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Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

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GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

Garland ISD has achieved a long-awaited milestone that benefits educators and dyslexic students alike. The Dyslexia Therapist Training Center has achieved accreditation. This milestone for the GISD Dyslexia Department has been in the works since 2019 and will allow...

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New law targets human traffickers

New law targets human traffickers

A new state law has significantly increased punishment for human traffickers. Senate Bill 4 was approved by the state Legislature during the third special session in October 2023 and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in December. The new law, which went into effect Feb. 6,...

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SHS student finds soul food success

SHS student finds soul food success

Wylie’s first soul food showdown celebrated culture and history with imaginative and flavorful foods prepared by participants of all ages. The inaugural Taste of Soul event Saturday, Feb. 17, was held at Waterbrook Bible Fellowship Church in Wylie. The well-attended...

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Senior Center welcomes residents, non-residents

Senior Center welcomes residents, non-residents

There’s a place in the city where seniors can enjoy the company of others and participate in group activities in a warm, welcoming environment. The good vibes of the Laurie Schwenk Senior Activity Center attract an equal number of local seniors and residents from...

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Sports

Mustangs set for bi-district matchup with Rockwall

Mustangs set for bi-district matchup with Rockwall

The Sachse Mustangs enter the postseason on quite the run, having won 12 of their last 13 games entering the playoffs. Next up, they will face Rockwall this Monday, Feb. 19. Austin Smith/The Sachse News The Sachse Mustangs are one of hotter teams in the area as the...

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No. 18 Lady Mustangs riding high entering postseason

No. 18 Lady Mustangs riding high entering postseason

The Sachse girls will open the postseason with the Mesquite next Tuesday. While the Lady Skeeters enter the playoffs on a four-game skid, while Sachse has won 14 of their last 15 contests. Austin Smith/The Sachse News The freshly crowned District 9-6A Champions are...

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Mustangs push win streak to five

Mustangs push win streak to five

The Mustangs reserves cheer on another three-pointer for Sachse against Rowlett. While the Eagles gave the Mustangs some issues last week, Sachse’s perimeter shooting was too good to deny in the 58-48 victory. Austin Smith/The Sachse News January has been quite kind...

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Anyanwu, Sims take TSWA All-State honors

Anyanwu, Sims take TSWA All-State honors

Favor Anyanwu (13) has continued to pile up awards after an incredible senior season on the volleyball court. She was most recently named First Team All-State on the Blue Bell/Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State teams.  File Photo In late December, the...

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Sachse girls top Wylie in battle of unbeatens

Sachse girls top Wylie in battle of unbeatens

After a terrific opening week of January, the Sachse Lady Mustangs now sit atop the District 9-6A standings with just eight games to go. In their first game back from winter break, the girls got a pivotal 56-52 victory over Wylie on the road to give the Lady Pirates...

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Education

Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Education foundation gears up for annual gala

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

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GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

GISD’s dyslexia training center now accredited

Garland ISD has achieved a long-awaited milestone that benefits educators and dyslexic students alike. The Dyslexia Therapist Training Center has achieved accreditation. This milestone for the GISD Dyslexia Department has been in the works since 2019 and will allow...

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Bond project updates presented

Bond project updates presented

The first regular Garland ISD board of trustees meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan. 23 included several updates for long-awaited projects at local schools. Javier Fernandez, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction Services, presented a GISD Bond 2023 program...

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Community colleges adapt to new funding model

Community colleges adapt to new funding model

A bill signed into law by the governor in June 2023 reformed the state’s community college finance system. Shifting away from the previous enrollment metrics model, Texas House Bill 8 (HB 8) is an outcomes-based approach that rewards colleges for awarding degrees and...

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Life & Style

Looking for luxury: Top features homebuyers seek

Looking for luxury: Top features homebuyers seek

The real estate market has been something of a roller coaster ride over the past few years. Historically low interest rates coupled with a surging interest to move to communities with more outdoor space during the height of the pandemic led to a lot of movement and...

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Plan the perfect honeymoon

Plan the perfect honeymoon

After a whirlwind of wedding festivities, it’s no wonder why so many couples look forward to their honeymoons and the opportunity to escape, unwind and celebrate the beginning of their life together. But with so many destinations, activities and logistics to consider,...

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Wylie Historical Society hosts vintage fashion show

Wylie Historical Society hosts vintage fashion show

It was a fashionable affair for those in attendance at the Wylie Historical Society’s first Vintage Fashion Show fundraiser. The event was held Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Anthony Catholic Church and included a catered box lunch. Attendees from as far away as Wichita...

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Wine and dessert pairings

Wine and dessert pairings

Choosing the right wine to accompany desserts or other foods, the secret is to think of wine as an ingredient that will add a new flavor profile. According to wine experts, the secret is to think of wine as an ingredient that will add a new flavor profile. When it...

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Get motivated, back on exercise track

Get motivated, back on exercise track

Social activity helps seniors when it comes to exercise Overcoming the lack of motivation to exercise is a common challenge, affecting people of all ages, including seniors. Recent studies are a testament to that difficulty. In a 2021 survey from the global fitness...

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Opinion

Pet ownership: A lifetime commitment

Pet ownership: A lifetime commitment

He was crossing the road. Over and over. I was surprised someone hadn’t hit him with their car. I was also surprised the coyotes hadn’t gotten him. It was 9 o’clock at night and according to the residents of the small strip of country road, he’d been out there for a...

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Hold, please

Hold, please

It appears that telephone landlines may be on their way out. CNN Business reported that recently, AT&T applied for a waiver in the state of California to stop servicing traditional landlines. Both AT&T and Verizon have both said they want to move away from...

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Dewey or don’t we?

Dewey or don’t we?

On Christmas Eve 2008, there were just three of us working in the office. Well, technically, there was one of us working, the other two were there. A couple of the young ladies on staff either didn’t have enough vacation time built up or they were saving it for...

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A range of options

A range of options

My great grandparents lived on a homestead. They cooked on a wood stove. Most of us today have no idea how good we’ve got it. For my great grandparents’ generation, remodeling the kitchen meant picking a different place to stack the wood. By John Moore For more on...

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A word from our sponsors

A word from our sponsors

Commercials used to be great. They used to be an art form. They used to be fun. Today’s advertising is boring in comparison. Television commercials were something to which I looked forward when I was a kid. Some were better developed and more interesting than the...

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