2010 Voters' Guide

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Party primary balloting is under way for the March 2 vote. Included in this Voters’ Guide is information supplied by the candidates in local contested races. There are no locally contested races on the Democratic ballot.

Statewide voters will choose a Republican and Democratic candidate for governor, lieutenant governor and other races.

On the Republican tickets, gubenatorial candidates are Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina. For the Railroad Commissioner's post, candidates are Victor G. Carrillo and David Porter.

Seeking the chance to be the Democratic candidate are Felix (Rodriguez) Alvarado, Star Locke, Alma Ludivia Aguado, Bill White, Farouk Shami, Clement E. Glenn and Bill Dear. Lieutenant governor hopefuls are Marc Katz, Linda Chavez-Thompson and Ronnie Earle. Seeking the general land office commissionership sot are Hector Uribe and Bill Burton. Richard "Kinky" Freidman and Hank Gilbert are the candidates for the commissioner of agriculture post.

Winners in the primary appear as their party's candidate on the November general election ballot.

For sample ballots and voting locations, visit the Collin County Elections Web site www.co.collin.tx.us/elections.

Early voting continues through Friday, Feb. 26. In Collin County, voters can cast ballots at any early voting location.

Early voting locations: Allen Municipal Courts, 301 Century Pkwy.; Farmersville City Hall, 205 S. Main St.; Collin College Preston Ridge, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco; Lucas City Hall, 665 Country Club Rd.; Collin College-Central Park, 2200 W. University Dr., McKinney; Old Settlers Center, 1201 E. Louisiana St., McKinney; McKinney Fire Station #7, 861 S. Independence Pkwy.; County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd, Ste. 102,  McKinney; Murphy Municipal Complex, 206 N Murphy Rd.; Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Pkwy., Plano; Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Rd., Plano; Collin College-Spring Creek, 2800 E. Spring Creek, Plano; Plano ISD, 2700 W. 15th St.; Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano; Harrington Library, 1501 18th St., Plano; and Wylie Municipal Complex, 2000 N. Hwy 78.

On election day, voters will need to attend the specific polling location for their  precinct. All polling locations will be open for voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Precincts 33, 35
– Community ISD Technology and Conference Center, 615 FM 1138 in Nevada
Precincts 56, 83 – Harrison Intermediate School, 1001 S. Ballard Ave.
Precincts 27, 133, 174 – McMillan Junior High School,1050 Park Blvd.   
Precincts 25, 159, 166, 175 – Murphy Municipal Complex, 206 N. Murphy Rd., Murphy
Precincts 41, 60, 148, 165 – Parker Community Center, 5700 E. Parker Rd., Parker
Precincts 144, 153, 170 – Whitt Elementary School, 520 Woodcreek Way, Sachse.



United States Representative District 4 
 
Lou Gigliotti

 
Address:  9077 Lake Ridge Dr.
 
Date of birth:  Dec. 29, 1949

Education?
BA math/business, MBA work at American University

Married? Number of children?
 Married, two children

How long have you lived in district?
10 years in 4th district, 26 years in Texas

Occupation and employer?
 Small business owner, LG Motorsports Corvette Racing and performance parts supplier worldwide. 

Civic involvement?
Taxpayer and employer for 40 years

Previous public offices sought or held?
None.  I am NOT a lawyer and I am NOT a politician. 

Why should voters cast ballots for you?
 Control the borders, no public money for abortion, strong military, protect the first and second amendments, and THROW OUT THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT PUT US HERE! NO government take over of the Healthcare system in America.

We work, and the government takes the fruits of our labors and spends it on the stupidest things that anyone could imagine. 
Professional politicians are the ones who got our country into this mess, and they do not have the will to get us out I own a small business and employ 10 people in Wylie. It is time for the incumbent to have the dignity to step aside at 87 years old and allow a new person with no ties to Washington, D.C. to take over.  Old Democrats use to just tax and spend, but the new Democrats tax, spend and CONTROL everything we do, including the air we breathe.  

Explain your campaign philosophy:  In racing, we have a saying that when someone is on your bumper, we just “turn the mirror down! And get our job done.” In Washington, the opposition will be barking at our heels trying to push us into a vote that would NOT be good for Texas or America. I can handle this and “turn my mirror down!”

The Constitution has been ignored in D.C., and the result is loss of our freedoms and loss of our right to keep the fruits of our labor. When government gives anything to someone, they must first TAKE it from another. And the person that they take it from is a producer.  A working person who makes money but the government thinks that they know better than you on how to spend it.  

There are no jobs because government is TAKING the money that would normally be available to hire people. And just like a charity, there is overhead that causes some of the money to stay in their hands.  

How can a government or a liberal claim to be the do-gooder and a righteous person when their good deeds always start with a bad deed, like stealing the money for any program from the taxpayers?  


When Democrats say they have a program to do some good for any group, they first have to do what would be considered breaking the law, which is to take what belongs to another top spending in Washington, and freeze government hiring.Do with less just like the people of America.In the last two years when the USA was losing 20 million jobs, the government hired more people AND gave raises to those already there. That does not sound too smart.   

Steve Clark

 
Address: 1704 Bison Meadow Lane, Heath, Texas 75032
 
Date of birth: June 12, 1953

Education? B.F.A. SMU (1974); M.A.  University of Texas - San Antonio (1976)

Married? Number of children? Married to Marlene Krajca Clark; six children, two grandchildren

How long have you lived in district? 13 years

Occupation and employer? Telecom executive (retired), former College Instructor of Government; veteran of the U.S. Air Force (71-73)

Civic involvement? Helping Hands, Race for the Cure, YMCA soccer coach, YMCA Adventure Guides

Previous public officers sought or held? Never held elective office. Ran for office in 1978 while teaching U.S. Government at San Antonio College

Why should voters cast ballots for you? We cannot expect different result with the same people. I have proven experience in government and academia.

Explain your campaign philosophy. Let’s TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK! The Constitution was divinely inspired.  Let’s follow it and stop the Obama express.

Dr. John Cooper

 
Address: 301 Gilmer, P. O. Box 1370, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
 
Date of birth: June, 11, 1939

Education?  Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology Bible College; Master of Divinity Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminar; Doctor of Ministery Luther Rice Seminary

Married? Number of children? Married, five children, all grown

How long have you lived in district? Over 25 years

Occupation and employer? Baptist minister, Registered Professional Land Surveyor, president of Cooper Land Survey in Sulphur Springs

Civic involvement? Worked for the Texas Highway Dept.; chair of the board of adjustments for the city of Sulphur Springs, secretary of the Nehemiah Foundation, a low-income housing provider. 

Previous public offices sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? The Lord has given me two missions: 1. To reconnect the people of District 4 with the Congress by holding three public meetings per month in various cities throughout the district and periodic town hall meetings to hear firsthand from my constituents while staying in contact with the at least 45 minister sthat have endorsed my campaign. 2. To preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies both foreign and domestic.  

Explain your campaign philosophy. 1. Family values: Marriage is between one man and one woman and abortion is unacceptable; 2. Issues: The right to bear arms is guaranteed by the American Bill of Rights; The primary purpose of the American government is to protect its citizens, allowing them the Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; The American government should practice strict fiscal responsibility allowing citizens to keep more of the money they earn; The best government is that which governs least.

Joshua Kowert

Address: Sherbrooke Court, Sherman 

Date of birth: Feb. 26, 1981

Education? BA international economics and finance, Austin College; MA international economics, American University

Married? Number of children? Yes, no children

How long have you lived in district? Eight years

Occupation and employer? Associate Economics professor Collin County College

Civic involvement? Member First United Methodist Church, member of The Federalist Society, member of Grayson Young Republicans, publisher of The Conservative Economist

Previous public officers sought or held? Candidate for U.S. House 2008

Why should voters cast ballots for you? Our Congress has lost touch with the voices of the American people. This election determines more than the next two years of this country; it will determine the direction this country heads for the next 20 or 30 years. 

The battles being fought in Washington today are the fights of my generation, of our children and our grandchildren: whether we will have a free market or socialistic ideals; whether we want a small efficient government or an all- encompassing big brother; whether we are going to win the war on terrorism or worry about being politically correct. Today’s issues not only take a passion and determination to achieve a solution, but our legislators also need the knowledge and skills to develop solutions that will not only rescue us from our problems today, but ensure that they do not reoccur in the near future. 

My background as an economics professor and author gives me the skills and abilities to deal with today’s economic issues. My experiences fighting for individuals’ fourth and fifth amendment rights down in Austin and working with lawmakers in Washington have reinforced my belief that one person can make a difference in our Legislative branch. 

Finally, if I am elected, I promise that I will work every day to ensure that the government of the people and by the people begins working FOR the people once again.

Explain your campaign philosophy. This campaign is focused on what is truly important to the voters: facts, issues and principles. In today’s political climate in DC, finger pointing is not going to solve any of our problems and put this country back on the right track. 

We need leaders who will stand up, use their knowledge, skills, and experience to provide solutions and leadership not blame and excuses. That is why we focus on what why the voters should elect me as the next representative of the Texas 4th Congressional District rather than why others may not be as qualified.

Jerry Ray (Tea) Hall

Address: P.O. Box 1014, Rockwall, TX 75087

Date of birth: Aug. 9, 1951

Education? Certified mediator  – training at Harvard and Pepperdine universities

Married? Number of children? Yes, two children

How long have you lived in district? 14 years

Occupation and employer? Mediator

Civic involvement? American Cancer Association, Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, local church, Boy Scouts

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? Because I am the most qualified candidate because of my business knowledge and established connections in Washington and Texas.

Explain your campaign philosophy. To help improve the lives of the constituents in District 4, bringing jobs, helping to reduce the taxes, helping to improve education.

Ralph M. Hall

Address: 1500 Sunset Hill Dr., Rockwall

Date of birth:  May 3, 1923

Education? University of Texas, Southern Methodist University School of Law

Married? Number of children? I lost my wife, Mary Ellen in 2008 after 64 years of marriage. Three sons, three daughters-in-law and five wonderful grandchildren.

How long have you lived in district? 86 years

Occupation and employer? U.S. Congressman

Civic involvement? Kiwanis, Lions Club

Previous public officers sought or held? Rockwall County Judge, Texas State Senator, U.S. Congressman

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I will continue to fight the Obama-Pelosi-Reid policies that are sending our government into fiscal disaster.  I voted “no” to both bailouts of Wall Street, “no” to a bad healthcare bill, “no” to higher taxes and “no” to bigger government.

Explain your campaign philosophy.  I have always fought a clean and honest campaign. I run on my voting record and my conservative principles.  I support small business and use radio, television, billboards, mass mailings, and print media. My favorite way to campaign is one handshake at a time.


Justice Supreme Court, Place 3

Information was not received from candidates Debra Lehmann and Rebecca Simmons.

Jim Moseley

 

Address: 110 Mason Court, Coppell, Texas  75019

Date of birth  Feb 15, 1954

Education? Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas; Cisco Junior College, Cisco, Texas; Baylor University, Waco, Texas (B.A. 1976); Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas (J.D. 1978)

Married?  Yes, 26 years to former Marian Bentley, of Burkburnett, Texas Number of children? –Two, daughter Becky – University of Chicago School of Law, and son, Jimmy – Junior at Texas A & M

How long have you lived in district? In Dallas since June 1983; in Coppell since August 1989

Occupation and employer? Justice on Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas; employed by the State of Texas and Dallas County

Civic involvement? Dallas Bar Association – Publications Committee – write annual column in Dallas Bar newsletter on Legal Writing; Dallas Bar Foundation – life member; Baylor Law Review Alumni Association; American Law Institute –elected member; The Voice of Hope (ministry to West Dallas) past vice-chair and member of the board of directors of Pine Cove Camps, Inc. – past member Outside Advisory Councip; Univeristy of Texas Journalism Department – past member Professional Advisory Council; Northlake Church, Coppell - past board of elders, Coppell Baseball Assocation

Previous public officers sought or held? 1982 – chairman, Ector County Republican Party, Odessa; 1983-87 – Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission, Dallas; 1996-present – Justice, Fifth District Court of Appeals, Dallas; 1996-97 – Member State Republican Executive Committee (SD9)

Why should voters cast ballots for you? The experience most applicable to the Texas Supreme Court is appellate judicial experience. Whether you measure that experience by years or by opinions written, I have more applellate judiial experience than the other five candidates in this race – combined! I've served over 13 years on the Dallas Court of Appeals. During that time I have written over 1,000 appellate judicial opinions (per Westlaw.) I was the highest-rated appellate justice on last year's Dallas Bar Association judicial evaluation poll, with approximately 88% of respondents saying I've done an excellent or good job. That percentage is significant, given the fact that approximately half of the attorneys appearing in my court are unsuccessful in their appeal. I've event sat on the Supreme Court in place of a recused justice, and ultimately wrote the curt's plurality opinion in that case.

In addition, I had significant legal experience before I was appointed to the court in appeals in 1996 by then-Governor Bush. I've been a lawyer since 1978. I practiced law in west Texas (Odessa) and in Dallas. In between, I served four years as regional director of the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan administration. I am a past-chair of the State Bar's Antitrust & Business Litigation Section. I am a founding member fo the Dallas Chapter of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that believes that the role of the courts is to rule based on what the law is, not what it thinks it ought to be.
 

Explain your campaign philosophy. I am a conservative, judicial restraint judge.  I believe the role of the judiciary is to rule based on the law as it is (not what the judge might want it to be), the facts, and the arguments presented by the parties.  I have broad support from lawyers on all sides of the docket, and broad support across the state. There are no perfect systems for selecting judges, and I believe there are some things we can do to improve the system we have.  However, I support Texans’ constitutional right to select judges through election. 

Rick Green

 

Address: P.O. Box 900, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Date of birth: March 23, 1971

Education? Graduated from Wylie High School in 1989 as an honor graduate after participating and being awarded for all-state competition in both mock trial and baseball. Received B.B.A. degree in finance from Angelo State University, received law degree from University of Texas Law School.

Married? Number of children? Married to Kara Green for 15 years. Have four children.

How long have you lived in district? Was raised in Wylie  and have lived in Dripping Springs for the last 13 years. This is a statewide race, so all Republican voters in Texas can vote in this race.

Occupation and employer? Attorney, author and speaker for WallBuilders and David Barton

Civic involvement? President of Torch of Freedom Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating our nation’s future leaders about America’s heritage and giving them the skills and tools to make an impact on our public policy processes by training them in the most elite political youth program in the nation called Patriot Academy.

Previous public officers sought or held? Served as a Texas State Representative from 1999-2003

Why should voters cast ballots for you? As a candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, I bring a unique set of experiences and perspective to this campaign and, Lord willing, to the court. The most unique thing about my candidacy is that you don’t have to wonder where I stand. During my tenure as a state representative, I was one of the top five conservatives in the Texas House. I have a very clear, consistent, proven conservative record. I have been with David Barton and WallBuilders for nearly a decade, teaching and speaking on the Constitution, about the original intent of the Founding Fathers, the Godly heritage of our nation, and the principles that made America the most successful nation in history. That is why conservative leaders all across the state have endorsed our campaign, including Chuck Norris.

Explain your campaign philosophy. Our campaign philosophy is to reach the conservative grassroots and to energize and inspire them to stay involved in the process. You can contact our campaign at www.RickGreen2010.com

Jeff Brown

Address: My home address is 5250 Kingfisher, Houston, Texas 77035.  My campaign address is 2726 Bissonnet, Suite 240-14, Houston, Texas 77005.

Date of birth:  March 27, 1970

Education?  Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas, Class of 1988; B.A., English major, history minor, University of Texas at Austin, 1992; J.D., magna cum laude University of Houston Law Center, 1995

Married? Number of children? I’ve been happily married to Susannah Scheps Brown, a middle-school reading and English teacher, for 17 years.  We have three children.

How long have you lived in district? The election I’m running in is statewide.  I’ve lived in Texas my entire life.  I’ve never lived anywhere else.

Occupation and employer? Since 2007 I’ve been a justice on the 14th Court of Appeals.  My employer is the State of Texas (i.e., the taxpayers).

Civic involvement? I have been heavily involved in my community for many years.  

The endeavors I’ve been involved with include Cub Scout Pack 455, Boy Scout Troop 222, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Bellaire

Show & Rodeo, Bellaire United Methodist Church, Operation Compassion (aide to Hurricane Katrina evacuees), the Christian Community Service Center, LifeHouse of Houston, the Houston Independent School District's VIPS ("Volunteers in Public Schools") Program, the Houston Bar Association, and service on the boards of directors of the UH Law Alumni Association, the Houston Law Review, and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

Previous public offices sought or held?  From 2001-2007, I was judge of the 55th District Court in Harris County.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? Because of all the candidates in this race, I have the best combination of relevant experience.  I will bring a conservative judicial philosophy to the Texas Supreme Court; I believe judges are to interpret rather than expand the law in accordance with their own personal and political preferences, and they are certainly not to legislate from the bench.  Because of my experience, work ethic, and philosophy, I have received many endorsements, including former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Tom Phillips, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez, three former presidents of the State Bar of Texas, CLEAT (the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas), and the Texas Municipal Police Association.

Explain your campaign philosophy. I have a balanced campaign philosophy.  I've been traveling the state to visit with voters, I've mounted an aggressive email and internet campaign, and I plan to run ads on radio.  I believe it is very important to reach as many voters as possible.

Rick Strange

Address: Home address – 4124 Fox Hollow Ct., Midland TX 79707. Campaign – 3525 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas TX 75219

Date of birth: Dec. 4, 1959

Education? College – BBA in accounting, cum laude, Hardin Simmons University 1982; JD, with honors, University of Texas 1985.

Married? Number of children? Yes. Carole and I have been married for 26 years. We have two children. Katie, 23, a kindergarten teacher in Denton and Susan, 20, a junior pre-med major at Hardin Simmons University.

How long have you lived in district? All of my life.

Occupation and employer? Justice, 11th Court of Appeals.

Civic involvement? Trustee Hardin Simmons University, Sunday school teacher First Baptist Church Midland, member Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, director Texas Center for the Judiciary, member State Bar’s Legal Services to Low Income Texans Committee, member State Bar’s Oil Gas and Mineral Law Counsel, member Judicial Section’s Legislative Committee

Previous public officers sought or held? I served for five years as Midland County Republican Party chair.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I have the practical energy experience and expertise currently missing on the court. The energy industry is an important component of our state’s economy, and the court regularly decides major cases involving energy and property issues. Despite this, the court has not had a justice with practical energy experience in several years. I am board certified in oil, gas and mineral law, and in civil trial law, and as a lawyer I regularly handled complex oil and gas and commercial disputes. 

Explain your campaign philosophy. I am a judicial conservative. I believe that judges should apply the law, should avoid activism, and should be fair and consistent in their rulings.

Justice Supreme Court, Place 9
Information was not received from candidate Eva Guzman.

Rose Vela

Address: 901 Leopard, 10th Floor, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Date of birth: Nov. 5, 1964

Education: South San Antonio High School, undergraduate at Southwest Texas State University in Engish, with a minor in political sscience, law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law

Married: Married for 20 years 

How long have you lived in district? Born and raised in Texas

Occupation and employer: Justice on the 13th Court of Appeals, state of Texas

Civic involvement: Former director, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, former chair, Corpus Christi Crime Control and Prevention District, former director, Nueces County Appraisal District, former director, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Previous offices sought or held? 148th District Court Judge, 13th Court of Appeals Justice (currently held)

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I want to make sure the law works for the people of Texas, and my comprehensive legal training and experience makes me the best choice for Place 9. As a district judge, I handed down tough sentences including the death penalty and life in prison to convicted felons. I also handled complex civil matters and had the privilege of helping create new families by presiding over adoptions in what I see as one of the most important roles of the judiciary in promoting family life. As the first Republican ever elected to the 13th Court of Appeals, I helped reduce the backlog of cases, because I am a firm believer that Texans should have a quick and fair resolution to both their criminal and civil cases. I can provide the kind of no-nonsense conservative leadership that is needed on the Texas Supreme Court.

Explain your campaign philosophy. Because a Supreme Court justice represents the entire state, I have spent my campaign traveling across Texas at the grassroots level. My desire has been to meet as many hard-working citizens as possible in order to hear their concerns. Throughout my travels, the most prevalent concern has been that citizens are tired of activist judges who legislate from the bench. For more than a decade, I have a strong record of enforcing a strict constructionist philosophy as both a district judge and an appellate justice. As a Supreme Court justice, I will continue to issue opinions based solely on what the law is and not what I believe it should be.

District Judge 219th Judicial District
Information was not received from candidate Wendy McMillon.

Scott J. Becker

Address: 2610 Greenway Drive, McKinney, TX. 75070

Date of birth: March 22. 1972

Education: 1994-BA-history (University of Texas); 1997-JD (Southern Methodist University)

Married? Yes; Number of children? Two

How long have you lived in district? Lived in Collin County for 5 1/2 years

Occupation and employer? Assistant district attorney for the Collin County District Attorney’s Office

Civic involvement? Member First Baptist Church of Allen (2008); McKinney Sunrise Rotary (2009); Collin County Conservative Republicans (2009); Plano Republican Women’s Club (associate member 2009); First Baptist Church of Allen (2008); Collin County Republican Men’s Club (ssecretary 2007); Conner Harrington Republican Women (associate member 2006); Golden Corridor Republican Women (associate member 2006); Collin County Bench Bar Foundation (AV chairman 2005-2006); Collin County Bar Association (2005); Collin County Young Lawyers Association; Collin County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy (December 2007); Collin County election judge (2006); master of deremonies Collin County Victim Awareness Week (2006); Whiterock Marathon Relay (2006)

Previous public offices sought or held? None.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I have a broad background of experience in each of the areas of law over which this court has jurisdiction. I am the only candidate to have been the lead prosecutor on a murder case where we obtained a guilty conviction. I am the only candidate in this race who has protected our children by prosecuting those who abuse them. I have learned we need to help protect children by protecting families and honoring the rights of the parents who love them. I am trusted by groups and leaders all across our community as evidenced by my endorsements from every major law enforcement association in the county, the Texas Home School Coalition, Family Focus, Commissioner Joe Jaynes, and the mayor of Anna, Darren R. Driskell. With over 170 jury trials, I have the experience for this bench, and you can trust that I will apply the law fairly and consistently.

Explain your campaign philosophy. I believe my campaign should serve as a preview of what I will bring to the bench. From my campaign you can learn I will be focused. I was the first candidate to enter this race almost one year ago. We have been undeterred in our determination to serve the people of Collin County as the next judge of the 219th. You can also learn how hard I will work. For almost a year now, our campaign has been tirelessly attending events, walking neighborhoods, making calls, putting up signs, and trying to meet as many voters as possible. I will take that same work ethic to the bench.

As a judge I will look for opportunities to encourage people to come to the courtroom and observe the process. Our courts are public forums and will function better when citizens are informed about how the courts work. There is no better way to learn about our courts than to observe them firsthand and ask questions about anything they may not understand.

Angela Tucker

Address: 1515 Heritage Dr., Ste 104, McKinney, Texas 75069

Date of birth: March 31, 1971

Education? Southern Methodist University School of Law Juris Doctorate, May 1996; The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts – government, December 1992

Married? Number of children? Spouse – James Tucker; Children – Erica Tucker (10); Marshall Tucker (2)

How long have you lived in district? I have lived in Collin County 12 years.

Occupation and employer? attorney/partner – Daniel Tucker & Harrison PLLC 

Civic involvement? McKinney First Baptist Church – director of youth ushers & greeters; member of the Leadership Council; volunteer – MISD Community in Schools program – speaker & mentor; Volunteer – Wilmeth Elementary School- classroom & PTO; Golden Corridor Republican Women – board member; Outreach Committee; 2009 TFRW delegate; Collin County Bar Association; Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association; Collin County African American Republican Club – secretary; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.(National Public Service Organization) – Collin County Alumnae Chapter 

Previous public officers sought or held? None.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I believe the citizens of Collin County deserve a well-qualified Judge with experience in all areas handled by this court. It is important to maintain the integrity and strength of the judiciary in this county. To maintain high legal standards, it is imperative that we elect judges with a strong work ethic, high moral standards, and diverse experience.

The 219th District Court is a court of general jurisdiction handling civil, criminal and family law matters. The District Court Judges also serve as members of the Collin County Juvenile Board and have additional administrative duties related to managing staff and a court budget.

I am the only candidate in my race that has experience in all three areas of law.

I am the only candidate in my race that has had a family law practice. 

I am the only candidate in my race that has handled Child Protective Services cases (as an attorney for the state; attorney for parents; and attorney for children.)

I am the only candidate in my race that has tried death penalty cases.

I am the only candidate in my race that has been approved to represent indigent persons charged with capital murder/death penalty. 

I am the only candidate in my race that has practiced juvenile law (as both an attorney for the state and for juvenile respondents.)

I am the only candidate in my race that has managed a business for almost 10 years.

Explain your campaign philosophy. I believe that elected officials are servant leaders that should be held accountable by the citizens they serve. I have given back to the community all of my adult life. I’m seeking this position to continue my civic duty to the community in a public office that I am most qualified to serve. 

My campaign is based on my qualifications, experience and strong work ethic. The 219th District Court receives a higher percentage of criminal filings than the other district courts, thus criminal law experience is very important. Of the civil filings in the court, the bulk of those are family law cases. I am the only candidate in my race that has practiced law in every court in the county from the JP level up to district court. I am the only candidate in my race that has tried every level criminal case from the lowest Class C traffic ticket to capital murder/death penalty cases. I have argued before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Dallas and interned with the Supreme Court of Texas in Austin. In the area of family law, I am the only candidate in my race that has had a family law practice. Additionally, I am the only candidate in my race that has handled Child Protective Services cases as an attorney for the state, attorney for the parent, and for the child(ren). Thus, my campaign philosophy has been to focus on experience and qualifications. Once those factors are evaluated, I am the clear choice.

District Judge 296th Judicial District

John R. Roach Jr.
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Address: Plano, TX

Date of Birth: March 29, 1970

Education: United States Marine Corps 1988-1996
Univeristy of Texas at Austin, BA in goverment 1994
St. Mary’s University School of Law, JD 1997

Married? Number of children? Married to Laura B Roach. We have three boys: John (9), Jacob (6) & Jack (5)

How long have you lived in district? 38 year resident of Collin County

Occupation and employer? State District Judge, 296th District Court State of Texas

Civic involvement: Former president of the Rape Crisis Center of Collin County (now known as The Turning Point), served on the Plano Education Foundation Board of Directors, Collin County Bond Committee and Junior League Family Violence Committee. My wife, Laura, and I were selected as One of the 21 Leaders Leading Collin County into the 21st Century by “Inside Collin County Business.” I  was chosen one of the Top 8 County Leaders of 2008 by “Plano Profile Magazine.”  

Previous public officers sought or held: Plano City Council 1997-2001

Why should voters cast ballots for you? Experience. I have a proven record as both a judge and a conservative. I have extensive judicial experience having disposed of over 6400 cases in the last three years, which is more than any other district judge in Collin County. While disposing of a lot of cases, I am purposeful about my judicial decisions and follow the law in accordance with the Constitution. 

My non-judicial legal experience has provided me a solid background for interpreting the law. I have tried cases in over 54 Texas counties, three out of four federal district courts, and have represented a client before the Texas Supreme Court. I managed one of the largest law firms in Collin County. Overall, my legal and judicial experience is why I would humbly ask for your vote.

Explain your campaign philosophy. My campaign philosophy is to eduate people about the judicial process so they have a better understanding of what kind of judge they are electing, explaining why judicial experience is so critical when electing a judge. I also believe it is important to have a county-wide significant base to have an effective campaign. I am truly blessed to have a wonderful wife and understanding children who believe in their father. They understand our short-term sacrifices of the campaign result in the long-term benefit of public service.

I have also been so blessed with supporters from all over the county. We have put out road signs, walked neighborhoods, attended forums and have been there whenever we need something. Thank you to my family, supporters and the voters of Collin County!

Keith Gore

Address: 2301 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, Texas 75071

Date of birth:  Sept. 17, 1972

Education?  Originally from Hattiesburg, Miss., I graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1991. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in May 1994. I earned my law degree (Juris Doctor) from the University of Mississippi in May 1997.

Married? Number of children?  I am married to Katherine McCraw Gore and we have three children, John (8), Adeline (6) and Sawyer (3).  

How long have you lived in district?  I have lived in Collin County since January 2000.  My wife’s family settled in Collin County in the 1880s.

Occupation and employer?  I am a self-employed lawyer practicing in Collin County.  My office is in McKinney.

Civic involvement?  I served as foreman of the Collin County Grand Jury in 2008. I served on the board of directors of Avenues Counseling Center from 2006-2008. I coached little league soccer through First Baptist Church of McKinney’s Upward Bound program.

Previous public officers sought or held?  I served as the Municipal Court Judge for the city of Trenton, Texas from 2002-2005. I have never run for public office.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I humbly but confidently ask for your vote because I sincerely believe that my education, experience and desire to serve the citizens of Collin County can greatly improve the 296th District Court.  My opponent and I both sought several key endorsements in this race. After extensive interviews and questionnaires, I am honored to report that I won the endorsements of the Collin County Conservative Republicans and the Coalition for Better Government. The McKinney Police Association, Prosper Police Association and the Texas Home School Coalition PAC have also endorsed me in my campaign to bring change and improvement to the 296th District Court.  

If elected, I would improve the procedures and efficiency of the 296th District Court by returning it to a fully operational district court that hears family, civil and criminal cases.  This would improve judicial economy and also decrease the amount of tax dollars currently being paid to visiting judges to staff auxiliary or substitute courts to handle the caseload overflow from the district courts.  In these tough economic times, Collin County cannot afford to employ judges who simply choose not to hear criminal law cases.

I pledge that as a district court judge I would never work part time as a real estate developer or pursue extra-judicial business endeavors.  Serving as Judge of the 296th District Court must be more than a mere job – for me it would be a calling.  The citizens of Collin County deserve judges who actually serve as full-time judges, not those who would devote only part of their time, talent and energy to the court.  It would be a true honor to serve, and I humbly ask for your vote in this election so that the 296th District Court can be returned to fully operational court.  

Explain your campaign philosophy. My campaign philosophy is simple:  to bring the truth to the voters.  I believe that an educated, informed voter is not only essential to the survival of our representative democracy, but also great for my campaign.  I believe our government should be open and transparent and that the voters deserve to know what their elected officials have done while in office.  During this campaign I have intentionally pointed out the truthful, legitimate differences between the incumbent and myself because the voters deserve to know.  

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  My telephone number is 972-529-2220 and my email address is gorelaw@sbcglobal.net.  Thank you for considering me for the 296th District Court. 


Criminal District Attorney

Jeff Bray

Address: 5504 Estate Lane Plano, TX 75094

Date of birth: July 2, 1969

Education? B.A. history - Texas A&M University 1991; J.D. Oklahoma City University 1991 

Married? Number of children? Yes, one child, Charlotte Belle, 3

How long have you lived in district? 3 1/2 years, worked in law enforcement in district 6 1/2 years.

Occupation and employer? Plano Police Department - senior legal advisor

Civic involvement? Limited to contributions after birth of child and medical issues (see Web site).

Previous public officers sought or held? None. 

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am the only candidate that has the experience required to be the top law enforcement officer in Collin County and that can save the county a significant amount of money. I have spent 20 years in law enforcement, 11 as a prosecutor (three in the Collin County D.A.’s office) and three as senior legal advisor to the police officers of the Plano Police Department. I am the only candidate who is board certified in criminal law and the only candidate that has served on the faculty of the National District Attorney’s Association in Columbia, South Carolina as well as the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. I am the only candidate that has had the honor of writing and presenting criminal law topics to the annual State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Criminal Law seminar, a statewide criminal law seminar attended yearly by over 1,000 prosecutors and defense attorneys. I am the only candidate that has intimate knowledge of how this D.A.’s office works, and who has worked with local law enforcement, so I am the best candidate to improve it where it needs improving.

If I am elected the 296th District Court will again be able to hear criminal cases, which it was previously barred from doing because the judge, John Roach Jr., is the son of the district attorney, John Roach. With a new court coming on line, we will need a new team of trial prosecutors. I am the only candidate who can create such a team without asking the Commissioner’s Court for more money. I have a great deal of experience with special crimes cases, both in Dallas and Collin County. Mr. Willis has experience as a prosecutor and judge in misdemeanor cases, but no experience trying felony cases, and Mr. Angelino has little experience with special crimes cases. The Special Crimes Division is the only division that a district attorney could conceivably run while keeping up with the duties of district attorney. I plan on taking over the Special Crimes Division, saving the county over $150,000. I have designated two assistant district attorney positions that could be reassigned to this trial team, thus forming a trial team without asking for more tax dollars.

Mr. Angelino and I are the only two candidates that need worry about staffing additional courts with prosecutors. Mr. Willis is married to a district judge, and a good one at that, so one district court would be unable to hear criminal cases. Further, his presumed first assistant is married to a well thought of misdemeanor judge, thus in addition to a felony court being taken out of action, a misdemeanor court would be taken out as well. We know from comparing the numbers that the other courts do not handle additional criminal jury trials just because one of their sister courts cannot, so the number of criminal trials performed per year in Collin County will not be equal to what it would be if we had all of our courts hearing criminal cases. This will cause victims to wait longer for justice and force us to pay to house defendants for a longer period of time.

There is nothing conservative about wasting money.

Explain your campaign philosophy. I have stayed away from personal attacks and rumor mongering, as have my opponents. However, the job of district attorney is too important to ignore a lack of qualifications. I will not hesitate to explain how my qualifications are superior to my opponents. Further, if I am able to save the county money and my opponents will cost the taxpayers money, that is fair game, as well.

Again, there is nothing conservative about wasting money. 

Greg Willis

Address:  Fannin Court, Allen, TX
 
Date of birth: April 1963
 
Education:  Baylor University 1986, BBA with honors; University of Virginia School of Law 1991, J.D.

Married? Number of children?
  Married with two children
 
How long have you lived in district?  14 years

Occupation and employer: Resigned Collin County judgeship in October to run for Collin County District Attorney
 
Civic involvement:
Presiding Judge, Collin County Court at Law No. 6 (Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2009)
Assistant District Attorney, Collin County (1995 - 1999)
12-year Rotarian (Allen Sunrise)
Chase Oaks Church (Plano)
Leadership Allen Class VIII
Leadership Allen Alumni Board, past member
Collin County Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow
Various and numerous Collin County republican clubs
Precinct Chair (former)
Delegate, last six senatorial district and state republican conventions
Past Instructor, Frisco Citizens Police Academy
Speaker, Leadership Frisco and Leadership Allen
Helped coach kids sports
 
Previous public offices sought or held:
Presiding Judge, Collin County Court at Law No. 6 (Oct. 2005 - Oct. 2009)
 
Why should voters cast ballots for you? If you're reading this, then chances are you care about your community.  Like you, I've spent time giving back to our community through serving you as judge, prosecutor, and attorney.  I've worked the Christmas parades and other Rotary service projects, helped community outreach centers, helped coach my kids' sports, walked neighborhoods for candidates I believed in, organized my precinct as a precinct chair, and more.  So I too care about our community, I love Collin County, I want to keep it safe, and that's why I'm running for District Attorney.
 
Ideally our next DA should be someone with a wide breadth of experience in our court system. I'm the only candidate to have served you as judge, prosecutor, and attorney. This means I'm the only one who has spent time in each corner of the triangle of our court system.  I've prosecuted cases (including jury trials) involving drug dealing, rape, and murder. I operated my own law practice for 6 years, and then I judged for 4 years.  No one else in this race can convey to his prosecutors what it's like from the judge's standpoint, a critical component for any lawyer.  No other candidate in the republican primary has been selected by his fellow attorneys as a Texas SuperLawyer(R) (Texas Monthly, 2004, 2005), and that happened two years in a row before I was honored to become one of your judges.  No one else in this race has been elected by his fellow attorneys to lead the Collin County Bar Association (President, 2001 - 2002).  No one else in this race resigned his position in order to run for this position.
 
But you don't have to trust what I say.  Listen to those who strongly endorse me: Collin County Deputies Association, 16 Collin County mayors (including Eric Hogue -- Wylie; Don Smith -- Farmersville; Ken Bowers -- Princeton; Norma Martin -- Lavon, Johnny Stevenson -- Nevada; Johnny Hamm -- New Hope; Bill Carmickle -- Lucas; Joe Cordina -- Parker, as well as the mayors of McKinney, Allen, Frisco, and others; County Commissioner Joe Jaynes; state representatives Jodie Laubenberg and Ken Paxton, all four elected Collin County Constables (including Joe Barton); McKinney Fire Fighters Association; Collin County Conservative Republicans PAC; Coalition for Better Government; "A" rated by Heritage Alliance; Kelly Shackelford; U.S. Department of Justice law  enforcement leaders Matt Orwig and John Ratcliffe, the last two U.S. Attorneys (appointed by President George W. Bush) for the Eastern District of Texas (a 43-county district which includes Collin County).
 
But now I ask for your support.  I've been honored to represent the State of Texas as a Collin County prosecutor, I've been honored to represent Collin County citizens when the full weight of the government was set against them, and I've been honored to faithfully handle and follow our amazing Constitution as a Collin County judge. I resigned this judgeship so I could ask you for the privilege to represent you as District Attorney.  My highest priority will be the safety of our children.  I will aggressively prosecute child molesters and work for increased intensive monitoring of all sex offenders living in our county. And as I do this, I will protect and honor the rule of law so that our families, our schools, and our businesses can grow and thrive.
 
Explain your campaign philosophy: To seek to pull people together for the common good; to educate our citizens about the issues facing our County and our criminal justice system; to run a strong grass-roots campaign leading to a more-informed citizenry in Collin County.

James Angelino

Address: 2517 Cedar Elm Lane, Plano, Texas  75075

Education: Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas; Juris Doctor Degree, December 1994; Dowling College, Oakdale, New York; B.B.A., 1984 – business management

Married? Number of children? Yes.  Two.

How long have you lived in district? Since 1993.

Occupation and employer? Private practice

Civic involvement? My public service dates back to ‘80s when I was twice decorated for saving lives while serving with the Dallas Police Department.  Later, as an Assistant District Attorney, I earned a 98 percent conviction rate on over 190 jury trials. There, I created and served as chief of the DWI Prosecution Unit.  In time, I became one of a handful of experts on intoxication for the State, MADD awarded me their “Outstanding Service Award” for vigorous DWI enforcement and that is how I came to start providing advanced legal training to prosecutors and law enforcement all over the state.

After the attacks on Sept. 11, I volunteered for active duty with the US Army and served as an officer in Iraq. I currently serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Previous public offices sought or held? I am not a politician but have served the community in a variety of other ways.  Please see above.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am the only candidate who has put his life on the line to protect his fellow citizens, both as a police officer and as an Army officer in Iraq.  I haven’t spent my career sitting behind a desk, and I am not a politician. I am the only candidate in this race who has extensive jury trial experience, with over 190 jury trials taken to a verdict as a prosecutor with a 98 percent conviction rate.

Additionally, I am the only candidate with real management experience in a DA’s office. I was the felony chief of the DWI prosecution unit, which I built, where I was responsible for the supervision, mentoring and training of other prosecutors. 

Because of my qualifications, I have been endorsed by the McKinney Police Association, the Dallas Police Association, Denton County Sheriff Benny Parkey, the McKinney Fraternal Organization of Police and the Dallas Fraternal Organization of Police.  

As district attorney, I will work hard, I will be pro-active, and I will fight to keep my community safe.  I will fulfill my oath as a prosecutor to seek justice.  I will stand behind my performance as I always have, and I will always remember that my boss is every taxpayer in Collin County. I serve at their pleasure, and every dollar will be managed, safeguarded and utilized for its most efficient use. The citizens of Collin County deserve nothing less.

Explain your campaign philosophy: My philosophy is to talk to the voters directly, show them my qualifications and let them decide. I don’t have a list of political backers, I am running a strong grassroots effort and, along with a core group of volunteers, we are block walking and calling voters directly. We have had a phenomenal response.

Collin County Judge

Keith Self

Address:  804 Bluffwood Ave, McKinney, TX 75070

Date of Birth: March 20, 1953

Education? Tascosa High School, Amarillo; BS, engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point; MA, international relations, University of Southern California; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Married? Number of children?  Married to Tracy for 34 years, no children

How long have you lived in district? Nine years.  Tracy and I moved to Collin County after I retired from the Army.

Occupation and employer? County Judge,  Collin County

Civic involvement? McKinney Downtown Rotary Club Board, Prestonwood Pregnancy Center Board, Samaritan Inn C-chair, DFW U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Advisory Board

Previous public officers sought or held?  Ran for U.S. Congress, District 26, 2002, when Dick Armey retired Current County Judge, Collin County

Why should voters cast ballots for you?  I said that I would stand with the taxpayers when I ran four years ago, and I did. Collin County now has an open and accessible county government.  We Web cast our commissioners court meetings and archive them online.

We were the first county in the nation to put our checkbook online for your review.

We slashed the rate of growth of county government from more than 10 percent per year on average to just over 1 percent per year on average.  Still growing, still providing growing services, just not at the unsustainable rate of more than 10 percent per year.

Explain your campaign philosophy. I am running a grassroots campaign, going to the taxpayers with my low-tax, pro-taxpayer, pro-business philosophy.  I meet with voters every day, and I have a growing army of supporters who are contacting voters in their area.  I stood with the taxpayers, and I am asking for the taxpayers’ support based on the clear results of my first three years in office.

John Muns

Address: 5512 W. Plano Parkway #200, Plano, Texas 75093

Date of birth: Jan. 26, 1960 

Education: Graduate of Plano Sr. High School 1978; Earned a BBA in business at Abilene Christian University

Married? Children? Married for 26 years to my wife Joa; three children, Jenna Maynard - 25; Whitney Muns - 22; Tanner Muns - 16

How long have you lived in district? I have lived in Collin County for 40 years

Occupation and employer?  President of Muns Enterprises (real estate development)

Previous public offices sought or held? Plano ISD School Board Trustee - 1993-2001, 2004 - present.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am a businessman and a family man that has spent his most of his life in Collin County. I understand how to work with county leaders, city leaders, regional leaders and state leaders to make sure that Collin County continues to grow and prosper and to continue to ensure low taxes and a high quality of life.

Explain your campaign philosophy. We’ve worked hard to make Collin County one of the best places in America to live and raise a family. We expect our leaders today to work to protect the standard our community has set for the rest of North Texas. But lately, we’ve seen complacency and indifference at the county. When our leadership is lacking, it’s our families that pay the price. I decided to run for county judge to protect the quality of life for Collin County families.
 

Judge, County Court at Law #2

Sharon Ramage

Address: Plantation Lane, Frisco, Texas

Date of birth: July 8, 1960

Education:  B.S.W., with high honors, U.T. Arlington 1988; Juris Doctor, Baylor Law School 1992.

Married:  Married to Todd Ramage; twin daughters, age 8

How long have you lived in district:  I have lived in Frisco since my marriage in 1999 and have maintained a law practice in Collin County since 2000 (McKinney 2000-2004; Frisco 2004-present).  I have lived on the Collin County side of Frisco 2-1/2 years.

Occupation and employer:  Self-employed lawyer

Civic involvement:  Frisco Area Republican Women’s Club; associate member of Conner-Harrington Republican Women’s Club, Plano Republican Women, North Collin County Republican Women, Collin County Conservative Republican Club; member of the Collin County Lincoln Society.  Other community involvement centers around children’s activities – Curtsinger Elementary PTA, Frisco Football League and WOGA Parents’ Club.

Previous public officers sought or held:  None

Why should voters cast ballots for you:  I have a broad base of experience in civil, family, administrative, appellate and criminal law and have served as an administrative judge in administrative hearings for six years.  I am respected in the legal community as hard-working, compassionate and realistic in the way that I deal with clients and will take that same approach to the bench.  The current judge has served for six terms (24 years) and has become ineffective according to the two most recent bar polls.  The court needs a fresh vision.  I intend to manage the docket more efficiently, make the courtroom more accessible, and would like to explore the development of alternative specialized programs for dealing with mentally ill offenders and expand upon the current use of the DWI and drug court.  I intend to provide equal access to the courtroom for civil cases and will actively work to manage the civil docket more efficiently.

Explain your campaign philosophy:  Being a judge should not be seen as the end-goal for a lawyer’s legal career.  Rather, it is an opportunity to serve for a season and then move back into private practice or another area of service.  I have compared being in a public office to a relay race.  If the first runner fails to pass the baton, the entire team loses.  The community loses when public servants fail to recognize the need to pass the baton to the generation of leaders behind them.  If I am elected, I will serve the community and pass the baton before becoming ineffective.

Jerry Lewis

Address: 1800 N. Graves St, McKinney  75069

Date of birth:  I’m 63

Education:  Law degree from University of Texas-Austin; Business Management degree from West Texas A &M-Canyon; common sense degree from the oil fields of West Texas

Married? Divorced during law school and never remarried.  Raised my son, David, from infancy as a single parent and am very, very proud of him.

How long have you lived in district?  After the Army, I moved to Plano in 1977, then to McKinney in 1979.

Occupation and employer?  Have 23 years experience as Judge of County Court at Law No. 2 for Collin County

Civic involvement:  29 years Boy Scout leader with same troop; have trained adult Scout leaders from all over Collin County; have trained and taken young women and men backpacking in the wilderness; one of the founders McKinney Soccer Association; given a “Jerry Lewis Day” by the city for service to youth sports; former board member Heard Museum and Boys and Girls Club; been on partnership missions with my church, First Baptist McKinney and served as summer youth counselor; sang in choir for many years until director and I both got tired of my missing notes.

Why should voters cast ballots for you?  In me, they already have a hard-working judge who knows how to try all the cases this court handles, which is a large number of misdemeanor criminal cases and some civil ones. We have no jurisdiction to do divorces, child custody or adoptions. The attorneys who actually practice in this court are overwhelmingly asking the voters to keep me on the bench.  I have proven my reputation for being fair and following the law, and have demonstrated my heart and character such that I have earned been endorsed by the Collin County Conservative Republicans and the Collin County Coalition for Better Government.

Explain your campaign philosophy. One, to remind long-time residents and teach new residents by speaking and sending written materials about my own qualifications and why they should keep me serving as their judge.  Two, not to send the voters anything bad about my opponent.  Three, trust the voters and believe in their intelligence.

Judge, County Court at Law #3

Stewart Matthews


Address: Home: 3010 Elderberry Drive, Wylie, Texas 75098; Office: 2817 Regal Rd., Ste 105, Plano, Texas 75075 

Date of birth:
April 17, 1965

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, University of Tulsa; Juris Doctorate, Texas Wesleyan School of Law

Married? Number of children: Not married (yet). I have two godchildren whose father passed away seven years ago. I have been in their lives as their father figure ever since.

How long have you lived in district: In Wylie – five years; In Collin County – 10 years

Occupation and employer: Attorney. S.D. Matthews & Associates

Civic involvement: Wylie Public Arts Board – chairman, 2007 to present; North Texas Crime Commission; National Adoption Day volunteer; Plano and Allen pro bono clinics; Collin County Bar Association; Plano Bar Association; Frisco Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; Texas State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Mock Trial Committee of the Dallas Bar Association; Moot Court Judge; Mock Trial judge

Previous public officers sought or held: None.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? This court handles civil cases affecting businesses and individuals, and it handles misdemeanor criminal cases. The judge needs to have more than criminal experience and more than just civil experience. This court needs a judge experienced in law and business. A judge with extensive experience in all courts – county, state and federal – and extensive experience in a successful business outside the legal arena. I am the only candidate in my race who can bring this type of experience to the bench. This dual perspective of business and law means the people of Collin County can rest assured in receiving a truly balanced and common sense approach to the cases before this court. 

Explain your campaign philosophy: If this question seeks the philosophy I have for the bench, then it is one of interpreting the law impartially as it was written, and treating each and every person who appears before the court with the utmost respect. This philosophy will be joined with a desire to operate the court in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner possible without effecting the services it offers to the citizens. Some of the cost-saving measures to be explored are utilizing technology for closed-circuit televised hearings/arraignments, permitting hearings by telephone to help reduce cost to the parties in the case – the attorneys will not have to travel to the courthouse and wait which will save their clients money, and have docket which recognized this court is not just a criminal court – taking into account the needs and time constraints of the law abiding citizens.

Thank you for the opportunity to bring this information to the voters, and I would be honored to have your vote.

Lance Baxter

Address: 2780 Virginia Pkwy., McKinney, TX

Date of birth:  Sept. 3, 1960

Education?  Lancaster High School, 1979; TCU –  BBA in Finance 1983; South Texas College of Law – Doctor of Jurisprudence 1986.

Married?  No

Number of children? Three

How long have you lived in district?   Since 1986

Occupation and employer? Partner with Baxter Gibbs Robison & Henderson

Civic involvement?  I have been a board member for the Collin County Bar, the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, the Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney Association (past president), the Plano Bar Association, the Pro Bono Committee for the Collin County Bar, the  “Now You Are 18” Program, the Eighth-grade Mock Trial program, the Lawyer Mentoring Program,  the Frisco Independent Studies program, on the board of Disciples Christian Church (past president of the board), First Christian Church of McKinney, the Christian Youth Foundation in Athens, Texas, the Disciples Foundation of Dallas, Lancaster Outreach Center, a LINKS volunteer for Texas Christian University (help with recruiting students), and the board of the TCU Alumni Association, Dallas Chapter.    I was named the recipient of the Pro Bono Award for 1998 by Legal Services of North Texas.  

Previous public officers sought or held?  None, other than by appointment. 

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I have been practicing law in Collin County since 1987. I have handled and tried to a jury almost every type of case that is handled by the county court. Since 1996, I have been appointed to hear cases as the mental health judge on a part-time basis. Through my bar involvement and my reputation in the legal community, most of my colleagues believe I am uniquely qualified in experience and temperament to be a judge.  When the last two appointments were made to a county bench (Court 5 & 6), a panel of representatives from the various bar organizations was asked to interview the applicants.   I was a finalist for both positions.  I was also the only unanimous selection sent to the Commissioner’s Court for the appointment in each case. There were a total of 17 candidates for the Court 5 appointment and 27 for the Court 6 appointment. Collin County needs good lawyers to become good judges.  I think I am a good lawyer and good judge material. My opponents are good people, but not experienced enough for this position (one has been licensed less than five years and handles criminal case only and the other less than seven year and civil cases only with very few in Collin County). I have 23+ years in the practice of both civil and criminal law, almost entirely in Collin County. 

I also have judicial experience as the mental health hearing master since 1996.  I have a very calm demeanor and temperament.  I think my background qualifies me uniquely for this bench. 

Explain your campaign philosophy.  I am not sure what is meant by this question.  I am just trying to get my information to the voters as best I can to let an informed decision be made about this bench.  If you take the experience of my two opponents and add it together, then double it and add judicial experience, you will have me.  My philosophy is to simply let voters know that I am the most and, perhaps, only qualified candidate for this bench. You can learn more about my campaign at www.baxterforjudge.com or call my office at 972-562-0266 baxterforjudge@gmail.com.

Barnett Walker

Address: 650 Willow Ridge Circle, Prosper, TX 75078

Date of birth: July 4, 1961

Education? Criminal Justice Degree, Columbia College; Graduated summa cum laude; Juris Doctorate, Southern Methodist University 

Married? Number of children? Married, two children (Barnett and Sabrina) 

How long have you lived in district? Three years

Occupation and employer? Barnett Walker Attorney at Law P.C.

Civic involvement? McKinney’s Lions Club; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign War; Moot Court and Mock Trial judge; Southern Methodist University 

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? 1) Record of public service – judges are public servants. I have over 25 years of public service. I joined the military when I was 18 years old, led troops in the Gulf War, and retired as one of the most decorated military veteran’s in the Air Force.  After graduating law school I was recruited by the Collin County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute criminal cases and obtain justice for victims and their families.

2) Defense and prosecution experience – Approximately 95 percent of the trials heard in this Court are criminal cases.  Collin County deserves a Judge with experience in defending and prosecuting these important cases. I am the only candidate who has done both. The other candidates have never prosecuted a criminal case or represented victims. They have only represented defendants.      

3) Total experience – despite only practicing law for a relatively short period of time, I have been the chief prosecutor for two county courts and a felony prosecutor in two district courts. During that time I handled thousands of criminal cases from minor traffic violations to murder.  I have worked with law enforcement to obtain justice for children who were sexually assaulted. I have prosecuted drug dealers, rapists and murderers. In private practice I have obtained acquittals for those who were wrongfully accused and helped to restore their reputation.  I have represented clients with civil, juvenile and family law issues. 

4) Fiscally responsible – your taxes fund the courts. I will not tolerate waste. I am the only candidate in this race who has publicized detailed plans to reduce the costs of operating the courts and increase efficiency.

5) Community safety initiatives – I developed a plan that will increase the monitoring of registered sex offenders and high risk probationers living in Collin County. This program has been adopted by all three of the Republican Candidates running for District Attorney.

6) Trusted  leadership – I am honored and humbled to have received the public endorsements of:  Collin County Commissioner Joe Jaynes, Collin County Conservative Republicans, Collin County Conservative Movement, Collin County Deputies Association, Plano Police Association, and McKinney Police Association.  

Explain your campaign philosophy. “Modern Solutions and Traditional Values” – These are tough economic times for businesses and families.  Judges must be ever mindful of their responsibility to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to them.  We must work together to create modern solutions to address the increased criminal caseload, crowded court dockets, and community safety concerns. These solutions should incorporate our traditional values of justice, family, public service, and community. 

Judge, County Court at Law #4
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Matthew Goeller

Address: 400 Chisholm Place, Plano, Texas 

Date of birth: Jan. 4, 1959

Education? J.D. Law degree, St. Mary’s University

Married? Number of children? Married, two children 

How long have you lived in district?  23 years

Occupation and employer? Lawyer, Grubbs, Goeller & Associates

Civic involvement? Former Republican precinct chiar; Collin County Bar Association, former director; former member of board of directors, Collin County Women’s Shelter (Hope’s Door),

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you?  I pledge to perform the duties of judge, County Court at Law #4 with respect and honor of that judicial office and to strive to enhance and maintain confidence in  our legal system. I pledge to be faithful to the law, and maintain professional competence in it. I pledge not to be swayed by partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.

Explain your campaign philosophy.  I have committed to run this campaign strictly on my professional legal experience; I will never attack, professionally or personally, any other candidate for this office.

David Rippel

Address: 1825 Rustic Dr., Plano, Texas 75075

Date of birth: March 30, 1964

Education? Juris Doctor, Southern University Law School, 1995; Economics, Louisiana State University, 1988; Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, 2005

Married? Number of children? I am married to Laura, and we have two young children, Ben and Catherine.

How long have you lived in district? I have lived in Plano for 11 years.

Occupation and employer? I am an attorney in private practice.

Civic involvement? United States Army Reserve, member of St. Mark’s, president of Plano West Rotary, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, vice president of Collin County Republican Men’s Club, Soccer Coach, delegate to the Texas Republican Conventions in 2006 and 2008.

Previous public officers sought or held? None.

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am asking for your vote because I have demonstrated, in action and accomplishments, that I am the conservative Republican. I began a life of service to others as an Eagle Scout and continue to serve our nation as a commander and veteran of Iraqi Freedom.

Explain your campaign philosophy. From an early age I was taught the importance of hard work, perseverance and service. My strong belief in personal honor has always guided my decisions. I am seeking the County Court at Law 4 post in order to do justice and to help victims. I believe my life experiences make me qualified, and it also has been my lifelong dream to serve as a judge.

Chrysti Bryant

Address: 913 Sandhurst Drive, Plano, Texas 75025

Date of birth:  7/28/1971

Education: I received a business administration degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.  While in law school, I worked with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office.  I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in June 1997 and was licensed to practice law in November 1997.  I am also admitted to practice before the Northern, Eastern and Southern District Courts of Texas.

Married? Number of children? My husband Bruce and I have been married for 17 years and live in Plano with our three children.

How long have you lived in district? We have lived in Plano since 1998.

Occupation and employer? I am a civil litigation attorney with the Law Office of Henderson, Smith, Black & Bryant.  It is a staff counsel office for GEICO.

Civic involvement? I have served and supported both the Republican Party and local organizations.  My family and I are members of Faith Church, Anglican in Plano. I currently work with its youth ministry and we are active in its small group ministry. I also serve as the chancellor for the church and am a past vestry member.  I currently serve as chair of the American Heritage Committee and am a member of the Plano Republican Women’s club.  I am a member of the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation and the Collin County Bar Association.  I formerly volunteered with the City of Plano Teen Court program and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas in Collin County.

Previous public offices sought or held? I previously served as the precinct chair for Precinct Number 58 and recently resigned to run for office. 

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am a civil trial attorney, defending those who have been targeted by plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers.  I have been involved in numerous cases ranging from minor automobile accidents to complex multi-party litigation.  I previously worked as an attorney with the Texas Department of Public Safety suspending the driver’s licenses of drunk drivers.  

I will uphold the highest ethical standards, as I have done throughout my legal career.  As a working mother of three, I know what it means to work hard and I am prepared to do so for Collin County.

Explain your campaign philosophy. My vision for the court is the fair, efficient and prompt administration of justice. 

I will look for ways to improve the flow of cases through the Court while saving taxpayer funds.  My judicial philosophy is to impartially and strictly apply the law to the facts of each case.  I will not legislate from the bench. 

Judge, County Court at Law #6
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Jay Bender

Address: 9105 Amber Downs Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070

Date of birth: June 6, 1970

Education? Richardson High School; B.A., Austin College, cum laude, double major: Economics and business administration; J.D., St. Mary’s School of Law, Concentration in Criminal Law

Married? Number of children? Married to Lynn Bender with our son, Brighton Bender.

How long have you lived in district? Since September 2006.

Occupation and employer? The Law Office of Jay A. Bender

Civic involvement? Member Collin County Conservative Republicans Association; member Collin County Republican Men’s Club; associate member Northern Collin County Republican Women’s Association; associate member Golden Corridor Republican Women’s Association

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am a former prosecutor which means I represented the State of Texas in criminal proceedings. 

I am currently in private practice handling the exact types of cases heard in this court, civil and criminal defense. Also, I am currently on the Board of Directors for the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Furthermore, I am the only candidate in my race to be endorsed by the Collin County Deputies Association. 

The Judge is like the CEO of the court and I have all of the qualifications to run the court. I have worked with budgets when I had my own consulting firm before law school and currently in private law practice. I have managed people from the time I served in the U.S. Navy through today. I am the best, most well-rounded candidate for Judge of County Court at Law #6.

Explain your campaign philosophy. It is a calling. I love my family, our country and our community. I served our country in the U.S. Navy defending it against enemies, both foreign and domestic. And I went to law school strictly to give back to the community which is why I earned my Concentration in Criminal Law. I was an assistant district attorney in both Dallas and Collin counties. I believe I have a calling to serve our community. 

Don High
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Address: 816 Greylyn Dr, Plano, TX  75075

Date of birth: July 29, 1960

Education? Baylor University, BBA in accounting 1982, Baylor Law School, JD, 1985

Married? Number of children?  Married with no children

How long have you lived in district? 20 years

Occupation and employer? Private practice lawyer, self-employed

Civic involvement? Board member and treasurer for Live From Plano, choir member, FBC Allen, grad of Leadership Plano, 2007, Republican Party precinct cChair, delegate, elections judge, contributor, campaign worker and counsel to former GOP Chair Buddy Ragley

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am the most experienced candidate in my race as I have practiced law in this county more than twice as long as any of my opponents. I have practiced on both sides of the docket, as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer.  I am the only candidate in this race that has death penalty experience, and I am the only candidate that is board certified in criminal law. I have served as the Wylie Municpal Prosecutor since May of 1995.  I have had a very good relationship with all the officers of Wylie PD.

Explain your campaign philosophy.  To work hard, to be friendly and respectful to everyone, to play fair, and hope for the best!

I am a Conservative Republican. I do not believe in judicial activism. The judiciary is meant to interpret the law, the Legislative Branch makes the law. For the Judiciary to make the law is a violation of the Separation of Powers Doctrine and contrary to the intent of your founding fathers and our U.S. Constitution.  I am a former small businessman and currently I am in private practice. I understand budgets and budgeting and personnel management. Because of this I am a fiscal conservative. This is important since the court is funded with your tax dollars.

Terri Green
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Address: 10800 Belle Chasse Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035

Date of birth: Oct. 30, 1954

Education: Tyler Jr. College, associate degree 1975; University of Texas at El Paso, BBA 1977; South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence,  1989

Married: Children? Divorced. I have two grown boys, Kyle, age 26, an Oil and Gas sales rep and my youngest, Austin, age 18, a college student at Stephen F. Austin University  on a golf scholarship

How long have you lived in the District:  I moved here in Aug. 2002, so over seven years.

Occupation and Employer:    I am an attorney and have my own law practice, Law Offices of Terri Green

Civil Involvement: Frisco Red Light Advisory Board; board of directors, Frisco Chamber; Teen Court Project (Sept. 2005–June 2006); Plano Chamber; Leadership Plano (current member); Junior League of Plano; Frisco Noon Rotary Club; Frisco ISD legal advisor, consultant – Legal Curriculum, Career & Technical Education Center.

Previous public officers sought or held:  I am a current Plano Teen Court Judge appointed by Judge Don Stevenson four years ago

Why should voters cast ballots for you? The County Court at Law courts hears three types of cases – criminal misdemeanor cases, civil cases and appeals from the lower courts.  I am a current Teen Court judge and my current docket consists of 100 percent misdemeanor criminal cases. Secondly, I am a 20-year trial attorney, who gained trial experience while working at one of the largest law firms in Houston, trying hundreds of lawsuits on both the state and federal level. I am the only candidate in my race licensed and sworn to practice before both the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. and the Court of Appeals - 5th Circuit in New Orleans. I am also certified by the State of Texas as an attorney ad litem. Finally, the court hears appeals from the justice of the peace and/or municipal courts. I possess all of the requirements to be the next judge of County Court at Law #6.

Explain your campaign philosophy.  My philosophy is to be forthright, honest and hard working. 

I, as a candidate, personally run my campaign just as I would run my courtroom. I treat each volunteer and even my opponents with respect and dignity, remembering that each person who steps forward to run for office is subjecting themselves to scrutiny, criticism and opening their personal lives for all to see. 

Finally, my philosophy as a candidate is to follow the Code of Judicial Conduct and State Bar of Texas rules that apply to lawyers. Even though I may not be a judge yet, I am a lawyer and a judicial candidate – and I am mindful that I must uphold the integrity of the law at all times.  

District Clerk, Collin County

Patricia Wysong Crigger

Address:  2031 Hillcrest Court, McKinney

Date of birth:  02/24/46

Education?  Bachelor of Business Administration, UNT

Married? 35 years – two children – three grandchildren

How long have you lived in district?  All my life

Occupation and employer? Chief deputy district clerk serving under Hannah Kunkle, Collin County district clerk

Civic involvement?  I have walked and done phone calls for other candidates, both for city and county offices. Many years ago I was a Cub Scout den mother.

Previous public officers sought or held?  None

Why should voters cast ballots for you?  I have been chief deputy district clerk for 15 years and with the office for over 20 years.  I understand the county budget process and how to operate an office of 67 employees, with a budget of almost 5 million dollars annually.  I have been instrumental in implementing such programs as fax filing, e-filing, e-juror, and juror call-in that save tax dollars.  I’ve also implemented our Saturday “passport fairs,” scheduled about every three months, for the convenience of citizens that have difficulty getting to our office during the week.  

Explain your campaign philosophy.  I decided to run for this office because I love my job!  We are the records keeper for the nine district courts of Collin County.  Last year, we filed close to 20,000 new cases! If we didn’t do our job in an expedient and competent manner, the courts could not perform their duties, and the dockets would cease to move.  My priority is, and always has been, customer service. With this economy, we are making every effort to do more with less, and we stay within our budget.  We are open to the public for eight hours per day, and we must get our work done within that time.  The county and the taxpayer cannot afford to pay comp or overtime.

Terrye Evans

Address: 904 Throckmorton, McKinney

Date of birth: April 23, 1958

Education? BA English

Married? Number of children? Single; two adult daughters; Julia and Tiffany; four grandchildren; Evan, Dylan, Andrew and Eris

How long have you lived in district? All my life

Occupation and employer? Court administrator for the 219th Judicial District Court - Judge Curt B. Henderson Presiding / Collin County

Civic involvement? Our family has been involved civically throughout the county for many years. My dad taught in MISD for 32 years and now has a school named after him (Leonard Evans Jr. Middle School in McKinney). I am an active member of the St. James Church in McKinney. I am a member of Golden Corridor Republican Women’s Club; African American Republican Club; Associate Member of Frisco Area Republican Women’s Club; Member of Collin County Conservative Republicans.

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am uniquely qualified for this position because I have experience from the clerk's office and the courts. I also have experience in the private sector in corporate communications. I can blend my knowledge to run a smarter, technically savvy, fiscally fit office.

Explain your campaign philosophy. My campaign philosophy is that I embrace the fact that voters are intelligent people and can base their decision on who to vote for by researching the qualifications of the candidates. 

Alma Hays

Address: P.O. Box 1588, McKinney

Date of birth: Sept. 2, 1960

Education? Business degree from Grayson County College

Married? yes

Number of children? one son, one stepson, one stepdaughter

How long have you lived in district? 27 years

Occupation and employer?  Paralegal/office manager for the Law Offices of Michael Sloan

Civic involvement? Member McKinney  and Plano Chambers of Commerce; Tea Party participant; volunteered at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Plano; participated in the Teddy Bear Run for Children’s Advocacy Center; volunteered at Family Life Center at First Baptist Church McKinney; taught Sunday School.

Previous public officers sought or held? None

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I intend to expand office and service hours; manage the telephone system so that you get to speak to a real person; aggressively pursue the passport market so that the revenue is kept in the county; improve the clerk’s Web site to make it more public friendly; improve efficiency and customer service with progressive management and training of the staff.

Explain your campaign philosophy.  I have a servant’s heart, and it would be my honor to serve the citizens of Collin County as district clerk.  The district clerk’s office needs someone who is willing to work to make the office more efficient.  It is my belief that government works best when it puts the public interest first while maintaining the highest standards of accountability.

Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 2
 
Jerry Hoagland
 
Address:  825 Meadowlark Dr., Murphy, TX 75094-3897
 
Date of birth:  Feb. 26, 1941

Education:  BBA and MBA, University of North Texas, Denton

Married?  Yes, over 46 years to Annette Hoagland

Number of children? Two: Jerry, Jr. and Amy; four grandchildren

How long have you lived in the district?  50 years

Occupation and employer? Collin County Commissioner

Civic involvement?  I am a member of virtually every Republican club in Collin County.  I am a member of the Wylie and Murphy chambers of commerce and an active member of First Baptist Church in Wylie.
 
Previous public offices held?  Plano City Council, 1978 – 1980

Why should voters cast ballots for you? The tax rate in Collin County is actually lower today than it was 16 years ago.  I have personally voted against the budget six times because I thought the spending was excessive.

Is the county spending more money today than it has in the past?  The answer is an unqualified “yes,” but remember the county has added 300,000 new citizens during the last decade.  This growth has placed heavy demands upon the county for more roads, more jails, more courts, etc. (more of every service the county provides).  Rather than simply looking at the overall growth of the county budget, I believe a better way to view spending is on a per capita basis, adjusted for inflation.
When spending by the county is considered in this manner, we are actually spending fewer dollars per person today than we were 20 years ago –  $229.94 in 2010 vs. $232.58 in 1990!

My pledge is to continue to provide this same conservative posture in the future. I will work closely with cities in my district to deliver the best quality services at the least possible cost.

Mayor Eric Hogue and I are working to bring a campus for Collin College to Wylie.

Campaign philosophy – My campaign volunteers and I have run a positive campaign describing my position on the issues. We have been involved in walking door-to-door, telephone canvassing, and direct mail advertising.  I have held many coffees/receptions within my district to discuss issues that concern my constituents.  My phone number is 214-686-7084 and my Web site is www.JerryHoagland.com.  I have been endorsed by many mayors and council members in my district, including Mayor Eric Hogue, Mayor pro tem “Red” Byboth, Councilman David Goss and Councilman Bennie Jones, city of Wylie.
 
Karl Voigtsberger
 
Address: 411 Canyon Ridge Dr, Richardson TX 75080
 
Date of Birth: August 12, 1952

Education?  Yes

Married? Yes
 
Number of children?  Four

How long have you lived in district?  21 years

Occupation and employer? Retired HP engineer

Civic involvement? Yes

Previous public officers sought or held? Precinct chairman

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I am the “True Conservative” in this race.
 
Explain your campaign philosophy.  Government should defend Life, Liberty, and Property.
 
Cheryl Williams
 
Address: 2611 Forest Grove, Richardson, 75080
 
Date of birth:  Jan. 8, 1959

Education? BBA in finance, minor in economics, Southern Methodist University, 1982

Married? Number of children?  Husband Don, two adult sons Thomas and Bradley

How long have you lived in district? Plano resident 1986-1999, Precinct 2 resident 1990-1999, 2009

Occupation and employer? Owner, Williams Consulting Group, Land Use Consulting 

Civic involvement? Plano City Council mayor pro tem; city council representative to the Plano Economic Development Board and the east Plano Development Task Force; mayoral appointments included liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Heritage Commission; Plano Community Relations Commission; Plano East Senior High, School-Based Improvement Committee: Southwood Estates Homeowners Association, vice-presidents; Mendenhall Elementary PTA, board member; Children’s Workshop Parents’ Association, board member; Blue Candlelight Music Series, treasurer

Previous public officers sought or held? Elected three times to the Plano City Council 

Why should voters cast ballots for you? I have a strong desire to serve the residents of Collin County, and I am highly qualified for this position.  I have a business background that combines accounting and finance with planning and land use, which gives me a unique perspective on the future challenges facing the county. I have a proven record of leadership and effectiveness in public office. I can provide the strong proactive leadership needed to take the county forward into the next decade.  I believe that this is a critical period of time for the county and we are facing a number of new challenges including: an uncertain economy, slowing growth in some cities, and an unprecedented expansion of the federal government that will result in higher costs at the local level.  This is no time for a “that’s the way we’ve always done it” approach.  We need new leadership for the future.    
Explain your campaign philosophy.
Low taxes 
Limited government 
Open and accessible government 
Personal responsibility
 

Voters who cast Republican primary ballots will be asked about five public interest topcs.

The propositions were placed on the GOP primary ballot by the State Republican Executive Committee during its December 2009 meeting in Austin.

The non-binding propositions are intended to gauge voter interest in issues, as well as inform elected officials where the party’s grassroots stand on the issues.  

“These ballot propositions are Texas Republicans’ chance to be heard on issues facing our state,” said Republican Party of Texas Chairman Cathie Adams. “All five of the propositions came up from the grassroots through the SREC to address serious concerns.  Voters should study the questions and then use their vote to speak directly to their elected officials.”

The five ballot propositions are as follows:

Ballot Proposition #1: Photo ID – The Texas legislature should make it a priority to protect the integrity of our election process by enacting legislation that requires voters to provide valid photo identification in order to cast a ballot in any and all elections conducted in the state of Texas.

Ballot Proposition #2: Controlling Government Growth – Every government body in Texas should be required to limit any annual increase in its budget and spending to the combined increase of population and inflation unless it first gets voter approval to exceed the allowed annual growth or in the case of an official emergency.

Ballot Proposition #3: Cutting Federal Income Taxes – In addition to aggressively eliminating irresponsible federal spending, Congress should empower American citizens to stimulate the economy by Congress cutting federal income taxes for all federal taxpayers, rather than spending hundreds of billions of dollars on so-called “federal economic stimulus”.

Ballot Proposition #4: Public Acknowledgement of God – The use of the word “God,” prayers, and the Ten Commandments should be allowed at public gatherings and public educational institutions, as well as be permitted on government buildings and property.

Ballot Proposition #5: Sonograms – The Texas Legislature should enact legislation requiring a sonogram to be performed and shown to each mother about to undergo a medically unnecessary, elective abortion.


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1Night to Unite speakers to inspire, motivate
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Among the speakers at the 2014 1Night to Unite event April 18 will be ...
Candidates file for council Place 5, 6; Lutz withdraws
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Lawyer, Cooper JH teacher files for Place 5; Cyber security manager vy...
Culver takes family leave
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Councilwoman Diane Culver has issued the following statement regarding...
WF-R celebrates successful year
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Members of Wylie Fire-Rescue, along with some of the community members...
Early voting for primaries underway at library
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Early voting for the March 4 state and congressional primaries began F...
Sessions honors WF-R personnel
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX 32nd District) visited Fire Station No...
Chamber sparkles on silver screen
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Those looking for the Wylie Chamber of Commerces usual banquet, held i...
Lutz GM files for council
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Vickie Lutz, general manager of Lutz Woodworks, has filed to run for W...
All issues of News now digitized, searchable
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Those wishing to look back at the way we were in Wylie can now do so o...
Black History month celebration slated
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Waterbrook Bible Fellowship Church, located at 508 Thomas St. in Wylie...
Mayor pro tem will not run again
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
After three terms of service, Mayor pro tem Rick White has announced h...
Weather causes headaches for drivers, school officials
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Slick streets surprised the community Feb. 6, causing cancellation of ...
New Beginning Center plans social mixer
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Event to provide funds for domestic abuse victims....
Reporter honored for support, contribution to arts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Patty Montagno, staff writer for The Sachse News and formerly for The ...
Wylie chamber banquet slated for Feb. 20
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Regarding the annual Wylie Chamber of Commerce banquet, things are bei...
Mayor files again
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Mayor Eric Hogue, the 45th mayor of Wylie, has filed to seek a third t...
Savage committed to nations defense
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Last week was a high-flying experience in Wylie.As part of the Unite...
WISD elementary attendance zones finalized
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Trustees voted unanimously to accept a new attendance zone plan that s...
Young named chamber chairman
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Oncor Regional Manager Barry J. Young is the Wylie Chamber of Commerce...
Filing begins Jan. 29
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Those wishing to run for mayor or city council may pick up a packet an...
All young readers are Jerris kids
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mayor Eric Hogue proclaimed Jan. 14 to be Jerri Smith Day, honoring a ...
Wylie man gets life sentence
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
According to a release from Collin County Criminal District Attorney G...
Lodge member awarded golden trowel
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Sachse resident Butch Johns said he was absolutely speechless yet over...
Crime rate drops by 12%
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena with the Wylie Police Department, th...
Equest vet advocate earns commendation
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Cmdr. Jeff Hensley, U.S. Navy (ret.) has been awarded the 2013 Congres...
NTMWD executive director retiring
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Jim Parks, executive director of the North Texas Municipal Water Distr...
WAGs Anne of Green Gables opens Jan. 16
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Wylie Acting Group for Childrens newest play, Anne of Green Gables, op...
Ice storm debris collection ongoing; free temporary collection site established
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Due to the extraordinary amount of limbs and brush generated by the De...
Christmas tree pickup set for Jan. 9
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Community Waste Disposal will pick up Christmas trees the week of Jan....
Pages turn; 2013 ends, 2014 begins
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I am proud that, even in the face of growth, Wylie has managed to ma...
Fireworks forbidden in city limits
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Members of Wylie Fire-Rescue are urging the public not to include fire...
Teacher arrested for improper student relationship
Thursday, December 26, 2013
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena with the Wylie Police Department, Kr...
Trustee participates in leadership program
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Stacie Gooch, a member of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees and, until r...
Citizens voice shelter concerns
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
During the citizens participation portion of the Dec. 10 Wylie City Co...
Park, rec dept. receives communication award
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Wylie Park and Recreation Department has another award to add to i...
Let there be light
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The winter storm forced the cancellation of the city tree lighting eve...
City workers hit ground running to cope with winter storm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A winter storm hit Wylie full force in the late hours of Thursday, Dec...
Community digs out from winter blast
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
City public safety officials are alerting the public to services and c...
Nearly 5,000 aid in power restoration
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
When winter storms blanketed North Texas, Oncor Electric Delivery Comp...
New HS graduation requirements coming
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The Texas Legislature has passed a bill that will require a personal g...
Police investigate gas station thefts
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
According to Chief John Duscio of the Wylie PD, police responded to a ...
Photographer focuses on color, life, depth in nature
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
One of the many artists who will be sharing their world vision through...
School board elects officers
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Members of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees have unanimously elected Ba...
Arts festival coming Dec. 7
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The fifth annual Wylie Arts Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m...
City employees to receive pay increase in January
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Members of Wylie City Council instructed city staff to move forward wi...
City denies alcohol sales
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Citizens of the community, including the present and former pastors of...
WPD pursues fraud suspects
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
An attempted fraud at ViewPoint Bank on FM 544 began a series of event...
Intermodal facility timeline presented
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Officials from KCS Railway gave a formal presentation to members of co...
Movember is moustaches
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
If you see a Wylie firefighter sporting more facial hair than normal, ...
Wylie ISD seeking public input on boundary changes
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
School administrators are asking the public for input on proposed boun...
Annual food drive, fundraiser kicks off Nov. 19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
For the 26th year, the community is gearing up for the annual Wylie Ch...
Band advances to state finals
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
That Wylie Band advanced to the final round of competition in the 4A U...
Wylie man arrested for murder
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Sgt. Donna Valdepena of the Wylie Police Department said that at appro...
Nevada military museum receives miniature tank donation
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Four tanks recently rolled into the Military Heritage Collection of No...
TWB the road to state
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
That Wylie Band qualified for the 4A UIL Texas State Marching Band Con...
That Wylie Band headed for state
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wylie High Schools marching band, That Wylie Band, has qualified for 4...
WISD receives Superior rating for financial management
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Michele Trongaard, chief financial officer for Wylie ISD, told those g...
New music, arts festival coming this spring
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Plans are moving forward for a new event, the Wylie Jazz Arts Fest, sl...
Juveniles nabbed in car burglaries
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Murphy police on Oct. 12, with the assistance of Wylie police and a Te...
Pumpkin carvers have 19 influential people, images in window
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
History, not haunting, focus of unique jack-o-lantern displayWesley ...
Boo on Ballard set to haunt downtown
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Boo on Ballard, the annual trick-or-treat event hosted by the Wylie Do...
Wylie F-R ramps up fire prevention efforts
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Fire Prevention Week was officially Oct. 6 12, but efforts in Wylie w...
Boo on Ballard set to haunt downtown
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Boo on Ballard, the annual trick-or-treat event hosted by the Wylie Do...
Wylie gathers downtown for National Night Out
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Olde City Park was busy Tuesday night, Oct. 1, as citizens came out to...
Equest Ridefest coming Oct. 19
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, located at 3800 Troy Rd. in Wylie, wi...
Wylie Acting Group's mysterious 'Nancy Drew' opens Oct. 17
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Wylie Acting Group for Children will present its fall production, Nanc...
Refurbished senior center set to open Oct. 12
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
It took the formation of a new nonprofit group, some fundraisers and s...
Council agrees to provide Fairview some emergency services
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
At the Sept. 24 meeting of Wylie City Council, members voted unanimous...
Senior Health Fair coming Oct. 7
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The 11th annual Senior Health Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p....
National Night Out coming Oct. 1
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Members of the Wylie Police Department are inviting the community to c...
Nurses find prescription for happiness at Founders
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
There was something going on at Founders Plaza Nursing and Rehabilitat...
WE homecoming float deadline Thursday
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Members of Wylie East High School Student Council are inviting the com...
Wylie war cry receives national coverage
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Friday night lights were shining on the Pirates and all things AHM...
Council approves tax rate, increase in city funds
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Members of Wylie City Council voted Sept. 10 to adopt a budget of $73,...
Council approves Pleasant Valley zoning change
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
All members of Wylie City Council except Councilman Bennie Jones voted...
Wylie war cry receives national coverage
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Friday night lights were shining on the Pirates and all things AHM...
Chamber spurs community to attend 21st annual rodeo
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Its time to dust off saddles, jeans and boots and get ready to attend ...
Remembering heroes of 9/11
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Thousands, including members of Wylie Fire-Rescue, have been gathering...
Marking history
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Members of the community gathered at the Wylie Cemetery Saturday, Aug....
Fire department receives top fire safety rating
Thursday, September 05, 2013
For the 10th time, Wylie Fire-Rescue has received the top fire safety ...
WISD sets tax rate
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
At the Aug. 19 meeting of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees, members vot...
White elected new mayor pro tem
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Councilman Rick White has been elected by the members of Wylie City Co...
Congressman to speak at Rotary meeting
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Wylie Rotary Club will host U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-32nd...
New teachers welcomed the Wylie Way
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
One hundred forty-nine new teachers were welcomed to Wylie ISD at the ...
White elected as Mayor pro tem
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Rick White was named mayor pro tem during the Aug. 19 special called m...
Tax rate public hearing dates set
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Members of Wylie City Council voted Aug. 13 to accept Aug. 27 and Sept...
Mayor pro tem arrested, jailed for traffic violations
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wylie Mayor pro tem Nathan Scott was arrested for traffic-related offe...
Jones resigns city of Dallas job
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wylie City Councilman Bennie Jones, who has been employed in the audio...
Two more cats die at In-Sync
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Lucca and Kazuri, Bengal tigers who are 13 and 10 years old respective...
Longtime local swim teacher retires
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
All good things must eventually come to an end and so it is for swimmi...
Council considers half-cent tax decrease
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Homeowners in Wylie may see a reduction in their property taxes in FY ...
Paxton announces AG candidacy
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
State Senator Ken Paxton announced his candidacy for Texas attorney ge...
Man killed in motorcycle accident
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Nathan Ray Shaw, 28, was killed at 8:04 a.m. July 27 when his motorcyc...
Wylie councilman investigated at day job
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Wylie City Councilman Bennie Jones was demoted from manager to technic...
Property values up 6%
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Collin County Central Appraisal District released its certified ta...
Local representative authors controversial bill
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, who represents Wylie, Murphy, Parker,...
Kroger Marketplace opens in Wylie
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
In the beginning, there was Housewright Grocery Store. Then came Wylie...
Local entertainer dies of colon cancer
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wylie native Joey Riley, 43, nationally known entertainer, died of col...
Three In-Sync cats die of distemper
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Three of the big cats at In-Sync Exotics have now lost their battle wi...
Last Monday Trade Days
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Everyone knows famous fictitious oilman J.R. Ewing of Dallas fame, but...
City council insists size does matter
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Although he didnt get everything on his wish list, developer Ron Hayne...
Thousands crowd downtown; first Bluegrass on Ballard huge hit
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Although there were no ticket stubs to count or a main gateway at whic...
City celebrating parks and recreation in July
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
According to information from the city of Wylie, America has celebrate...
Jungle Book opens Friday
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Jungle Book, Wylie Acting Group for Childrens summer production, o...
New board, commission members make it official
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Twenty-one citizens raised their right hands at the June 25 meeting of...
Bluegrass on Ballard this Saturday
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Wylie July Jubilee, some...
Martinez murderer given 15 years
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Wylie teen who shot Wylie East student Nahum Martinez, 15, in the ...
Nahum Martinezs murderer given 15 years
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Wylie teen who shot Wylie East student Nahum Martinez, 15, in the ...
Trustees approve $99M budget
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Michele Trongaard, WISD chief financial officer, brought the school bo...
Vendor space available for Bluegrass on Ballard
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Those who would like to sell concessions or goods at this summers firs...
Distemper detected in four In-Sync big cats
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Distemper has been confirmed in four of the big cats at In-Sync Exotic...
City awarded $415K for trail system
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The city of Wylie was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Texas...
American Legion asks for funds for veterans memorial upkeep
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Although the zoning is a done deal, several members of the Creekside E...
Wylie man sentenced to 58 years for stabbing murder
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Dao Truong, 30, of Wylie, was sentenced to 58 years in the Texas Depar...
WHS graduates 384
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
It was a crisp, tightly timed graduation ceremony for Wylie High Schoo...
Over 300 members of Raider Nation receive diplomas
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wylie East High School held its second graduation ceremony June 8 at A...
North Texas Council of Governments halts Safe Room Rebates
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Safe Room Rebates closed after five hours. Due to the high volume of...
Wylie Down syndrome boy earns Eagle rank
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Wylie resident Jacob Tilton received his Eagle designation at a Court ...
City begins budget talks
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
City Manager Mindy Manson gave members of the council a big picture bu...
WHS class leaders dedicated to helping others
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
When the WHS Class of 2013 enters the Allen Event Center June 8, Megha...
Preliminary property tax up 3% for city, ISD, county
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The 2013 Certified Estimate of Taxable Value provided by the Collin Co...
Wylie East top two inspired by parents, heading for medical careers
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The 2013 Wylie East valedictorian is Kaleena Pickett, and the salutato...
Council elects new mayor pro tem
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Councilman Nathan Scott was elected as the new mayor pro tem by a vote...
Wylie man arrested for defacing downtown property
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A 27-year-old Wylie man, Joe Herrera, has been charged in connection w...
Lifesavers
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
At the May 14 city council meeting, Mayor Eric Hogue read a proclamati...
Wylie Little League ranked sixth largest worldwide
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Wylie residents have yet another reason to boast about their hometown:...
Stage 3 water restrictions start June 1
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
With the return to Stage 3 provisions, approved by the board and effec...
Local artists wins three more awards
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
John Pototschnik, an artist who has lived in Wylie since 1980, has add...
Relay for Life begins Friday
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The American Cancer Societys Relay for Life Wylie/Sachse/Murphy event ...
Wylie 500 brings record numbers downtown
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Bobby Heath, of the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association, said the gro...
Stage 3 water restrictions start June 1
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Below-average rainfall and the resulting low lake levels have caused t...
Checkered flags ready to drop
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
One of the areas most popular family events, the 500 Pedal Car Race, w...
One firefighter promoted, one joins ranks
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
On April 12, Michael Towne became a member of Wylie Fire-Rescue, and C...
Why I relay - three stories of survival
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The American Cancer Societys Relay for Life Wylie/Sachse/Murphy event ...
Taste of Wylie April 29
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The 19th annual Taste of Wylie will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ...
Wylie PD launches free crime-mapping tool
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Wylie Police Department announced last week that they are launchin...
Tri-city effort raises funds for American Cancer Society
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Wylie/Sachse/Murphy event w...
Annual tasting event coming soon
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dieters beware; its time for the 19th annual Taste of Wylie, slated th...
Wylie 12 movie complex opening April 26
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
According to newspaper maven and Wylie historian Bev Fulkerson in her ...
Concert to benefit WASA this Saturday
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wylie Advocates for Seniors Activities, Inc., is hosting a benefit con...
Drug take-back event scheduled for April 27
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wylie PD and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in N...
Annual Heroes race raises money for East scholarships
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The second annual Run for Our Heroes Race honoring 1Lt. Robert F. Welc...
Firefighter hangs up helmet, retires after 24 years with WF-R
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friends, family and colleagues, past and present, gathered April 5 in ...
Wylie families open doors to Marines, in town to honor fallen comrade
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
On March 2, Marine Cpl. Gerrick James Watkins, age 23, his wife Sharde...
Rec center garners statewide design recognition
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Photo courtesy Craig Kelly, city of Wylie public informationMayor ...
Council tables Seattles Best request, denies El Pollo Regios
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Seattles Best Coffee has to move its dumpster, and El Pollo Regio may ...
Show, Sale Champs shine in annual exhibit
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Wylie FFA Show and Sale was held from March 20 through 23 in the F...
X-Treme Green recycling day coming March 30
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The city of Wylie, in conjunction with Community Waste Disposal, will ...
Wylie boots up Boot n Barbecue a perfect 10
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Although it seemed like a giant party, the 10th annual Boots n Barbecu...
Ed foundation pays surprise visits to teachers
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
March 1, members of the Wylie ISD Education Foundation made their annu...
X-Treme Green recycling day coming March 30
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The city of Wylie, in conjunction with Community Waste Disposal, will ...
Dedication of Octopitcher vs. Batterpillar sculpture March 23
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Courtesy photosJohnny Edwards, creator of Up Your Game: Batterpillar...
WF-R maintains top insurance rating
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wylie Fire-Rescue officials have recently learned that the department ...
Wylie man receives three life sentences
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Shaun Murray, 25, of Wylie, received three life sentences without paro...
Cross-town organizations work Habitat for Humanity
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photo courtesy Caitlyn BogartSal Cervantes prepares to use the circu...
Second annual Run for Heroes slated
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
For the second year, the Run for Our Heroes race will take place in do...
Mayor proclaims February Black History Month in Wylie
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Photos courtesy Craig Kelly, city of Wylie Public InformationMembers...
Mayor presents home-themed State of the City speech
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
A video montage of the years events, places and faces, set to the tune...
Civil engineer files for council Place 3
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Todd Wintters, a civil engineer and member of the Wylie Economic Devel...
Former Verizon employee files for council
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Keith Stephens has announced his candidacy for Wylie City Council Plac...
School district to refund bonds; savings of $22M possible
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
At their February meeting, the members of the Wylie ISD Board of Trust...
Senior center funds in place; refurb work should begin in three months
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
After years of lobbying and fundraising, the Wylie Advocates for Senio...
Local couple stranded aboard Triumph
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Real estate agent Jessica Prieto of Wylie received an all-expense-paid...
Election filing deadline approaching
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The deadline to file for one of the two seats on Wylie City Council is...
WPD receives $86K from drug trafficking bust
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Wylie Police Department has received a check for $86,104.63 from t...
Filing for two council seats under way
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Two places on Wylie City Council, those held by Councilman David Goss ...
WPD receives $86K from drug trafficking bust
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Photo courtesy city of WylieWylie Police Chief John Duscio holds a...
Laubenberg named state chair of American Legislative Exchange Council
Thursday, February 14, 2013
According to a news release from the office of State Representative Jo...
Wylie father-daughter duo to be featured on national TV
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Photo by Judy TruesdellA Lifetime TV cameraman shoots footage of R...
Library secures grant to preserve historical pages
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The lead story in the May 6, 1948, issue of The Wylie News noted the W...
Wylie East BPA students qualify for state
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Part of Wylie ISDs Wylie Way initiative is Preparing for Prosperity. M...
EDC report shows 2012 tax receipts up 5.4%
Friday, February 01, 2013
Sam Satterwhite, executive director of the Wylie Economic Development ...
Wylie PD adding TASERS to crime-prevention arsenal
Friday, February 01, 2013
According to a news release from Sgt. Donna Valdepena of the Wylie Pol...
Wylie man charged with murder
Friday, February 01, 2013
Clarence Dannel Dunnington, aka Rabbit, 24, of Wylie, has been charged...
Congressman kicks off Valentines for vets program
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is encouraging local students and...
NMTWD supports Rainy Day Fund for water projects
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The North Texas Municipal Water district has announced its support of ...
Best of Wylie any iDeas?
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
5, 4, 3, ... Do the is have it? Or do you have the i? iPhone that is....
Wylie crime rate drops to lowest in five years
Thursday, January 17, 2013
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena of the Wylie Police Department, the ...
Downtown merchants propose summer bluegrass festival
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Instead of the usual country fare, July Jubilee 2013 may feature the u...
Best of Wylie any iDeas?
Thursday, January 17, 2013
5, 4, 3, ... Do the is have it? Or do you have the i? iPhone that is....
Congress approves bill to aid North Texas water supply
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
According to news releases from the North Texas Municipal Water Distri...
Best of Wylie any iDeas?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
5, 4, 3, ... Do the is have it? Or do you have the i? iPhone that is....
Fire department offering free fire extinguisher training
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Courtesy photoMembers of Wylie Fire-Rescue trained 180 employees a...
Fireworks banned in city limits
Friday, December 28, 2012
Members of Wylie Fire-Rescue are urging the public not to include fire...
School district purchasing department receives honor
Friday, December 28, 2012
For the second year, Wylie ISDs purchasing department has been selecte...
Lake Lavon levels low
Friday, December 28, 2012
Collin County residents driving near Lake Lavon may be apprehensive as...
Grand jury indictments announced
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Collin County Grand Jury has issued the following indictments on c...
Wylie PD offers seasonal safety tips
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Officer Angie Willis spoke to the Downtown Merchants Association recen...
Support for senior community denied by council
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The potential for low-income housing seemed to be the reason three mem...
Bomb threat causes Walmart evacuation
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena of Wylie PD, there was a bomb threat...
Wrapping up holiday shopping
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Kyla Kincaid mans the scissors while Amanda Watson reaches for ribbon ...
Toys, other items still needed local drives
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Pam Gregg of Alvord checks out one of the stars on the Reach for a Sta...
Driver arrested after restaurant break-in
Friday, December 07, 2012
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena of the Wylie PD, a second man was ar...
Dodd student treated to Kidds Kids Disney World trip
Friday, December 07, 2012
Isabella Martinez, a second-grader at Dodd Elementary, along with her ...
Downtown full to bursting with artists, shoppers
Friday, December 07, 2012
From left, teen and tween volunteers Haylee Fields, Alli Reuthinger, W...
Christmas season: on track
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Kids who were lucky enough to be in downtown Wylie Sunday were treated...
Man arrested after attempted restaurant break-in
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
James Walter Franklin II, age 60, of Wylie, was arrested Nov. 18 after...
Wylie Wave crashes
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
By a vote of five to two, members of Wylie City Council voted Nov. 13 ...
Council runs a-fowl in chicken work session
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In a work session following the Nov. 13 meeting of Wylie City Council,...
WISD considering nine-week quarters for 2013-14
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Wylie ISD officials are considering moving from the traditional calend...
Former Wylie police officer arrested for indecency with child
Friday, November 16, 2012
According to information from Wylie Police Chief John Duscio, on Nov. ...
Arts festival, parade, tree lighting coming Dec. 1
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Its time once again for the official Christmas season kickoff in downt...
Original city charter read to commemorate 125th anniversary
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Mayor pro tem Kathy Spillyards holds the framed, original city charter...
Community invited to 125th birthday celebration
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The city of Wylie officially turns 125 years old Nov. 8, and two event...
Former city worker competing on national TV show; first episode Saturday
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Angela Croke doesnt mind saying shes a redneck.And being proud of t...
WISD to host Veterans Day event
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Wylie ISD will host a Veterans Day celebration beginning at 10:40 a.m....
Adult Searching for a Star tryouts this Saturday
Thursday, November 01, 2012
In addition to the Searching for a Star competition that garners prize...
Wylie Wave revisited
Thursday, November 01, 2012
In a work session following its Oct. 23 meeting, Wylie City Council re...
Annual week of compassion kicks off Nov. 13
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Its time once again for the period in November when Wylies citizens co...
WISD finance dept. receives top integrity rating, passes audit
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Michele Trongaard, interim chief financial officer for the Wylie ISD, ...
Adult Searching for a Star competition announced
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In addition to the Searching for a Star competition that garners prize...
Groves student called 911 hero, honored for having cool head in crisis
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ethan Doriot, an 8-year-old who goes to Groves Elementary, displayed c...
City may annex land adjacent to Wylie East campus
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Its not official yet, but the city of Wylie may annex 52 acres adjacen...
Pirates prepare to drown Yellow Jackets at this years homecoming
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Past and present fans of the maroon and white of Wylie High School wil...
Deadline Friday for Boo on Ballard vendor booths
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Wylie Downtown Merchants Association is reminding everyone to come...
Developers default on agreement
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Due to its failure to meet the terms of an incentive agreement with th...
Downtown Wylie gearing up for Boo on Ballard
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Downtown Wylie will host a good old haunting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursda...
Fuller offered top spot in Mineola
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dr. H. John Fuller, superintendent of Wylie ISD from 1993 until his r...
Foul play ruled out in death of Chihuahuas
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
According to Sgt. Donna Valdepena of the Wylie PD, on Sept. 27, the Wy...
Land must make a statement
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The last piece of virgin dirt in Wylie, TexasThere can be no quest...
Council approves mapping software purchase for WF-R
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
At their Sept. 25 meeting, members of Wylie City Council approved a $5...
Smith Library celebrates Hispanic heritage
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 has been designated Hispanic Heritage Month n...
Wylie to celebrate National Night Out Oct. 2
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Wylie Police Department is inviting the community to celebrate Nat...
Wylie girls promote early reading with Silver Award project
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Two members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 2409, Gwen Murphy and Janie Ch...
First Christian celebrating 125th anniversary
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Members of First Christian Church of Wylie, located at 701 E. Stone Rd...
Wylie to celebrate National Night Out Oct. 2
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Wylie Police Department is inviting the community to celebrate Nat...
WEHS first true Homecoming
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wylie East is holding its first homecoming Friday, Sept. 28, at Wylie ...
New developments in chase, death car case
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Garland and Mesquite police are now investigating the shooting that le...
Hensley Lane Public Works Service Center opens
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The city of Wylie has opened the new Public Works Service Center locat...
FBC Wylie offering five services at four times
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
First Baptist Wylies God-given global mission is to be the light unto ...
East parade entries needed
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Wylie East High School Student Council is inviting the community t...
PETA offering reward for information in Wylie case
Thursday, September 06, 2012
A family found three of their five Chihuahua puppies dead in their bac...
19TH annual chamber rodeo coming this month
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Rodeo, sponsored yearly by the chamber of commerce, is slated for Frid...
Sanden considering Wylie site for $24M new product line
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Sanden International U.S.A., Inc, headquartered in Wylie and a leading...
Budget vote set for Sept. 11
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
At its Aug. 28 meeting, Wylie City Council held the final public heari...
Girl Scout signups Thursday
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Girl Scout sign ups take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.6, at Wylie...
NTMWD district keeps Stage 2 water restrictions
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
North Texas Municipal Water District customers will remain under Stage...
No change in school tax
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
At their Aug. 20 meeting, the Wylie ISD trustees approved the tax rate...
Meals on Wheels Wylie continues to provide
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Since 1999, Meals on Wheels of Wylie has operated independently of the...
Ed Foundation part of Donor Bridge Day of Giving
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wylie ISD Education Foundation Executive Director Jordan Adams has an...
Vehicle crashes into house
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, Wylie Dispatch received a 911 ...
School starts Monday, new teachers listed
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wylie ISD and most school districts resume classes Monday, Aug. 27. Be...
Castro takes fans Over the Rainbow
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A seemingly unassuming and friendly Jason Castro performed Aug. 18 at ...
Tax rate lowered by 1
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Members of Wylie City Council voted to accept the property tax rate fo...
Citizen protest causes Wylie to Wave white flag
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
There were tears at the podium Aug. 14 as youngsters and adults spoke ...
Mosquito spraying to continue through next week
Friday, August 17, 2012
The city of Wylie will continue ground fogging for mosquitoes, nightly...
Chocolate Factory opens next week
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Wylie Acting Group for Children will present its next production, Char...
Wylie East ag student leader gets nod for national organization
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Candace Schiegg, 16, a junior in the Wylie East ag program and the dau...
Idol alum singing here Saturday
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
American Idol alum Jason Castro, the fourth-place semifinalist in seas...
Mosquito fogging set for tonight
Thursday, August 09, 2012
All areas of the city that have Thursday trash pick up will be fogged ...
County fire marshal seeks information on hay fires
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
The Collin County Fire Marshals Office is asking for help in identify...
Statewide tax-free weekend coming Aug. 17 to 19
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Aug. 17 through 19 is the annual Sales Tax Holiday the time when cert...
UTD brings summer science to Smith Library
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
This summer, when some kids had their toes in the pool or their nose ...
Idol semifinalist to sing here next week
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Rockwall resident Jason Castro, fourth-place semifinalist in American ...
Possible West Nile Virus case reported
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
A possible case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Southfork Mo...
Single vehicle accident injures several
Saturday, August 04, 2012
About 1:10 a.m. Aug. 4, Wylie Dispatch received a 911 call from an ad...
Council OKs 59-cent solid waste hike
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Beginning in August, Wylie residential CWD customers will pay $0.59 m...
Property values decline
Thursday, August 02, 2012
The Collin County Central Appraisal District has released its certifie...
West Nile buzzes into area
Thursday, August 02, 2012
More than 200 cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in the Dalla...
Early voting continues through Friday; Election Day July 31
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Early voting for the Primary Runoff Election continues through Friday,...
City looks at scrapping some programs
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In a year when expected tax revenue shows little growth, the Wylie cit...
Robbery ends with car crash
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wylie Dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 11:19 a.m.July 18...
Local screenwriter hopes to dispel myths, misinformation about mental illness
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
There are B movies, and then there are Bee movies....
Wylie city parks to have new 'friends' group
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
At the July 10 Wylie City Council meeting, Councilwoman Diane Culver s...
WHS '46 ring turns up in park
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Ken Norton of Wylie would like to do a bit of matchmaking....
Comic to entertain at gourmet buffet
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
July 28, The Bridge Connection is holding a gala fundraiser featuring ...
Volunteers, supplies needed for annual school supply fair
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Once again, Wylie is H.O.P.E., with major contributors First Baptist C...
Family fitness day gets everybody's heart racing
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wylie Youth Council hosted Family Fun and Fitness Day June 30, and org...
Judge to decide today if teen should be tried as adult
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Collin County Judge Cyndi Wheless is scheduled today to decide if a 15...
WF-R says $4.3M in new equipment needed
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
It took about an hour to work through all the numbers and maps, but at...
Representative offers view on health care decision
Friday, June 29, 2012
Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold the vast...
Congressman responds to Supreme Court's healthcare ruling
Thursday, June 28, 2012
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (responded to the Supreme Courts ruling t...
DPS Increasing DWI patrols for July 4th holiday
Thursday, June 28, 2012
AUSTIN The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrol...
Lake Pointe to break ground for medical facility Monday
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Cross-city trails master plan outlined
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A trail system that links Lake Lavon and Lake Ray Hubbard and includes...
Dismissed officer drops appeal
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dismissed Wylie Police Officer Jim Bunger has dropped the appeal of hi...
Improved Community Park reopens
Thursday, June 14, 2012
City officials and a whole lot of ball players met at the renovated Co...
Local singer songwriter to perform on live radio
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Chris Allen, 2003 graduate of Wylie High School and country music song...
New Wylie High principal named
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Wylie ISD has selected veteran educator Virdie Montgomery as the ...
City shows slight increase in preliminary property tax values
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Wylie's Certified Estimate of Taxable Value, issued by the Collin Cou...
Renovated Community Park dedication set for June 9
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Community Park has undergone a $1.5 million facelift, thanks to the 2...
Suspicious letter causes city hall evacuation
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
A suspicious letter left in council chambers at Wylie City Hall caused...
Wylie City Hall evacuated
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Wylie City Hall has been evacuated due to a suspicious envelope left i...
Wylie High principal leaving for Tyler
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wylie High School Principal Gary Brown has announced he will be leavin...
City asks for public opinion on new mural
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The city of Wylie is asking for help choosing the design for the mural...
Annual singing competition names singers, new format
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Searching for a Star contestants for the 2012 competition have been a...
Annual singing competition names singers, new format
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Searching for a Star contestants for the 2012 competition have been a...
Spillyards elected mayor pro tem
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
After what looked like a hopelessly deadlocked three-to-three voting s...
Salute to Heroes planned for holiday
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Again this Memorial Day, May 28, the community is invited to gather at...
Sanden, EDC reach agreement
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sanden International and the Wylie Economic Development Corporation ha...
Alanis lot zoning changed
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
At the May 8 meeting of the Wylie City Council, members voted unanimo...
Davids students peek at possible professions
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sixth-graders at Davis Intermediate School had a few extra people on ...
Family, friends pay tribute to outgoing councilman
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Family and friends spanning three generations attended a reception May...
Early voting for party primaries run May 14-25
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Early voting for both the Democratic and Republican primaries begins M...
Scott takes Place 2, Jones keeps Place 4
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tomorrow is Election Day!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tomorrow, May 12, is local election day!...
Fifth teen sentenced in 2009 beating death
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Ethan Dorris, 19, was sentenced last week to six years in prison for ...
Will to Walk registration continues
Friday, April 06, 2012
At 8 a.m. April 21 there will be hundreds of Wylie ISD employees, stud...
City agrees to provide WASA funding
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
After much controversy, it appears the Wylie Advocates for Senior Act...
NTMWD allows once a week watering
Friday, March 30, 2012
The North Texas Municipal Water District board moved to allow once a w...
WF-R reminds community to be ready for severe weather
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Conditions are favorable for a stormy spring with a very real threat ...
The 2012 Bucket List Readers' Poll Results
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The 2012 Best Of Readers' Poll Results are in! Find out what's on you...
Third teen goes on trial for 2009 beating death
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Austin Brumley, 19, of Wylie was visibly shaken as he walked into Judg...
Community garden planned; half-acre plot to provide food, fun
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Local businessman Richard Parker is looking for a few green thumbs. ...
WISD sets $21 million bond vote
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Wylie ISD trustees will send a $21 million bond package to votes May ...
Wylie hopes to take advantage of 'Green Ribbon Program'
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Texas Department of Transportation has "Green Ribbon Program...
Chamber honors, celebrates businesses
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Wylie Chamber of Commerce celebrates business and buisness people ...
Police officer, two city employees placed on leave
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Wylie Police Department has placed Officer Jim Bunger and two civi...
Crime rate holds, despite population increase
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Despite a 1-percent increase in population, Wylie's 2011 overall crime...
Municipal complex land OK'd for development
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Theater, band, choir student to rock boat on WHS stage
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Familiar tunes such as "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," "Sit ...
Wylie woman inspires by sharing tragic past
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Susan DeFace Washington was a cheerleader at J.L. Long Junior High Sch...
Seniors hoping to match goal by year's end
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wylie Advocates for Senior Activities, Inc. is making a push to raise ...
Collin County may help city with roadway expansion
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wylie may be able to snag some county funds to assist with the extensi...
George Bush extensions open
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened all eastbound main lanes ...
Crigger found guilty, removed from office immediately
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Patricia Crigger, Rebecca Littrell and Sherry Bell were found guilty o...
Seth Dorris found guilty of manslaughter
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Seth Dorris, 18, was found guilty of manslaughter today. ...
Wylie ISD teachers 'highly qualified'
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wylie ISD has reached a significant goal, Assistant Superintendent for...
Remembering soldiers, vets
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Love Your Veterans, a live music and dance show which will include a s...
Social Media Footprint
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The royal blue masthead is so famous that even large businesses have ...
Business community donates cash; school kids bring in food
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
While members of the Wylie business community gathered for a luncheon...
Wylie ISD looks to lower taxes in '12
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wylie ISD officials have devised a way that, if everything goes as pl...
Soldiers to be honored in patriotic program
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The Wylie community will once again prove its support for veterans wi...
Newly formed society celebrating with history,holiday
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The city of Wylie was incorporated in 1887 along the rights-of-way of...
Theater parking rules relaxed
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wylie is one step closer to having a 12-screen 2,002-seat movie theate...
Planet Kidz denied access to Wylie Recreation Center
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Planet Kidz, a youth program being considered for Wylie's recreation c...
Festival of Lights entry deadline next week
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Again this holiday season, historic downtown Wylie will be alive with ...
Hartman receives energy recognition
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Wylies Hartman Elementary is not only a school filled with energetic...
Council tells developer to keep promises before asking favors
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
One developer found out last week that the Wylie City Council expects ...
Holiday giving program begins
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The 2011 Reach for a Star program, sponsored this year by Wylie is H....
First-ever Savage retiree honored with luncheon
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Savage Precision Fabrication owners W.T. and JoAnn Gardner are going t...
Beating death trials postponed again
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The murder trials for Ethan and Seth Dorris have been pushed back agai...
Library offers activities for all ages in November
Thursday, October 27, 2011
November is National Novel Writing Month, and the Smith Public Librar...
Beating death trials postponed again
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The murder trials for Ethan and Seth Dorris have been pushed back agai...
Wylie Prep to host campus dedication
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wylie Preparatory Academy is celebrating 10 years of developing Christ...
Dodd to host carnival
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Dodd Elementary School is hosting a Fall Carnival and silent auction ...
City implementing added water restrictions Nov. 1
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Despite the much-needed rain that fell on Collin County last week, lak...
Boo on Ballard promises to scare up fun Oct. 27
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Again this year, Wylie Downtown Merchants Association will partner wi...
City implementing added water restrictions Nov. 1
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Despite the much-needed rain that fell on Collin County last week, lak...
East parade forms due
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Wylie East High School doesnt have anyone who will be actually coming ...
County voting precincts redrawn
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Collin County recently redrew voting precinct boundaries in the wake ...
Wylie, Rockwall County partner for elections
Thursday, October 06, 2011
At their Sept. 27 meeting, members of Wylie City Council decided to co...
Rec center to offer care for kids 7 to 12
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Beginning in January 2012, the Wylie Recreation Center will increase t...
Mall program awards scholarships
Thursday, October 06, 2011
The Simon Youth Scholarships program sponsored by Simon Youth Founda...
National Night Out celebration set for Oct. 4
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Wylie Police Department is inviting the community to celebrate Nat...
Wylie girls hear The Voice calling from Houston
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ashley Bunch, 26, and Sara Brogan, 22, both of Wylie, were invited to ...
Local business gathering supplies for Bastrop fire victims
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Lauren Williams, daughter of Terry Williams, owner of Clean Tech in Wy...
Council approves budget, tax rate, Community Park contracts
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
By a vote of five to one, the Wylie City Council approved a $67,319,56...
Homecoming to rock downtown
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
In an effort to inspire the Wylie High School football squad to roll o...
Wylie school close to winning $20K
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wylie Preparatory Academy is currently in second place for a national ...
It's history, but group is current event
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Theres a new group in town, and its members are dedicated to preservin...
Domestic disturbance ends in murder Friday night
Saturday, September 10, 2011
An altercation between an estranged husband and wife ended with the w...
Little Miss, Mr. Wylie pageant sign-ups set
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
The Wylie Womens League will have Little Miss/Mister Wylie Rodeo Pagea...
Highway drivers get speed bump but wait for signs
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
A rise in speed limits from 70 mph to 75 mph and removal of nighttime ...
One-time bonus likely for city employees
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Although it hasnt been put to an official vote yet, indications are ...
2% city bonus sparks debate
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A possible one-time bonus for city employees, 2 percent of their yea...
New assistant superintendent offers experience
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Stepping into the position of assistant superintendent of curriculum...
Care center in need
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Wylie Community Christian Care Center has put out an urgent plea ...
Assistant superintendent leaving for Community top spot
Friday, August 26, 2011
The Community ISD Board of Trustees has announced that Wylie ISD Assis...
7-11 robbery ends with arrests in Plano
Thursday, August 25, 2011
After a pursuit into Plano, Wylie police arrested three men suspected ...
City plans to mark Sept. 11 anniversary
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Ce...
County constables cut but not out
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
With a three-to-two vote, the Collin County Constables offices will ...
WISD tax rate staying steady
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Wylie ISD 2011-12 tax rate will remain $1.64 per $100 of assessed ...
Services for Rita Smith set - UPDATE
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A vigil and rosary for Rita Gallagher Smith, long time Wylie resident ...
City tax rate unchanged
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wylie City Council voted unanimously Aug. 9 to hold the tax rate ste...
Beating death trials delayed to October
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Originally scheduled for May, June and this week, Ethan Dorris murder ...
Heart of Parker beats in Presbyterian church
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
The Corinth Presbyterian Church in Parker is a small white and unassum...
Water supplier initiates next stage of water conservation plan
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Officials with the North Texas Municipal Water District announced Sta...
Hall issues statement on budget act
Friday, July 29, 2011
Today Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) voted for the Budget Control Act of 2011...
Parker church turning 165; public invited to celebration
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Corinth Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 165th birthday beginnin...
Community ISD sets tax ratification election
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Due to state cuts, Community ISD will lose $1.3 million from its 2011-...
Public meeting set for proposed FM 1378 widening through Lucas
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Texas Department of Transportation in cooperation with Collin Coun...
County commissioners considering closure of constable offices
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Collin County Constables offices may be in jeopardy of closing, ac...
City looks at lowering taxes 1/2
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In the second of three budget work sessions July 12, City Manager Mind...
WISD gets $5.6M less state funding
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Members of the Texas Legislature finally approved a school finance pla...
Two new parks to be added to citys play space
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Soon there will be two new places to gather and enjoy the outdoors in...
Local Relay for Life 2011 nets $100K plus
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
More than 60 cancer survivors and 50 caregivers walked the opening la...
Wylie apartment to be home fit for hero
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
A local apartment complex is providing a free year of shelter for one ...
Tween weekend program considered
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Plenty of places plan parties for Americas birthday
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America with picnics, parade...
Texas Highway Patrol increases patrols to stop drunk drivers during the July Fourth holiday
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
During the Independence Day Holiday, the Texas Highway Patrol will con...
Drivers reminded to slow down in neighborhoods
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
June 12, Melanie Barton saw every parents nightmare. She looked up in...
Property values flat, sales tax revenue up slightly
Monday, June 27, 2011
City Manager Mindy Manson told members of Wylie City Council June 14 t...
Block parties instead of pyrotechnics suggested
Friday, June 24, 2011
To some, a Fourth of July without pyrotechnics is like a birthday cake...
WISD to spend $300K to replace stadium turf, track
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wylie ISD will spend $300,000 to replace deteriorating turn and track ...
Long-time Lavon educator dies
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Phyliss Rae NeSmith of Lavon, died June 18, 2011, in Wylie....
Fire destroys Lavon home
Friday, June 17, 2011
A painting accident caused a fire that completed destroyed a Lavon hom...
Lightning, heat top summer weather concerns
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
As temperatures climb, so do dangers related to heat and stormy weathe...
Local bone marrow donor registration set for Saturday
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Be the Match Foundation, a bone marrow donor registry organization...
Huffing suspected in teens death
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A Wylie High School student has died, apparently from huffing, police ...
'Huffing' suspected in WHS student death
Thursday, June 09, 2011
A Wylie High School student has died, apparently from "huffing,&q...
Grandmother of 'Wylie's Angel' pleads guilty
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Darlene Phillips the woman charged with leaving Wylies Angel to die a...
Assistant superintendent named lone finalist for Longview Pine Tree
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wylie ISD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. ...
Debit cards skimmed while paying at Murphy pump
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Because of recent debit card fraud in the area, police in Murphy and W...
Couple meets, marries at Garnet Hill care center
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Like most weddings, there were flowers, music, a cake and lots of smil...
Challenger, incumbent win seats
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In the May 14 local election, Diane Culver defeated incumbent Wylie Co...
Public invited to view exhibits, speak at hearing on Outer Loop May 16
Friday, May 13, 2011
Collin County will host a public hearing Monday, May 16, on Segment 3 ...
Estimates show tax roll decline
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Preliminary tax rolls released last week by the Collin County Central ...
WPD understaffed but taking care of community, chief says
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Wylie Police Department doesnt have as many officers as it needs, ...
Bus drivers lasso first place at road-e-o
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Members of Wylie ISDs transportation department participated April 16 ...
Bicyclist struck, killed; Wylie man arrested
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
A 27-year-old bicyclist, Jesse Michael Garcia of Wylie, was hit and ki...
Emergency vehicles to get signal-changing devices
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Within a month, drivers of emergency vehicles will be able to change m...
Early voting continues
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Early voting for the May 14 local school board and city council electi...
Civic center artwork set for dedication Saturday
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
The Wylie City Council and Public Art Advisory Board are inviting the ...
Walmart announces plans to build in Sachse
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Herzog Development Corporation today announced plans for a Walmart st...
Spring storm season showcases work of emergency dispatchers
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Spring brings beauty and bluebonnets to North Texas, but it can also b...
Big Band Jazz Dinner, Dance coming April 30
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Those who attend the Big Band Jazz Dinner and Dance April 30 may feel ...
News wins top awards in press association contest
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
At the annual North and East Texas Press Association convention held l...
K-9 cop takes top honors
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Wylie PD Officer Brenda Martin and K-9 Caro recently attended the Uni...
Good Friday candlelight vigil planned
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Community members have organized a Good Friday candlelight vigil in me...
Libraries join to encourage communities to 'Readmore Books'
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Directors of the Sachse Public Library and Wylies Smith Public Library...
Memorial fund established for sons of fallen soldier
Monday, April 11, 2011
In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up for the children of 1...
Flags on Wylie municipal buildings, schools to be lowered
Friday, April 08, 2011
The flags at Wylie municipal buildings and Wylie ISD facilities will b...
44th annual Wylie Livestock Show & Sale winners
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Results from the 44th annual Wylie, Wylie East and Eastfork 4-H Livest...
Plano Children's Medical Clinic's Wylie Branch opens April 5
Monday, April 04, 2011
The Plano Children Medical Clinic Wylie Branch will open its doors at...
UPDATE to Shoemaker & Hardt burglary
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
UPDATE: In the afternoon of March 30, Shoemaker & Hardt owner Kent...
Downtown coffee, curiousity shop burglarized
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
In the early morning hours of March 30, Shoemaker & Hardt, the dow...
Smith Library re-opens in new location
Monday, March 28, 2011
The Smith Public Library re-opened at noon today in its new location a...
NTTA, Collin County reach agreement on loop planning
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The North Texas Tollway Authority and Collin County have announced tha...
Tuesday baseball game scores
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hutchins police officer arrested after Wylie incident
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wylie Police have released the name of the person involved in a SWAT i...
WHS teacher arrested for improper relationships, sexual contact
Friday, March 11, 2011
Former Wylie High School teacher Brian Edward Booth, 28, was arrested ...
SWAT responds to family violence call
Thursday, March 10, 2011
About 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Wylie Police were dispatched to the ...
Love of children, community motivated newest trustee hopeful to file
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Candy Arrington, vice president of accounting and strategic planning f...
Readers poll results highlight community connections
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
When your grandparents talked about their social network if your gran...
Network support engineer opposes incumbent for council Place 5
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Councilman Rick White, who has served for six years, has filed to run ...
Community weighs in on superintendent search
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
About 40 members of the community attended a meeting Feb. 28 to provid...
Womens League hoping for full house for game night
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The womens league is sponsoring a Prom Dreams Closet, where girls who ...
Wylie atop states growth list
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wylies population increased from ...
Concealed handguns OK in civic center; water rates rising
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Handgun owners with conceal and carry permits can now take their firea...
WISD leader lobbies for funds
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wylie Superintendent Dr. John Fuller, president of the Texas Associati...
May 14 ballot filing begins Feb. 14
Friday, February 04, 2011
In the general election scheduled for May 14, two seats on the Wylie I...
Governor urges Texans to curtail power usage
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry made the following statement about rolling power outag...
Drug testing expansion, curtailment considered
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Members of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees have decided to reconsider ...
Thefts, violence push crime rate up in 2010
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Wylie Police Department said that the citys overall 2010 crime rat...
Birmingham trust fund healthy for next year
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At the Jan. 17 meeting of the WISD Board of Trustees, good news was pr...
Residents invited to new rec center walk-through
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The city of Wylies new 47,000-square-foot recreation center officially...
Home business restrictions modified
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
At their Jan. 11 meeting, members of Wylie City Council voted to adopt...
Relay for Life breakfast begins registration
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Relay for Life of Wylie/Sachse/Murphy is coming up, and organizers...
Superintendent announces retirement plans
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
At the Jan. 17 meeting of the WISD Board of Trustees, President Ralph ...
Wylie Art Gallery offers library tile decorating
Thursday, January 13, 2011
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Wylie residents can stop by ...
Kohl's hosting job fair for Wylie store
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Kohls Department Stores is set to open its Wylie store in March. To st...
Readers poll returns to connect community
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Social networking used to mean staying in touch with colleagues, frien...
Chamber readies for annual banquet
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The 33rd Annual Community Awards Banquet, presented by the Wylie Chamb...
Crunch time for new musical at East; Annie Jr. opens Jan. 20
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
One of Americas most beloved comic strips and one of the most popular...
Congressman issues statement on 112th Congress
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Congressman Ralph Hall, who represents the Fourth District of Texas th...
Discount grocery coming to Wylie
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
If everything goes as expected, discount and specialty grocery store A...
New in court
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Precinct 2 County Commissioner Cheryl Williams was sworn into office M...
County youth stock show this week in McKinney
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
The Collin County Ag and Junior Livestock Show are under way this week...
Local photographer participating in international charity model search
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Local photographer Sharon Brannick is participating in the 2011 Intern...
County officials to be sworn in Jan. 3
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
McKINNEY Newly and re-elected county and state officials will meet at...
Current library location closing Thursday, Dec. 30
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Facility will re-open in March in new municipal complex...
Sanden plays Santa
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
When the city of Wylie issued a call for help with the Reach for a Sta...
Era ends for council quarters
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
A chapter of Wylie history ended Dec. 14 when the city council met for...
Juvenile curfew to remain in effect
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Members of Wylie City Council voted Dec. 14 to keep the current curfew...
City of Wylie recognizes employees
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The city of Wylie held its annual holiday luncheon Dec. 7, and several...
Workers needed to rebuild shacks
Thursday, December 16, 2010
In October, six of the shacks used for shelter by WISD crossing guards...
Star toy deadline extended
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The city of Wylie is calling all Santas....
Reach for a Star deadline extended
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The city of Wylie is calling all Santas. The annual Reach for a Star t...
Wylie alum gets top engineers award
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Darryl Lutz, 1983 graduate of Wylie High School and son of Betty and C...
Local families share Marine Corps celebration
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Last month, a special celebration took place in the home of Lynne and ...
The practical persons guide to regifting
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
As the holidays loom closer, some find they have a fear of shopping. T...
Wylie HS joins forces with Santas Helpers to boost holiday cheer
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
This holiday season, WHS student body and staff will be gathering up s...
Pirate playoff tickets on sale
Monday, November 29, 2010
The Pirates meet the Lions of Tyler John Tyler in the Class 4A Divisio...
Pirates wrangle West Mesquite
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Wylie High School Pirates will take on the the Lions of Tyler John...
Hwy. 78 down to one lane Monday, Tuesday
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Texas Department of Transportation has scheduled a lane closure fo...
DPS asks drivers to put safety first
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
DPS is urging Texas motorists to put safety first on the menu while tr...
WISD takes steps to fire East teacher
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wylie ISD officials have taken the first steps toward the termination ...
Community sophomore dies unexpectedly
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Community ISD is in a state of mourning after high school sophomore Mi...
Wylie East yearbook staff selected for cutting-edge program
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The yearbook staff at Wylie East has a new honor to add to its growing...
Few playoff shirts available
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The current supply of Pirates playoff shirts is limited. ...
Community ISD mourns loss of sophomore
Friday, November 19, 2010
Community ISD is in a state of mourning after high school sophomore Mi...
Library keeping up with trends, technology
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Rita and Truett Smith Public Library turned 40 this year, and it w...
Continuation of existing juvenile curfew reviewed
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wylie City Council held the first of two public hearings Nov. 9 regard...
Teacher arrested on indecency charges
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Rodney Eugene McCall of Sachse, a social studies teacher at Wylie East...
Robbers sentenced to 18 years
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Oct. 29, three men were sentenced to 18 years in prison for the robber...
Week of Giving begins Nov. 16
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The Wylie community is notorious for having its collective heart in th...
Military veterans to be recognized at JROTC program
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, Wylie ISDs two Air Force Junior ROTC ...
Three sentenced in 2009 Burger King robbery
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Oct. 29, three men were sentenced to 18 years in prison for the robbe...
Public invited to culinary art students "Showcase Dinner"
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
The Frisco ISD Career & Technical Education Center and Wylie High ...
In-Sync needs help for lion
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Vicky Keahey of In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center i...
Home-based business decision tabled
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
At the Oct. 26 meeting of Wylie City Council, members voted to table u...
Crossing guard shacks destroyed
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Five school crossing guard shacks were vandalized, one sustaining mini...
East runner earns place at Regionals
Friday, October 29, 2010
Wylie East's Sarah Scott punched her ticket to regional Thursday with ...
Wylie teen fills Christian Care Center void
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A high school student goes into a store and purchases large quantities...
Neglected horses set for auction
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Twenty-five quarter horses found neglected on property near Wylie have...
FBC 140th celebration set for Sunday
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
On Oct. 31 First Baptist Church of Wylie will celebrate 140 years of c...
Wylie Pirate Homecoming week starts Monday
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Voting continues for Nov. 2 election
Friday, October 22, 2010
Early voting for the Nov. 2 continues through Oct. 29. Early voting ho...
FBC Wylie readies for landmark birthday celebration
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Texas hadnt been a state very long when the group that would become Fi...
Downtown Wylie boo-tiful Oct. 28
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Again this year, the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association will host Bo...
Discussion on home-based business heated
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The city regulations concerning home-based businesses are getting a cl...
Unopposed clerk now challenged
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Harvey Tepfer, a Murphy resident, and Tim Baker, a resident of McKinne...
Relay for Life team hosting Bra-Ha-Ha
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Relay for Life Team Cabo-Wabo is hosting a Bra-Ha-Ha event from 7 to ...
Feeling Groovy
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Get out the bell bottoms and tie-dyed shirts its Wylie High School Ho...
Trash, recycling rates go up for businesses
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Rates will be going up for Wylie commercial customers of Community Was...
WF-R likely to retain ISO rating, chief says
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Addressing council members concerns that recent budget cuts may have a...
FBI ranks area cities among safest in North Texas
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Murphy is the second safest city in North Texas, based on the number o...
Wylie East to conduct 'lock-down' drill
Monday, October 04, 2010
Wylie East High School will practice a high-level lock down drill with...
Wylie vs. Highland Park could be Game of the Week
Monday, October 04, 2010
Wylie vs. Highland Park has been chosen as a finalist for the Fox4 Ga...
Clown program to educate students on smoke alarms
Friday, October 01, 2010
Wylie Fire-Rescue will educate students and adults on the prevention o...
Voter registration deadline Oct. 4
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is reminding Texans that the dea...
Birmingham Scholarships being revamped
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wylie ISD officials are beginning the process of re-working the Miss P...
NNO celebrations planned for Oct. 5
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Again this year, the Wylie Police Department is hosting a National Nig...
'Lion, Witch, Wardrobe' performances today
Saturday, September 25, 2010
After presenting its first play, Fairy Tale Courtroom to more than 400...
Home-based businesses scrutinized
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Wylie City Council approved several updates to the city zoning ord...
Raider Roundup includes downtown parade, pep rally
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Member and supporters of Wylie Easts Raider Nation are invited to cele...
Memberships to new rec center on sale now
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When the new civic complex opens late this year or early 2011, the rec...
Passes for new rec center to go on sale Sept. 20
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Annual passes for the new Wylie Recreation Center, due to open in earl...
Library banking on donations for books
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The Rita and Truett Smith Public Library will leave behind its locatio...
Ed Foundation names new director
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Jordan Adams, member and community development specialist for Farmers ...
Account set up for family of deceased toddler
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Hartman PTA has opened an account at American National Bank of Texas f...
Childrens clinic coming to Wylie
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Wylie will soon have its own childrens medical clinic to serve the nee...
McMillan students, parents challenged to create change
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Representatives of the national Rachels Challenge organization visited...
Wylie Fire-Rescue encourages water safety
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wylie Fire Rescue is urging citizens to practice water safety during t...
Wylie may soon have own RaceTrac at Brown, 78
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wylie City Council approved a zoning change, the first step toward hav...
County issues burn ban
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
McKINNEY Beginning today, Sept. 1, the unincorporated areas of Collin...
Council OKs K2 KO
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Wylie has joined several neighboring cities in banning K2, a synthetic...
Wheels needed for new Meals route
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Meals on Wheels in McKinney is planning to start a new route in Wylie,...
Ford asks for player of the week nominations
Monday, August 30, 2010
For the fifth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company invites fans, coach...
Pirates, Raiders both winners
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wylie East's Jabari Anderson runs away from a flock of North Forney Fa...
That Wylie Band takes to the streets Saturday
Friday, August 27, 2010
Music lovers and band supporters are invited to line the streets from ...
Local mans TV show picked up by cable network
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wylie resident Vernon Hadnot is the founder, creator, editor, webmaste...
Enrollment still climbing, ISD officials say
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
First-day numbers were down from what was anticipated, but WISD has 12...
544/1378 improvements to begin Aug. 30
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
According to city of Wylie Public Information Officer Craig Kelly, the...
Police remind drivers school starts Monday, Aug. 23
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
With school scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 23, Wylie Police are remin...
Council holds tax rate steady
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Wylie city property taxes will not go up in fiscal year 2010-11. In fa...
Wylie ISD approves 5-cent tax increase
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
At the Aug. 16th meeting of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees, school bo...
WISD ratings best ever
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
For the first time, all Wylie ISD campuses are ranked as either Exempl...
Lock, empty your car, police say
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wylie Police officers have reported an increase in burglaries, particu...
Wylie police chief attends elite FBA academy
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Wylie Police Chief John Duscio has returned from a 10-week professiona...
EDC outlook optimistic for FY 2010-'11
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Wylies portion of sales tax is expected to rise slightly over last yea...
Council decisions to be etched in stone
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
The Wylie City Council is sending a message to the future....
Property values drop but less than expected
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
City officials no doubt breathed a collective sigh of relief when the ...
Delinquent taxes serious matter, assessor says
Monday, August 02, 2010
The law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson has sent 1,940 f...
Things to do next week ...
Friday, July 30, 2010
Don't just sit around the house, here are some fun things to do!...
Dance Day event Saturday
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Do some things just make you feel like dancing? Ever wanted to dance i...
Donations needed for school supply fair
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Again this year, Wylie is HOPE and First Baptist Church Wylie are join...
Area mayors tout communities, promote cooperation
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Strong commercial and residential growth in the area was the featured ...
Things to do next week
Friday, July 23, 2010
Here a few things to do to chase away those summer doldrums...
City continues to shrink expenditures
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
At the second of three budget workshops July 13, City Manager Mindy Ma...
Local artist merits statewide attention
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The artwork of Mariko Frost of Wylie won a merit award, honorable ment...
Things to do next week
Friday, July 16, 2010
Don't get caught with nothing to do ......
July 31 deadline to enter Water IQ genius contest
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Water IQ Genius Contest, which runs through July 31, asks citizens...
Area coupon queen contributing at fast clip
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If Wylies Tina Klein is Superwoman, then hunger is her archnemesis....
Majestic Ballroom planning Dance Day event
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
July 31 has been designated as National Dance Day....
Things to do next week
Friday, July 09, 2010
Got nothing to do and no plans for next week? Try a few of these activ...
Wylie firefighter named Great First Responder
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Hes already a hero, but now one Wylie firefighter can officially call ...
School supply drive HOPEing for donations
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Again this year, Wylie is HOPE and First Baptist Church Wylie are join...
New Citizens Police Academy class forming
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Applications are currently being accepted for the next Wylie Police De...
Things to do next week
Friday, July 2, 2010
Too many video games and too much TV this summer? Try some of these ge...
Musical, pizza, circus on tap for seniors
Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Bart Peddicord Center in Wylie is hopping with summer fun activiti...
WISD board adopts budget based on 5 tax increase
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
t their June 21 meeting, members of the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees vo...
Old city hall to be modified
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Members of Wylie City Council voted June 22 to fund the repairs and mo...
Things to do next week
Friday, June 25, 2010
Don't get caught with nothing to do! Use our tips to find an adventure...
Artisans sought for December fest
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Due to the success of last years inaugural event, the Public Art Advis...
Kohl's coming to Woodbridge Crossing
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Kohl's Department Store will be the second anchor in Woodbridge Crossi...
Performers sought for pre-fireworks event
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wylie Councilman Bennie Jones is inviting the community to a free summ...
Food banks offer summertime help to families
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Although the colder months are usually associated with the need for fo...
City looks for ways to avoid raising taxes
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Things to do next week
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Beat summer boredom with these places and events ......
Equest riders saddle up
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Summer water restrictions announced
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
The city of Wylie has announced the watering guidelines and rules for ...
Things to do next week
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Don't get sideswiped by "I'm bored ..." Here are some fun th...
Oncor warns extreme heat leads to high bills
Friday, June 04, 2010
As Texas temperatures begin to reach the triple digits, Oncor customer...
Area churches plan Vacation Bible Schools
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Several churches in the area are hosting summertime Vacation Bible Sch...
Fourth teen indicted as adult in beating death
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Top two 10 grads excelled in athletics, speaking, leading
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
If this years valedictorian and salutatorian are any indication, Wylie...
'Angel' parents agree on burial site
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Although no time or date has yet been set, Marine Sgt. Jerry Isgrigg a...
WHS goes polo for clothes drive
Friday, May 28, 2010
The WHS National Honor Society is collecting standardized dress items ...
Memorial Day tribute to ring through hearts
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Patriotism and those who have served and protected Americans and the...
WHS graduation set for June 5 at Allen Event Center
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wylie High School Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 5...
Area tree climbers slated to compete in Plano this weekend
Friday, May 21, 2010
The annual Tree Climbing Championship will be held Friday and Saturday...
Membership fees set, name chosen for new rec center
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Wylie Recreation Center was recommended as the official name of th...
Seniors want to place hold on library building
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Retired insurance man Don Hallum spoke on behalf of the senior citizen...
Realtors' Volunteer Day aids Wylie neighborhood
Saturday, May 15, 2010
With the burned out shell of the house at 508 Stone Rd. as a reminder ...
Boards, commission volunteers needed
Friday, May 14, 2010
The Wylie City Council is accepting applications to fill expiring or v...
Wife says man was beaten after asking driver to slow down
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Shortly before 12:30 a.m. May 9, Dennis Johnson, 51, was attacked, kic...
Preliminary tax rolls show property values down
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Preliminary figures show property values in Wylie are down about 3 per...
Mental health services survey posted to help measure local needs
Friday, May 07, 2010
The University of North Texas Mental Sciences Institute is helping Col...
Candidates explain service philosophies
Thursday, May 06, 2010
As the May 8 city council and WISD School Board elections draw near, c...
NTMWD sewer line construction begins at Heard
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Father of Wylies Angel grateful
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Gerren Isgriggs father, Sgt. Jerry Isgrigg, said in a phone interview ...
Oncor debuts residential energy audit program for homeowners
Monday, May 03, 2010
In advance of the summer heat, Oncors Take A Load Off, Texas program h...
Bands unite to honor Hampton, help family
Thursday, April 28, 2010
Longtime Wylie resident and benefactor of Special Olympians Larry Hamp...
Third teen charged in beating death
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Collin County Grand Jury has indicted another Wylie teen and certi...
May 8 city council election voting guide
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The May 8 ballot includes local city and school board races. The Wylie...
May 8 Wylie ISD trustee election voting guide
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The May 8 ballot includes Wylie ISD school board races. The Wylie News...
School budget built on 5-cent tax increase
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Preliminary budget figures for Wylie ISDs fiscal year 2010-11 show a t...
Dedication, cooperation key to Angel case
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
As residents of Wylie struggle to make sense of the death of Gerren Jo...
Pirates in playoff Friday
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Pirates face bi-district opponent Irving Nimitz in a single game p...
Annual Walk for Will expands
Monday, April 26, 2010
The annual Walk for Will campaign has undergone a name change. It is...
Wylie girls down top two teams to earn playoff berth
Saturday, April 24, 2010
he Pirates unseated Plano East 2-1 Tuesday and wrecked the Panthers bi...
Founders Park upgrades begun
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
City officials and members of the community gathered recently for the ...
Reward offered for info on child's body found near Lake Lavon
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the posit...
Police ask for help in identifying young victim
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wylie Police and the Collin County Child Abuse Task Force are asking f...
A person of interest
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
In-Sync CEO chosen Most Interesting Person by DFW radio station...
Message boards, speed monitors on city streets soon
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Members of Wylie City Council voted unanimously April 13 to purchase t...
Collin College names new vice president
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Collin College has named Brenda Kihl, of Plano, as the new vice presid...
Equest burglarized
Monday, April 12, 2010
Over the weekend, thieves burglarized Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship ...
Wylie Livestock Show and Sale Champions list
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Internet connection ends in assault charge
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
An Internet connection led to a face-to-face encounter resulting in th...
Republicans face off for November ballot spots
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Early voting for the Republican primary run-off election continues thr...
Gas tanks being unearthed; two-story building planned for site
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Hazco Hazardous Substance Specialists employees are removing gasoline ...
Second teen indicted in 2009 beating death
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
According to a report from the Collin County Grand Jury, Austin Michae...
Park, rec board setting fees for new recreation center
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Though theyre not finalized yet, members of Wylies park and recreation...
Recyclers to get tagged red, yellow or green
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Beginning this week, Community Waste Disposal customers may notice red...
Congressman says he'll work to repeal health legislation
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall from the Fourth District of Texas has announced ...
Council approves almost $5M in park contracts
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Wylie City Council recently approved construction contracts for ma...
Police respond to possible barricaded suspect
Monday, March 15, 2010
Domestic violence and a suspected barricade ended with the escape of t...
09 year of action, mayor says
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The last year in Wylie has been one of action and urgency, Mayor Eric ...
Council supports tax credits for senior living community
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
City receives $4 million in county funds...
2010 Voters' Guide
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Party primary balloting is under way for the March 2 vote....
Celebrating a century
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
100-year-old Wylie resident Laura Campbell to be honored with party Sa...
Tenth elementary named for former assistant superintendent
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Honorees family includes many educators...
Dual language, pre-k programs shuffled
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Elementary attendance zones set; transfer request deadline June 1...
Park upgrades continue
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Engineers meet with council, citizens for input on Community Park...
Brownie Girl Scouts keep Wylie warm this winter
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Most will agree that this winter has been bitter cold....
District raises states bar for graduation
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Health, career tech courses still required for Wylie grads...
Overall crime rate drops for second year
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Violent crime down 41 percent...
Internet phone system to be installed in new city facility
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
City officials have many decisions to make about their new municipal c...
Filing for local seats opens
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Filing for local city council and school board seats began this week a...
Lady Pirates blow out Allen, advance to playoffs
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The stakes couldn't have been higher when the Lady Pirates took the ho...
WEDC reports sales tax receipts up slightly
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
In the annual Wylie Economic Development Corporation report to city co...
Three more areas to see ACTION
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
At their Jan. 26 meeting, members of Wylie City Council chose the next...
Neighborhood-based elementary schools to be priority
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
At the January meeting of the WISD Board of Trustees, board members to...
Man with local connection dies in Haiti earthquake
Friday, January 29, 2010
Richard Hamilton told us about this story from Columbus, Ohio. The Rab...
Stadium conditions cause concern
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Parents say track needs attention; district says repairs forthcoming...
Filing for council, ISD elections opens Feb. 8
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Primary voter registration deadline Feb. 1; ballot includes county, st...
Evening of Excellence to showcase community
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Wylie Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to an Evening ...
Familys quest ends in lake discovery
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
After almost six weeks of waiting, Morton Hendricks family has finally...
Dallas councilwoman urges census compliance
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Negotiations continue between Wylie, Parker over cut-off agreement...
Ball accepts athletic directors position with Lubbock ISD
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wylie sports programs blossomed, shined under his guidance...
Missing St. Paul man found in lake
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The body of Morton Hendricks of St. Paul, a 78-year-old man who has be...
Wylie receives national recognition
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
City tapped as top center for growth...
Dont sacrifice safety to survive frigid days
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Last week, as television broadcasts and Nixle emergency-alert e-mails ...
Missing St. Paul man found in lake
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The body of Morton Hendricks of St. Paul, a 78-year-old man who has be...
Church offering special wedding ceremony
Friday, January 08, 2010
Goin to the chapel and were gonna get married...
Wylie Police Blotter
Thursday, January 07, 2010
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity excluding traffic stops,...
Three elementary attendance zones scenarios proposed
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Public comment on plans invited at Jan. 18 meeting...
Local authors ninth book spreads the Word
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Dr. John Hobbs of Wylie has published his ninth book, The Word Was God...
Art input sought
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
City asks for public opinion...
Curtain falls on 2009; part 2
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Principle players take places for 2010...
Curtain falls on 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Principle players take places for 2010...
Wylie Police Blotter
Thursday, December 24, 2009
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity excluding traffic stops,...
Work on approved school projects to begin in January
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Work on approved school projects to begin in January. Trustees give go...
Still no word on missing St. Paul man
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Daughter says he, his truck have vanished into thin air...
Wylies 10th elementary construction under way
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The temperature was in the 30s, and the north wind was whipping everyb...
Student relationship leads to coachs arrest
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
WHS teacher arrested on child sexual assault charges by sheriffs offic...
Citys summer concerts, events curtailed
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Fireworks, July Jubilee Street Dance still planned...
Wylie Police Blotter
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity from Nov. 27 to Dec. 10,...
New information released in Wylie coach sexual assault case
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Bradley Glenn Thompson, age 26, a coach at Wylie High School, was arre...
Toys still needed for Star drive
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
City officials have announced that the deadline for returning gifts fo...
Officials counting on Wylie
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
2010 Census questionnaire coming in spring...
Wylie woman turns coupons into kindness
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Web site designed to inspire others to save, donate to Care Center...
Wylie author to sign books at Starbucks
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Local resident and author Jim Howell will hold a book signing for Copp...
Farmersville company turning trash to fuel
Friday, December 04, 2009
Adam and Sharon Allard with their waste-converting ethanol machine....
Wylie Police Blotter
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity from Nov. 6 through 26 ,...
Missing exotic pet found
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The missing serval, a medium-sized African wild cat, reported lost fro...
Changing of the guard
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Hartman wins contest to outfit crossing guards...
WISD reviews crisis plan
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Nov. 9, a standoff between police and a man who was in a house, armed ...
Three die in Hwy. 205 crash
Friday, November 20, 2009
Hydroplaning on a rain-slicked road most likely caused a crash that re...
Holiday Events Calendar
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Holiday Events through December...
Citys summer concert offerings may change
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Votes cast for Collin, Dallas appraisal boards...
Entries sought for holiday parade
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Festival of Lights Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 5...
Hartman may become pre-K, dual-language K
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Superintendent endorses leftover 04 bond money for East funding...
Honor Flight
Friday, November 13, 2009
WHS cadets make donation to help veterans visit memorial...
Wylie Police Blotter
Thursday, November 12, 2009
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity from Oct. 30 through Nov...
Wylie mans recent competition sticks to his ribs
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Who says you only get 15 minutes of fame?...
Voters OK $25M for academy, refurbishing
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Athletic upgrades, high school renovations totaling $52M denied...
Cowboy encourages students to play
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was at Akin Elementary School to...
Five teens arrested in beating death
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Wylie Police have arrested five teenagers in connection with the beati...
Weather delays municipal
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
At a work session following Wylie City Councils Oct. 27 meeting, Const...
WHS FFA alum earns national recognition
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Jennifer Cunninghams Feed Wylie project for the Christian Care Center ...
Four arrested for stealing car, backing it in store
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Group believed responsible for multiple local crimes...
Wylie Police Blotter
Friday, October 30, 2009
A listing of Wylie Police Department activity from Oct. 16 through Oct...
Teacher reaches for stars, takes others along
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cooper faculty member tapped for state honor...
WF-R celebrates century of service
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Firefighters Brandon Storm and Michael Ahlemeier enter the FBC Wylie S...
Friday last day for early voting
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
WISD bond, state constitutional amendments to be decided Nov. 3...
Attendance light at bond public forum
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Citizens review committee members announced...
WISD to start on 10th elementary
Wednesday, September 08, 2009
Funds for east-side campus approved in 04 bond ...
Trustees ask for bond review citizen involvement
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
The Wylie ISD Board of Trustees is looking for community volunteers to...
Trustees approve 8-cent tax hike
Tuesday, August 26, 2009
The vote was split 5-2, but members of the WISD Board of Trustees vote...
Bond election called Nov. 3
Tuesday, August 26, 2009
Taxpayers will go to the polls Nov. 3 to cast their votes for three se...
Cox third-grader given gift of sound
Wednesday, August 18, 2009
When Wylie 9-year-old Elijah Shaddox was only 5 weeks old, his parents...
New facility names chosen
Monday, August 17, 2009
School board members voted on new names for Wylie Pirate Stadium, Choi...
School tax rate adopted; bond election called
Monday, August 17, 2009
The vote was split 5-2, but Wylie ISD Board of Trustees voted Aug. 17 ...
WISD confirms three bond proposals
Friday, August 14, 2009
Trustees finalize plans for November bond vote ...
City amends agreement with Direct Development
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wylie City Council voted July 28 to amend the retail development agree...
WISD bond package revamped
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Despite deciding at their first work session June 22 to divide the $84...
WISD revamps bond plan to include three propositions
Monday, June 29, 2009
Despite deciding at their first work session June 22 to divide the $...
WISD to bring bond back in November
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
At their meeting June 15, Wylie school board members voted unanimously...
Trustees preliminarily decide to divide bond seven ways
Monday, June 22, 2009
At the first of two work sessions to decide just how to come back to t...
School board approves 2009-10 budget
Monday, June 22, 2009
WISD trustees vote to bring bond back in November
Monday, June 15, 2009
At their meeting June 15, Wylie school board members voted to bring th...
Preliminary tax numbers show decline
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Preliminary estimates have Wylies existing property tax value dropping...
Wylie ISD bond fails again
Wednesday, May 12, 2009
The $84.5 million WISD bond package was defeated in the May 9 election...
Bond fails; Goss, Goff, Jones win trustee, council seats
Saturday, May 09, 2009
The $84.5 million WISD bond package was defeated by voters in the May ...
District plans bond forums, campus tours
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wylie ISD will hold two forums and a bus tour in an effort to educate ...
Wylie High student arrested for taking gun to school
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
A 16-year-old Wylie High School student who was in possession of a .25...
WISD selects site for third high school; trustees authorize land purchase
Monday, March 23, 2009
The site of Wylie ISDs third high school has been identified, and the ...
Wylie East coach knows players perspective
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Joe Lepsis was named head football coach and campus athletic coordinat...
Wylie ISD to ask voters for total in one proposition
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Following the third work session regarding the upcoming bond election ...
School board agrees on May bond election total
Thursday, February 05, 2009
At their work session on Thursday, Feb. 5, members of the Wylie ISD Bo...
Speed limit to be lower on FM 1378
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Wylie City Council has voted to lower the speed limit on FM 1378 (Coun...
Curtain falls on 2009; part 3
Friday, January 01, 2009
f Hogue has the lead role in city government, Superintendent Dr. H. Jo...
Councilman resigns from WEDC board
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wylie City Councilman Merrill Young has resigned his position on the W...
Neighborhood yard so much fun, its scary
November 03
The Reinharts want to scare the living daylights out of Wylie. Cheryl ...


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