Connor Pittman
Area food pantries see uptick in usage

Area food pantries see uptick in usage

Looking Back at 2022 Increases to housing, food and energy costs led to more visitors at several local food pantries throughout 2022. Executive Director of 5 Loaves Food Pantry Audrey Wallace said her nonprofit served 30,000 families this year, a 20% increase from...

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Wylie Way Christmas impacts over 400 families

Wylie Way Christmas impacts over 400 families

After several weeks of coordinating adoptions and collections for gifts, Wylie ISD delivered some holiday cheer to families in need earlier this month. Hosting its annual Wylie Way Christmas and Holidays at Watkins Elementary School, Wylie ISD distributed gifts to 411...

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Representative weighs in on property tax, border security

Representative weighs in on property tax, border security

As state representatives and senators continue to file their bills ahead of the 88th Legislative Session, issues such as property taxes and border security were prioritized. State Representative Candy Noble, District 89, outlined three issues — property taxes, Child...

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Shoebox gift drive collects over 17,500

Shoebox gift drive collects over 17,500

Although National Collection Week is in the rearview mirror, online shoebox creations are still being accepted by Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child. The nonprofit has built on the initial work of donating shoeboxes to children in war-torn Bosnia in 1993....

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Police shooting suspect indicted

Police shooting suspect indicted

The suspect accused of shooting two Sachse police officers was indicted by the Collin County grand jury Tuesday, Nov. 29. Josiah Israel Perez, 26, was arrested Oct. 3 and has been held at the Collin County Jail since. He currently faces two felony counts for...

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Ukraine Front Line sending much needed aid

Ukraine Front Line sending much needed aid

What started out as a group of individuals meeting online has turned into a globally-connected nonprofit dedicated to providing needed wartime supplies to Ukraine. Connecting through the online chat forum Reddit, Ukraine Front Line, Inc.’s President, Steven Watford,...

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