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Wylie Police blotter

Wylie Police blotter

Wylie Police Department blotter from April 4 – April 10 April 4• 12:43 – Possession of Marijuana, less than 2 ounces – 2000 N. Hwy. 78 • 16:56 – Assault Bodily Injury/Family Member – 1300 E. Oak St. • 18:46 –Found Property – 1800 McMillen Rd.• 20:36 – Possession of a...

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Raiders drop district opener to Sherman

Raiders drop district opener to Sherman

In their district opener against Sherman, the Raiders (0-1, 2-2) couldn’t overcome an 18-0 first-half deficit, losing 38-17. Key Play of the Game: Phoenix Grant converts on fourth down for a TD Entering the fourth quarter, Sherman held a 25-14 lead, driving within the...

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Law allows Texans to carry without permit

Law allows Texans to carry without permit

Beginning September 1, Tex­as residents who are eligible to own a handgun are no longer required to be licensed to carry one — openly or concealed. Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1927 into law last month, along with several other pieces of leg­islation that aim to protect...

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Collin County jail changes announced by sheriff

Collin County jail changes announced by sheriff

After a Collin County grand jury declined to indict eight officers in the death of Marvin Scott III, Sheriff Jim Skinner said he welcomes their rec­ommendation to convene a work group to identify lessons learned from the incident. Scott, 26, was arrested in Allen on a...

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Special legislative session announced

Special legislative session announced

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special session of the Texas Legislature starting July 8. The June 22 announcement did not specify what legislative priorities will be included in the agenda but said the items “will be announced prior to the con­vening of the special...

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Legislative session comes to a close

Legislative session comes to a close

The 87th Texas Legislative session ended May 31 after Tex­as Democrats staged a walkout that dissolved the quorum need­ed for a vote, killing Senate Bill 7, known as the Election Integ­rity Protection Act. If passed, the bill would have set uniform early voting hours,...

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Little Free Libraries promote literacy for children

Little Free Libraries promote literacy for children

Throughout the U.S., little box-like structures are pop­ping up in neighborhoods, parks and school – anywhere people gather – to offer free reading material. For many, those little boxes packed with books hold the key to promoting literacy for children and adults who...

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Church ministry paved way for foster parents

Church ministry paved way for foster parents

Crystal Liechty, orphan care director at Northplace Church in Sachse, loved her career as a teacher but said as she reached her 50s, her pas­sion started to change. At the time, she was al­ready volunteering as the orphan care director and said that the first thing...

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Hospital expected to open in July

Hospital expected to open in July

Trinity Regional Hospital hopes to alleviate the void left behind after Baylor Garland closed in 2017. The new hospital, located off President George Bush Turn­pike near the Station in Sachse, will fill the need, says Trinity Regional Hospital Chairman of the Board...

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Food shortages anticipated in 2021

Food shortages anticipated in 2021

With economic uncertainty in the forecast of 2021, several food banks in the area expect similar challenges to the ones they faced in 2020 in the coming year – including food shortages and a lack of volunteers. Mary Warkentine of the Wylie Community Christian Care...

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