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Council considers higher water and sewer rates

Council considers higher water and sewer rates

Residential water and sewer rates will be going up in October, but the Murphy City Council has not yet decided how much. Chris Ekrut, chief financial officer at NewGen Strategies & Solutions reported to the Tuesday, July 16, council meeting on anticipated cost...

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WISD budget adopted

WISD budget adopted

Wylie ISD trustees approved a budget for the upcoming fiscal year despite some uncertainty surrounding property relief and statutory requirements to raise teacher compensation in special legislative sessions. The overall budget was presented by Scott Roderick,...

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Wylie, Sachse to host fireworks

Wylie, Sachse to host fireworks

After a more than 10-year wait for a city firework show, Wylie residents will be able to take in a Fourth of July staple thanks to a source of unlikely funding. Public Information Officer Craig Kelly said the city will host its show at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, July 2, with...

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Bluegrass on Ballard to feature food, cars, music

Bluegrass on Ballard to feature food, cars, music

A summertime staple in Wylie is set to return for another iteration that will contain plenty of fun for all ages. Over the years, Bluegrass on Ballard has evolved from a weeklong celebration known as the Wylie July Jubilee to a street dance and, ultimately, a daylong...

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Legislature wraps up, begins special session

Legislature wraps up, begins special session

Legislators gaveled out of their regular session Monday, May 29, only to learn of a special session 12 hours later. The 88th Legislative Session reached sine die May 29, but lawmakers began a special session at 9 p.m. with a focus on property tax relief and border...

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Wylie High School graduates 711

Wylie High School graduates 711

The top two graduates of the Class of 2023 focused on each graduate’s uniqueness and the continuous ability to improve oneself in their commencement speeches to their classmates last week. Wearing the school’s colors of maroon, black and white, Wylie High School’s...

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Memorial Day festivities in Wylie set for May 29

Memorial Day festivities in Wylie set for May 29

With Memorial Day on the horizon, it is a chance to reflect on the lives lost in defense of the rights and freedoms enjoyed by those across the United States. Residents and veterans alike are invited to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in a...

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Memorial outside Cox commemorates victims

Memorial outside Cox commemorates victims

A memorial dedicated to sisters Sofia Mendoza, 8, and her sister Daniela, 11, stands outside Cox Elementary School in Sachse as a stark reminder of the sobering reality around mass shootings: the lives lost. The two girls were at Allen Premium Outlets Saturday, May 6,...

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Two Cox Elementary students among Allen shooting victims

Two Cox Elementary students among Allen shooting victims

This article was updated at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, to include the identities of all victims along with additional fundraising websites. The impacts of the Saturday, May 6, shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets were felt in a local elementary school, whose two...

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