WISD performers bring Houston audience to its feet
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wylie students taking the lead in the performance for TASA and TASB were, from left, Madilynn Garcia, Savannah Harrod, Ian Maryfield, Andre Wheeler, Daniel Jaquez and Emma Westhora.
Students, district step into TASA spotlight
By Judy Truesdell
Sept. 24 to 26, school officials from around the state met at the joint convention of the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.
Emmitt Smith was the keynote speaker, and Saturday morning, Wylie ISD presented the traditional student performance. An ensemble of 130 students provided the 5,000 convention participants with a look at WISD as it “Honors the Past, Celebrates the Present and Plans for the Future,” the theme and title for the students’ show.
Wylie ISD presented the program because Superintendent Dr. John Fuller is taking the reins as the new TASA president. Traditionally, the home district of the incoming president puts on the program and takes the opportunity to showcase the district’s history and strengths.
A preview of the show was presented as part of the teacher convocation at the beginning of the school year, and there was a public performance Sept. 21 at Wylie East to give friends and family the opportunity to see the program before kids, costumes and musical instruments headed to Houston.
The show, produced and directed by Fine Arts Director Mike Lipe, incorporated students from ROTC, theater, band and choir.
The premise of the show is that W.D. Wylie, town founder and namesake, has returned to check on Wylie schools. “When a school district’s named after a fella,” Wylie says, “that fella likes to make sure it’s doing all right.”
Utilizing a combination of live acting, music performed on stage and pre-recorded, vocal and dance selections, and videotaped presentations, the cast takes the audience – and W.D. Wylie – from the beginnings of the city and school district through the present accomplishments, all the way to the plans that are in place for the future.
Unique to the Wylie incarnation of this show was the incorporation of videotaped interviews with Raymond Cooper, Dr. Al Draper and Rita Smith, for whom schools are named.
Performers began last spring and rehearsed all summer and, when they took the East stage Sept. 21, their preparation and confidence were evident. When the final notes of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” rang out and the young singers and actors came into the house, American flags in hand, the audience rose for a standing ovation.
According to Lipe, the momentum carried to Houston. Not only did audience members jump to their feet at the conclusion of the show, but they also rose at the end of an earlier, show-stopping number, “Seize the Day.”
Lipe said the students were “just amazing” and they meshed seamlessly with the professional technicians handling lights, sounds and sets in the convention center. “We heard nothing but praise all day long,” Lipe said. “Members of the board [of trustees] said that, anywhere they walked throughout the convention, people would see their Wylie badges and tell them how great the kids were and how much they enjoyed the show.”
Fuller said new heights had been achieved. “The students were fantastic!” he said. “It was an incredible performance – they were hitting on all cylinders. They have certainly set a high water mark for future performances. As one lady said, ‘I have been coming to this convention for 15 years, and this was the best performance I have ever seen.’ Another lady told me the Wylie performance was truly a display of what fine arts should be all about.
“I have always been proud of Wylie ISD; however, at no time have I been prouder than when our students were on stage telling the story of Wylie to the 5,000 plus who were in attendance. Emmitt Smith did a great job as the keynote speaker; however, the students from Wylie were the talk of the convention.”
Ian Maryfield (W.D. Wylie) and Savannah Harrod (First-grader)
The following students contributed time, work and talent to the performance.
AFROTC Color Guard: Tim Hitt, WE; Alex Pagan, WE; Lisa Johnson, WHS; abd Breanne Figuly, WHS.
Actors: W.D. Wylie, Ian Maryfield, WHS; Wylie HS Student, Madilynn Garcia, WHS; Wylie East HS Student, Andre Wheeler, WE; Cooper Boy, Daniel Jaquez, Cooper JH; Draper Girl, Emma Westhora, Draper; and First-grader, Savannah Harrod, Whitt.
Elementary/Intermediate Choir: Samuel Abdellatif, Tibbals; Shirley Berthelot, Dodd; Kevin Betancourt, Dodd; Chelsea Cicio, Groves; Nicholas Figueroa, Hartman; Macy Herrera, Cox; Jaxson Hill, Akin; Anisa Hosseini, Cox; Emilie Johns, Watkins; Sam Johnson, Birmingham; Ashli Lucio, Whitt; Hailey McGinnis, Akin; Macyn McGuire, Watkins; Abigail Miller, Hartman; Joshua Moses, Smith; Caeden O’Donnell, Tibbals; Christine Quinto, Tibbals; Jenna Radkowski, Birmingham; Karina Ramirez, Hartman; Hayden Rhodes, Groves; David (Scott) Roper, Watkins; Brookelyn Smith, Akin; Anthony Toma, Birmingham; Christian Tomah, Smith; Nevaeh Tyler, Smith; Paige Weeks, Groves; and Katie Williams, Whitt.
Elementary/Intermediate Choir and Dancers for the “Seize the Day” number: Katelyn Belch, Draper; Luke Benfield, Harrison; Millie Chikumbindi, Davis; Shingi Chingaya, Davis; Anthony Garza, Draper; Ashley Henderson, Draper; Fatima Herrera, Harrison; Austin Jones, Draper; Kollier Knight, Davis; Emily Nguyen, Draper; Trey Peterson, Harrison; Priya Varghese, Harrison,
Junior High and High School Choir: Kristin Aaron, McMillan; Nnamdi Amadi, Burnett; Rachel Angle, Burnett; Shelby Henderson, McMillan; Jake Little, Cooper; Kelsey Morris, Cooper; Alexander Nkosi, Cooper; Grant Peterson, Burnett; Claire Railsback, Cooper, Keeley Sheffield, Cooper; Tanner Smithson, Burnett; Libby Villegas, McMillan; Marlena Arnell, East; Kevin Charles, East; Stephanie Delgado, East; Tyler Humphreys, East; Kaitlyn Johnson, East; Kelly Lim, East; Alec Shapiro, East; Brianna Souddress, East; Victoria (Tori) Warren, East; Tamera Wesley, East; Skyler Addicks, WHS; Chiazo Akagha, WHS; Rudy Anguiano, WHS; Fiona Bridges, WHS; Daniel Bryson, WHS; Meredith Childre, WHS; Troy Coleman, WHS; Kyle Cooper, WHS; Cody Diamond, WHS; Eric Dumois, WHS; Whitney Eaton, WHS; Courtney Henderson, WHS; Josh Jaworski, WHS; Lynette Kaniatobe, WHS; Nick Lawson, WHS; Ricky Lim, WHS; Olivia Martinez, WHS; Bao Han Nguyen, WHS; Elizabeth Omehe, WHS; Jessica Scott, WHS; Chris Smith; WHS; Brandi Streefkerk, WHS; Tyler Tracy, WHS; and Megan Williams, WHS.
High School Band: Jessica Almond, WHS; Tyler Baty, East; Caitlyn Bogart, East; Sara Brown, WHS; Shelby Brown, WHS; Allison Bryant, WHS; Luke Dailey, East; Matt Durkee, WHS; Jeneen Elkhalid, WHS; Jordan Ferguson, WHS; Ryan French, East; Edwardo Garcia, WHS; Niko Gilmore, East; Bobby Harrington, WHS; Dalton Hasse, WHS; Nick Hume, WHS; Ben Nabors, East; Chris Partridge, WHS; Priscilla Patterson, WHS; Sean Patton, WHS; Hillary Pick ett, WHS; Greg Pritchard, WHS; Sean Ragsdale, East; Travis Rehkemper, WHS; Macs Reynolds, WHS; Jamie Royster, East; Kerri Shomette, WHS; Jeremy Stone, WHS; Chloe Talamini, WHS; Pido Tran, WHS; Victor Vinh, WHS; Bryce Whitling, East; Corbin Williams, WHS.
Elementary/Intermediate Choir: Belinda Dennis and Deanna Aaron
Junior High/High School Choir: Dr. Bill Witwer and Chelsea Farmer
Rehearsal accompanist: Carla Gaylor
Band: Glenn Lambert
Acting director and coach: Brendan Kelley
ROTC: Col. Wayne Wilbanks
Choreographer: Ryan Drakes
Computer graphics operator: Kathy Lipe
Script development: Judy Truesdell
Producer: Mike Lipe
School namesake video filmed and edited by Mark Reese
Current WISD programs video filmed and edited by Summer Davies
Photo courtesy Wylie ISD communications
Choir students perform one of the musical numbers that brought the audience to its feet at the TASA/TASB Convention Sept. 25.
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Taste of Wylie Monday, April 18 Sunday, April 17, 2011 The annual Taste of Wylie benefiting the Community Christian Care Cent... 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... Family says Wylie soldier killed in Afghanistan Monday, April 04, 2011 According to information from his family, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert &qu... Floresville superintendent tapped for WISD job Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Dr. David Vinson, current superintendent in Floresville ISD, has been ... In defense of the caveman and me! Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Last week I took bags of popcorn to Steve Boatman and Abby Sandovals t... 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... Birmingham students explore downtown Friday, March 25, 2011 Mayor Eric Hogue leads Birmingham Elementary students on a cheer for d... Wylie schools ready to Celebrate the Arts Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Wylie ISD students will "Celebrate the Arts" with activities... Rescued foster ponies need new home Thursday, March 17, 2011 Ellen Pena of Wylie took in two horses from an organization called Hop... Library to reopen March 28 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Shelving has all been delivered and installed, and many racks are load... It's time to change smoke detector batteries, WF-R says Saturday, March 12, 2011 Wylie Fire-Rescue is using the start of Daylight Saving Time to remind... Kohl's opens Wylie doors Wednesday, March 09, 2011 The Wylie Kohls Department Store held its grand opening March 9, and r... Academy well formed, true, trusty Tuesday, March 08, 2011 Members of East Fork Masonic Lodge of Wylie took part in two events Ma... Texas history reminds of responsibility Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Today, March 2, is the 175th anniversary of Texas independence from Me... Mayor delivers 'State of the City' address Wednesday, February 23, 2011 In a State of the City address to members of the Wylie Chamber of Comm... 'First ladies of Wylie' honored Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Retha Tibbals, left, and Rita Smith were honored with the Wylie Chambe... WF-R fights fire, freeze Friday, February 11, 2011 About 8:45 p.m. Feb. 1, Wylie Fire-Rescue braved freezing conditions t... Teetering Teatro XIX Wednesday, February 09, 2011 A bronze sculpture Teatro XIX by Herk Van Tongeren was installed rec... Let's have a heart-to-heart Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Its February, the month of love and the month designated as American H... Pirate cheerleaders top NFL Experience contest Monday, January 31, 2011 The Wylie High School Cheerleaders competed at the NFL Experience this... Unattended candle results in destructive mobile home fire Wednesday, January 26, 2011 A candle left burning in the living room of a mobile home caused a fir... First meeting held in new civic center Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Those gathered Jan. 11, 2011, for the first-ever meeting of Wylie City... Welcoming winter weather Monday, January 10, 2011 Wylie had blanket of snow on Jan. 9, 2011, and area residents made the... City offices move to new complex Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Its been a long time coming since voters approved the bond program in... Wylie Municipal Center Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue, left, explains the intricacies of the outdoor ... School benefactors now keep watch on Ballard Avenue Thursday, December 16, 2010 City and school district officials gathered Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1... School benefactors now keep watch on Ballard Avenue Tuesday, December 14, 2010 City and school district officials gathered Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1... Twas 21 days before Christmas, Wylie-style Tuesday, December 07, 2010 Twas 21 days til Christmas... Full day of holiday fun planned Saturday, Dec. 4 Thursday, December 02, 2010 Downtown Wylie will ring with the sights and sounds of Christmas Satur... Wylie woman celebrating 99 years of life Nov. 28 Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Wylie resident Juanita L. Arnold is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, loves... Cause and effect Saturday, November 20, 2010 #22 Tyler Rice wraps up the Kimball quarterback leading to a fumble as... Pirates take on Knights tonight Friday, November 19, 2010 Pirate Logan Holster makes a catch in front of a Frisco Wakeland playe... Council considers code of conduct Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Wylie City Council held a work session following its Nov. 9 meeting to... Unattended fire caused house fire Wednesday, November 17, 2010 A fire that started with an unattended candle in a bedroom caused $50,... For your service, we are grateful Thursday, November 11, 2010 At 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918, a temporary armistice, or truce, was sig... Gift drive to include physical fundraiser Saturday, November 13, 2010 Jasen Haskins, assistant city planner for Wylie, has hatched a plot th... Wylie to face Frisco Wakeland in playoff Saturday, November 06, 2010 Joe Raymond Gomez, who came in at quarterback at the end of the first ... School, city dignitaries gather to celebrate new ISD campus Wednesday, November 03, 2010 Although concrete had already been poured and construction had begun, ... First Baptist Wylie celebrates decades of service Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Almost 2,000 members, former members and friends gathered for worship ... Pirates demolish Pearce Saturday, October 30, 2010 The Pirates defense dismembered the highly-touted Pearce offense in a ... Lady Pirates to face Wakeland in bi-district Friday, October 29, 2010 The Lady Pirates won their last four matches to finish the regular sea... Boo on Ballard promises so much fun its scary Wednesday, October 27, 2010 It may have been called something different in 1998 when the Wylie Dow... Raiders give Rockwall a scare; Pirates take down Heath Sunday, October 24, 2010 Raiders quarterback Jesse Brubaker sheds a would-be tackler to pick up... Pirates top Raiders 57-7 Saturday, October 16, 2010 Pirates defensive back Andre Moseley #28 breaks up a pass intended for... Four fire officials promoted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Four members of Wylie Fire-Rescue assumed new responsibilities recentl... Pirates test Scots, Raiders fall to Pearce Saturday, October 9, 2010 The Pirates pushed the Scots to the edge in a 24-21 loss at Highlander... Mayor welcomes Night Out crowd Thursday, October 07, 2010 Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue welcomed residents to Olde City Park Tuesday ni... The Pride has good showing in Denton Thursday, October 07, 2010 Wylie Easts marching band, The Pride of the East, was ranked 12th out ... Pirates, Raiders fall against district foes Saturday, October 02, 2010 The Pirates were upset at Rockwall 24-17 in overtime and the Raiders w... WISD performers bring Houston audience to its feet Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Sept. 24 to 26, school officials from around the state met at the join... Pirates eke out win, Raiders fall Saturday, September 25, 2010 The Pirates defense, led by Beau Cobb and Matt Sandgren, shut down the... Buses to shuttle rodeo guests from WHS Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Members of the Wylie Chamber of Commerce are keeping their fingers cro... Buses to shuttle guests from Wylie High School parking lot Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Members of the Wylie Chamber of Commerce are keeping their fingers cro... Kylie from Wylie on musical journey Sunday, September 12, 2010 Gwyn Bridges took the stage of the Wylie Opry, proudly introducing eac... Pirates roll; Raiders rocked Saturday, September 11, 2010 The Wylie Pirates downed the Rowlett Eagles 36-17 while the Wylie East... AHMO icon remembered in field house display Friday, September 10, 2010 Donnie Worthington, Special Olympian, honorary sports trainer and long... Savage earns regional, national accolades Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Savage Precision Fabrication, Inc. has added two more honors to its al... Welcoming Scouts Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Boy Scout Pack 1049 recently went to DFW Airport to greet troops retur... 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 ... Enrollment still climbing, ISD officials say Wednesday, August 25, 2010 First-day numbers were down from what was anticipated, but WISD has 12... WISD teacher named Region 10 Elementary Teacher of the Year Friday, August 20, 2010 Wylie ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Julie Vaughan has been named ... Streets to be alive with sound of Pride music Saturday Friday, August 20, 2010 Wylie East High Schools marching band, The Pride of the East, will be ... Waterbook breaks ground on Thomas Street Thursday, August 19, 2010 The congregation of Waterbrook Bible Fellowship braved triple digit te... Wylie woman earns Pastry Chef of the Year title Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Michele Brown of Wylie has known she wanted to be a pastry chef since ... Scouts storm neighborhood for drains Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Members of Boy Scout Troop 442 helped the city of Wylie public works c... Tree care Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Habitat building six-duplex community Wednesday, August 04, 2010 Ground was broken July 29 for the seventh Habitat for Humanity house i... Is anything more fun than the circus? Friday, July 30, 2010 Ringling Bro. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town. Wylie East st... Local photographers' vision part of firehouse mosaic Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Art depicting the early days of Wylie Fire-Rescue (when they were &quo... Cook's recipe for success lands her on TV Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Hollie Dorethy said she could feel her heart racing as she walked up t... Majestic Ballroom planning Dance Day event Wednesday, July 21, 2010 July 31 has been designated as National Dance Day.... 67 years and counting Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Floyd and Annie Christopher, both of whom reside at Founders Plaza Nur... Dedicated to art Tuesday, July 20, 2010 The mosaic piece of art currently on display at Wylie Fire-Rescues Sta... Races might be fun, certainly not clean Thursday, July 15, 2010 If you are looking for good, clean summer fun you wont find it at Boon... Children's theater readies second act Wednesday, July 14, 2010 The board of directors of Wylie Acting Group for Children has announce... Rain and Robison Friday, July 09, 2010 Charlie Robison didn't let a little rain keep him from playing a littl... Library activities promise to keep readers of all ages busy Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Dave Phillips, left, and Ernie Barker tell boys and girls to clean you... Happy Birthday America! Tuesday, July 06, 2010 Rain didn't stop Wylie's July 3 fireworks show!... Funfest adds acts Friday, July 2, 2010 Wylie Family Funfest, the pre-fireworks event planned for July 3 in Fo... Defenders of freedom honored in shop window Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Through July 4, all of Wylie Flowers and Gift Shops windows that face ... Princess finds a good home Thursday, June 24, 2010 A dog from the Wylie Animal Shelter finds a new home.... Hawaiian museums get Texas touch Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Private 1st Class Aristan Combest, from Wylie, cuts a support beam tha... Water district asks customers to ditch bad habits Saturday, June 19, 2010 This summer, the North Texas Municipal Water District is introducing t... Staged proceedings Friday, June 18, 2010 At this camp, invention is necessity Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Until Friday, June 18, Camp Invention campers can use discarded monito... Pretty in Pink Thursday, June 10, 2010 Teachers and staff at Harrison Intermediate vowed to dye their hair pi... Wylie High graduates largest class to date Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2010 Wylie High Valedictorian Kaitlyn Vance, left, and Salutatorian Aj... Fire house art Thursday, June 03, 2010 Artist Larry Enge installs a mosaic panel at Fire Station No. 3. The f... Free to good homes: smoke, carbon monoxide detectors Thursday, June 03, 2010 Members of Wylie Fire-Rescue are overseeing a program in which they ... Monumental celebration Wednesday, June 02, 2010 Those who serve or have served the country were honored at a Memorial ... Smith Librarys summer reading program begins June 1 Friday, May 28, 2010 The first day to pick up a Smith Public Library Summer Reading Club lo... Searching for a Star semifinals, finale this week Thursday, May 27, 2010 The fourth annual Searching for a Star competition finishes up this we... "I once was lost, but now I'm found" Wednesday, May 26, 2010 So LOST is over and they were dead all along. I wont pretend to unders... Motorcyclists urge drivers to look three times Saturday, May 22, 2010 At the May 11 Wylie City Council meeting, Mayor Eric Hogue read a proc... Special Olympics golfers go chicken Friday, May 21, 2010 Big smiles and big hearts will be on the menu Friday, May 21, at the W... Watkins Elementary ceremonially leveled Thursday, May 20, 2010 Members of the Eastfork Masonic Lodge, district officials and friends ... Councilmembers take oath of office Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Wylie Council incumbents Dave Goss, Place 1, and Kathy Spillyards, Pla... New Wylie ISD trustees take oath Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Justice of the Peace Terry Douglas administers the oath of office to n... WildRide pedals through Wylie Saturday, May 15, 2010 Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation's WildRide! Against Can... 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 ... Fourth annual Searching for a Star competition begins Friday, May 14, 2010 Ballard School of the Performing Arts located in Historical Downtown W... Community Christian Car Center? Friday, May 14, 2010 Recently, Community Care Center Director Raymond Cooper might have bee... Teens learn high cost of drunk driving Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Though everyone knew it was a re-enactment, the sirens speeding their ... Unburying history Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Not many know about Shiloh Cemetery, hidden back behind some homes on ... Father of Wylies Angel grateful Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Gerren Isgriggs father, Sgt. Jerry Isgrigg, said in a phone interview ... It's pedal power on Ballard Street Sunday Friday, April 30, 2010 The Wylie Downtown Merchant Associations annual Pedal Car Race will be... Candidate forum set for Thursday Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Voters will have a chance to ask questions of local city council and s... Grandmother charged with killing 6-year-old Saturday, April 24, 2010 Late Friday, April 23, the Collin County Child Abuse Task Force and Wy... Community ponies up to help Equest after theft Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Attempts to contact Equest by phone since their break-in April 10 have... 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... Photo of deceased boy released; police ask for public's help identifying him Friday, April 16, 2010 At a press conference at Childrens Advocacy Center of Collin County Fr... Results of the 43rd annual Wylie Livestock Show & Sale Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Kutter Poole and his grand champion steer, Popcorn, in the show ring a... Annual singing competition filling up Friday nights Friday, April 09, 2010 Searching for a Star 2010 has begun. The youth singing contest continu... First day Show & Sale winners named Thursday, April 08, 2010 Grand Champion in the Food category, Taylor Willman. Taylor is an eigh... FFA, 4-H students ready for Show time Wednesday, April 07, 2010 The annual Wylie FFA and 4-H Show and Sale begins today; it features l... Mayor, city manager honored by business publication Monday, April 05, 2010 Collin County Business Press has named Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue and City... Gas tanks being unearthed; two-story building planned for site Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Hazco Hazardous Substance Specialists employees are removing gasoline ... The Bunny's Back! Saturday, March 27, 2010 The Wylie Women's League annual Egg Hunt brought the Easter Bunny to O... Cancer fund calendar features local artwork Thursday, March 25, 2010 Emma Cruz of Wylie, 11-year-old daughter of Emma Espindola and Alejand... Weather or not its spring in North Texas Wednesday, March 24, 2010 After a week of 70-degree days, then came a day of heavy rain. The nex... Municipal artwork connects with community Friday, March 19, 2010 Thanks to the efforts of the Wylie Public Arts Advisory Board and thei... Four-hour standoff ends with escape of suspect; later apprehended Thursday, March 18, 2010 Domestic violence and a suspected barricade ended with the escape of t... Sisters give Wylie some sugar Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Monica Whitaker does the decorating, her sister Melanie Borges handles... Helping Haiti Friday, March 12, 2010 As he sat on the steps of the Haitian hospital, waiting for the ride t... Sanctuary sues water district over land price Wednesday, March 10, 2010 The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney an... Local Scouts set food drive record Friday, March 05, 2010 The Wylie National Guard Armory became a sea of yellow bags, as thousa... Common good Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Wylie High School hurdler Iffy Agoula helped his team capture the top ... Reading is FUNdraising at Harrison Intermediate Friday, February 26, 2010 School hosts guest readers at money-making event... Wylie woman shuttling Olympic dignitaries Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Linda Morris of Wylie is a bus driver for charter company, Red Carpe... Preparation a shot in the arm for medical corps Saturday, February 20, 2010 Pamela Nishimoto, Collin County public outreach educator, looks on as ... Topping it off Friday, February 19, 2010 The city of Wylie hosted an appreciation lunch this week for the worke... Snow show Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Grayson Housley and his dad made a sled from a laundry basket to take ... Athletic director honored at reception Tuesday, February 16, 2010 Wylie ISD held a reception for Athletic Director Mark Ball Feb. 15.... Winter Wonderland Saturday, February 13, 2010 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Send your weather photos to... Love at work Friday, February 12, 2010 Municipal employees make connection ... Birds of a feather ready to flock together for WHS funds Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Trying to think of just the right tribute to pay to your favorite teac... Holding Court Saturday, February 06, 2010 After three successful trials at the Crowley Courthouse in Dallas, the... Wylie grad named AD Wednesday, February 05, 2010 Burnett principal to take reins of athletic program... Honoring Excellence Wednesday, February 03, 2010 The Wylie Chamber of Commerce celebrated excellence in the business co... Business is communitys success, mayor says Wednesday, February 03, 2010 The Wylie Chamber of Commerce celebrated excellence in the business co... Chamber honors excellence Monday, February 01, 2010 The Wylie Chamber held its annual community banquet Jan. 30 recognizin... Wylie FFA members wins Stock Show Calf Scramble Friday, January 29, 2010 Bailey Smith, a Wylie FFA member, was among the winners in the Calf Sc... Leadership Wylie Friday, January 29, 2010 Members of the Leadership Wylie class recently toured the new Wylie Mu... State bound Thursday, January 28, 2010 Wylie High School culinary arts team members Logan Shillington, left, ... Do you hear that train a-comin? Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Workers installed channelizing devices at the Marble Street railroad c... Higher Education Center gives Collin students four-year options Friday, January 22, 2010 The new Collin Higher Education Center is located at 3452 Spur 399 in ... Methodist Richardson earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation Thursday, January 21, 2010 Methodist Richardson Medical Center is now an Accredited Chest Pain Ce... So, Wylie, you think you can dance? Wednesday, January 20, 2010 2006 So You Think You Can Dance winner Benji Schwimmer rocked at the M... At the Library Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Friends of the Library President Jerry Smith participates in a library... Quiet zones going up at railroad crossings Friday, January 15, 2010 Workers are installing road barriers as part of quiet zones at 12 rail... TV dance contest winner teaches in Wylie Thursday, January 14, 2010 2006 "So You Think You Can Dance" winner Benji Schwimmer and... Wylie boy shares warmth this holiday Wednesday, January 13, 2010 When many boys and girls were busy making their lists for Santa this h... Show and tails Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Wylie FFAs Ashley Thomas and her goats were named Grand Champion Supre... Rain, sun, sleet, snow Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Chavonne Lilly takes a break from the girls day she was sharing with s... 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 has its own chocolatier Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Visions of sugar plums...... Santa Claus is coming to town! Wednesday, December 23, 2009 We hope he, and you, enjoy this years Letters to Santa as much as we d... Original downtown merchants Friday, December 18, 2009 Mary Stoneberg, left, and Peg Mason portray food merchants in a Bethle... They need homes for Christmas Wednesday, December 16, 2009 If you want a hippopotamus for Christmaswould you settle for a dog or ... Groundbreaking held for 10th elementary school Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Members of Wylie ISD Board of Trustees, along with students from Cox, ... Order on the court Friday, December 11, 2009 Its Christmastime in the city Wednesday, December 09, 2009 Weather, arts festival, parade welcome season... Christmas parades through Wylie Saturday, December 05, 2009 Christmas officially came to Wylie Saturday with the arrival of Jolly ... Farmersville company turning trash to fuel Friday, December 04, 2009 Adam and Sharon Allard with their waste-converting ethanol machine.... Shoppers rush home with their treasures Thursday, December 03, 2009 Robin Reininger, left, and Chelsea Griffin check out the kissing cryst... Glass artist moves to downtown Wylie Tuesday, December 01, 2009 A boy poses in front of one of the windows created in the Capitol buil... Exotic pet lost in St. Paul area Sunday, November 29, 2009 The publics help is requested in locating an exotic animal on the loos... Hair care Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3 years, 13 inches later, 10-year-old gives tresses to Locks of Love... Rain contributes to fatalities on 205 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Head-on collision kills three from Nevada, injures three others... City putting stars in youngsters eyes Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Mayor Eric Hogue selects a tag from a Reach for a Star tree.... Three die in Hwy. 205 crash Friday, November 20, 2009 Hydroplaning on a rain-slicked road most likely caused a crash that re... Seven-hour barricade ends in death Friday, November 20, 2009 SWAT team members take positions on a rooftop during last weeks barric... Community looks for answers following slaying Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Late Saturday night, Nov. 7, Wylie carpenter Jonathan Bird, age 28, wa... Chamber lunch begins annual care week Friday, November 13, 2009 Despite concerns about the economy, health care and the bottom line, m... Cowboy encourages students to play Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was at Akin Elementary School to... Young artists imagine Wylie in 2020 Saturday, November 07, 2009 As part of National Community Planning Month, and for the third consec... WF-R celebrates century of service Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Firefighters Brandon Storm and Michael Ahlemeier enter the FBC Wylie S... Gateway readies for new facility, FBC Wylie opens event center Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Two Wylie churches have recently taken steps to expand their presence ... Artifacts uncovered near new civic complex Sunday, October 25, 2009 Archeologists are working to catalog, display items found near Muddy C... Technology falls in Harrison Intermediate students laps Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Pilot program provides computers for fifth-graders... Harrison students part of Capitol rally Friday, October 16, 2009 Through a Texas state grant, three Harrison Intermediate School fifth-... Habitat journey began with single step Thursday, September 10, 2009 New homeowner urges others to never give up.Some might say the jou... Welcome Home! Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Trevor Young awaits in downtown Wylie for the arrival of buses carryin... Private school finds country home Thursday, August 21, 2009 Henry and Roz Garland held a living estate auction Aug. 15 to empty th... 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... Name of fatality accident victim released Monday, April 20, 2009 Mary Sue Carlisle, 79, of Wylie was killed in a traffic accident on Hw... Accident closes Hwy. 78 at Ballard Avenue Monday, April 20, 2009 An accident closed Hwy. 78 at Ballard Avenue Monday morning. ... Car crashes on Ballard Avenue Saturday, April 11, 2009 A six-vehicle car crash in downtown Wylie Saturday afternoon caused po... Friendly Savages Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Representatives of Lockheed Martin and other vendors and city dignitar... Curtain falls on 2009; part 3 Friday, January 01, 2009 f Hogue has the lead role in city government, Superintendent Dr. H. Jo... School officials given more disciplinary discretion Monday, November 03, 2008 Wylie ISD has implemented a change in policy that will give school off...