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Garland ISD choice of school window open

Garland ISD choice of school window open

As a choice of school district, Garland ISD allows parents to elect which school they want their children to attend. Each year, GISD has a winter selection window for parents to select preferred schools through the district's Skyward Family Access platform. This...

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New maps take effect Jan. 18

New maps take effect Jan. 18

Following the 2020 Census, the Texas Legislature completed the important task of redrawing the electoral maps to be used over the next decade. Three new laws are set to take effect Jan. 18 following their approval during the 87th Legislature. House Bill 1, which sets...

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Sachse addresses countywide spike in COVID-19 cases

Sachse addresses countywide spike in COVID-19 cases

Regular operations continue to be the norm for school and city officials as the number of COVID-19 infections continues to climb because of the omicron variant. Over 1 million new cases of COVID-19 across the U.S. were reported Monday, Jan. 3, according to data from...

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City, school election filing dates open Jan. 19

City, school election filing dates open Jan. 19

The filing period for May 2022 city council and school board elections opens Jan. 19 and run through Feb. 18. Councils and school boards will officially set the elections for May 7 next month. Area entities participating in spring elections include the cities of...

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Dallas County tax offices closing to public

Dallas County tax offices closing to public

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, Dallas County announced some of its offices would suspend in-person services. In the interest of public health, all Dallas County Tax Office locations will close to the public for face-to face transactions until...

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Lady Mustangs dominate in district victory

Lady Mustangs dominate in district victory

The Sachse Lady Mustangs continued their strong district run in defeating North Garland 67-14 Tuesday afternoon. Sachse (3-0, 10-6) outscored North Garland 22-1 in the first quarter and led 41-4 at the halftime break. Three different Lady Mustangs finished in double...

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Sachse guards lead way in close victory

Sachse guards lead way in close victory

The Sachse Mustangs survived their first district game of the season, defeating North Garland 55-49 Tuesday night. It was a close game in the first half with the two teams combining to score just eight points in the second quarter. The four Mustang guards hit double...

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Alex Orji flips commitment, signs with Michigan

Alex Orji flips commitment, signs with Michigan

The University Michigan gets its hands on another quarterback, this time from Sachse High School. Alex Orji, the Mustang starter for the last two seasons, signs his letter of intent to play for the Wolverines next season. Orji originally committed to Virginia Tech...

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Sachse dominates Lakeview Centennial

Sachse dominates Lakeview Centennial

Opening District 9-6A competition, Sachse dominated reigning district champion Lakeview Centennial 60-11 Friday night. Charish Thompson opened the game with seven straight points from the Lady Mustangs, who forced 18 Patriot turnovers in the first half. Lakeview...

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Education

Garland ISD choice of school window open

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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