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A ghost town named Eureka

A ghost town named Eureka

On the far eastern edge of Wylie lies a significant parcel of land, rich in history: The lost ghost town of Eureka.  This small community played an important part in the Wylie development before the first railways rolled into Wylie on October 13, 1886. Originally […]

When cotton was king

When cotton was king

Residents remember good old days on the farm By April Towery For many, cotton brings to mind images of a fluffy white ball that removes polish from a fingernail or applies ointment to a wound. For another generation, however, it’s a commodity they and their […]

Labor  of Love

Labor of Love

By Sonia Duggan Whether by experience or keen observation, many of us know motherhood is not a walk in the park. Every stage, from infant to early adulthood, presents a new set of challenges that eventually they will grow out of. But for mothers of […]

Cultivating a career

Cultivating a career

By Sonia Duggan Dave Forehand has spent his entire career surrounded by beauty. Day after day for 34 years he has been behind the scenes, managing, planning and designing visual delights for the public to consume: Flowers, shrubs, bushes, trees, for all types of gardens […]

Ringing up a collection

Ringing up a collection

By Joe Reavis Deep in the recesses of a building in downtown Wylie in an old bank vault, rest nine functional works of art representing a portion of the antique cash register collection of Bob Heath. The cash registers date back to the late 1800s […]

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life

By Sonia Duggan In the game of life some win and some lose, but Gynovel Henry didn’t think he’d win by the time Fall 2017 arrived. It had been a tough year and the former teacher/coach was running out of options. He didn’t think he’d […]

Brushstrokes of Life

Brushstrokes of Life

By Sonia Duggan In a world full of harsh reality, nothing can soften the mood and transport us to another place and time better than art. View one of John Pototschnik’s paintings and you’ll understand why. His rural landscapes and cityscapes effortlessly capture the serene […]

Traditions and Togetherness

Traditions and Togetherness

By Jennifer M. Aguilar This time of year most families enjoy gathering together to deck the halls, so that when Christmas Day rolls around they can celebrate the holiday in style. But few matriarchs put as much care into their decorating as Karen Marshall, who […]

Water Warrior

Water Warrior

Veteran paddles 2,000 miles for cause By Joe Reavis A veteran of the U.S. Navy who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, new Wylie resident Joseph Mullin recently paddled a kayak from Maine to Key West, Fla. to raise awareness of the high rate of […]

A Passion for Popcorn Gourmet

A Passion for Popcorn Gourmet

Business spans generations By Joe Reavis  From colonels to kernels” is one of the slogans family members use to describe Deanan Gourmet Popcorn, a Wylie-based business supplying pre-packaged flavored popcorn for fundraising use throughout the continental United States. Deanan originated with Lt. Col. Dean Alexander […]