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Pirates dominant defense aims to keep momentum

Pirates dominant defense aims to keep momentum

The Wylie Pirates defense is playing some of the best football in the area, but they know bigger tests lie ahead. Wylie (1-0, 2-1) is currently second in the Metroplex in allowing just 176.7 yards per game through their first three games, including an area-leading...

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Braves dominate Farmers on homecoming

Braves dominate Farmers on homecoming

It was a sweet homecoming for the Community Braves, whose fast start led to a big win. The Braves (2-2) were explosive in week four, beating the Farmersville Farmers (2-2) 43-14. Community’s offense showed a nice blend of passing and rushing they had been hoping to...

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Sports

Pirates dominant defense aims to keep momentum

Pirates dominant defense aims to keep momentum

The Wylie Pirates defense is playing some of the best football in the area, but they know bigger tests lie ahead. Wylie (1-0, 2-1) is currently second in the Metroplex in allowing just 176.7 yards per game through their first three games, including an area-leading...

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Braves dominate Farmers on homecoming

Braves dominate Farmers on homecoming

It was a sweet homecoming for the Community Braves, whose fast start led to a big win. The Braves (2-2) were explosive in week four, beating the Farmersville Farmers (2-2) 43-14. Community’s offense showed a nice blend of passing and rushing they had been hoping to...

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Wylie East 3 keys to defeating Naaman Forest

Wylie East 3 keys to defeating Naaman Forest

Fresh off of their bye week, the Wylie East Raiders suddenly have a target on their back. The Raiders (2-0) are the lone unbeaten team remaining in District 9-6A, led by skilled players on offense and one of the top defenses in 6A through the first three weeks....

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Education

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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Collin College offers FastTrack classes

Collin College offers FastTrack classes

Collin College is offering a FastTrack session this fall, providing students with the opportunity to start fall semester classes in September and October. Several classes can even be completed before the Thanksgiving break. Students can select classes ranging from art...

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Life & Style

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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Sisters on the Fly celebrates 21 years of adventure

Sisters on the Fly celebrates 21 years of adventure

Imagine being part of a group where only women are allowed. No kids, no husband, no pets. Your only responsibili­ty is for yourself – and making sure you have fun! Sure, there’s a caveat. You must be willing to commune with nature as you fraternize with a group of...

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Opinion

What my friend taught me

What my friend taught me

Chris Taylor was police officer in Wylie. He was a husband, father, and grandfather. He was distinguished as a friend to many. Too me, he was more than a friend. He was also my life partner. I wasn’t ready to say “Goodbye” to my friend. Years ago, I had taken Chris to...

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Get closer to God by slowing down

Get closer to God by slowing down

By Todd Baughman I don’t know about you, but I get distracted easily.  Just typing that last sentence I’m pretty sure I had about 18 new thoughts about what I could / should be doing right now. Do you often load up your calendar and your mind with actions and...

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Perseverance through pain

Perseverance through pain

By Kris Segrest When you reflect on the happenings on the cross, some 2,000 years ago, it’s hard to believe that there was any joy there. Where was the joy in watching a man, Jesus, who had been sleeping, deprived, tortured, beaten, mocked, framed by religious...

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Just a bit peaved

Just a bit peaved

By John Moore I used to pay little attention to the world’s little idiosyncrasies, but now they seem ever present. And it’s more than slightly annoying. I can’t be the only one. When I was getting change back from the fast-food drive-thru recently, it all became...

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Circumstances don’t control my attitude

Circumstances don’t control my attitude

By Jeff Denton Cancer. Not what I was expecting to hear from the doctor. But surprisingly comforting at some level. It sure explained the extreme sickness I was experiencing. It explained twenty pounds of weight loss in three weeks. It explained months of pain that...

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