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Tax-Free Weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Tax-Free Weekend scheduled for Aug. 5-7

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar encourages taxpayers to support Texas businesses and to take advantage of the upcoming tax-free weekend. This year’s Tax-Free Weekend begins Friday, Aug. 5 and runs through midnight Sunday, Aug. 7. Most clothing, footwear, school supplies...

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Wylie man sentenced for role in Capital riot

Wylie man sentenced for role in Capital riot

A Wylie man was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1 for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Guy Reffitt was sentenced to 87 months — just over 7 years — in prison by a federal judge after being convicted of bringing a handgun to the Capitol, among other charges, in the attack....

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Beekeeping group still buzzing after 42 years

Beekeeping group still buzzing after 42 years

Forty-two years ago, a group of beekeeping hobbyists with a passion for educating the public united to form the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. The organization’s president, John “Skip” Talbert, 54, operates Sabine Creek Honey Farm in Royse City with his...

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Principal offers back-to-school tips

Principal offers back-to-school tips

Robert Sewell Elementary School’s incoming principal has some tips for parents as they prepare to send their children back to school Aug. 8. First year principal Melinda Hoover has been on the job just four weeks, but she is no stranger to the academic world. She was...

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Carter BloodCare to host multiple drives

Carter BloodCare to host multiple drives

Carter BloodCare is partnering with several communities within Wylie to host three blood drives throughout August. Public Relations Specialist James Black said that Wylie United Methodist Church, Bozman Farms and New Hope Church each will hold a blood drive in August....

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Special-use permit OK’d for gaming center

Special-use permit OK’d for gaming center

Individuals in Sachse who enjoy arcade games are one step closer to having a local option where they can play their favorite classics. Council held a public hearing for a special-use permit for property located at 7010 S. Hwy 78, the current location of Community BBQ,...

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Election filing starts today

Election filing starts today

Residents interested in running for the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees can begin throwing their hats in the ring next week when filing officially opens. Four board of trustee places will be on the November general election, along with a slew of federal, state and county...

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Local ISDs to continue virus precautions

Local ISDs to continue virus precautions

With the first day of school scheduled Monday, Aug. 8, Garland ISD staff recommended policies that shift the focus from preventing COVID-19 outbreaks to accepting the risks associated with one. Director of Health Services Renee Kotsopoulos presented a series of staff...

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Charter Review Commission finalizes amended document

Charter Review Commission finalizes amended document

After months of meetings, the Sachse Charter Review Commission concluded its work with a final meeting to go over recommendations to be made to council. Commissioners approved the final set of suggestions during the Thursday, July 7, regular meeting. The commission’s...

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