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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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Fixer Uppers

Fixer Uppers

Recently, I saw something I haven’t seen in many years. A young man driving a car he was fixing up. It was an older Mustang. By older I mean a 90’s model. The car had spots of primer, there were a few dents, and the exhaust system appeared to be loose. By John Moore...

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Solar eclipse means big money to Texas

Solar eclipse means big money to Texas

One economist is calling it “the most profitable 22 minutes in Texas history,” according to the Texas Standard. The total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8 is expected to draw up to a million visitors to the Lone Star State, especially in its narrow path of totality....

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Once-in-a-lifetime event fast approaching

Once-in-a-lifetime event fast approaching

Millions of people across the country are traveling to the path of totality, which includes Wylie, to view the once-in-a-lifetime four-minute total solar eclipse next week.  And while most Collin County residents will be looking skyward on Monday, April 8, school...

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Grand Champion!

Grand Champion!

Senior Mimi Erwin shows her steer Friday, March 22 at the Wylie ISD Ag Barn. The ag student won Grand Champion Steer and was named Senior Steer Reserve Showman Champion at the 2024 Show and Sale which culminated Saturday, March 23. Jeremy Hallock/The Wylie News Wylie...

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Texas counties among nation’s fastest growing

Texas counties among nation’s fastest growing

Recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that six of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the United States from 2022 to 2023 were in Texas. According to the Texas Tribune, Kaufman County, just east of Dallas, led the list with a 7.6% increase in new...

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Largest wildfire in state history still raging

Largest wildfire in state history still raging

A wildfire in the Texas Panhandle has consumed more than 1 million acres and as of Sunday was just 15% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. It is the largest wildfire in Texas history. The Smokehouse Creek Fire is by far the most extensive of...

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Election day, what to know when casting a ballot

Election day, what to know when casting a ballot

The secretary of state has registered nearly 18 million Texans to vote in the March 5 Republican and Democratic primary elections for positions ranging from president to local officials. “Primary elections are an opportunity for Texans to weigh in on who will be the...

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