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

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Raiders ready for 6A challenge

Raiders ready for 6A challenge

The Wylie East basketball team just missed out on the playoffs last season but is ready to step up to the 6A level. Under first-year head coach Brent Kelley, Wylie East finished sixth in the district standings last season, but saw major strides taken from the season...

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Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 4

Christmas parade scheduled for Dec. 4

Wylie residents looking for some ho, ho, holiday fun this December should mark down the first weekend of December for events that even Santa himself won’t miss. The annual Wylie Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in downtown...

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Trustees receive intruder audit findings

Trustees receive intruder audit findings

A newly implemented state requirement was the subject of a report during the most recent Wylie ISD Board of Trustees meeting. The districtwide intruder detection audit was presented by Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Scott Winn and Director of School and...

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Christian Care Week kicks off

Christian Care Week kicks off

Local community leaders, businesspeople and nonprofit organizations gathered for a first-time breakfast to honor the contributions of a local food pantry. Wylie Christian Care Week typically takes place about a week before Thanksgiving and is a major fundraising...

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Sports

Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

It’s been a difficult start the season for the Wylie Pirates basketball team, but reinforcements are on the way as they prepare for a long district season. The Pirates finished second in District 9-6A last season with a 12-2 district record but hope to be able to...

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Raiders ready for 6A challenge

Raiders ready for 6A challenge

The Wylie East basketball team just missed out on the playoffs last season but is ready to step up to the 6A level. Under first-year head coach Brent Kelley, Wylie East finished sixth in the district standings last season, but saw major strides taken from the season...

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Wylie East, Wylie earn 9-6A football accolades

Wylie East, Wylie earn 9-6A football accolades

Wylie East and Wylie finished first and second respectively in the District 9-6A standings and earned postseason accolades to show. Terrell Washington Jr led the way for the district champion Raiders, who won the 9-6A title in their first season in UIL's top...

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Wylie shutout by Duncanville in area round

Wylie shutout by Duncanville in area round

The Wylie Pirates season came to an end Friday night at McKinney ISD Stadium, losing 41-0 to the Duncanville Panthers. The Panthers scored all 41 points in the first half as they held the Pirates to negative yardage over the first two quarters. Wylie quarterback...

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Rockwall Heath knocks out Wylie East in first round

Rockwall Heath knocks out Wylie East in first round

It was a nail-biter until the end in Wylie East’s bi-district playoff matchup with the Rockwall-Heath Hawks.  Neither team was able to gain much momentum offensively, but an experienced Heath team prevailed, giving the Raiders a first-round exit by a final score...

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Education

Candidate hopes to rebuild trust, reduce spending

Candidate hopes to rebuild trust, reduce spending

Place 5 candidate Kevin Brooks says he is seeking a trustee position to rebuild trust between constituents and the school board trustees. “Parents, teachers, students, staff, voters and administration will once again know they are not the adversaries, but we are their...

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Life & Style

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

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A league of their own

A league of their own

Long before Collin County residents headed to the polls for early voting in the Primary Election last month, volunteers belonging to a decades-old association logged many hours behind the scenes to ensure voters were registered and informed. When Texas women finally...

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Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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Opinion

Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili

“Oh, waiter. There’s a bean in my chili.” So goes the encounter every Southerner dreads when he orders a bowl of red and is served chili with beans. There are certain missteps in the South that are unforgivable. Asking a girl out without clearing it first with her...

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Your friends can make all the difference

Your friends can make all the difference

I write this from my chemo chair as I undergo another day or treatment in my cancer journey. I’m blessed by friends who drive me to treatment and rides back home. The treatment itself is lonely. I sit in the chair while they hang bag after bag of meds for infusion...

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The Fouke Monster

The Fouke Monster

When I was a kid in the early 1970s, the Fouke Monster was around every corner. At least, that was how I saw things as a 10-year-old. For those who aren’t familiar with this Sasquatch-like creature, the Fouke Monster allegedly roamed (some say, still roams) the river...

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Don’t forget to remember

Don’t forget to remember

I didn’t want to do it. It had been on my calendar awhile and as it got closer, I wanted to be part of it less and less. You know what that's like, don’t you? We only have so many open spaces on our calendar and when there is something on there that we don’t want to...

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A Pizza History

The old question, “Where would you go first if you had a time machine?” is an easy one to answer for me. I’d visit all of my favorite long-since-gone childhood cafes, diners, and restaurants. Not all, but one stop may soon be possible, without the help of H.G. Wells....

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