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Wylie shutout in district opener

Wylie shutout in district opener

The Wylie Pirates could do nothing to slow down the Garland offense.Garland (4-0, 1-0) threw four touchdown passes in beating Wylie (0-4, 0-1) to open the District 9-6A competition. Leading the way for Garland was Cergio Perez, who scored five total touchdowns in the...

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Raiders run in Crandall

Raiders run in Crandall

The Wylie East cross country team returned to action last weekend, traveling to Crandall to compete in the Pirate Invitational Saturday, Sept. 11 As a team, the varsity Lady Raiders finished fourth overall with 80 total points. Senior Anjelika Abraham led the way,...

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Lavon EDC looking for investors

Lavon EDC looking for investors

Lavon city leaders want economic development to come to town, and one way to do that is through a new retail site.  The Lavon Economic Development Corporation acquired a retail site, just over 6/10 of acre, at 619 Main Street and Lake Road for a retail and/ or office...

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Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County announces recovery plan

Collin County officials recently published the Collin County Recovery Plan, a 22- page document detailing the projects the county intends to fund using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.  Along with ARPA funds, the plan includes State and Local Fiscal Recovery...

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Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Community High School athletics had a lot to celebrate this week. Between their homecoming football game and the start of district play for the volleyball team, the Braves were very successful. Braves defeat North Lamar to move to 2-1 Coming off of a loss to Brock,...

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Sports

Wylie shutout in district opener

Wylie shutout in district opener

The Wylie Pirates could do nothing to slow down the Garland offense.Garland (4-0, 1-0) threw four touchdown passes in beating Wylie (0-4, 0-1) to open the District 9-6A competition. Leading the way for Garland was Cergio Perez, who scored five total touchdowns in the...

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Raiders run in Crandall

Raiders run in Crandall

The Wylie East cross country team returned to action last weekend, traveling to Crandall to compete in the Pirate Invitational Saturday, Sept. 11 As a team, the varsity Lady Raiders finished fourth overall with 80 total points. Senior Anjelika Abraham led the way,...

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Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Braves win homecoming doubleheader

Community High School athletics had a lot to celebrate this week. Between their homecoming football game and the start of district play for the volleyball team, the Braves were very successful. Braves defeat North Lamar to move to 2-1 Coming off of a loss to Brock,...

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Wylie’s three keys to beating Garland

Wylie’s three keys to beating Garland

The Wylie Pirates are known as a team that performs in the second half. With district play approaching, nobody is discounting the Pirates despite their 0-3 start. They’ll face their toughest test of the entire season in week four. Wylie takes on the Garland Owls on...

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Lady Raiders defeat Denison

Lady Raiders defeat Denison

Last week was a big shift for the Wylie East volleyball team, the start of district play. Through the first 18 games of the season, the Lady Raiders faced some of the toughest 5A and 6A opponents in the DFW area. Wylie East (10-8) earned several quality wins,...

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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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Waste in the water

Waste in the water

Pictures of trash on beaches, a whale found with a belly full of garbage and turtles with plastic straws up their nose are no laugh­ing matter. They are all just a tiny snapshot of reality today. The impact of the world’s overuse of plastic is causing hav­oc on the...

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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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