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Nwachukwu leads Wylie offense in victory over Boyd

Nwachukwu leads Wylie offense in victory over Boyd

Lynn Nwachukwu's 14 points led the way as the Wylie Pirates defeated McKinney Boyd 48-30. The Pirates (5-11) picked up their third win in the last six days on the road behind a strong second-half performance. Wylie outscored Boyd 26-10 in the third and fourth quarters...

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Pirates’ offense struggles in loss

Pirates’ offense struggles in loss

In their 65-49 loss to Rockwall Tuesday night, the Pirates’ offense struggled from the floor. Wylie (3-5) couldn't keep up with Rockwall much of the night. The Yellowjackets outscored the Pirates 26-12 in the third quarter, giving them a 23-point advantage. Wylie...

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Primary races heat up

Primary races heat up

Several new candidates have filed for a spot on the ballot in the March 1, 2022, primary elections, seeking nominations for positions throughout the state and counties.  Filing will close Dec. 13 and candidates for county-level offices sign up with county...

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FBW hosts ‘Night of Hope’

FBW hosts ‘Night of Hope’

Area churches often provide help to the community with basic needs, but sometimes they are called to serve in an even bigger way. For the past year, Hope for the Cities, a ministry of First Baptist Wylie, has delivered over 325,000 meals and paid nearly $100,000 for...

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Caffeine, fellowship offered at new coffee shop

Caffeine, fellowship offered at new coffee shop

A Wylie coffee shop has a cup of joe for sale but prayer — which is available in vast quantities — is free.  The Coffee at the Hub, which occupies the former Conversations building, is a nonprofit coffee shop and is a part of the Wylie chapter of Youth with a...

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Sports

Nwachukwu leads Wylie offense in victory over Boyd

Nwachukwu leads Wylie offense in victory over Boyd

Lynn Nwachukwu's 14 points led the way as the Wylie Pirates defeated McKinney Boyd 48-30. The Pirates (5-11) picked up their third win in the last six days on the road behind a strong second-half performance. Wylie outscored Boyd 26-10 in the third and fourth quarters...

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Pirates’ offense struggles in loss

Pirates’ offense struggles in loss

In their 65-49 loss to Rockwall Tuesday night, the Pirates’ offense struggled from the floor. Wylie (3-5) couldn't keep up with Rockwall much of the night. The Yellowjackets outscored the Pirates 26-12 in the third quarter, giving them a 23-point advantage. Wylie...

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Fourteen Raiders earn all-district honors

Fourteen Raiders earn all-district honors

The Wylie East football team had 14 players earn all-district honors for the 2021 season. In Marcus Gold’s first year as coach, the Raiders won their first two games and finished with a 3-7 record. They went 1-5 in district play, defeating West Mesquite at home Oct....

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Raiders lose to Forney

Raiders lose to Forney

The Raiders lost their opener in the new Williams Center to Forney 62-56. They were up by eight points with six minutes left in the first half before a Jackrabbits run cut the lead to 31-29 at halftime. Wylie East struggled to make their shots in the fourth quarter...

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Lady Raiders finish with all-district honors

Lady Raiders finish with all-district honors

The Wylie East volleyball team was honored after a successful 2021 campaign with several teammates earning all-district recognition. The Lady Raiders had their best season since 2017, finishing with a 19-16 record. They were 9-5 in district play to earn third place...

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Education

Virtual plan approved by WISD board

Virtual plan approved by WISD board

Wylie ISD parents wishing to have their children receive instruction online may apply for a spot in the district’s newly formed Virtual Learning Academy.  The Wylie ISD board approved a temporary virtual learning option Aug. 31 during a special meeting. VLA is subject...

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Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Whitt Elementary School fourth-grade math teacher Mad­ison Shattuck missed the con­ventional rhythms of classroom instruction last year. “Excited is mainly what I am,” she said about the return to normal classroom teaching this year, when teachers will have classes in...

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Free meals provided for all students this year

Free meals provided for all students this year

There’s still no such thing as a free lunch, even if stu­dents don’t have to pony up any money at the cafeteria this year. The United States Depart­ment of Agriculture has issued extended waivers that will al­low schools to offer free meals — breakfast and lunch — to...

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Life & Style

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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Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Sue Darte blames her daugh­ter and a jewelry making class she took nine years ago for ig­niting a passion for the art of fusing glass. “A retail glass company had a Groupon coupon and I brought my daughter-in-law with me to make two pieces of jewelry,” Sue said. In...

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Make Mother’s Day bloom

Make Mother’s Day bloom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but how about escaping town to visit a place where...

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Opinion

We’re global now

We’re global now

No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place somewhere else on the globe has a very good chance of affecting us, along with many others. The pandemic, of course, is a useful – if sobering – example. A virus...

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Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage the public to follow suit. “I will never ask any Texan to do something that I’m not willing to do myself,” Abbott said before getting vaccinated at a...

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State resumes requiring job searches to get benefits

State resumes requiring job searches to get benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will need to show an active effort to find a job starting Nov. 1. The Texas Workforce Commission suspended the requirement in March as the pandemic started. More than 3.6 million have filed for unemployment relief since then,...

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Accusations rock Attorney General’s office

Accusations rock Attorney General’s office

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is battling back against seven top aides who accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. The aides delivered the accu­sations in a letter to the agency’s human resources director. The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV obtained and...

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