Education
Crosstown Showdown games extend beyond football

Crosstown Showdown games extend beyond football

A year-round competition gives two Wylie schools the opportunity to get one over on their crosstown rivals in a series of four events. The Crosstown Showdown Games pit Wylie High School and Wylie East High School against one another in four categories: athletics,...

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Plano ISD trustees approve 2023-24 calendar

Plano ISD trustees approve 2023-24 calendar

Students that live in the Plano Independent School District will find themselves off to an early start in the 2023-24 school year. PISD trustees approved the 2023-24 calendar at its monthly meeting held Tuesday, Dec. 6. The calendar features a start date of Aug. 9,...

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Chamber to fund eight scholarships

Chamber to fund eight scholarships

Thanks to a fundraiser at the thirteenth annual Murphy Maize Days that occurred in September, the Murphy Chamber of Commerce has announced it is able to fund eight chamber-backed scholarships for high school seniors graduating in 2023. According to Luke Trahan, the...

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Letters about Literature contest open

Letters about Literature contest open

The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2022-23 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors about how their books or poetry have touched their lives.  Fourth through 12th grade students are eligible to enter the...

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Veteran officers promote leadership, patriotism

Veteran officers promote leadership, patriotism

For 103 years, members of one of the nation’s oldest patriotic, nonpartisan veterans service organizations have continued to serve their communities — and their country — with a purpose to “promote patriotism, civic responsibility, public service and leadership in the...

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That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

That Wylie Band caps off stellar season

Wylie ISD bands capped off their seasons with a performance at the UIL State Marching Band Competition in San Antonio last week. The bands at Wylie East High School and Wylie High School both qualified for the competition following a top six finish at the UIL Area...

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Incumbents carry local, state races

Incumbents carry local, state races

Unofficial vote totals are pouring in across the state with all counties reporting election results. However, the vote totals will not become official until they are canvassed by state and local entities in the coming weeks. Murphy voters approved all 15 propositions...

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