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Homeless count down in Collin, Dallas Counties

Homeless count down in Collin, Dallas Counties

Housing Forward and the All Neighbors Coalition announced the third consecutive year of reductions in homelessness in Dallas and Collin counties, including the lowest total number of people experiencing homelessness in nearly a decade.  Announced at the State of...

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Fake school threats have real consequences

Fake school threats have real consequences

Wylie ISD Safety and Security staff ask that parents start having true conversations with their kids about the dangers of making threats. Wylie ISD parents and students should know that there are no fake school threats according to Texas law, or the school district....

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Collin County values continue to rise

Collin County values continue to rise

Collin County property values once again show an increase, according to figures released by Collin Central Appraisal District (CCAD).  The CCAD mailed the 2024 real property appraisal notices to property owners on April 15. Business personal property mailings...

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Sports

Pirates’ doubles teams take part in regionals

Pirates’ doubles teams take part in regionals

Ellie Smith and her mixed doubles partner, Jonathan Fain, took part in last week's regional tournament in Waco. They were one of three doubles teams from Wylie to qualify for the event. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) The Wylie tennis team sent six Pirates...

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Raiders’ tennis players compete in Region II tourney

Raiders’ tennis players compete in Region II tourney

Wyatt Kelley got an opening-round win at last week’s regional tournament in Waco. He was Wylie East’s lone athlete to advance to the regional quarterfinals. (Austin Smith/The Wylie News) (More Photos) Six of Wylie East’s tennis players made the trip to the Waco...

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Wylie Prep’s Wilson signs with Cumberland

Wylie Prep’s Wilson signs with Cumberland

Wylie Prep's Wyatt Wilson signs his national letter of intent to play baseball for Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. (Shelly Dowdle/The Wylie News) (More Photos) Signing a national letter of intent is a big day for any high school athlete. Each year,...

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Raiders come up short to Rockwall 

Raiders come up short to Rockwall 

Coach Heath Andrews and Jackson Miles discuss strategy at the plate during a break in the action in last week’s matchup with Rockwall. The Raiders fell in their series with the Yellowjackets, ending their season with a record of 19-11-1. (Tina Lopez/The Wylie News)...

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Education

Fine arts students awarded

Fine arts students awarded

In the Schmidt and Jones High School Musical Awards, the Wylie High School Theatre Pirate Players received 10 nominations including Best Show for their January production of “Beauty and the Beast.”  The WHS theater group won Best Orchestra, along with Best Actor in a...

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Fake school threats have real consequences

Fake school threats have real consequences

Wylie ISD Safety and Security staff ask that parents start having true conversations with their kids about the dangers of making threats. Wylie ISD parents and students should know that there are no fake school threats according to Texas law, or the school district....

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WISD budget updates

WISD budget updates

Each June Wylie ISD adopts its operating budget for the next school year, July 1 through June 30. Last week, as part of the planning process, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Scott Roderick gave an update on the 2024-2025 proposed budget. For more on...

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Life & Style

Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Crafts lead the way for Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is a special time for children to show their appreciation for their mothers, grandmothers and the other special women in their lives. Older children typically are capable of designing their own Mother’s Day crafts or even shopping for gifts for Mom, while...

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Vintage trailer bliss

Vintage trailer bliss

Dreamy sunsets paint the sky a messy blend of orange and pink, while sweet-smelling grass, pristine mountains and bubbling water surround you. It’s the beginning of summertime – camping season! While there’s nothing wrong with sleeping bags inside a tent, we prefer...

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Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Modern convenience or modern-day nightmare?

Plastic waste is polluting ecosystems, affecting health In the bustling urban landscape of modern America lies a problem that’s as pervasive as it is pernicious: plastic waste. And despite the concerted efforts to recycle paper, cardboard and metals, plastic continues...

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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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Opinion

The Lawn Moore

The Lawn Moore

America really is The Land of Opportunity. Even if there’s only one opportunity, and that opportunity is cutting the grass.  Ashdown, Arkansas, was a pretty typical small American town in the 1960s and 1970s.  Kids weren’t just handed things. If we wanted...

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A myth understanding

A myth understanding

In the South, we believed with all of our hearts what we were told when we were children. Even if it was wrong. In the 1960s, the RCA color console TV my family had on Beech Street in Ashdown, Arkansas, could make you go blind. It could if you believed what our mom...

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On the road again and again

On the road again and again

Back in the 60s, some American college kids protested the Vietnam War, but mostly, they conducted sit-ins. Few protests were violent. Other American college kids would have contests to see how many of them they could cram into a Volkswagen. Today, some college kids...

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Aisle be seeing you

Aisle be seeing you

As a child growing up in Ashdown, Arkansas, we had two main grocery stores. Shur-Way and Piggly Wiggly. Or as my dad called it, “Hoggly Woggly.” A trip to the store was like each TV commercial had come to life. Advertising agencies at the time were very good at what...

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‘Aggressive’ hurricane forecast for Gulf Coast

‘Aggressive’ hurricane forecast for Gulf Coast

Colorado State University researchers are calling this year’s hurricane season forecast “the most aggressive” ever, the Texas Standard reported. They say there is a 54% chance a hurricane will strike the Texas coast, and a 25% chance it will be major. Justin Ballard,...

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