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Brown House hits home run with latest exhibit

Brown House hits home run with latest exhibit

Base Ball in Victorian America is the newest exhibit at The Welcome Center at the Brown House in Wylie. The display focuses on the Texas League, a cornerstone of minor league baseball.  The Welcome Center at the Brown House in Wylie has hit it out of the park with the...

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Filing for Wylie ISD trustee election opens

Filing for Wylie ISD trustee election opens

The filing period for the upcoming Nov. 5, 2024, election for Wylie Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will begin July 22. The board of trustees, comprising seven members elected for overlapping four-year terms, plays a crucial role in overseeing district...

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Council continues budget work sessions

Council continues budget work sessions

A contract was awarded to LMC Corporation for renovations to the Thomas and Mattie Brown House exterior at last night’s Wylie City Council meeting. The estimated $89,791.84 project will be facilitated through a cooperative purchasing agreement and will be under the...

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Sports

Rains push softball youth camp indoors

Rains push softball youth camp indoors

Coach Kristin Johnson demonstrates different ways to field a ball to young campers. While rain was an obstacle for last week’s youth softball camp, the kids got plenty of work thanks to the indoor facility. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) While storms in...

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Rain or shine, East holds football youth camp

Rain or shine, East holds football youth camp

Coach David Cazabat calls out instruction as the football campers shuffle through a drill. Wylie East had a terrific turnout at last week’s youth football camp. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The Wylie East football program put on their annual youth...

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Wylie sees plenty of faces, fun at youth football camp

Wylie sees plenty of faces, fun at youth football camp

Richard Hellewell and Carter Tadlock compete in an obstacle course during Wylie’s youth camp last week. To keep things fun and competitive, the kids all took part in the course that involved hurdles, throwing a ball into designated pockets in the net and a push sled....

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Wylie hosts young soccer players for camp

Wylie hosts young soccer players for camp

Storms can’t halt excitement for young soccer campers Despite the weather, plenty of future soccer stars got to come to Wylie’s girls camp last week. There, the Wylie coaches put them through various drills to help sharpen their game. (Austin Smith/The Wylie...

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Raiders hold youth camps as summer kicks off

Raiders hold youth camps as summer kicks off

Coach Heath Andrews demonstrates a drill during last week’s youth baseball camp. Coach Andrews had to get creative with after weather forced portions of the camp indoors last week. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) While the kids are officially out for...

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Education

Filing for Wylie ISD trustee election opens

Filing for Wylie ISD trustee election opens

The filing period for the upcoming Nov. 5, 2024, election for Wylie Independent School District’s Board of Trustees will begin July 22. The board of trustees, comprising seven members elected for overlapping four-year terms, plays a crucial role in overseeing district...

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Hilco Real Estate 6-2024
WISD trustees approve 2024-25 budget

WISD trustees approve 2024-25 budget

The Wylie ISD proposed general fund budget as presented.  Courtesy Wylie ISD The Wylie ISD board of trustees approved the budget for the 2024-25 school year. Scott Roderick, Wylie ISD assistant superintendent for finance and operations, emphasized in his final...

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WEHS graduates complete journey

WEHS graduates complete journey

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

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NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Life & Style

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Heat exacerbates summer garden issues for Texans

Mulch does double duty in a garden, preserving moisture while helping to keep weeds down. Courtesy Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife Texas gardeners usually sing the same tune this time of year — the heat is oppressive, and moisture is in short supply. Some East Texas...

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Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Guadalupe Mountains Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for the...

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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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NTMWD Plant Smart 2024

Opinion

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’

Columnist John Moore’s wife grows a lot of food. And boy, is he glad. Photo: John Moore The great thing about growing a lot of your own food is the ability to walk out the back door and pick it. It doesn’t get much fresher than that. If there’s a downside to growing a...

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Verses Versus Verses

Verses Versus Verses

Columnist John Moore grew up in a Baptist church in the South. Consequently, he doesn’t know any of the third verses in the hymnal. Photo : John Moore If you’re a Baptist from the South, you’re hoping that if there’s a Pearly Gates pop quiz, the question isn’t,...

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Meat and Greet

Meat and Greet

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain Barbecue is a versatile word. It can refer to an outdoor place to cook meat; to cooking meat; and can also reference a gathering of people for the purpose of serving meat cooked...

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Real good eatin’

Real good eatin’

My grandfather called it a “Po Boy Lunch.” That meant we were having leftovers in whatever creative way my grandmother came up with. Recently, I took two biscuits from breakfast and loaded them with smoked brisket, and from the garden, purple onions and jalapeños. A...

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief

People use different ways to learn to read. Some folks use the vowels and consonants method. Others memorize how the words look.  I used both, but I had a secret weapon many didn’t know about.  Comic books.  While most kids were having, “Fun with Dick...

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