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Crosstown Showdown games extend beyond football field

Crosstown Showdown games extend beyond football field

A year-round competition gives two Wylie schools the opportunity to get one over on their crosstown rivals in a series of four events. The Crosstown Showdown Games pit Wylie High School and Wylie East High School against one another in four categories: athletics,...

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Wylie Acting Group to host audition workshop

Wylie Acting Group to host audition workshop

A local community theater is seeking to make auditions more accessible to teen actors in an upcoming workshop in February. Vice President of the Wylie Acting Group Board of Directors Michelle Smith said it is part of the nonprofit’s commitment to the community to hold...

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City receives annual comprehensive financial report

City receives annual comprehensive financial report

After hearing a review of the city’s comprehensive financial report during last night’s meeting, Wylie councilmembers were informed they have a large surplus of funds in the city’s unassigned fund balance. John DeBurro, a partner with Weaver, presented the auditor’s...

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Wylie ISD I Have a Plan Night Jan. 30

Wylie ISD I Have a Plan Night Jan. 30

Wylie families preparing to send a student to high school will attend an event designed to inform students about curriculum choices the next four years is planned next week. The I Have a Plan night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Wylie High School...

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Commissioners approve special-use permit

Commissioners approve special-use permit

Commissioners considered a special-use permit that would allow for office space amid future commercial development during its most recent meeting. The Wylie Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing during its Tuesday, Jan. 17, meeting to consider approving...

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Sports

Lady Raiders blessed with experienced roster

Lady Raiders blessed with experienced roster

Last season the Lady Raiders softball team was on the verge of a postseason berth by the end of the regular season. In a one-game, winner-take-all game to try and reach the playoffs, Wylie East fell short against Lovejoy and saw their season come to a disappointing...

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Late comeback falls short for Wylie

Late comeback falls short for Wylie

The Wylie Pirates outscored the Rowlett Eagles 21-17 in the fourth but fell just short in their comeback bid Tuesday night. With a 52-49 loss, Wylie falls to second place in District 9-6A, a half-game behind Sachse in the standings. Donaven Davis led all scorers with...

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Wylie East tops South Garland in overtime

Wylie East tops South Garland in overtime

In a crucial game to stay in the playoff race, Wylie East topped South Garland 56-51 in overtime last night. With the victory, the Raiders moved one win behind Naaman Forest, who lost to Garland, for the fourth and final playoff spot in District 9-6A with five games...

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Wylie East 8-0 to open season

Wylie East 8-0 to open season

The Wylie East girls soccer team opened the 9-6A soccer season with a bang, scoring nine goals in their debut to the top level of competition. Five first-half goals set the tone, as Wylie East went on the road to beat Naaman Forest 9-0 Friday night. The Lady Raiders...

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Wylie picks up 10th district win

Wylie picks up 10th district win

The Pirates are still in the hunt for at least a share of the district title, winning their third straight game and 10th in district play. Wylie outscored Lakeview Centennial 34-6 in the second half on their way to a 62-24 victory Friday night. With the win, the...

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Education

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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

Stuck on green stamps

Stuck on green stamps

My mom and her mother saved 7 1/2 books to get us that swing set. Just three years before in 1966, my parents had saved to buy their first house. Money was tight, so, if my sister and I were going to have that new addition to the backyard, Green Stamps would be the...

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Thank you very much

Thank you very much

There are events that are so significant that virtually everyone can tell you where they were when they happened. The loss of Kennedy, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, the moon landing, and of course 911. But the death of Elvis came to mind recently when someone mentioned...

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To give us good news

To give us good news

We live in a world that gives very little good news. If you turn on the television, open a newspaper or look at an internet feed, you will find that most of the news is depressing, negative and hostile. In fact, our world suffers from ‘compassion fatigue’....

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Tis the season

Tis the season

Here we are again…it seems like just a few months ago we were celebrating year-end holidays, and now we’re just days away from Christmas Day. How time flies! Christmas may hold different meanings for many people. For some, they remember family and friends that are no...

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Spider-Man and prayer

Spider-Man and prayer

Have you seen the first Spider-Man with Toby McGuire? I love that movie and I watched this one part the other day. After he gets his spidey powers he starts learning how to use them. He’s climbing walls and jumping from building to building. At one point, he remembers...

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