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Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

Juneteenth celebration in Wylie Saturday

The Juneteenth Gospel Choir rehearsing at Heaven’s Journey Fellowship Church on Friday, June 7. Celebrate freedom, and its roots in Texas, at a community gathering in downtown Wylie. A showcase of culture and heritage, Wylie’s Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration is 10...

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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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Storm updates presented to council

Storm updates presented to council

The Ranch House, an iconic landmark in Sachse, suffered damage from the May 28 storms. After winning their prospective races in the May 4 general elections, councilmembers Brett Franks (Place 1) and Michelle Howarth (Place 2) were sworn in for new terms at the Monday,...

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Big night for big cats

Big night for big cats

Vickey Keahey, founder and president of In-Sync Exotics, presents Tim Harrison a painting crafted by Lambert the lion. Harrison, a published author and documentary film star, way the keynote speaker at the Saturday, June 8 “Whisker Wishes” fundraising gala. Courtesy...

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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

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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Sachse High seniors earn diplomas

Sachse High seniors earn diplomas

Graduates of Sachse High School Class of 2024 toss their caps in the air signaling the end of their high school journey. After multiple days of power outages, road closures, fallen trees and rescheduled events due to the storm, the Sachse High School Class of 2024...

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Wylie East seniors celebrate milestone

Wylie East seniors celebrate milestone

Wylie East Class of 2024 graduates celebrate the end of their high school careers Saturday, May 25 at CUTX Event Center in Allen. On a busy Memorial Day weekend honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, family, friends, staff and Wylie ISD trustees gathered to...

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Final budget update presented

Final budget update presented

A groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the newest Wylie ISD school scheduled to open at Brown Street and Springdale Way in 2025, was held on Monday, May 20. A few hours after a groundbreaking ceremony for Kreymer Elementary, the district’s newest school...

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Life & Style

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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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

35 Texas counties eligible for individual disaster aid

35 Texas counties eligible for individual disaster aid

Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported. “I thank our federal partners and emergency response personnel across...

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Texas could face long-term water supply deficit

Texas could face long-term water supply deficit

Texas is facing a reckoning on water that we must address if the state wants to secure its future prosperity. The State Water Plan prepared by the Texas Water Development Board projects that Texas faces a long-term water supply deficit of 6.9 million acre-feet in 50...

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Hogging the channels

Hogging the channels

 I have a lot of my grandparents in me. I’m cheap. I also love the Arkansas Razorbacks. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to radio, television, and an Arkansas game. I grew up listening to free radio and watching free television. So, the idea of paying...

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Laundry: There’s more than one way to fold

Laundry: There’s more than one way to fold

You would think that there’s only one way to fold towels. But, you’d be wrong. Growing up in Ashdown, Arkansas, my momma showed me how to fold them, as well as shirts, socks, underpants, and other personal sundries. I assumed that this skillset would carry me all the...

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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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