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Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili “Oh, waiter. There’s a bean in my chili.” So goes the encounter every Southerner dreads when he orders a bowl of red and is served chili with beans. There are certain missteps in the South that are unforgivable. Asking a girl out without...

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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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Sports

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Hebron

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Hebron

A promising start to the regular season now has questions for Plano East football. The Panthers (0-1, 3-1) lost their opening game of District 6-6A in a game that could not have gotten worse. Running back Daniel Fayombo went out with an injury, while Plano East...

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Plano East 3 keys to defeating Plano

Plano East 3 keys to defeating Plano

Plano East, fresh off its bye week, is heading into its opening game of the District 6-6A competition. The team wants to continue its hot start to the season and opens against rival Plano (1-2). The Wildcats had a tough start to this season, but could easily be 2-1...

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Education

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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WISD trustees recognize outstanding scholars

WISD trustees recognize outstanding scholars

Wylie ISD trustees took a moment to recognize the academic achievements of Black and Native American students in the district. The board recognized the students at the beginning of the Monday, Oct. 24, regular meeting, in a public ceremony held in the board meeting...

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Wylie High’s ‘The 39 Steps’ opens tonight

Wylie High’s ‘The 39 Steps’ opens tonight

Wylie High School’s award-winning theater program opens up one of its fall productions tonight after several weeks of work. Director of Theatre Polly Harrison said work on this year’s production, “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow, has been ongoing for seven weeks since...

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Council approves new hazard mitigation plan

Council approves new hazard mitigation plan

Murphy City Council approved the hazard mitigation plan and held a public hearing during the Tuesday, July 19 regular meeting. The public hearing was for a zoning change for a 2-acre planned development near Bunny Run and South Maxwell Creek Road. The concept plan for...

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WISD discusses budget

WISD discusses budget

Dozens of students were recognizing students for their accomplishments, which took up a majority of the Monday, April 24 meeting. The Skills USA team at Wylie East High School, Wylie High School and McMillian Junior High were singled out for hard work at the meeting....

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Life & Style

Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Veteran delivers message of faith at luncheon

Finishing up a Veteran’s Day speaking tour, Vietnam veteran and Rowlett native Tim Lee delivered a message of perseverance and faith at the quarterly Murphy Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 15. The luncheon was sponsored by the Murphy Veterans Tribute organization and...

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Dance studio makes its debut

Dance studio makes its debut

Walking into Kaiser Center for the Performing Arts for the first time, patrons might find it hard to believe it was once the site of the former home décor store, Tuesday Morning. Aisles of kitchen gadgets, shower curtains and pet beds have now been replaced with a...

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Gardener shares bounty

Gardener shares bounty

 Home gardener Catherine “Cathi” Banks has learned by trial and error how to get the most from the raised bed gardens that have lined her backyard in Murphy for the last six years.  In fact, Banks’ has not only had good luck with her gardening adventure, she...

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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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Opinion

Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili

Knowing beans about chili “Oh, waiter. There’s a bean in my chili.” So goes the encounter every Southerner dreads when he orders a bowl of red and is served chili with beans. There are certain missteps in the South that are unforgivable. Asking a girl out without...

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Veterans
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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Love the unlovable

Love the unlovable

By Rick Wood There’s so much going on in our world today…just turn on the news and you can hear of the tragedies that are taking place throughout our nation. Here in Texas, the town of Uvalde is mourning the deaths of nineteen elementary students and two teachers less...

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The Clothesline

The Clothesline

By John Moore We had a clothesline, but no washer or dryer. So the Laundromat was a weekly destination. Today, most folks would find the absence of a laundry room in the home as foreign as no air conditioning or Wi-Fi. Fifty years ago, most...

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Veterans