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Wylie Acting Group to host audition workshop

Wylie Acting Group to host audition workshop

A local community theater is seeking to make auditions more accessible to teen actors in an upcoming workshop in February. Vice President of the Wylie Acting Group Board of Directors Michelle Smith said it is part of the nonprofit’s commitment to the community to hold...

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Wylie Police arrest man accused of shooting his wife

Wylie Police arrest man accused of shooting his wife

A Wylie resident has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, family violence, with a weapon following his alleged involvement in a shooting last week. Kerwin Hubbard, 46, was taken into custody after he reportedly shot his wife with a gun the morning of...

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Glen Echo Brewing zoning case heard

Glen Echo Brewing zoning case heard

A brewing company eyeing a summer opening made progress because of the approval of a special-use permit at a currently vacant downtown property. Wylie City Council considered the permit request — which would allow a food truck park, brewing use and events center —...

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Body of missing woman found

Body of missing woman found

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office located the remains of an individual missing since Jan. 11. Kayla Kelley, 33, was reported missing by friends after several days, according to a Jan. 15 news release from the sheriff’s office. According to a Jan. 19 news release,...

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Wylie ISD students excel at livestock show

Wylie ISD students excel at livestock show

Last week, several students from Wylie High School and Wylie East High School showcased their talents at a county livestock show. The Collin County Junior Livestock Show was held from Jan. 7-14 at the Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney. Students from several...

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Sports

Late comeback falls short for Wylie

Late comeback falls short for Wylie

The Wylie Pirates outscored the Rowlett Eagles 21-17 in the fourth but fell just short in their comeback bid Tuesday night. With a 52-49 loss, Wylie falls to second place in District 9-6A, a half-game behind Sachse in the standings. Donaven Davis led all scorers with...

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Slow start dooms Wylie East at home

Slow start dooms Wylie East at home

The Wylie East Lady Raiders basketball team had a chance to knock off the defending champs and keep within arm's distance of a district title. Unfortunately for East, a slow start to the first quarter doomed them down the stretch, as they lost 62-52 to Sachse Tuesday...

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Wylie tops North Garland, remains tied for first

Wylie tops North Garland, remains tied for first

The Pirates continued their winning ways in District 9-6A, defeating North Garland Tuesday night. The starting backcourt duo of Donaven Davis and Jackson Hinckley scored 25 points, as Wylie outscored North Garland 22-7 in the second half to win 54-31. The victory...

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Wylie East High School 2022 sports year in review

Wylie East High School 2022 sports year in review

It was an eventful 2022 for Wylie East High School, featuring new coaches, standout performers and a shakeup for the new year. It was announced in February that Wylie East would be moving up to Class 6A, pairing them with Wylie and Garland ISD in athletics for the new...

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Wylie High School 2022 sports year in review

Wylie High School 2022 sports year in review

The Wylie Pirates 2022 year was filled with plenty of accolades once again. From state finalists, playoff dramatics and young student-athletes taking the next step and signing collegiate scholarships, it was largely proven once again to be a successful Pirates sports...

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Education

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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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Life & Style

A league of their own

A league of their own

Long before Collin County residents headed to the polls for early voting in the Primary Election last month, volunteers belonging to a decades-old association logged many hours behind the scenes to ensure voters were registered and informed. When Texas women finally...

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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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Best of balloting now open

Best of balloting now open

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Now cast your ballot and Vote local. Voting for the annual Best of Wylie contest is now open and will continue through the end of the month. Whether you’ve lived in the Wylie area one year or 10 years, we know you’ve cultivated a...

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Opinion

Thank you very much

Thank you very much

There are events that are so significant that virtually everyone can tell you where they were when they happened. The loss of Kennedy, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, the moon landing, and of course 911. But the death of Elvis came to mind recently when someone mentioned...

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Making memories

Making memories

My mother must’ve kept everything my sister and I ever made for Christmas. Some things were put together in school, but most were done in Sunday School. Same is true for anything we ever made, regardless of the time of year. Decades later at a Christmas gathering, if...

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The best radio reception

The best radio reception

It was Flag Day 1987. I was opening the mic for the first time as a new announcer on KTBB AM 600. It was the early part of my radio journey, and I was excited to be moving up in the industry. KTBB was the second radio station to be licensed in Tyler, Texas. A station...

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Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili

“Oh, waiter. There’s a bean in my chili.” So goes the encounter every Southerner dreads when he orders a bowl of red and is served chili with beans. There are certain missteps in the South that are unforgivable. Asking a girl out without clearing it first with her...

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Your friends can make all the difference

Your friends can make all the difference

I write this from my chemo chair as I undergo another day or treatment in my cancer journey. I’m blessed by friends who drive me to treatment and rides back home. The treatment itself is lonely. I sit in the chair while they hang bag after bag of meds for infusion...

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