Vegas excursion that included a stay at a strip motel that still had beds that...

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