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County adopts budget, tax rate

County adopts budget, tax rate

September is a busy month for city and county officials when it comes to budgeting money. This is the month budgets and tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year are publicly discussed and considered for passage. For the Collin County Commissioners meeting on Sept 12, a...

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Downtown bakery offers taste of Mexico

Downtown bakery offers taste of Mexico

Foodies that enjoy traditional Mexican baked goods will be attracted to the sweet smells wafting through the historic downtown Wylie Streets. Panaderia la Esperanza opened its doors in February and husband-and-wife team Jose and Jessie Mejia say securing the corner...

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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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Former WHS principal files for school board

Former WHS principal files for school board

An urge to bring positivity to the education system has led former Wylie High School principal Virdie Montgomery to file for school candidate candidacy. Montgomery is running for Wylie ISD Board of Trustees Place 5 in the Nov. 8 election. “We have this incredible...

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Incumbent wants to continue leadership role

Incumbent wants to continue leadership role

Jacob Day wants to continue his service on the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees to contribute to the “already great” school district. The Place 6 incumbent, a former Wylie ISD teacher first elected in 2018, said he brings a “heart of servant leadership” to the board. The...

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Place 1 candidate seeks to improve transparency

Place 1 candidate seeks to improve transparency

Jill Palmer, who is running against Stacie Smith for Place 1 on the Wylie ISD board of trustees, says she is running to improve the transparency of the district. “It was not until now, [an] election year, [that] they have decided to be engaged under the guidance of...

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Tax relief, teacher retention most pressing issues

Tax relief, teacher retention most pressing issues

Property tax relief and teacher retention are the most pressing issues facing Wylie ISD, said Stacie Smith, Place 1 trustee who has filed for re-election. “Wylie ISD is a destination district. Families move here for our schools,” Smith said. “Families need property...

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