WEDC Gift Guide 2022

Former Wylie principal publishes autobiography

by | Jan 7, 2022 | Latest

Despite a childhood riddled with deceit and hardships, Sachse resident Virdie Montgomery said he overcame the odds.

After finding himself with a little free time recently, Montgomery set out to check off “writing a book” from his bucket list. The result is his autobiography titled, “This Journey, A Rags to Middle Class Story.” Much like his life, his book is not all doom and gloom. It includes humorous anecdotes, personal interactions and philosophies which were developed over time.

Montgomery said multiple people told him he should write a book.

“I’ve always wanted to write a book,” the former Wylie High School principal said. “I’ve always been somebody who likes to tell stories and I’ve had weird things happen to me over the years.”

He said he started writing the book many times, but because he was so busy with work and life, he never finished one chapter. In the summer of 2020, after he retired from an eight-year career as the principal of WHS and accepted a job at Wylie Preparatory Academy, Montgomery finally had enough time to finish that first chapter and more.

“I found once I started it, I found a flow,” Montgomery said. “I set up a table of contents, I wanted to do it chronologically. I started with chapter titles then those changed as I went.”

For the full story, see the Jan. 6 issue of the Sachse News.

Veterans

0 Comments

Related News

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 22 edition of The Sachse News. Please print out the attached document, have your child write their...

read more
Package service starts Nov. 21

Package service starts Nov. 21

Residents wary of porch pirates this holiday season can opt for a service offering secure storage of their packages while they may be away from their home. For the second consecutive year, the Sachse Police Department is offering a holiday package service that allows...

read more
City staff gets guidance on long-term projects

City staff gets guidance on long-term projects

As a result of a large unassigned fund balance, Sachse city staff provided a list of potential projects the money could be spent on.   Councilmembers received a presentation on the projects during the Monday, Nov 14, regular meeting.  Finance Director...

read more
Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

Sachse High’s Mane Attraction puts on local gigs

One group at Sachse High School is helping to spread holiday cheer this season by putting on performances at a variety of local venues. Sachse High’s 19-member a cappella group, Mane Attraction, has been preparing for its performances since late October and put on the...

read more
Retired officers lead, serve others

Retired officers lead, serve others

For 103 years, members of one of the nation’s oldest patriotic, nonpartisan veterans service organizations have continued to serve their communities — and their country — with a purpose to “promote patriotism, civic responsibility, public service and leadership in the...

read more
Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Superintendents highlight ISD successes

Local superintendents focused on the excellence of their respective school districts during a luncheon event for local businesses. Garland ISD Superintendent Ricardo Lopez and Wylie ISD Superintendent David Vinson spoke at the Sachse Chamber of Commerce luncheon...

read more
Deadlines near for Christmas activities

Deadlines near for Christmas activities

Although Thanksgiving is right around the corner, deadlines for Christmas activities are fast approaching. Sachse residents eager to show off their decoration skills are encouraged to sign up quickly for the second annual Christmas tree decorating competition at the...

read more
Turkey Trot takes marks Nov. 24

Turkey Trot takes marks Nov. 24

A Thanksgiving staple in Sachse prepares to run its race for the 19th time this year. The annual Turkey Trot takes place at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, outside of Sachse High School, which is located at 3901 Miles Road. Runners should arrive at 7 a.m. to get checked in...

read more
Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

Collin County DA holds press conference on lawsuit

This story was updated with more information, including from an exit interview transcript with Fallon LaFleur Friday, Nov. 18. Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis struck a defiant tone in his response to an Oct. 31 lawsuit that alleges he sexually...

read more
City approves bids for employee insurance

City approves bids for employee insurance

As Sachse prepares to enter the new year, it is lining up the benefits package it will offer to employees. Council received a presentation from the city’s benefits consultant, Jonathan Weegar from HUB International, during the Tuesday, Nov. 1, special meeting. City...

read more