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Profit for a purpose

Profit for a purpose

Hope’s Gate opens new doors for orphans, at-risk youth By Sonia Duggan Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Wylie on the “other” side of Ballard Avenue is a store where profits earned are used to give hope to orphans and break the cycle […]

The truth about roads

The truth about roads

Funding, costs, repairs create confusion in Collin County  By Wyndi Veigel Roads are the topic of discussion on social media, restaurants, downtown events and even at the local Dairy Queen. How roads are funded, who is responsible for costs associated with byways and how road […]

Prehistoric discovery

Prehistoric discovery

By Wyndi Veigel If you’re a fan of fishing, boating or swimming in Lake Lavon, you might be surprised to discover the area now covered by the lake has a bit of a prehistoric past. A Wylie family with an affinity for combing the shores […]

A Declaration of Desserts

A Declaration of Desserts

Blueberry Pie Bars | Makes 9    These bars are a cross between pie, muffins and bars! They have all the delicious tasty flavors of each rolled into one handheld treat! This is perfect for the morning, afternoon or night! CRUST 1½ cups all-purpose flour […]

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

By Sydni Ellis Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for […]

Friends for life

Friends for life

Patriot Paws offers service dogs to disabled veterans By April Towery Adisabled veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is unable to go to his son’s ball games. He can’t leave the house and endure the crowds and the noise.  He wakes in the middle of […]

Roxy Rocks!

Roxy Rocks!

Hello, my name is Roxy. I’m a 5-month-old Lab/Heeler mix girl who is just as adorable as I am sweet! I’m about 32 lbs. right now, but I still have some growing to do. I will likely be around 60 lbs as an adult. I’m […]

Dylan digs a new home

Dylan digs a new home

Hi, my name is Dylan. I’m a sweet, charming, handsome lab mix boy looking for his furever home. I’m good natured, polite, and affectionate. I can be entertaining and quite silly at times, but I am very smart and trainable. I’m potty-trained and love other […]

Picnic sides for Summer

Picnic sides for Summer

Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley | Serves 6 From “Real Simple: Easy, Delicious Home Cooking (Time Home Entertainment). 1 1⁄2 pounds new potatoes (about 15) Kosher salt and black pepper 4 slices bacon 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons […]

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 […]