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Pantries see increase in usage

Pantries see increase in usage

By Connor Pittman [email protected] For some, Christmas is the season for giving, but others are not so fortunate. Several food pantries in the area have reported increased usage over the past several weeks. Mary Warkentine of the Wylie Christian Care Center...

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Sports

Mustangs earn 11 all-district honors

Mustangs earn 11 all-district honors

A 6-1 finish in District 9-6A meant the Sachse Mustangs were filled with talented athletes. The Mustangs were rewarded for their strong season with three first-team and eight second-team all-district players. Making the first team was quarterback Alex Orji and...

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Sachse earns all-district awards

Sachse earns all-district awards

After a fantastic volleyball season, the Sachse Lady Mustangs earned plenty of all-district hardware. Sachse was awarded the most superlative winners of the season, including District 9-6A MVP Macy Taylor. An all-around player for Sachse, Taylor led the Lady Mustangs...

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Lady Mustangs season ends in regional semifinals

Lady Mustangs season ends in regional semifinals

The Sachse Lady Mustangs end their season in the regional semifinals for the second season in a row. This year, it's at the hands of Bridgeland, as the Bears defeated the Lady Mustangs 3-0 (25-14, 25-12 and 25-22). Sachse battled back in set three but couldn't get...

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Sachse miscues prove fatal in bi-district loss

Sachse miscues prove fatal in bi-district loss

Sachse pulled within two points late in the third quarter. Failing to convert the two-point conversion after a 35-yard Alex Orji touchdown run meant Sachse trailed Mesquite 21-19. From there, it was all Skeeters, who scored 21 unanswered to defeat the Mustangs 42-19....

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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

We’re global now

We’re global now

No matter how hard we try, we real­ly can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place some­where else on the globe has a very good chance of affecting us, along with many others. The pandemic, of course, is a useful – if sobering – ex­ample. A virus...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The latest report on child maltreatment fatali­ties and near fatalities, compiled by the Texas Depart­ment of Family and Protective Services, indicates 251 children in Texas died in fiscal year 2020 due to abuse and neglect. That figure includes 28 children who died...

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Legislators can help prevent trafficking

Legislators can help prevent trafficking

The COVID-19 pan­demic has produced too many tragedies to tally, but here is one that does not get talked about enough: It has worsened conditions that leave children and youth especially vulnerable to com­mercial sexual exploitation, a human trafficking crime. Human...

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Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage the public to follow suit. “I will never ask any Texan to do something that I’m not willing to do myself,” Abbott said before getting vaccinated at a...

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