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2022 political primary season opens

2022 political primary season opens

Filings opened last week for candidates seeking nominations in the March 1, 2022 political primaries and remain open for two more weeks. The first day to file was Nov. 13 and the final day is Dec. 13. Candidates for county-level offices sign up with county political...

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Wylie boys win first game; girls fall short

Wylie boys win first game; girls fall short

The Wylie Pirates boys basketball team found itself in the win column. After two opening-season losses, Wylie found a way to beat Rockwall-Heath in a close 50-42 win Friday. Wylie outscored Heath by eight in the second half to seal the victory, with the game tied...

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Patriots win second straight state championship

Patriots win second straight state championship

The Wylie Prep Patriots are state champions once again. Competing in an offensive shootout, the Patriots defeated the Waco Methodist Children’s Home Bulldogs 72-57 at Lake Country Christian School in Fort Worth Saturday. Wylie Prep fell behind early after the Bulldogs...

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Raiders wrestling hits the mat

Raiders wrestling hits the mat

The Raiders wrestling program is ready to return to normal as they open competition this weekend. Last year was a challenge to adapt for all wrestling teams. The season was delayed until the spring due to multiple delays because of the pandemic. The regular season...

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Sports

Prater commits as acrotumbler

Prater commits as acrotumbler

Audrey Prater turned her competitive cheerleading experience into a new opportunity, committing to become a collegiate acrobatic tumbler at West Liberty University in West Virginia. The Wylie East student signed with the public NCAA Division II school during the early...

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Raiders wrestling hits the mat

Raiders wrestling hits the mat

The Raiders wrestling program is ready to return to normal as they open competition this weekend. Last year was a challenge to adapt for all wrestling teams. The season was delayed until the spring due to multiple delays because of the pandemic. The regular season...

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Raiders defeat North Garland

Raiders defeat North Garland

Wylie East’s boys basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a win over North Garland Tuesday, Nov. 16. The Raiders started slow, trailing 7-9 midway through the first quarter. They closed the period on an 11-0 scoring run to lead North Garland by nine points....

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New leadership creates excitement for Wylie

New leadership creates excitement for Wylie

The Wylie Pirates weren’t expected to lose in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. A year with high expectations after 2020’s run to the final four, Wylie is now regrouping. The Pirates finished tied for second in District 9-6A last season. While the team’s...

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Kelley leads Raiders into new era

Kelley leads Raiders into new era

After missing the postseason in six of their last seven years, Wylie East is ready to course correct under new boys basketball coach Brent Kelley. They finished 3-11 in district play last season, being swept by Princeton and Lovejoy. Wylie East ended up with a 7-20...

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Education

Classes resume in two weeks in WISD

Classes resume in two weeks in WISD

Wylie ISD students will return to class on Aug. 12. Bands from Wylie East and Wylie high schools have returned to practice. See more pictures of The Pride of The East and That Wylie Band in the Aug. 4 edition of the News.

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Students learn valuable skills from national group

Students learn valuable skills from national group

Camryn Shupe considered herself lacking a certain charac­teristic before her involvement with SkillsUSA. That trait — confidence — has grown since she started with the national organization that seeks to help secondary school and college students build per­sonal and...

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Wylie ISD to phase out remote learning

Wylie ISD to phase out remote learning

Wylie ISD won’t provide remote learning this school year, but trustees at the June meeting learned about some options for parents concerned about sending their children to in-person classes in the fall. House Bill 1468, which tar­geted remote learning, was not...

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Wylie ISD to target math instruction

Wylie ISD to target math instruction

Wylie ISD will receive mil­lions of dollars from the last stimulus package, with some of that money targeted to help increase school district math testing scores. Drops in WISD math scores on the STAAR from 2019 to 2021 could be seen especially in grades five through...

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Life & Style

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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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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Safety steps for spooky fun

Safety steps for spooky fun

Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excite­ment. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls,...

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Opinion

School year brings an Apple for students too

School year brings an Apple for students too

Students across Texas returned to campuses last week as schools and universities scrambled to put into place new lesson plans that best accommodate a pandemic. For many school districts, this meant greatly expanding the technological resources of their students to...

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Texas tries nation’s first virtual criminal trial

Texas tries nation’s first virtual criminal trial

A Texan’s speeding ticket put her in the legal history books last week. To combat the backlog in criminal cases created by the pandemic, a Travis County justice of the peace conducted the nation’s first virtual criminal trial. The case was livestreamed on YouTube, and...

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This is a time of testing for all of us

This is a time of testing for all of us

A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the U.S. preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are moving to fill the vacuum, and quickly.” Russia, China, North Korea, Iran....

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